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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Spain gives Boomers a touch up

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Chris Dutton The Australian Boomers are fighting to get through to the next stage of the Olympic Games after they suffered a second consecutive defeat last night.

Basketball

Gloves off already as Boomers report Ardossi

Chris Dutton The WNBL season hasn't even started but the Bulleen Boomers have lit the fuse in their rivalry with the Canberra Capitals after a bizarre decision to report Brigitte Ardossi for striking in a...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

Baketball

WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
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19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson quits amid board and staff tension

Chris Dutton Increasing tension between the Basketball ACT board and staff led to chief executive Tony Jackson's decision to quit just two years into his tenure.

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AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

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Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Big things still ahead for Capitals' pocket rocket

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ''decade of basketball at the top'' and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Basketball

French recruit Isabelle Strunc keeps guard over Canberra Capitals

Isabella Strunc.

Chris Dutton Frenchwoman Isabelle Strunc hopes her stint with the Canberra Capitals launches her international dreams.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals score points for win and sporting gesture

Sport. The WNBL match between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and West Coast (white) at the Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Jessica Bibby was in fine form, scoring the most points in a game this season. Here she gets a hug from Abby Bishop. January 18th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals were ruthless in beating the West Coast Waves by 31 points on Saturday night.

Mills to stay with Spurs for another NBA championship tilt

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Australian basketball star Patrick Mills will play with the San Antonio Spurs in the next NBA season.

Basketball

Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.

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Patty on cusp of NBA title dream

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Spurs 112-106. 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.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)  Patty Mills

Chris Dutton A towel-waving army, rock legends and the biggest stage in basketball - Patrick Mills is chasing his NBA championship dream in a world of superstars and megabucks.

Basketball

Mills keen to light spark for Aussie basketball

:  MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat chases down Patrick Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills wants his NBA journey to motivate indigenous children to chase their dreams.

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Petrie persistence pays off

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Anthony Petrie of the Boomers drives to the basket against Zhu Fangyu of China during game one of the series between the Australian Boomers and China at the Perth Arena on June 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's the breakthrough appearance that could break the ‘‘curse’’ that has dogged Anthony Petrie's basketball career.

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Bibby back on target in mixed Capitals' trip

Picture: Gary Sissons. 
Photo taken at Dandenong Basketball Stadium.
Jessica Bibby.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby hopes she has rediscovered her attacking flair after scoring 72 points in three games as the team prepares for the start of the WNBL season.

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Ardossi shrugs off Boomer barbs to battle on for Capitals

2nd OCTOBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY- CHRISDUTTON -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra Capitals player, Brigitte Ardossi . Pic taken at the Belconnen Basketball Centre.

Chris Dutton Brigitte Ardossi wants to prove she's not a ''dirty player'' and has vowed to continue her physical game style despite the Bulleen Boomers' bizarre decision to accuse her of striking.