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Roy Ward is a Sports writer for The Age.

Desperate Melbourne Boomers douse Fire's late charge

Desperate Melbourne Boomers douse Fire's late charge

Melbourne Boomers were forced to dig deep to beat Townsville Fire at the State Basketball Centre on Sunday.

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Many hands make light work as United dodge a Bullet

Many hands make light work as United dodge a Bullet

A hectic schedule left Melbourne United weary, but they drew on their depth of talent to grind out a win over the Brisbane Bullets on Sunday.

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Boone urges United to keep running for Bullets clash

Boone urges United to keep running for Bullets clash

Centre Josh Boone wants his Melbourne side to keep their winning momentum up as they host Brisbane Bullets on Sunday.

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Boomers sweat on Talbot ahead of Fire showdown

Boomers sweat on Talbot ahead of Fire showdown

Melbourne Boomers are waiting on Steph Talbot's injury ahead of Townsville's visit to Melbourne on Sunday.

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South East Melbourne Phoenix arrive in the NBL

South East Melbourne Phoenix arrive in the NBL

The NBL's newest team will be known as the South East Melbourne Phoenix and will play in a predominantly green strip.

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'Ice cold' Goulding stars late in Melbourne win

'Ice cold' Goulding stars late in Melbourne win

Chris Goulding made the big plays at the end as Melbourne United grabbed a priceless away win over New Zealand on Friday night.

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Cooper could regain Wallabies spot at Rebels: Wessels

Cooper could regain Wallabies spot at Rebels: Wessels

Rebels coach Dave Wessels rates Quade Cooper as a world-class talent heading into his first pre-season in Melbourne.

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Garrick looks beyond 200 games as Boomers chase Perth win

Garrick looks beyond 200 games as Boomers chase Perth win

Maddie Garrick is rather young to be a 200-game veteran but she has taken her recent milestone in her stride as her Melbourne Boomers battle for wins in the WNBL.

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Henare enjoys homecoming as United head to NZ

Henare enjoys homecoming as United head to NZ

For Paul Henare, Melbourne United’s visit to Invercargill will be a homecoming in more ways than one.

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Bendigo Spirit not taking fast start for granted as finals talk begins

Bendigo Spirit not taking fast start for granted as finals talk begins

Bendigo Spirit weren't tipped to be in the finals race this WNBL season but they are right in the discussion heading into a pivotal weekend.

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Cool heads needed when broadcasting angry timeouts
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Cool heads needed when broadcasting angry timeouts

The NBL has moved to remind coaches not to swear during time outs as they are broadcast live and the league has drawn the ire of many for such a call.

  • by Roy Ward