Erin Phillips


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

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


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.


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.


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...


Basketball: Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor in Opals squad

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Two Opals, same goal

US bound: Jenna O'Hea and Rachel Jarry will play in the upcoming Women's National Basketball Association season.

Roy Ward Jenna O'Hea and Rachel Jarry want to make the most of moving to the US.


Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.


Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.


Harrower tips Hurst for glory

Chris Dutton Australian Opals great Kristi Harrower has backed Nat Hurst to become an international star.


Phillips hot in Fever's final

Erin Phillips.

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


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.


Hunt for next generation of point guards

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.


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.