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Lauren Jackson WNBA’s best

Australian Opals Captain Lauren Jackson was named the Western Conference Player of the Week yesterday for the week ending Sunday July 1. Jackson’s performance raised her Overall Player Ranking from second place to first after seven weeks of WNBA competition.

Emus depart Australia

The Australian Under 19 men’s basketball team, the Emus, will depart Sydney this morning bound for Spain, Serbia and World Championship glory. The Emus will contest a four nation pre-World Championship tournament in Caceras, four hours south-west of Madrid, against

Sapphires roll Spain

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, recorded a comfortable 19 point win over Spain in game three of the 2007 FIBA World Championship at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia this morning, 75-56. It was the Sapphires’

Rocket Man Newley returns to roost

Australia Post Boomer and NBA bound star Brad Newley will conduct an Australia Post Junior Boomers Clinic in his hometown of Adelaide tomorrow. Newley, a 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, was selected with pick number 54 by the Houston Rockets

Boomer Newley drafted by Houston Rockets

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley was today drafted at pick number 54 by National Basketball Association (NBA) club the Houston Rockets. “I am absolutely over the moon,” he said. “It has been a dream of mine for a

Aussies suffer last gasp loss to Team USA

The Australian Under 21 Women’s Basketball team, the Sapphires, suffered a heartbreaking 90-88 loss to the United States in their opening game of the 2007 World Championships at the SK Vidnoje Basketball Hall in Vidnoje, Russia tonight. Despite leading for

Australia Post Boomers await NBA Draft

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley will be watching the 2007 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft with much anticipation tomorrow morning. Newley, a Gold Medalist at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2007 FIBA World Championship player, is aiming

Sapphires win Pre-World Championships tournament

The Australian Women’s Under 21 basketball team, the Sapphires, won the Four-Nation Pre-World Championship Tournament in Spain over the weekend, winning all of their three games. The Sapphires recorded powerful wins over China, 93-52, Brazil, 94-77, and a gritty 75-68

Jackson, Taylor and Snell carve up WNBA

World Champion defencejobs Opals Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor and Belinda Snell all scored 2007 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) season highs over night. Jackson equalled her WNBA career high, dropping 35 points as well as grabbing 10 rebounds to lead

Boomers win 4-nations, beat China

The Australia Post Boomers won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation. The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73,

Sapphires begin World Championship campaign

The Australian Women’s Under 21 Basketball Team, the Sapphires, departed Australia yesterday bound for a three game pre-World Championship tournament in Madrid, Spain. The Sapphires will play games against China, Brazil and host nation Spain before heading to Russia on

Boomers go down by one in final seconds

The Australia Post Boomers were defeated 64-63 by Italy in Zongshan Zhi, China overnight, the first loss of their nine-day tour. The Italians hit a free throw in the dying seconds of the game to register the one point win

Aussie Deaf teams arrive in China for World Championships

The Australian Women’s Deaf basketball team, the Geckos, and the Australian Men’s Deaf basketball team, the Goannas, arrived in Guangzhou, China yesterday ahead of the 2nd World Deaf Basketball Championships. After 18 months of planning and training both Australian teams

Opals team selected for China tour

Following a successful intensive training camp on the Gold Coast, an 11-member defencejobs Opals team has been selected to compete in the William Jones Tournament and a three-game series against the Chinese National team in July. The defencejobs Opals will depart

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

The virus plagued Australia Post Boomers registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79. Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team

Virus riddled Boomers make it three-from-three

Despite half the team and several members of the coaching staff being struck down by a severe virus, the Australia Post Boomers registered a gutsy 75-54 win over Italy in Jiangmen City in China overnight. Sydney King Ian Crosswhite has

Gliders claim Silver

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, were tonight narrowly defeated 55-53 in the Gold Medal game of the Four-Nations Friendly tournament held in Bankstown, Sydney this week. Australia, World and Paralympic Champions Canada, World Number three Germany and

Boomers defeat host nation China in hostile environment

A television audience of over half a billion people tuned in to watch the Australia Post Boomers defeat Team China 77-66 in Foshan, China overnight. In front of a hostile home crowd, the young Boomers team displayed maturity beyond their

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