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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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.

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Opals players speak out after Abby Bishop quits world championship

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Opals point guard Erin Phillips says the players would welcome a child to their world championship campaign, but defended Basketball Australia and its support of women.

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Netball Australia urges female-sport bosses to help with childcare as Abby Bishop quits Opals

Netball has called on female sports to give mum's support. Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon with her baby Xavier.

Chris Dutton Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has implored female sporting bodies to soak up some of the costs of having children in a high performance environment until women can be full-time professional...

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Australian Opals leave door open for Abby Bishop as players call for equality

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says the door is still ajar for Bishop to play at the worlds.

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Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.

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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.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

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Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.

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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.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

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

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Canberra Capitals move to Tuggeranong for winning feeling

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will consider moving games back to Tuggeranong next season to cut costs.

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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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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.

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WNBL: Nat Hurst cashes in on Turkey offer

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals star Nat Hurst has defended her decision to quit the club with two games left in the WNBL season.

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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.

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Adelaide Lightning dashes Canberra Capitals' hopes

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning at AIS Arena.    Canberra Capitals player Jessica Bibby takes a shot.  11 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are adamant they can avoid slumping to their worst season in more than a decade, despite suffering a heartbreaking 11-point loss at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

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.

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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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Harrower tips Hurst for glory

Chris Dutton Australian Opals great Kristi Harrower has backed Nat Hurst to become an international star.

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Tolo turns Capitals down

Marianna Tolo.

Chris Dutton Former Capitals star Marianna Tolo has turned down an approach from Canberra as she aims for glory in Europe