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Basketball

NBL title fight a wide open race

Paul Suttor The NBL tips off on Friday night with the New Zealand Breakers attempting to become the first team since the 2005 Sydney Kings to win three titles in a row.

Crocs snap worrying losing streak

Ben Galvin Townsville have snapped a five-game NBL losing streak in style on Saturday, putting the Wollongong Hawks to the sword at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.

Hawks beat Taipans

Glen Saville provided the attacking spark as Wollongong overcame a 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat Cairns 101-93 in the NBL.

Hawks too good for struggling Adelaide

Wollongong condemned Adelaide to a fourth straight away defeat with a comeback 105-95 NBL victory at Wollongong Entertainment Centre.

No wobbles as Cats maul Hawks

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats put their final-quarter wobbles behind them with a comprehensive 89-77 NBL triumph over Wollongong Hawks at Challenge Stadium.

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.

Dragons crush struggling Hawks

The South Dragons have continued their impressive road form with a 114-95 win over Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

Cats down Hawks in grand NBL style

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have sounded a stern championship warning to their NBL rivals with a thumping 105-92 victory over Wollongong Hawks.

Wollongong beat Sydney in NBL, 111-99

Wollongong made a winning home start to the NBL season and left wooden spoon favourites Sydney at the bottom with a comfortable 111-99 victory in Wollongong.

Breakers too strong for Hawks 114-93

Inspired shooting from Kirk Penney has helped the NZ Breakers overcome early season rustiness to beat the Wollongong Hawks 114-93 in their opening NBL match.

Kings' NBL playing roster dwindling

Four of the seven remaining Sydney Kings players have officially terminated their contracts.

Fall-out continues after Kings' demise

James Dampney & Justin Chadwick Some of the NBL's best local talent is likely to head overseas as the fall-out continues over the demise of the Sydney Kings.

Former Bull bypassed by Boomers

James Dampney The Olympic dream of former Chicago Bulls centre Luke Schenscher is over after he was among six players cut from the Australian men's basketball team.

Sydney Kings sign Mottram from Adelaide

The Sydney Kings have signed Neil Mottram from NBL rivals the Adelaide 36ers.

Boomers best back for Beijing Games

By James Dampney Brian Goorjian can barely contain his excitement at finally getting commitments from all the players he wants for Australia's basketball team for Beijing.

Aboriginal teen Mills a key for Boomers

Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.

Kings fairytale falls just short

By James Dampney The Sydney Kings fell just short of a fairytale NBL championship, losing the fifth and deciding game of a classic grand final series to Melbourne.

Tigers confident of quick turnaround

By James Dampney Melbourne are remaining defiant, but some adjustments clearly need to be made if the Tigers are to even their best-of-five NBL grand final against Sydney.

Kings thrash Perth to reach NBL decider

By Adrian Warren The "ticked off" Sydney Kings charged through to their fifth NBL grand final in six years with a 109-77 drubbing of Perth.

NBL tell Kings, Wildcats to cool it

By Tim Clarke The NBL will ask the warring factions of Sydney and Perth to keep cool during Saturday's sudden-death semi-final.