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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

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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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Getting Nat Hurst into attack a Capital idea

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

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will work on getting dynamic scorer Nat Hurst more involved in their offence.

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Basketball: Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson eyes more glory following WNBL honour

Lee Gaskin She's always been pretty in pink, and the WNBL's newest life member wants to bring back her trademark socks to cap her career.

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Abby Bishop's best yet to come, says coach Carrie Graf

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals player Abby Bishop and Logan player Emma Langford in action. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach and former Australian mentor Carrie Graf believes star forward Abby Bishop can be a cornerstone of the Opals team for the next decade as she becomes one of the most dominant...

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Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

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Joyce tips Capitals revival

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce.
24 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed the Canberra Capitals to again become a ''powerhouse'' of the WNBL.

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Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.

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Bogut, Cambage slam hideaway camp

Golden State Warriors Andrew Bogut reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during Game 4 of their NBA Western Division quarter-final basketball playoff game in Oakland, California April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Australia's two highest-profile players have joined the chorus of frustrated fans angry at the sport's lack of promotion.

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Different rules for different sexes: Jackson

Sport: Australian Opals and Australian Boomers Training Sessions at the AIS, Canberra. Lauren Jackson in action. 8th of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Australian Opals star Lauren Jackson says her contract dispute with the Canberra Capitals wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow if it happened to a man.

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Basketball boss stays mum on failed plan to bring Jackson to Capitals

Lee Gaskin Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson has refused to disclose details about why negotiations with superstar Lauren Jackson to return to the Canberra Capitals this season fell through.

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Capitals lock in new talent

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Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals plan on using two of Australia's most promising talents to cover the loss of Lauren Jackson.

Capitals revive a winning formula

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin One is a returning ''local legend'', while the other has captained the Canberra Capitals for the past three seasons.

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Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.

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Capital chance to sign Bishop

9 July 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Former Canberra Capital Abby Bishop at Canberra Airport before flying out to the 2012 London Olympics.

Lee Gaskin Australian Opals star Abby Bishop could return to the Canberra Capitals next season after a pay dispute in France.

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Lavey urged to stay and learn from veteran Capitals

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Canberra Capitals players Brigitte Ardossi and Tessa Lavey dress up for their end of year presentation dinner at Woden Tradies 
The Canberra Times
22 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals haven’t given up hope of retaining young gun Tessa Lavey.

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Live NBA Finals Game Two: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

Heat

Lee Gaskin The Heat were looking to square the series after the Spurs took out the first clash between the sides. This is how Game Two of the NBA Finals unfolded.

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Switched off on live TV

London Olympic Games  2012
Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Lauren Jackson
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Lee Gaskin Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson has attacked the game's governing body for the reduction of free-to-air television coverage of the WNBL.

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Loz better late than never

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby insists the club's campaign won't be compromised despite revelations Lauren Jackson will front for training just three days before their Women's National...

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Caps' Ogoke shoots to stay with L J

Valerie Ogoke.

Lee Gaskin American recruit Valerie Ogoke is determined to prove she deserves to stay at the Canberra Capitals once superstar Lauren Jackson returns.