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Team USA pay tribute to Paul George after FIBA World Cup win

Sam Amick As Kyrie Irving waited to walk outside the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad doors late Sunday night, hordes of screaming fans and a rumbling bus both demanding his presence, he was well aware of...

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

Stretchered off: Paul George is taken away for further treatment. The scrimmage was cancelled following his accident.

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.

Team USA rout Serbia to win basketball World Cup

James Harden.

The United States retained their basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to beat the tournament's surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on Sunday.

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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.

Opals centre Liz Cambage looks up to no rival on the basketball court

Liz Cambage

Towering Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage learned the hard way four years ago not to look up to any rival.

Basketball Australia to fight FIBA on manipulation claims

The Australian Boomers face an investigation into their loss to Angola.

Roy Ward Basketball Australia will make a strong and detailed case after FIBA accuses the Boomers of deliberately losing to Angola at the world cup.

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Canberra Capitals assistant coach Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to chase WNBL goal

Chris Dutton New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.

Opals to take new-look squad to women's basketball world championships

Sitting this one out: Opals superstar Lauren Jackson is missing the world championship due to a knee injury.

Lucy Cormack Injuries and retirements have opened the floor to a new generation of Opals this coming women's basketball world championship in Turkey.

Australian Opals look to next generation at FIBA world championships in Turkey

Running hot: Australia’s Penny Taylor lays down the law to her Phoenix Mercury teammates.

Roy Ward The Opals are still aiming for a medal despite heading to a major tournament without Lauren Jackson or Kristi Harrower for the first time since the 1996 Olympics.

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Lauren Jackson aims for WNBL success and 2016 Olympic Games despite another surgery setback

Frustrating period: Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Basketball champion Lauren Jackson says she has to learn how to trust her body again.