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Opals beat France in World Championship warm-up

The Australian women's basketball team have gotten their World Championship preparations back on track with a convincing 71-55 win over France in Paris on Saturday.

Opals star Liz Cambage in doubt for world championships

Liz Cambage

Roy Ward Opals star Liz Cambage will have scans on an Achilles tendon injury.

US women beat Australia in World Championship warm-up

Belinda Snell top scored for the Opals.

Australia warmed up for the women's basketball World Championship with a gallant 72-66 loss to Team USA in Paris on Friday.

Opals to take new-look squad to women's basketball world championships

Sitting this one out: Opals superstar Lauren Jackson is missing the world championship due to a knee injury.

Lucy Cormack Injuries and retirements have opened the floor to a new generation of Opals this coming women's basketball world championship in Turkey.

Australian Opals look to next generation at FIBA world championships in Turkey

Running hot: Australia’s Penny Taylor lays down the law to her Phoenix Mercury teammates.

Roy Ward The Opals are still aiming for a medal despite heading to a major tournament without Lauren Jackson or Kristi Harrower for the first time since the 1996 Olympics.

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.

Opals beat Brazil in Zafer Cup in Turkey

Belinda Snell #12 of Australia

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.

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Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

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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.

Boomers set to face WNBL big guns Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage

Stars: Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Roy Ward WNBL opening round to pit two biggest recruits against Melbourne Boomers.

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Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.

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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...

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Jarry is happy as larry

Minnesota Lynx celebrate.

Roy Ward Melbourne's Rachel Jarry joined an elite group of Australians as a WNBA championship winner on Friday.

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Dandenong have another title within range

22  February 2010  .Sport .     Canberra Times photo RICHARD BRIGGS. story by Lee Gaskin.   Canberra Capitals player   Lauren Jackson   ready to hit the road for the WNBL  finals SPECIAL 303

Adrian Warren The Lauren Jackson factor looms large over the WNBL, even if Australia's superstar basketballer will miss this weekend's opening round.

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Capitals confident without Jackson

Jessica Bibby.

Jon Tuxworth Greater depth in key positions, and more old-fashioned ''mongrel'' - they are the key reasons that have the Canberra Capitals convinced they can win without Lauren Jackson early in the season.

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Australia on brink of another golden age

Australian girls basketball National Identification training program

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia development officer Mike McHugh believes the sport is on the verge of a similar ''golden generation'' to that which uncovered Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson.

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Opals lose 69-64 to China

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Australia's women basketballers lost to China 69-64 in the opening game of th their three-game series in the Chinese city of Shanxi on Wednesday night,

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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

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Tolo back in Opals with point to prove

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Marianna Tolo during the Opals training session at the AIS.
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Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.

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Opals qualify for world titles as Boomers sink Tall Blacks

Lauren Jackson drives to the basket.

Lauren Jackson continues injury comeback, guiding Australia into next year's world basketball championships.