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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

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

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Lauren Jackson to miss WNBA basketball season after surgery

Lauren Jackson

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: 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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Ankle injury ends Cambage's WNBA season

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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 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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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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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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Alonzo Mourning joins Mitch Richmond in Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2014 Class (L-R) Sarunas Marciulionis, Alonzo Mourning, Judy Martelli (representing Immaculata University), Nolan Richardson, Mich Richmond, David Stern, and Gary Williams pose with John L. Doleva at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

Mason Levinson Players Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond joined coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams in being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Opals star Liz Cambage may return from China to play in Melbourne

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Roy Ward Liz Cambage, a former WNBL "most valuable player" and championship winner with the Melbourne Boomers, played in China the past two seasons but is believed to be considering spending next summer in...

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NBL gets set to hit Las Vegas

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Roy Ward What happens in Las Vegas, used to stay in Las Vegas - not any more.

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Melbourne Tigers back in NBL finals

Another good show: Chris Goulding.

Roy Ward Tigers lock in third position on the NBL ladder with a 73-66 win over Cairns Taipans.

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Basketball: Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor in Opals squad

WNBA stars among 33 players named for the women's world championship in Turkey in September.

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

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Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

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Opals duo out of world basketball titles

Suzy Batkovic ... not going to the World Championships.

Sydney SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - Australia's women's basketball team have suffered a major blow ahead of their 2014 world championship campaign, with Opals stalwart Suzy Batkovic and WNBA star Jenna O'Hea both...

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Bendigo Spirit attempts back-to-back WNBL titles

Kelsey Griffin of Bendigo Spirit.

Roy Ward Amid the celebrations during Bendigo Spirit's first WNBL title last year, coach Bernie Harrower didn't just tempt fate, he stared it in the eye.

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Grand final win again for Bendigo Spirit

Bendigo's Kristi Harrower

Roy Ward Bendigo has produced a blistering start and an equally sizzling finish to secure back-to-back WNBL titles with a 94-83 grand final win over Townsville.

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Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

Capitals player Carley Mijovic has been named in the extended Opals squad for the world championships, along with Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...

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WNBL: Townsville Fire too hot for Dandenong Rangers

Alex Wilson of the Fire drives to the basket.

Roy Ward Dandenong Rangers fell at the penultimate hurdle for the second straight season in the WNBL preliminary final on Sunday.