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New teams will breathe life back into basketball

Tom Greer Just two seasons ago NBL teams were folding and many players were unsure if the league would remain alive.

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Canberra SEABL teams fall to Victorian heavyweights

Sarah McAppion.

Jon Tuxworth Sarah McAppion’s stint with Canberra's SEABL side has her primed for increased WNBL minutes next season.

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NBL goal is to double the teams

Nate Tomlinson of the Melbourne Tigers drives to the basket during the game against the Perth Wildcats on Sunday.

Roy Ward New NBL chief executive believes league has potential to double in size in next five seasons.

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NBA teams tank in wait for elite young crop of draftees

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks.

In anticipation of a bumper draft crop, NBA franchises have rewritten their business models to win by losing, in the hope of earning the top spot in the league's draft lottery

Utah Jazz sign Boomers forward Brock Motum

Australian Boomers forward Brock Motum has been signed by the Utah Jazz, joining teenage countryman Dante Exum at the NBA club.

Top teams break clear in WNBL

Adrian Warren The top four teams in the WNBL have broken away from the chasing group.

Big names to review basketball teams

Basketball Australia has turned to greats Andrew Gaze, Andrew Vlahov and Rachael Sporn to review the performances of the Boomers and Opals at the Beijing Games.

NBA teams play under the stars

O'Neal, Anthony and Iverson will play under the stars when Phoenix and Denver meet in the National Basketball Association's first outdoor game since 1972.

Damian Lillard graces cover of NBA Live 15

Brett Molina Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover of Electronic Arts pro basketball simulation NBA Live 15.

Kevin Love plus LeBron James equals Cavaliers on cusp of new NBA dynasty

Jason Lloyd In a city built on sports heartbreak and despair, in a town with a river named Chagrin, it's difficult to process days (and summers) like this.

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Australian Boomers fall to France in last match before FIBA world cup

Aron Baynes takes on France's Mickael Gelabale.

Roy Ward Boomers struggle to make shots as French roll to victory.

Opals close Euro tour with loss to Turkey

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Australians close their six-game European tour with a thrilling four-point overtime loss to Turkey in Istanbul.

New Wollongong Hawks owner James Spenceley believes club will become a powerhouse

John Stensholt BRW Young Rich list member James Spenceley is confident of success in his latest venture, ownership of the National Basketball League team ­Wollongong Hawks.

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.

Aron Baynes, Ryan Broekhoff fire as Australian Boomers beat Finland

Ryan Broekhoff

Roy Ward Australia has won its second-last lead-up game before the FIBA world cup beating Finland.

Opals suffer European tour loss to Canada

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The Australian Opals have suffered the first setback of their European tour, going down to Canada 62-55 in the TBF Zafer Cup in Istanbul.

Boomers aim for first medal at FIBA world cup

Strong voice: David Andersen in action against the Tall Blacks last year.

Roy Ward The Boomers head to the FIBA world cup in Spain wanting Australia's first senior men's medal.

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Big names missing in final US roster for Spain

The United States team will travel to Spain without some of the sport's biggest names to defend their title at the Basketball World Cup after a selection process described as one of the "most...

Opals beat Brazil in Zafer Cup in Turkey

Belinda Snell #12 of Australia

The Australian Opals basketball team have held off a determined Brazil for a hard-fought 66-63 win at the TBF Zafer Cup in Istanbul.

Kevin Love joins Cleveland Cavaliers after trade with Minnesota Timberwolves finally completed

Cleveland bound: Kevin Love has been traded from Minnesota to the Cavaliers.

Scott Cacciola When LeBron James decided to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, it was a foregone conclusion that the move would have an enormous effect on the NBA for years to come.