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Opals confident Lauren Jackson will play World Championships

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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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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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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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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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.

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Coddington, Hurst spark drought-breaking win for Canberra Capitals Academy

Capitals player Alice Coddington.

Lee Gaskin Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.

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Patty Mills to be awarded keys to Canberra

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Chris Dutton Canberra basketballer Patty Mills will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday.

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Patty Mills and Dante Exum basketball's trump cards in recruitment battle with AFL

Patty Mills can help lure talent towards basketball.

Chris Dutton Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Patrick Mills and Dante Exum are their weapons in the recruitment war with the AFL.

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Dante Exum's coaches reveal his rise to NBA draft

Guy Molloy.

Roy Ward Past coaches say Dante Exum has much improvement left in his game.

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Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.

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Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

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Liz Cambage ready to slam dunk after bidding wars and 'ridiculous' money

Kiz cambage and the Opals are in Canberra to prepare for the world championships.

Chris Dutton She was in a real estate bidding war with AFL players and turned down "more money than I could imagine" in China, but Australian Opals star Elizabeth Cambage says she's ready to slam dunk in the WNBL...

Dante Exum made for NBA, says Patty Mills

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Peter Mitchell Canberra's NBA championship winner Patty Mills says another Lake Ginninderra College graduate, Dante Exum, is "tailor-made for the NBA".

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Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

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Live - NBA Finals Game 3: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

Spurs v Heat

Paul Suttor Live coverage of game three of the NBA Finals series between the Heat and San Antonio Spurs in Miami.

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Liz Cambage, WNBL

Basketballer Liz Cambage signs with Dandenong Rangers

Liz Cambage is set to rejoin the WNBL.

Roy Ward Olympian and WNBA star Liz Cambage will return home to Melbourne for the summer.