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Australian Boomers fall to France in last match before FIBA world cup

Aron Baynes takes on France's Mickael Gelabale.

Roy Ward Boomers struggle to make shots as French roll to victory.

New Wollongong Hawks owner James Spenceley believes club will become a powerhouse

John Stensholt BRW Young Rich list member James Spenceley is confident of success in his latest venture, ownership of the National Basketball League team ­Wollongong Hawks.

Kevin Love plus LeBron James equals Cavaliers on cusp of new NBA dynasty

Jason Lloyd In a city built on sports heartbreak and despair, in a town with a river named Chagrin, it's difficult to process days (and summers) like this.

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Erin Phillips reunites with Penny Taylor in bid to add WNBA trophy to world crown

Focused: Erin Phillips of the Phoenix Mercury, has the WNBA Championship in her sights.

Lucy Cormack When the Opals played their first game in the FIBA World Championship in 2006, teammates Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor had barely known each other for a week.

Aron Baynes, Ryan Broekhoff fire as Australian Boomers beat Finland

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Roy Ward Australia has won its second-last lead-up game before the FIBA world cup beating Finland.

Boomers aim for first medal at FIBA world cup

Strong voice: David Andersen in action against the Tall Blacks last year.

Roy Ward The Boomers head to the FIBA world cup in Spain wanting Australia's first senior men's medal.

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Big names missing in final US roster for Spain

The United States team will travel to Spain without some of the sport's biggest names to defend their title at the Basketball World Cup after a selection process described as one of the "most...

Opals beat Brazil in Zafer Cup in Turkey

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The Australian Opals basketball team have held off a determined Brazil for a hard-fought 66-63 win at the TBF Zafer Cup in Istanbul.

Kevin Love joins Cleveland Cavaliers after trade with Minnesota Timberwolves finally completed

Cleveland bound: Kevin Love has been traded from Minnesota to the Cavaliers.

Scott Cacciola When LeBron James decided to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, it was a foregone conclusion that the move would have an enormous effect on the NBA for years to come.

Melbourne United adds sponsors, stars, but aims for long-term success

On court: David Barlow  in training at the Minerdome.

Roy Ward Melbourne United say its new brand has already proved a commercial success but much works remains to be done.

Derrick Rose makes triumphant return as Team USA rout Brazil

Back in the groove: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose distributes for Team USA against Brazil.

Nancy Armour Derrick Rose drove the length of the court and banked a one-handed lay-up in off the glass as the United Centre crowd let out a roar.

Sharpshooters shine in Boomers win over the Philippines

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Roy Ward The Boomers have won for a second-straight night with a 97-75 victory over Philippines in Nice, France.

Australian Boomers score impressive away win over France

Star turn: Matthew Dellavedova, pictured here training in Canberra last month, was a standout for the Boomers in their tight win over France.

Roy Ward NBA centre Aron Baynes leads the Boomers past a strong French team.

Basketball Australia appoints new CEO

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Basketball Australia has appointed Anthony Moore as its new chief executive, replacing former NSW premier Kristina Keneally who quit in April.

Australian Opals crush Belarus in Minsk friendly

Dominant force: Liz Cambage.

Australia's women's basketball team have tuned up for next month's World Championship in ruthless fashion, crushing their Group C opponents Belarus 75-43 in a friendly in Minsk.

Basketball Australia taps former AFL, cricket administrator Anthony Moore as CEO

As a parent and past basketball club coach and president Anthony Moore has seen the game’s drawing power first-hand.

Roy Ward New CEO Anthony Moore is aiming to make Basketball Australia more profitable.

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NBL chief determined to get a Brisbane team up

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The National Basketball League’s boss says his job is on the line if he does not get a Brisbane team back in the competition.

Basketball's turban ban discriminatory: US lawmakers

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Two US lawmakers have launched a campaign urging FIBA to reconsider their policy after two Sikh players were asked to remove their turbans during an international basketball match.

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New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace. 

Melbourne United adds Australian big man Daniel Kickert

Melbourne United United has long targeted Daniel Kickert because of his versatility as a big man who can shoot from outside and score in the low post.

Roy Ward Former Australian Boomers and European star Daniel Kickert to come home to Melbourne.