Garlepp believes Kings will break finals drought

Tom Decent 2:53 PM   Sydney Kings co-captain Tom Garlepp believes his side stand their best chance of winning more games than losing in a season - something they have not achieved in five seasons since they returned to the NBL in 2010-11 - if they can start auspiciously against the Cairns Taipans at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Saturday. 

NBL needs to show substance to back up style

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Paul Suttor   Even the best marketing in the world can get you only so far. The NBL has stepped up its off-court game, now it's up to the players to do the same. 

Todd Blanchfield dominates in return to Townsville

Todd Blanchfield had a good night against his old team.

Roy Ward 9:58 PM   Melbourne United opened the NBL season with a 99-84 win over Townsville Crocs on Friday night.

Football's turn to emulate Canberra Capitals and make homophobia stand

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Jon Tuxworth 9:25 PM   Which football team will have the courage to follow the Canberra Capitals' lead in wearing rainbow jerseys?

Canberra team's jersey a 'conversation starter'

Lauren Jackson sporting the new jersey.

Jon Tuxworth 9:19 PM   "A lot of people say politics shouldn't be in sport". But the Canberra Capitals want Malcolm Turnbull to take notice.

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Kunek seeks win over Adelaide Lightning

Alice Kunek will play for the Melbourne Boomers this season.

Roy Ward 3:01 PM   Melbourne Boomers start their WNBL season with a home game against Adelaide Lightning at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday night

Kobe just wants to stay healthy, remain productive

Twilight years: Kobe Bryant.

Sam Amick 11:11 AM   As the years flew by and Kobe Bryant finally succumbed to the reality that Father Time was the one opponent he would never shake, he began to wear the Old Man Hat as if it were his favorite, worn-out baseball cap.

Lisch injured as Hawks lose thriller to Cairns

Injured: Hawks guard Kevin Lisch.

Mitch Jennings   Illawarra's injury woes have deepened with star import Kevin Lisch leaving the court and not returning in the Hawks tense 79-74 loss to Cairns on Thursday night.

Breakers blasted after drubbing at Adelaide

No way through: Shea Ili brings the ball up during the round one NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the New Zealand Breakers at the Adelaide Arena.

Marc Hinton   As early messages go, the Breakers have received a dandy. Lack of pride and effort have been fairly and squarely identified as chief contributors to a first-up NBL shocker in Adelaide.

Perth Wildcats big men ready to dominate court

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James Mooney   The Perth Wildcats fly out on Friday ahead of the clubs opening NBL game against the Adelaide 36ers.

Griffin makes Spirit squad after 'remarkable' recovery

Bendigo import Kelsey Griffin in action.

Roy Ward   Bendigo Spirit will have import forward Kelsey Griffin back for their WNBL season-opener against South East Queensland Stars on Friday night.

Warrick sees NBA for Holt, Goulding

On the move: Melbourne United centre Daniel Kickert says his side will use their mobility against Townsville on Friday night.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United tip off their NBL season against Townsville Crocs on Friday night.

Cotter says Kings can't just rely on Childress

Optimistic: Kings coach Damian Cotter.

Tom Decent   The Sydney Kings need to find their identity and be better equipped to cope with potential injuries to their star players if they are to be contenders in the strongest NBL competition ever, according to coach Damian Cotter. 

WNBL season 2015-2016: Title prospects and key players for every team

Reigning WNBL MVP Abby Bishop will dictate how far the Canberra Capitals go this year.

Roy Ward   Roy Ward looks over every team in the WNBL ahead of the new season which starts on Friday night.

United guard Tomlinson makes surprise return

Nate Tomlinson drives to the basket.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United guard Nate Tomlinson will make a surprise return to the side for the season-opener against Townsville Crocs.

Jordan 'robbing the hood' with high-priced Nikes: Marbury

Under fire: NBA legend Michael Jordan has been criticised for the price of his sneakers.

Jamie Marcuson   Michael Jordan is "robbing the hood" and doesn't care that "kids [are] dying for shoes," according to former NBA player Stephon Marbury. 

Wins at United hold key to Holt's NBA future

Melbourne United point guard Stephen Holt says his new club can have a special season.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United point guard Stephen Holt remains on the verge of moving into the league even though he is getting set preparing to start the NBL season.

Anthony Petrie hopes WNBL can join NBL in avoiding TV blackout

Anthony Petrie said watching WNBL coverage was a weekly ritual with his wife, a former Canberra Caps player, and daughters.

Jon Tuxworth   Adelaide 36ers forward Anthony Petries believes the exploits of Patrick Mills and other Australians in the NBA was a major factor behind the NBL's landmark new television deal. 

NBL season 2015-2016: Title prospects and key players for every team

Game changers: Sydney's Josh Childress and Melbourne United's Hakim Warrick are hoping to wow audiences in the NBL this season.

Roy Ward   A look at how all the clubs look ahead of the new NBL season.

NBL and Nine team up for weekly free-to-air game

Nine will simulcast the feed from Fox Sports, starting with Melbourne United's first home game against Illawarra Hawks.

Roy Ward   The NBL will get a weekly free-to-air game this season after signing a deal with Channel Nine.

Capitals sign Rosie Fadljevic on a one month contract

Stephanie Talbot is ready to take her game to the next level for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth   At full health they have a roster capable of winning a title, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop said it's up to the undermanned squad to set up the season before the cavalry arrives. 

Boomers, Opals get better view of Olympic rivals

Eyes on the prize: Andrew Bogut.

Roy Ward   All continental champions have been decided for next year's Rio Olympics with only the final few spots to be decided next July.

Bogut sheds 10 kilos in preparation for title defence

Lean machine: Andrew Bogut.

Jamie Marcuson   Golden State Warriors Australian centre Andrew Bogut has dropped 10 kilograms in the lead up to the new NBA season.

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