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WNBA title winners Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips turn attention to Opals' campaign

Sweeping success: Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (left) and Penny Taylor celebrate winning the WNBA title.

Roy Ward Opals coach Brendan Joyce says WNBA title winners Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips face big tasks to adjust to the national team after winning the US championship.

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Australian stars Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips aim for WNBA championship

Erin Phillips wants to add this season's WNBA title to the one she won with Indiana Fever in 2012.

Roy Ward Australian Opals guard Erin Phillips and her WNBA side Phoenix Mercury are three wins from a championship.

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.

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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.

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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.

Australian Opals progress to world championship quarter-finals

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Roy Ward Life without Liz Cambage is proving no trouble at all so far for the Opals at the women's basketball world championship.

Australian Opals rookie Rebecca 'Spider' Allen reaching for world championship glory

Opals coach Brendan Joyce has handed Rebecca Allen plenty of time and responsibility in the Opals' lead-up games.

Roy Ward Australian Opals begin group games at the FIBA women's world championships in Turkey.

Opals not fazed by loss of Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage

Opals star Liz Cambage won't take part in the women's basketball world championship after she ruptured her Achilles tendon in a warm-up match against the US.

The Opals head into the women's basketball world championship without leading lights Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage, but coach Brendan Joyce is convinced he has a squad still capable of challenging...

Opals beat France in World Championship warm-up

Erin Phillips led the way in attack for the Opals.

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

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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.

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce defends selection of Tessa Lavey over Nat Hurst for Turkey

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest...

Aussie trio win WNBA title following Phoenix's win over Chicago

Sarah Trotto Australian star Penny Taylor has guided home the final two free throws as she and Opals teammate Erin Phillips claimed the WNBA championship with the Phoenix Mercury.

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.

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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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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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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.