Kristi Harrower

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Home win might be the end for basketballer Kristi Harrower

Roy Ward Sunday's WNBL grand final may be Kristi Harrower's fairytale retirement if the Spirit win.

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Bendigo Spirit locks in home grand final with win over Dandenong

Kelsey Griffin.

Roy Ward Bendigo Spirit has locked in a home grand final while Dandenong Rangers have it all before them to earn a rematch after the WNBL major semi-final on Sunday.

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Bendigo Spirit through to another WNBL grand final

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Adam Bourke Bendigo Spirit is one win away from a second-straight WNBL championship.

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Bendigo coach claims WNBL underdog tag

Bendigo Spirit.

Bendigo coach Bernie Harrower cheekily insists his runaway WNBL minor premiers are the underdog for Sunday's grand final against Townsville and claims he has some new tricks to throw at the Fire.

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Grand final win again for Bendigo Spirit

Bendigo's Kristi Harrower

Roy Ward Bendigo has produced a blistering start and an equally sizzling finish to secure back-to-back WNBL titles with a 94-83 grand final win over Townsville.

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

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Powerful Spirit in seventh heaven

Gabrielle Richards

Defending WNBL champion Bendigo overpowered Logan on Sunday as it kept pace with Melbourne at the top of the ladder.

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Penaluna shows Spirit

Elyse Penaluna stands over LaSondra Barrett.

Adam Bourke, Bendigo There are two words why the Bendigo Spirit is a better team this season - Elyse Penaluna.

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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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Bendigo Spirit fights back for thrilling win

Elyse Penaluna.

Roy Ward Bendigo Spirit will head into the WNBL Christmas break as a clear title favourite.

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Canberra Capitals fall late against Bendigo Spirit in WNBL

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS Arena.  Capitals player Nicole Hunt and Bendigo player Kelly Wilson.   3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not even a three-point masterclass from Nicole Hunt could help Canberra upset Bendigo in the WNBL.

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Nat Hurst in push to regain bounce

Australian Opals and Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Nat Hurst admits the past few weeks haven't been her best, but Opals coach Brendan Joyce was confident that form was just around the corner and encouraged her to focus on what she was doing a month...

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Townsville Fire on a roll in WNBL

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Last season's losing WNBL grand finalist finally gaining momentum after notching its third straight win.

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Capitals recruit Hurst determined to grab her green-and-gold chance

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

Jon Tuxworth Natalie Hurst is shattered at being denied the chance to revive her WNBL partnership with Lauren Jackson.

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NBL search on for major sponsorship

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Roy Ward The NBL is confident it will soon have new sponsors despite being without a naming-rights backer.

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Nat Hurst the best point guard in Australia, says Capitals captain Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby believes Nat Hurst's shooting clinic at Townsville on Friday has entrenched her as the best point guard in the country.

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Goulding in doubt for season

Chris Goulding

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers star seriously injures an ankle at the NBL pre-season Blitz.

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Rangers get a boost as US star is ready to shine

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Roy Ward Dandenong Rangers pull off a most original recruiting coup by signing WNBA point guard Leilani Mitchell.

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WNBL champs face tough title defence

Adrian Warren Talismanic veteran Kristi Harrower is back and they've recruited Opals star Elyse Penaluna, but reigning WNBL champions Bendigo face more title threats than ever when the new season starts on Friday.

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Patience will pay off for Hurst: Graf

Natalie Hurst

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes Nat Hurst is capable of playing for Australia well into her 30s.