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Teams have 'strategically' lost basketball matches: Opals coach

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Robert Dillon and Chris Dutton Opals coach Carrie Graf has made the remarkable claim that some international basketball teams ‘‘strategically’’ lose matches but denied Australia endorsed such policies or that it undermined the...

Boomers impress US basketball coach

USA coach Mike Krzyzewski

Phil Lutton Not long after his band of merry NBA megastars had torn the beating heart from the chest of arch-rivals Argentina, Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski was handing out praise for the fighting spirit of...

Aus v USA Men's Basketball

Unites States forward LeBron James, left, jumps to score during during a men's quarterfinal basketball game against Australia

Australia played the USA in the Men's Basketball Quarterfinal in London with the USA winning a comfortable 119-86 victory.

USA basketball stars win gold

London Olympic Games  2012 , North Greenwich Arena 
Basketball mens gold medal match USA v Spain , Lebron James and The USA team celebrate winning gold
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Sunday the 12th of August 2012

LeBron James has declared his gold-medal winning United States "one of the best teams ever" as the group of superstars combined to clinch Olympic Games glory against Spain in a final score of 107-100.

Basketball

Injury-hit US name basketball squad

The injury-hit United States named its 12-man basketball squad for the London Olympics, with Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden nabbing the final three roster spots.

Basketball

Cambage: shy and clumsy to superstar

Liz Cambage

Paul Mulvey, London Liz Cambage hated basketball as a kid and her opponents could well be wishing she still did.

Olympics

Second-class Olympians fume over team gender bias

Australian Opals.

Samantha Lane A row has erupted over the second-class treatment female Olympians receive compared to their male counterparts, including Australia's women basketballers.

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Female stars relegated to the underclass

Liz Cambage

Samantha Lane Federal sports minister Kate Lundy has hit out at the discrimination that resulted in Australia's women Olympic basketballers flying to London in economy class, while the men travelled in business...

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Olympics

'Saddest day': injury forces Nadal out of Olympics

Nadal

Olympic champion Rafa Nadal's withdrawal from the London Games because of injury deprived the tournament of one of its biggest attractions and left Spain reeling on Thursday.

Travel policy rewrite after second-class flights fury

Liz Cambage

Samantha Lane Basketball Australia has been embarrassed into action after revelations about economy versus business seats.

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Backflip on Opals travel

Part of the Australian women's basketball team, the Opals, leave Melbourne airport for the London Olympics earlier this month.

Samantha Lane BASKETBALL Australia is set to rewrite an inequitable travel policy that saw the male members of the Olympic team fly to London in business class while the female team travelled in premium economy.

Olympics

Rice shoulders the load

Making a splash: Stephanie Rice speaks at a press conference yesterday.

Michael Cowley, Manchester Stephanie Rice says she is as ready as she can be to defend her three Olympic gold medals.

Opals warm up with walkover

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  Lauren Jackson of Australia shoots during the second match between the Australian Opals and Brazil at Benidgo Basketball Stadium on June 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ: The women's basketball team got off to a great start on the first day of a pre-Olympics warm-up tournament by comprehensively beating China.

'It's time for a woman to carry the flag'

Leisel Jones

Chris Barrett LONDON: Girl power is in full swing in London and one of Australia's greatest male Olympic figures, Ric Charlesworth, is leading the call for a woman to carry the flag into Friday's opening ceremony.

Rice may be forced to retire after Games

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice addresses a press conference ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Manchester Aquatics Centre in north-west England, on July 20, 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Games begin on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Lindsey Parnaby

Michael Cowley MANCHESTER: Stephanie Rice says she is as ready as she can be to defend her three Olympic gold medals - but admits that, after the struggles she has endured with her shoulder injury, she doesn't know...

The competitive edge

Olympics

Richard Hinds Nine and Foxtel won the battle for Olympic coverage. But, asks Richard Hinds, who will win the battle for viewers?

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London 2012: the moments not to miss

Sally Pearson and Oscar Pistorius.

ON Friday night, London time, the 2012 Olympics will kick off with the traditional over-the-top opening ceremony: this one costing $41 million; directed by Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle with an...

London 2012

Game on: 10 must-watch athletes, teams and events

James Magnussen

Josh Rakic 10 must-watch athletes, teams and events.

Torch joins Britain's crown jewels

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THE Olympic torch arrived in London yesterday and spent the night in the Tower of London for safekeeping ahead of its journey around the British capital before it is used to light the cauldron at the...

Top 10 Olympic moments

Sally Pearson

Michael Gleeson, Samantha Lane, Mick Cowley, Gary Tippet The Sun-Herald presents 10 moments you cannot miss in the 2012 London Olympics.