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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

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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...

Robert Colton and Bul Kuol in selection camp for the FIBA Under-17 World Championships

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth ACT under-18 representatives Robert Colton and Bul Kuol are one step closer to Australia selection for August's FIBA Under-17 World Championship after they were invited to the final selection camp.

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Opals hope Nat Hurst and Leilani Mitchell will provide punch at world championships

Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

Jon Tuxworth They're rivals for the coveted starting point guard job, but Opals coach hopes duo can provide one-two punch.

Basketball Australia should back Abby Bishop and have a heart

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John-Paul Moloney ‘‘Keeping the sanctity of high performance’’… Really, Basketball Australia?

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Netball Australia urges female-sport bosses to help with childcare as Abby Bishop quits Opals

Netball has called on female sports to give mum's support. Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon with her baby Xavier.

Chris Dutton Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has implored female sporting bodies to soak up some of the costs of having children in a high performance environment until women can be full-time professional...

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Australian Opals leave door open for Abby Bishop as players call for equality

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says the door is still ajar for Bishop to play at the worlds.

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

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Opals star Nat Hurst keen to play SEABL for Canberra Capitals

Nat Hurst in action for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals Academy are hopeful Australian Opals star Nat Hurst will play for them this SEABL season.

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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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Aussie Dante Exum 'like a young Michael Jordan'

Basketballer Dante Exum.

He's already been declared a future NBA All-Star, now Australian basketball prodigy Dante Exum has been likened to the greatest player of all time.

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Michael Jordan comparison for Australian rising star Dante Exum

Young Australian basketball prospect Dante Exum has been compared to the sport's greatest player, Michael Jordan.

Roje Adaimy and Peter Mitchell He's already been declared a future NBA All-Star, now Australian basketball prodigy Dante Exum has been likened to the greatest player of all time - Michael Jordan.

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Rebecca Allen re-signs with Melbourne Boomers

Roy Ward Rebecca Allen has some of the quickest reflexes in the WNBL and it turns out her decision making is just as fast.

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Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.

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WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
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Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

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NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

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Raise pay to keep players, urges Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby insists Natalie Hurst's early exit to play in Turkey has the support of senior players.

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Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.