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Melbourne Boomers sign Opal centre Natalie Burton

Natalie Burton.

Roy Ward Melbourne Boomers have made a big splash in WNBL free agency, signing Opals centre Natalie Burton from the West Coast Waves.

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Rebecca Allen re-signs with Melbourne Boomers

Roy Ward Rebecca Allen has some of the quickest reflexes in the WNBL and it turns out her decision making is just as fast.

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Andrew Bogut still not sure if he will be fit for Australian Boomers at World Cup

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) passes the ball over Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Andrew Bogut is likely to wait until the end of the NBA season before deciding whether his body can handle playing a World Cup campaign for Australia.

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Melbourne Boomers beat Logan Thunder in WNBL

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Roy Ward Melbourne Boomers made the most of their height advantage to beat Logan Thunder 74-63.

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Melbourne Boomers take heart from narrow finals loss to Townsville Fire

It's mine: Townsville's Suzy Batkovic was a tower of strength.

Roy Ward The Melbourne Boomers' WNBL finals run ended at the first hurdle on Saturday.

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Boomers lose star player Chelsea Poppens

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Roy Ward Star import was averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game.

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Boomers claim unforgettable win over Rangers

Melborne Boomers' Rebecca Allen

Roy Ward No one gave Melbourne a chance of beating Dandenong, except the Boomers themselves.

Dante Exum committed to Boomers: coach

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum.

Roje Adaimy Australian teenage NBA prospect Dante Exum has told Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he is committed to the national basketball team.

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NBA hopeful Dante Exum commits to Boomers

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum, playing for Lake Ginninderra College from Canberra. 2 December 2013.
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Ben McKay NBA draft prospect Dante Exum has committed to the Boomers for this year's basketball world championships.

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Australian Boomers basketball legend Ian Davies dies, aged 57

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Daniel Geale with his son Bailey, Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal and offseason recruit A.J. Ogilvy at the NBL season launch on Thursday, September 19, 2013

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The Australian basketball community is in mourning following the death of Boomers legend Ian Davies, aged 57.

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Late pain for Capitals as fast-finishing Boomers edge narrow thriller

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals fall further behind the play-off race after an agonising loss to the Melbourne Boomers.

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Bendigo Spirit holds off Melbourne Boomers in WNBL

Boomer Tess Madgen  (centre) competes with Gabrielle Richards and Kristi Harrower.

Roy Ward Spirit centre Gabrielle Richards proved to be the difference in the match.

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Vukona keen to upset Boomers coach

Marc Hinton Mika Vukona couldn't resist the dig at a coach he respects almost as much as he'd love to sit him on his backside.

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Ex-Boomers coach Brett Brown takes on NBA's 76ers

Boomers coach Brett Brown

Jon Pierik Former Australian Olympic basketball coach Brett Brown has agreed to be the head coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.

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Simmons a glimpse into bright Boomers future

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 14:  Ben Simmons of Australia slam dunks during the Men's FIBA Oceania Championship match between the New Zealand Tall Blacks and the Australian Boomers at North Shore Events Centre on August 14, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Roy Ward While the history books will record the Australian win over New Zealand as a solid victory over an under-strength opponent, those who watched it will remember the match as the official introduction...

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Petrie realises his Boomers dream

Canberran Anthony Petrie is excited to be playing in front of a home crowd, says Jon Tuxworth.

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Opals qualify for world titles as Boomers sink Tall Blacks

Lauren Jackson drives to the basket.

Lauren Jackson continues injury comeback, guiding Australia into next year's world basketball championships.

Australian Boomers v NZ Tall Blacks

Australian Boomers player Patty Mills.

The Australian Boomers v NZ Tall Blacks at the AIS Arena.

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US glory, then Boomers

Rachel Jarry.

Roy Ward Australian star Rachel Jarry should be getting ready for Melbourne Boomers' WNBL season-opener against Sydney University on Sunday.

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Boomers rebound in second quarter to shoot down Flames

Top Boomer: Tess Madgen.

Roy Ward Melbourne Boomers make their first WNBL game at the State Basketball Centre a winning one.