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Andrew Bogut 50-50 for basketball's World Cup

Peter Mitchell Andrew Bogut rates himself a 50-50 chance of leading Australia at the basketball World Cup in Spain later this year.

Basketball Australia should back Abby Bishop and have a heart

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John-Paul Moloney ‘‘Keeping the sanctity of high performance’’… Really, Basketball Australia?

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Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

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Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

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Opals duo out of world basketball titles

Suzy Batkovic ... not going to the World Championships.

Sydney SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - Australia's women's basketball team have suffered a major blow ahead of their 2014 world championship campaign, with Opals stalwart Suzy Batkovic and WNBA star Jenna O'Hea both...

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Basketball: Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor in Opals squad

WNBA stars among 33 players named for the women's world championship in Turkey in September.

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NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

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Lauren Jackson to miss WNBA basketball season after surgery

Lauren Jackson

Australian star centre Lauren Jackson will miss the entire 2014 Women’s NBA season following surgery on her right knee and left Achilles tendon.

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NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

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LeBron James v Kevin Durant rivalry a highlight of NBA All Star game

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15:  NBA Players Kevin Durant (L) and LeBron James attend GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party Sponsored By Samsung Galaxy And Beats at Ogden Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)

Scott Cacciola After 45 minutes' worth of pregame festivities that included a concert, an appearance by Snoop Dogg, streamers that fell from the ceiling and player introductions, LeBron James finally christened the...

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NBA era ending as David Stern prepares to vacate his corner office on level 15

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 6: NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver and Commissioner David Stern addresses the media prior to the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 6, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Scott Soshnick Anxiety grips National Basketball Association employees whenever the elevator stops on 15, home to the corner office of Commissioner David Stern.

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NBA: Derrick Rose can play for Team USA with Chicago Bulls coach's blessing

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 21: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls in action of the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 21, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would be happy to see point guard Derrick Rose play for Team USA this summer, even as he is out the rest of this NBA season because of knee surgery.

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NBA: David Stern 'the single most important person in the history of basketball'

David Stern, commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), sits for a photograph before an interview at the NBA Olympic Tower in New York, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Stern hopes the NBA can avoid a lockout before the current collective bargaining agreement between the National Basketball Association Players Association and the league expires June 30. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** David Stern

Jeff Zillgitt One day this week, David Stern will make his work commute as commissioner of the NBA for the final time.

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Carley Mijovic wants to use last five games with Capitals to impress Opals

Carley Mijovic.

Chris Dutton Carley Mijovic hopes to use the last five games of the WNBL season to prove she is ready for international duty.

NBA: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade not keen on resting for Miami Heat's threepeat push

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second  period of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)

LeBron James knows what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is thinking, how he's hoping that this plan to preserve the reigning MVP's legs pays off when the playoffs roll around.

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Hall of fame honour 'not expected'

Pointing the way: Dongguan Leopards coach Brian Goorjian learnt many lessons from his AFL peers.

Roy Ward US-Australian coach Brian Goorjian is humbled that Basketball Australia has given him such recognition.

Achieving remarkable double fails to douse Dalton's fire

Karen Dalton

David Sygall As she contemplates yet another milestone in her remarkable life in basketball and scans the years for her favourite memory, Karen Dalton thinks back to a time before all the Sydney Uni Flames...

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Karen Dalton nets unprecedented double

David Sygall As she contemplates yet another milestone in her remarkable life in basketball and scans the years for her favourite memory, Karen Dalton thinks back to before nearly all the players she coaches at...

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Andrew Bogut ready to repay Warriors' faith

Andrew Bogut.

In August a towering figure unexpectedly walked through the front door of the Golden State Warriors' training facility.