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Last-minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Last-minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Tessa Lavey was in preseason, Sami Whitcomb celebrating a WNBA title but both of them have rushed to Spain to join the Opals for the FIBA Women's World Cup which starts on Saturday night.

  • by Roy Ward

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Capitals centre Lauren Scherf's car crash gives her nerves of steel
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Capitals centre Lauren Scherf's car crash gives her nerves of steel

The Canberra big's nerves were rattled when she swerved to dodge a kangaroo and her car hit a tree. But she's using the experience to prepare for the WNBL.

  • by Chris Dutton
Sydney Kings ride bench to dogged win over Cairns
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Sydney Kings ride bench to dogged win over Cairns

The Kings didn't have the best night but their bench made sure they claimed a win to open the NBL Blitz on Thursday night.

  • by Roy Ward
Melbourne United cop reality check from rampant Adelaide
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Melbourne United cop reality check from rampant Adelaide

Melbourne United fell to Adelaide to open the NBL Blitz in Bendigo after a poor night defensively.

  • by Roy Ward
Former Capital Michelle Patt retires after Basketball ACT grand final
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Former Capital Michelle Patt retires after Basketball ACT grand final

Patt will end more than 20 years of basketball action when she retires after the Ginninderra Rats' grand final.

  • by Tegan Scott
Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban fined $13.7m over handling of sexual harassment
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Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban fined $13.7m over handling of sexual harassment

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will pay $US10 million to women's leadership and domestic violence organisations.

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Australian star Mitch Creek facing more challenges to NBA roster spot
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Australian star Mitch Creek facing more challenges to NBA roster spot

Australia's Mitch Creek will face a tough time earning an NBA contract with Brooklyn signalling their intent to give their last two-way contract to another player.

  • by Roy Ward
Opals coach backs team to fire despite injury woes
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Opals coach backs team to fire despite injury woes

Opals coach Sandy Brondello says her side will be ready to fire at the FIBA Women's World Cup starting Saturday despite two forced changes and some injury woes.

  • by Roy Ward
Canberra Capitals use NBA video technology to help WNBL season prep
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Canberra Capitals use NBA video technology to help WNBL season prep

Coach Paul Goriss is watching training sessions while 20,000 kilometres away from his team thanks to an NBA video system in Canberra.

  • by Chris Dutton
Sixers coach Brown's big plan for Ben Simmons
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Sixers coach Brown's big plan for Ben Simmons

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has revealed personal ambitions and aspirations for Ben Simmons that will make the NBA's rookie of the year an even better player.

  • by Dan Gelston
Melbourne import Josh Boone out of NBL Blitz with injury
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Melbourne import Josh Boone out of NBL Blitz with injury

Championship winning centre Josh Boone will miss the NBL Blitz this weekend after straining his hamstring.

  • by Roy Ward