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Paul George injury raises question: Should NBA stars play in FIBA World Cup, Olympics?

Jeff Zillgitt Paul George's injury reignited a relatively recent debate: Should the NBA allows its players to participate in FIBA events such as the World Cup and Olympics?

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Veteran basketballer David Andersen sets sights on Rio Olympics

David Andersen.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer David Andersen believes a self-imposed playing hiatus has added years to his career.

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Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton He missed out on Olympic Games bling but Patrick Mills and the San Antonio Spurs are on a mission to ''achieve greatness'' and believe they have the firepower to win an NBA championship ring.

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Drug tests just a fact of life at Olympics, says Opals' Jackson

01 June 2012, News, Journalist Samantha Lane  Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Australian Basketballer Lauren Jackson rests up with her parents Maree and Gary Jackson in Tuross.

Paul Mulvey Nine days before the London Olympics open, every one of Australia's 410 athletes have already been drug tested at least once, more than half have been done twice and 30 per cent have had three tests.

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Opals star Taylor out of the Olympics

Penny Taylor.

Roy Ward Opals star Penny Taylor is out of the London Olympics.

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Wilson a chance for Olympics as Penny drops out

27th  FEBRUARY 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUXWORTH - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Capitals presentation night at Hotel Realm, Barton. Canberra Capitals player, Carly Wilson.

Jon Tuxworth It's not the fashion any player wants their Olympic hopes to be enhanced.

Boomers lose Bogut for Olympics

Andrew Bogut in NBA action

Roy Ward Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut has officially withdrawn from the Boomers' London Olympic campaign.

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Mills, Jackson named for Olympics

Patty Mills

Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.

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Clocking off is set to keep Jackson fresh for Olympics

01 June 2012, News, Journalist Samantha Lane  Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Australian Basketballer Lauren Jackson rests up with her parents Maree and Gary Jackson in Tuross.

Guy Hand Lauren Jackson's minutes will be strictly monitored ahead of the Olympic Games as she again underlined her importance to the Opals' gold medal cause on her return from injury.

New Opals coach Graf eyes Olympics gold

New Opals head coach Carrie Graf says superstars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor will be at their peak for the 2012 London Olympics.

Boomers' Olympics draw tough: Goorjian

Adam Cooper Boomers coach Brian Goorjian believes Australia are in the tougher pool of the Olympic basketball tournament, despite avoiding the United States and Spain.

Money and Olympics key to NBA in London

Chris Lehourites NBA commissioner David Stern is counting on the 2012 London Olympics to give the basketball league a foothold in Britain.

Boomers aim for first medal at FIBA world cup

Strong voice: David Andersen in action against the Tall Blacks last year.

Roy Ward The Boomers head to the FIBA world cup in Spain wanting Australia's first senior men's medal.

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Melbourne United adds Australian big man Daniel Kickert

Melbourne United United has long targeted Daniel Kickert because of his versatility as a big man who can shoot from outside and score in the low post.

Roy Ward Former Australian Boomers and European star Daniel Kickert to come home to Melbourne.

Young Aussies Ben Simmons, Thon Maker top US high school prospects poll, tipped for NBA success

Ben Simmons

Peter Mitchell A poll of US coaches has named the top high school basketball prospects in America - and it's extraordinary news for Australia.

Injury has not deterred Paul George from Team USA basketball duties

Optimistic: Injured Pacers star Paul George.

Indiana Pacers star Paul George said Friday the horrific broken leg he suffered in a Team USA training game hasn't turned him off competing for his country.

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Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

Kevin Durant withdraws from Team USA for World Cup

Larry Fine Kevin Durant will not play for the U.S. team defending their title at this month's Basketball World Cup due to mental and physical exhaustion, the NBA most valuable player said.

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Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.

San Antonio Spurs hire Becky Hammon as NBA's first full-fime female coach

Earning her spurs: San Antonio assistant coach Becky Hammon.

Andrew Keh Becky Hammon, who is retiring this month from a 16-season playing career in the WNBA, will join the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach next season, the NBA team has announced.

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