AFL moving to develop transgender policy
Officials will "move as quickly as we can", with Hannah Mouncey's input, to become the first mainstream sport in Australia to draw up a set of guidelines that address the issue of transgender athletes.
Cross-code stars picked in AFLW draft
Several elite athletes from other codes were picked up in the second AFLW draft, with Isabel Huntington chosen by the Western Bulldogs as the No.1 pick.
AFLW leaders back transgender decision
Collingwood AFLW captain Steph Chiocci says she hopes transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey nominates for the draft next year.
Sampson's remarks judged 'discriminatory'
The Football Association has admitted that former England women's manager Mark Sampson made "discriminatory remarks" to two England players.
Aluko felt Glenn demands were 'bordering on blackmail.'
Speaking to a UK parliamentary committee, former England footballer Eni Aluko says that FA chief exec Martin Glenn asked her to write 'a statement saying the FA were not institutionally racist' in order to receive the 2nd part of her financial settlement
How having Stars in Vegas could impact WNBA's visibility
What we know with the San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas is that MGM Resorts really wanted the team, and Bill Laimbeer is all-in to run it. Both things could bode well for the franchise.
What athletes eat: Rower Gevvie Stone's post-workout yogurt parfait.
Two-time Olympic rower Gevvie Stone makes this meal before her workout so she has something to eat at the boathouse immediately after she's done.
U.S. skater Gold out, cites eating disorder
Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from her scheduled Grand Prix Series events next month, citing ongoing treatment for "depression, anxiety and an eating disorder.''
Lauren Holtkamp's cool job: NBA referee
Lauren Holtkamp started her career as a referee officiating middle-school games in Springfield, Missouri. Now, she's reached the pinnacle of the profession: the NBA. But take it from her: There's always room to improve.
Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin's perspective on food changed with World Food Program trip.
Natalie Coughlin is used to thinking of food as fuel -- fuel for swimming. Her experiences in Uganda, as a Zero Hunger ambassador, have dramatically changed that view.
Triathlete Katie Zaferes' playlist
Katie Zaferes had her best season ever this year -- winning bronze in the ITU World Triathlon Series, and finishing on the podium five times. She shared the songs that help her zone out before a race.
Simone Biles back in gym, new coach in tow
Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles has hired a new coach as she returns to training for her comeback, saying, "I think sometimes you need a change to help progress as an athlete."
The life of an Indian surfer girl
When Tanvi Jagadish was a young girl, her grandfather always told her to listen to her heart. But as she would learn, not everyone would approve of what her heart was saying.
Diamonds complete 4-0 netball sweep of NZ
Australia have completed a 4-0 Constellation Cup netball sweep of New Zealand with a 58-42 win in the final Test in Sydney.
Aliphine Tuliamuk's rise to the top of elite running
Kenyan-American Aliphine Tuliamuk was born to a family of 32 kids -- and not enough money for running shoes. But through a turn of good luck she got a free pair, and now, at age 28, she's aiming to win this year's NYC Marathon.
Mother of fighter tries walking in her son's shoes to get closer
Sheryl Morrison wanted to understand her son's passion for boxing to rebuild their relationship. So she took on the sport to have a better perspective of what it means to fight, inside and outside the ring.
Serena Williams plans to defend Australian title
Australian Open officials are hopeful Serena Williams will make her competitive comeback to tennis next January to defend her title at Melbourne Park.
Australian collective to cover Lanning's Ashes absence
Stand-in Australia captain Rachael Haynes says she will call on the experience of teammates Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell and others when the Ashes gets underway without Meg Lanning next month.
Australian women's cricket team captain Rachael Haynes and vice captain Alex Blackwell hold the Ashes trophy. Haynes hopes the players selected for the series will be able to lift, producing enough runs to cover for the absence of world's best Meg Lanning.
Injury-ridden Holly Ferling up for comeback challenge
Sidelined by an elbow problem for close to a year, the Australia fast bowler wants to use the Women's National Cricket League to push her case for national selection.
Pam Shriver: 'Even though I wasn't a peer of Billie Jean's, I was a disciple'
Pam Shriver says the spirit from Billie Jean King's win over Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match influenced her own tennis career. "Even though I wasn't a peer of Billie Jean's, I was a disciple," she says.
Lessons still to be learned from 'Battle of the Sexes.'
Billie Jean King and Emma Stone sit down with Julie Foudy to discusses the new film about King's legendary match against Bobby Riggs.
Sevens star Caslick's 2024 Olympic aim
Sevens star Charlotte Caslick is confident she can overcome the physical demands of rugby to finish her career as a three-time Olympian.
Haynes to step up as captain in Lanning's absence
Rachael Haynes will step into the breach as Australia's captain during the forthcoming Ashes series, with a pressing need to find a way to succeed without the runs and leadership of the injured Meg Lanning.
Lindsay Whalen's pre-workout power meal
As Minnesota Lynx player Lindsay Whalen heads into the WNBA Finals on Sunday, she'll turn to this egg and oatmeal dish for breakfast -- or anytime she needs to fuel up.
Cyborg: I'd fight Rousey ... inside 'WWE ring'
Featherweight champ Cris "Cyborg" Justino said a fight vs. Ronda Rousey is better suited for the WWE than the UFC. Said Justino: "For her, it gets her one step closer to Hollywood."
After the Seven Summits, the eighth is New York's comedy scene
Shailee Basnet has climbed the highest peak on all seven continents. Now she's pursuing stand-up comedy in a second language -- and finding the lessons she learned scaling Everest are helping her in her newest venture.
AFLW set for massive Perth Stadium debut
The Fremantle Dockers Women's team will play at the new Perth Stadium on February 10 and the game is expected to smash the attendance record for an AFLW match.
At a time when the AFL and the NRL are each closing on their biggest events of the year, the Matildas' matches against Brazil stood out and provided a different story for young fans across Australia.
Twenty years since Adelaide's back-to-back success, the Crows are searching for a different kind of double triumph - lifting the cup in the same year the women's team won the inaugural AFLW title.
As the floodlights faded and the ticker tape that had coronated New Zealand a few hours before lay in a neat pile, ready to be swept away forever, there was a sense of 'what now?'
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