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Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

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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Erin Phillips says redemption day approaching for Opals

Ready for anything: Erin Phillips and the Australian Opals are looking forward to the world champiopnships.

David Sygall The memories of 2006 will never fade, but if there was one thing missing from the Opals’ world championship win it was that they claimed the title without having to beat the US.

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Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

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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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Basketball: Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor in Opals squad

WNBA stars among 33 players named for the women's world championship in Turkey in September.

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

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Opals players speak out after Abby Bishop quits world championship

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Opals point guard Erin Phillips says the players would welcome a child to their world championship campaign, but defended Basketball Australia and its support of women.

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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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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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Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

Jon Tuxworth Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he is worried she is being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles injury.

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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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US glory, then Boomers

Rachel Jarry.

Roy Ward Australian star Rachel Jarry should be getting ready for Melbourne Boomers' WNBL season-opener against Sydney University on Sunday.

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Rachel Jarry wins WNBA title with Minnesota Lynx

Rachel Jarry has become just the eighth Australian to win a WNBA championship, after clinching the 2013 title in her rookie season with the Minnesota Lynx.

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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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Phillips hot in Fever's final

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Australian guard Erin Phillips scores 13 points for Indiana to help it stun favourite Minnesota.

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Phillips hot as Fever claims crown

Opals star Erin Phillips produced the best performance of her career as Indiana clinched the WNBA title.

Opals star Erin Phillips produced the best performance of her career as Indiana clinched the WNBA title.

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Hunt for next generation of point guards

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Canberra Capitals v AIS at the AIS arena, Canberra.  Caps player, Nicole Hunt and AIS player, Mikhaela Donnelly.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson has played with some of the game's great point guards, but she believes Canberra Capitals star Nicole Hunt deserves to be mentioned with the best of them.

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Cambage turns her back on the US

Liz Cambage

Roy Ward Australian Opals star Liz Cambage will not return to the WNBA this coming season.