All-American honour for Aussie Simmons

Roje Adaimy   Melbourne teenager Ben Simmons is set to become the first Australian to play in an annual showcase of the best US high school basketballers.

Of 13 NBA title contenders only six too legit to quit

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor   Whether it's the effect of a salary cap system or just the random nature of professional sport, at the halfway point of the NBA season there are 13 teams who could conceivably be champions at season's end.

Melbourne United finals hopes in jeopardy

Oscar Forman top-scored for Wollongong on Friday.

Roy Ward 10:34 PM   Two games ago Melbourne United beat reigning NBL champions Perth Wildcats in Perth and had their finals future in their own hands.

Canberra Capitals finals hopes take huge hit after Adelaide pull off upset of year

Sport. 30th January 2015. University of Canberra Capitals V Adelaide. Capital's Kirsten Veal.

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Photo Jamila Toderas

Jon Tuxworth 9:51 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insisted they didn't take struggling Adelaide lightly after Lauren Jackson was sidelined for the boilover home loss, adamant her knee wasn't fit to play. 

Dandenong Rangers, Melbourne Boomers fight WNBL home battles

Boomer Rebecca Cole (in protective face mask) leaps into danger and Carly Wilson of the Canberra Capitals.

Roy Ward 7:57 PM   Dandenong Rangers host West Coast Waves at Dandenong Stadium on Saturday then Melbourne Boomers face title-favourite Townsville Fire at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday night.

Judge shoots down defamation claim by Knicks heckler

Carmelo Anthony was the target of a heckler during the Knicks game on January 7, 2014.

Chris Dolmetsch 6:45 PM   A judge expressed doubt about a defamation claim against Madison Square Garden by an ex-ING financial services trader who lost his job after he was ejected from a New York Knicks game for heckling All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

I'm not rattled by injuries: Mills

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, right, of Australia, drives around Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum, also of Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in San Antonio.

Chris Dutton 4:46 PM   Patty Mills says the Spurs can go back to back in the NBA and he felt helpless while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Bishop forging her own path

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton   Abby Bishop's sparkling WNBL form is set to lift the Canberra Capitals into the play-offs, but coach Carrie Graf says it's unfair to compare the skipper to Australia's greatest female basketballer, Lauren Jackson, despite career-best statistics.

United out to atone for horror show

Darryl McDonald.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United faced some home truths after its loss to Townsville last round, now they are out for victory against Wollongong Hawks.

Kings lose Childress to injury

Damaged goods: In a huge blow for the Kings, superstar import Josh Childress will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Melanie Kembrey   Sydney Kings super star import Josh Childress will be unable to play basketball for up to six months.

Sydney Kings boss Rod Harys has concerns about Sydney Olympic Park move

The Kings superstar import Josh Childress makes a shot in front of a home crowd at the Kingdome.

Melanie Kembrey   Sydney Kings boss Rod Harys says the purple-and-gold's future home in Sydney Olympic Park is not quite fit for royalty.

Bishop firms for MVP honours with fourth player of week award

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Jon Tuxworth   A WNBL Most Valuable Player gong appears a mere formality for Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop after she continued a dominant season with a fourth player of the week award.

NBA star Bryant's season likely to be over

Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery on Wednesday, likely ending his season early for his third consecutive NBA campaign.

Bogut helps Warriors stretch home NBA run

Count it: Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut reacts after he made a basket against the Boston Celtics at ORACLE Arena.

Andrew Bogut contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds to help Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 for their 19th consecutive home win in the NBA.

United's finals hopes uncertain after loss to Townsville

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Roy Ward   Melbourne United fell 81-69 to Townsville Crocs on Sunday night.

Kings crushed by Adelaide 36ers

Lost cause: Josh Childress takes the game to the Adelaide 36s at the Kingdome.

Melanie Kembrey   The Sydney Kings play-offs hopes have been dealt a near fatal blow after they were walloped by the Adelaide 36ers on Sunday.

Perth Heat face travel handicap

Perth Heat celebrate winning the 2014 championship.

Ben Cameron   The Perth Heat are facing a hectic travel schedule to defend their Australian Baseball League title after clinching second spot on Friday night.

Bishop leads Capitals in firing warning shot

Rising: Lauren Jackson beats the Boomers’ defence.

Roy Ward   Abby Bishop's 36 points powered University of Canberra Capitals to a 74-66 win over Melbourne Boomers on Saturday.

Bishop hits career high to lift Capitals into play-off contention

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton   Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop scored 61 points in two games as her team sent a message to its WNBL finals rivals.

United look to seal finals spot

Mark Worthington says the team need to keep producing their best form.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United face a danger game as Townsville Crocs come to town.