Alan Black

Black sacked as Taipans tighten belt

Stunned Cairns NBL coach Alan Black says his sacking on Monday came "out of the blue".

Tigers slide from NBL top spot

Guy Hand Melbourne Tigers coach Al Westover has challenged his NBL team to find some "killer instinct" as they face a tough week following another loss by South Dragons.

Dragons regain NBL top spot

Guy Hand After being knocked off the top of the NBL ladder, the South Dragons stormed back to the summit with a hard-fought six-point win over the Adelaide 36ers.

Wildcats thump Taipans 101-85

The Cairns Taipans' NBL woes continued on Saturday night with their seventh loss in eight matches, going down 101-85 to the Perth Wildcats in Cairns.

Tigers win by a point in Cairns

Guy Hand The Melbourne Tigers made a late come back to beat Cairns Taipans by one point for a win which could prove pivotal in their NBL season.

Wildcats run down Taipans 86-78 in NBL

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have overcome an 18-point deficit midway through the third quarter to post a gutsy 86-78 NBL victory over Cairns Taipans.

Taipans win 71-70 thriller over 36ers

Simon Trayhorn A Darnell Mee basket on the buzzer gave the Cairns Taipans a thrilling 71-70 win over the Adelaide 36ers at the Distinctive Homes Dome.

Dragons smoke Taipans in NBL

Melissa Woods South Dragons blew away NBL title challengers Cairns to maintain their position at the top of the competition ladder with a 94-65 win in Melbourne.

Topsy-turvy NBL season continues

Adrian Warren Sydney showed Spirit and the Taipans bared their fangs as the "staggering" and "crazy" start to the NBL season continued.

Ex-Boomer Cattalini stood down for DUI

Laine Clark Dual Olympian Martin Cattalini has been stood down by his out-of-form NBL club the Cairns Taipans for drink driving.

Tigers maul the Taipans

Ebi Ere has led Melbourne to a commanding 101-77 victory over the Taipans in their NBL clash at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Crocs bite the Taipans in NBL, 100-96

Ben Galvin Townsville have stunned Cairns with a miracle 100-96 come-from-behind victory in the North Queensland NBL derby at the Swamp.

Taipans account for Blaze

The Cairns Taipans continued their winning start to the NBL season with an 85-75 victory over the Blaze at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

Taipans beat the Dragons in NBL opener

The Cairns Taipans survived a late South Dragons fightback to notch a 98-92 win in the opening game of the new NBL season at the Cairns Convention Centre.

Jawai drafted by NBA club Indiana Pacers

Australian basketball sensation Nathan Jawai is set to play in the NBA next season for Toronto despite being selected by Indiana in the draft.

Jawai dealing with NBL pressures

By Laine Clark The bright lights of sudden death NBL finals basketball should be a daunting prospect for a rookie from the remote Queensland community of Bamaga.

36ers slay Taipans 113-104 in Adelaide

By Simon Trayhorn The Adelaide 36ers kept their slim finals hopes alive with a 113-104 win over the Cairns Taipans at the Distinctive Homes Dome in Adelaide.

Dragons finally break their drought

By Melissa Woods The South Dragons snapped a 14-game losing streak and put Cairns' NBL finals ambitions in jeopardy with an upset 95-90 win in their clash at Vodafone Arena.

Taipans edge out Blaze

A pair of Martin Cattalini three-pointers in the closing seconds guided Cairns to an 87-85 NBL home win over Gold Coast.

Sixers win in Cairns 111-105

Adelaide 36ers have waited until the end to seal a 111-105 NBL win over the Cairns Taipans.