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Paul George injury raises question: Should NBA stars play in FIBA World Cup, Olympics?

Jeff Zillgitt Paul George's injury reignited a relatively recent debate: Should the NBA allows its players to participate in FIBA events such as the World Cup and Olympics?

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Veteran basketballer David Andersen sets sights on Rio Olympics

David Andersen.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer David Andersen believes a self-imposed playing hiatus has added years to his career.

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Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton He missed out on Olympic Games bling but Patrick Mills and the San Antonio Spurs are on a mission to ''achieve greatness'' and believe they have the firepower to win an NBA championship ring.

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Drug tests just a fact of life at Olympics, says Opals' Jackson

01 June 2012, News, Journalist Samantha Lane  Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Australian Basketballer Lauren Jackson rests up with her parents Maree and Gary Jackson in Tuross.

Paul Mulvey Nine days before the London Olympics open, every one of Australia's 410 athletes have already been drug tested at least once, more than half have been done twice and 30 per cent have had three tests.

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Opals star Taylor out of the Olympics

Penny Taylor.

Roy Ward Opals star Penny Taylor is out of the London Olympics.

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Wilson a chance for Olympics as Penny drops out

27th  FEBRUARY 2012 -SPORT -STORY JON TUXWORTH - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Capitals presentation night at Hotel Realm, Barton. Canberra Capitals player, Carly Wilson.

Jon Tuxworth It's not the fashion any player wants their Olympic hopes to be enhanced.

Boomers lose Bogut for Olympics

Andrew Bogut in NBA action

Roy Ward Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut has officially withdrawn from the Boomers' London Olympic campaign.

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Mills, Jackson named for Olympics

Patty Mills

Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.

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Clocking off is set to keep Jackson fresh for Olympics

01 June 2012, News, Journalist Samantha Lane  Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN. Australian Basketballer Lauren Jackson rests up with her parents Maree and Gary Jackson in Tuross.

Guy Hand Lauren Jackson's minutes will be strictly monitored ahead of the Olympic Games as she again underlined her importance to the Opals' gold medal cause on her return from injury.

New Opals coach Graf eyes Olympics gold

New Opals head coach Carrie Graf says superstars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor will be at their peak for the 2012 London Olympics.

Boomers' Olympics draw tough: Goorjian

Adam Cooper Boomers coach Brian Goorjian believes Australia are in the tougher pool of the Olympic basketball tournament, despite avoiding the United States and Spain.

Money and Olympics key to NBA in London

Chris Lehourites NBA commissioner David Stern is counting on the 2012 London Olympics to give the basketball league a foothold in Britain.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Opals to take new-look squad to women's basketball world championships

Sitting this one out: Opals superstar Lauren Jackson is missing the world championship due to a knee injury.

Lucy Cormack Injuries and retirements have opened the floor to a new generation of Opals this coming women's basketball world championship in Turkey.

Opals centre Liz Cambage looks up to no rival on the basketball court

Liz Cambage

Towering Australian Opals centre Liz Cambage learned the hard way four years ago not to look up to any rival.

Australian Opals look to next generation at FIBA world championships in Turkey

Running hot: Australia’s Penny Taylor lays down the law to her Phoenix Mercury teammates.

Roy Ward The Opals are still aiming for a medal despite heading to a major tournament without Lauren Jackson or Kristi Harrower for the first time since the 1996 Olympics.