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

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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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.

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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.

Basketball Australia taps former AFL, cricket administrator Anthony Moore as CEO

As a parent and past basketball club coach and president Anthony Moore has seen the game’s drawing power first-hand.

Roy Ward New CEO Anthony Moore is aiming to make Basketball Australia more profitable.

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Australia's Opals enjoy clean sweep of Belarus

Opals find form.

Australia's women have completed a clean sweep of their two-game basketball series with Belarus with 76-60 victory in Minsk.

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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

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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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Boomers set to face WNBL big guns Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage

Stars: Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Roy Ward WNBL opening round to pit two biggest recruits against Melbourne Boomers.

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Australian Opal Hanna Zavecz signs with Canberra Capitals in WNBL

Canberra Capitals newest recruit Hanna Zavecz.

Jon Tuxworth Hanna Zavecz wants to help restore the Canberra Capitals as a force after signing with them for next season. 

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Opals confident Lauren Jackson will play World Championships

Lauren Jackson.

Brendan Joyce thinks Lauren Jackson will recover from knee surgery in time for the world titles.

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Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.