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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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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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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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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

Los Angeles Clippers unveil Aussie NBA recruit Joe Ingles

Joe Ingles impressed for the Boomers at the recent world championships.

Peter Mitchell Joe Ingles was a largely unknown face among the Los Angeles Clippers' stable of stars, but the forward from Happy Valley in South Australia could not wipe the smile off his face.

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 Opals thump South Korea at basketball world championships

Liam FitzGibbon The Opals have continued their stroll through the women's world basketball championship group stage, trouncing South Korea by 33 points in their second match.

Opals captain Penny Taylor leads team to big win over Cuba

Penny Taylor gets set to shoot during the game against Cuba.

Roy Ward Penny Taylor's 20 points paced the Opals in a 90-57 thrashing of Cuba at the FIBA women's world championships in Turkey.

Australian Opals rookie Rebecca 'Spider' Allen reaching for world championship glory

Opals coach Brendan Joyce has handed Rebecca Allen plenty of time and responsibility in the Opals' lead-up games.

Roy Ward Australian Opals begin group games at the FIBA women's world championships in Turkey.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin says he spurned millions of dollars in Linsanity era

Immensely popular: Jeremy Lin

Erik Matuszewski Jeremy Lin said he left tens of millions of dollars on the table by not accepting the endorsement opportunities he was offered during the height of the "Linsanity" era in New York two years ago.

Opals to miss Jackson and Cambage but welcome back two stars for world championships

Roy Ward Penny Taylor and Rachel Jarry have recovered from serious knee injuries in time to lead the Opals at the FIBA women's world championships.

Andrew Bogut slams critics of NBA youngster Dante Exum

Dante Exum after signing for Utah Jazz.

Critics of NBA draftee Dante Exum should "pull their heads out" and give the Australian youngster time to develop, says fellow first-round pick Andrew Bogut.

Opals not fazed by loss of Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage

Opals star Liz Cambage won't take part in the women's basketball world championship after she ruptured her Achilles tendon in a warm-up match against the US.

The Opals head into the women's basketball world championship without leading lights Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage, but coach Brendan Joyce is convinced he has a squad still capable of challenging...

Qatar forfeit basketball match at Asian Games in hijab row

Qatar's women's basketball team leaves the court after forfeiting their women's basketball game against Mongolia.

Peter Rutherford The Qatar women's basketball team forfeited a match at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a...

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Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

Jess Bibby said

Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...

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Basketball ACT backflips on decision to disqualify Norths

Wests player Samuel Adams and Norths player Jamie Mesman in action.

Chris Dutton Basketball ACT has smashed the Belconnen Ramblers' dreams of winning the division one grand final.