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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

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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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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.

Lauren Jackson to champion gender equality in UN role

Lauren Jackson.

Star basketballer Lauren Jackson will continue to promote gender equality in her new role as a national champion for the UN Women National Committee Australia.

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Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.

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Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

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Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.

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Capitals hope for dream team big three: Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Nat Hurst

Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals haven't ruled out Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst joining forces next season.

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Lauren Jackson: Injury was career threat

Lauren Jackson.

Star told a knee injury could have ended her great basketball career.

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Lauren Jackson to miss WNBA basketball season after surgery

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Australian star centre Lauren Jackson will miss the entire 2014 Women’s NBA season following surgery on her right knee and left Achilles tendon.

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Manager downplays Lauren Jackson Achilles injury

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson's manager John Elliott insists the Australian Opals star's latest injury is not a major cause for concern.

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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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Lauren Jackson close to signing overseas deal

2nd July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton ,  Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals announce that The Tradies as there major sponsor. Lauren Jackson at the announcement this morning.

David Barbeler Lauren Jackson says she's close to signing with an overseas club following the Canberra Capitals' failure to meet her deadline last week.

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Lauren Jackson stars as Australian Opals cruise to victory over Tall Ferns

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 14:  Lauren Jackson of Australia in action during the Women's FIBA Oceania Championship match between the New Zealand Tall Ferns and the Australian Opals at North Shore Events Centre on August 14, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Lauren Jackson lived up to her top billing to guide Australia to a comfortable 66-50 win over New Zealand to put the Opals within sight of qualifying for the women's world basketball championships.

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Basketball star Lauren Jackson won't play for Capitals in WNBL in 2013

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson has terminated talks with Canberra and will not play in the Women’s National Basketball League this summer after the Capitals failed to meet a contract deadline...

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Lauren Jackson to sign for three seasons

The Capitals want to finalise Lauren Jackson's record WNBL contract in the next two weeks and have the superstar in Canberra for the impending announcement of a three-season deal.

Lauren Jackson back to winning ways

James Dampney Superstar Lauren Jackson has made a successful start to her 2008 WNBA campaign, leading Seattle to a 67-61 season-opening victory over Chicago.

Lauren Jackson has ankle surgery

Opals captain Lauren Jackson had surgery in Sydney today to repair a painful problem in her ankle.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.