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WNBA title winners Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips turn attention to Opals' campaign

Sweeping success: Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (left) and Penny Taylor celebrate winning the WNBA title.

Roy Ward Opals coach Brendan Joyce says WNBA title winners Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips face big tasks to adjust to the national team after winning the US championship.

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Aussie trio win WNBA title following Phoenix's win over Chicago

Sarah Trotto Australian star Penny Taylor has guided home the final two free throws as she and Opals teammate Erin Phillips claimed the WNBA championship with the Phoenix Mercury.

Australian stars Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips aim for WNBA championship

Erin Phillips wants to add this season's WNBA title to the one she won with Indiana Fever in 2012.

Roy Ward Australian Opals guard Erin Phillips and her WNBA side Phoenix Mercury are three wins from a championship.

Erin Phillips reunites with Penny Taylor in bid to add WNBA trophy to world crown

Focused: Erin Phillips of the Phoenix Mercury, has the WNBA Championship in her sights.

Lucy Cormack When the Opals played their first game in the FIBA World Championship in 2006, teammates Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor had barely known each other for a week.

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Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

Penny Taylor.

Lee Gaskin Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.

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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Retired Australian professional basketball player Luc Longley coaches Carley Mijovic of the Canberra Capitals earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 

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Cambage leaves WNBA for Opals and world championships

Liz Cambage has yet to make a decision about where to play during the next Australian summer.

Roy Ward Liz Cambage is not going to apologise for putting her country first. The 22-year-old Australian centre has made a choice to stand out of the WNBA this season and commit her full attention to the...

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WNBA: Magic Johnson rescues LA Sparks from potential collapse

Former Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson is joined by WNBA president Laurel Richie, as they pose for photographers after a news conference in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014. Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. At upper left is a statue of Johnson. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Joseph D'Hippolito More than three decades after guiding the Los Angeles Lakers from mediocrity to excellence, and nearly two years after helping purchase the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers, Magic Johnson rescued another...

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Lauren Jackson to miss WNBA basketball season after surgery

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Australian star centre Lauren Jackson will miss the entire 2014 Women’s NBA season following surgery on her right knee and left Achilles tendon.

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WNBA players tech-fouled for kissing

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, top, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, left, and guard Jenna O'Hea look on during the second half in Game 3 of a WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal series, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in  Los Angeles. The Mercury won 78-77. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus became the first WNBA players to receive double technical fouls after kissing during a basketball playoff contest on Thursday.

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Rachel Jarry wins WNBA title with Minnesota Lynx

Rachel Jarry has become just the eighth Australian to win a WNBA championship, after clinching the 2013 title in her rookie season with the Minnesota Lynx.

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Cambage heading to Beijing after WNBA season

Elizabeth Cambage.

Roy Ward Australian star Liz Cambage will take her talents to Beijing next Chinese Women's Basketball Association season.

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Mystics rookie earning WNBA stripes after tragedy strikes

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Mark Giannotto Between stories, Gwen Pratt-Miller looked down at the court from her seat in Section 101 at Verizon Center in Washington last week.

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Ankle injury ends Cambage's WNBA season

Elizabeth Cambage

Liz Cambage is on her way back to Australia, with the Tulsa Shock centre ruled out for the remainder of the WNBA season with an ankle injury.

Bendigo to Istanbul in a day, Gabe Richards flies out to replace Opals star Liz Cambage

Gabe Richards (right) hadn't really thought her emergency role would be worth anything.

Roy Ward Gabe Richards expected her weekend would include a trip to the Bendigo Football League grand final and a family get-together for her great aunty's 89th birthday.

Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage out indefinitely with a ruptured Achilles tendon

Out for a long spell: Opals centre Liz Cambage.

Roy Ward Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage is out of the world championships and WNBL season.

Opals star Liz Cambage in doubt for world championships

Liz Cambage

Roy Ward Opals star Liz Cambage will have scans on an Achilles tendon injury.

US women beat Australia in World Championship warm-up

Belinda Snell top scored for the Opals.

Australia warmed up for the women's basketball World Championship with a gallant 72-66 loss to Team USA in Paris on Friday.

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.