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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

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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.

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Australian forward Cameron Bairstow signs NBA contract with Chicago Bulls

Signed by the Bulls: Australian Cameron Bairstow has signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Roy Ward Queensland big man becomes Australia's sixth NBA player this season.

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Kyrie Irving relieved to sign Cleveland Cavaliers extension, excited to welcome LeBron James

Jason Lloyd The burden has been lifted off Kyrie Irving, in more ways than one. The nagging questions and incessant rumours about his future are gone, dissipating the instant he agreed to a $90 million max...

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Wollongong Hawks welcome veteran forward Adam Ballinger back from Melbourne

Tim Keeble Former Wollongong Hawks import Adam Ballinger is confident age won’t be an issue in his surprise return to the club.

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Aussie Brock Motum accepts Jazz camp invite

Brock Motum.

The Utah Jazz might soon become Australia's favourite NBA team, with Brisbane's Brock Motum accepting an invite to a training camp with the franchise.

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding close to joining Spanish club CAI Zaragoza

Chris Goulding

Roy Ward NBL leading scorer takes big step by securing a European contract.

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Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

Penny Taylor.

Lee Gaskin Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.

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Lance Stephenson agrees to three-year deal with Charlotte Hornets

Hornets recruit: Lance Stephenson plays up to the crowd with Indiana last season.

Rick Bonnell Following an all-night negotiating session, the Charlotte Hornets have come to an agreement to sign Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson.

Canberra sport

University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker confident $25m complex will go ahead

UC vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.

David Polkinghorne UC is still confident a $25million multi-sport complex will proceed.

Canberra Gunners aim to extend winning streak

Lee Gaskin Small preview of the Canberra Gunners preview game.

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Len Bias to be inducted into Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame

Tragic tale: Len Bias.

Don Markus Since a memorial service at a sweltering, standing-room only Cole Field House was held a few days after Len Bias' death in June 1986, there has been little official connection between the former...

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LeBron James dethrones Michael Jordan as most popular US athlete - poll

LeBron James attends a promotional event at Phenom House, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday.

LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll.

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Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...