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Los Angeles Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

Mike Bresnahan The Los Angeles Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.

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Australian veteran Jenni Screen retires from Opals

Sudden retirement: Jenni Screen.

Roy Ward Two-time Olympic medallist surprises teammates by retiring before the world championships.

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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose ready for USA basketball return

Comeback trail, again: Derrick Rose in action for Chicago against LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in 2011.

K.C. Johnson Everyone associated with Derrick Rose's second serious knee rehabilitation has said the process has gone smoothly.

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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

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Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

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LeBron James ditches No. 6 jersey, will again sport No. 23

LeBron will be returning to the number 23 jersey.

LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.

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Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed with NBA clubs.

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

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Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

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NBA player Matt Barnes uses social media to hunt suspected Sacramento killer of aunt

Proactive: LA Clippers forward Matt Barnes in action against Memphis.

Bill Lindelof NBA player Matt Barnes has taken to social media to find the suspected killer of his aunt, who was knifed on a Sacramento street.

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Utah Jazz's Dante Exum now a key player for Australian Boomers at basketball World Cup

Dante Exum training with the Australian Boomers at the AIS on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Life has definitely changed for Dante Exum.

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Australian Boomers boost coffers with Airbnb sponsorship deal

Sponsorship boost: Bboomers trio Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova.

Roy Ward The Australian Boomers have signed online travel booking company Airbnb as their naming rights sponsor in the lead--up to the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Australian Boomers young gun Ben Simmons learns from guarding NBA superstar LeBron James

Rising star Ben Simmons.

Lee Gaskin Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.

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Boomers bolter Cameron Bairstow follows Luc Longley's lead with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Lee Gaskin He is the Boomers bolter who has exploded in the past 12 months - Cameron Bairstow, following in the footsteps of Australian great Luc Longley in joining the Chicago Bulls.

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Cameron Bairstow eating up his shot at the NBA

Worker: Australian Cameron Bairstow (No.41) will play with the Chicago Bulls.

Roy Ward Australia's newest NBA player seeks out every opportunity to improve his game.

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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Australian forward Cameron Bairstow signs NBA contract with Chicago Bulls

Signed by the Bulls: Australian Cameron Bairstow has signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Roy Ward Queensland big man becomes Australia's sixth NBA player this season.

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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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Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding close to joining Spanish club CAI Zaragoza

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Roy Ward NBL leading scorer takes big step by securing a European contract.