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

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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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.

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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

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

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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

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

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Liz Cambage focused on World Championships success for Opals

Ready to take on the world: Liz Cambage wants a medal for the Opals at this year's World Championships.

Tom Decent Australian Opals star Liz Cambage says she won't be satisfied with anything less than a medal at this year's FIBA World Basketball Championships and plans on bringing out another one of her famous...

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Erin Phillips says redemption day approaching for Opals

Ready for anything: Erin Phillips and the Australian Opals are looking forward to the world champiopnships.

David Sygall The memories of 2006 will never fade, but if there was one thing missing from the Opals’ world championship win it was that they claimed the title without having to beat the US.

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Canberra Capitals lose Alex Bunton to WNBL rival Adelaide Lightning

Alex Bunton in action for the Canberra Capitals against Dandenong Rangers.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have lost the battle to retain Alex Bunton.

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Lauren Jackson, Kristen Veal could reunite at Canberra Capitals

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Jon Tuxworth The duo who spearheaded the Canberra Capitals glory days could be reunited after the club sounded out Kristen Veal on whether she'd consider joining Lauren Jackson in their line-up for next season.

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Canberra Capitals sign Adelaide WNBL star Stephanie Talbot

Sport,  Adelaide #5 Stephanie Talbot fouls Canberra Capitals #30 Michelle Cosier during the match at AIS. 9 November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have pulled off a major recruiting coup.

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Future of Canberra Capitals star Carley Mijovic undecided

Mijovic has decided to bypass the WNBA season after being drafted by Washington Mystics. But a dual passport through her Serbian background makes her an attractive prospect for rich European clubs.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are hopeful Carley Mijovic will remain at the club next season.

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Dandenong Rangers poised to sign Liz Cambage

Liz Cambage is set to rejoin the WNBL.

Roy Ward Dandenong Rangers are set to sign Australian star Liz Cambage for the next WNBL season.

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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.