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Teams jostle for knock-out berths at basketball World Cup

Nine of the knockout stage teams of the World Basketball Championships have secured their berths in the Round of 16 with reigning champions United States, Spain, Greece and Slovenia all retaining...

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New teams will breathe life back into basketball

Tom Greer

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

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.

Australian Boomer Joe Ingles links with NBA's Clippers

Joe Ingles.

Star Boomers small forward Joe Ingles has reportedly sealed a deal to join NBA franchise the Los Angeles Clippers.

Reports say Boomers star Joe Ingles to sign with LA Clippers

Joe Ingles has been on the NBA radar for a few seasons.

Roy Ward US media reports say Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles will sign with LA Clippers for the upcoming NBA season.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden off-season

Patriotic: US guard Klay Thompson argues with a Lithuanian player at the semi-final won by the Americans 96-68.

Sam Amick Klay Thompson leapt out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn.

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Canberra Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung ready to step up

Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals' recruit Abbey Wehrung insists she's ready to step up and boss around Lauren Jackson.

New York Knicks owner James Dolan taking a new track and a new tack

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: James Dolan attends TAO Downtown Grand Opening on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TAO Downtown)

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Scott Cacciola New York Knicks owner James Dolan is taking a new tack in his bid to break the New York Knicks' NBA title drought.

Team USA pay tribute to Paul George after FIBA World Cup win

MVP: Kyrie Irving drives to the basket against Serbia.

Sam Amick As Kyrie Irving waited to walk outside the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad doors late Sunday night, hordes of screaming fans and a rumbling bus both demanding his presence, he was well aware of...

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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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.

Team USA beats Lithuania in basketball World Cup

US guard Kyrie Irving rounds Sarunas Vasiliauskas.

Tim Hanlon Holders United States showed no sign of missing their top players as they breezed into the basketball World Cup final with a commanding 96-68 win over Lithuania on Thursday.

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry takes indefinite leave after racism controversy

Embattled: Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry.

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry, under fire for making racially charged remarks, has taken an indefinite leave of absence, the NBA team said on Friday.

Melbourne United in the navy as new colours revealed for NBL season

Roy Ward Melbourne United will wear a dark navy singlet and a white singlet this coming NBL season.

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