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OPALS SELECTION CAMP SQUAD NAMED AHEAD OF FIBA WOMEN’S ASIA CUP

Preparations have begun ahead of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup with an Australian Opals squad headed to Phoenix, Arizona for a selection camp from June 25-July 3.

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OPALS DRAWN INTO GROUP B FOR 2017 FIBA WOMEN'S ASIA CUP

The path to the Women's World Cup has begun with the Australian Opals being drawn into Group B of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, held in Bangalore, India from July 23-29.

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ASSISTANT COACHES NAMED TO JOIN SANDY BRONDELLO WITH THE AUSTRALIAN OPALS

Following last fortnight’s announcement of Sandy Brondello’s appointment to the head coaching role of the Australian Opals, Paul Goriss and Cheryl Chambers have been named as the Opals’ assistant coaches.

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AUSTRALIAN OPALS HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

Basketball Australia is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sandy Brondello as the coach of the Australian Opals with the signing marking the start of the four-year road to the Tokyo Olympics.

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PENNY TAYLOR RETURNS HOME TO DANDENONG FOR 25 YEAR CELEBRATION

Recently retired WNBL and Australian Opal legend, Penny Taylor, has returned to the place she considers home as the Jayco Dandenong Rangers celebrate 25 years in the WNBL this weekend.

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AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE OPALS SQUAD MEMBERS

Catch up on how our Australian Opals squad members are faring in their respective leagues around the world.

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FUTURE BRIGHT FOR AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL AFTER RIO 2016 CAMPAIGN

With the extinguishing of the Olympic flame, the Australian men's and women's national teams have officially ended their campaign with the last day of Rio 2016 signalling the end of a four-year cycle.

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DEVASTATING END TO AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S RIO 2016 CAMPAIGN

The Australian women have suffered a devastating loss to Serbia in the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics, falling 71-73 in a physical and bruising encounter.

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QUARTER FINAL PREVIEW- AUSTRALIAN WOMEN

Having finished at the top of Group A with a 5-0 record, Australia have set up a Quarter-Final clash with Serbia who finished fourth in Group B with a 2-3 record.

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AUSSIE WOMEN FINISH GROUP STAGE OF RIO 2016 UNBEATEN

The Australian women have completed another come from behind victory, defeating Belarus 74-66 on the back of a 22-7 final term to head into the Quarter-Finals unbeaten.

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PREVIEW AUSTRALIA’S MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RIO OPPONENTS

With under a week until the Rio Olympic Games, take a look at who our Australian men and women will face in the group stage.

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FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK AGAINST JAPAN SECURES TOP SEED AT RIO FOR AUSSIES

Australia have fought a massive comeback against Japan, overcoming a 16-point margin in the final term to beat Japan 92-86 and secure the top seed in Group A.

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CAPTAIN TAYLOR SPARKS AUSTRALIA TO THIRD STRAIGHT WIN AT RIO

A brilliant performance from captain Penny Taylor has carried Australia to a third consecutive win in the group stage of the Rio Olympics, defeating France 89-71.

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AUSTRALIA GRINDS OUT WIN OVER TURKEY TO REMAIN PERFECT IN RIO

The Australian women have defied a stubborn Turkey team and foul trouble to record a second straight victory at Rio 2016, winning 61-56.

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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN OVERCOME HOSTS IN OPENING GAME VICTORY

A strong second half from Australia has seen them overcome a slow start against Brazil, winning 84-66 in their first game of the Rio Olympic group stage.

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PENNY TAYLOR SELECTED AS AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN FOR RIO

As voted by the team, Penny Taylor has been selected as the Australian captain for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.

JULY 31:  Team USA and Team Australia Women's National Basketball Teams play during the USAB Showcase at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

AUSTRALIA DROPS FINAL GAME OF WARM-UP TOUR TO USA

In an exciting and high-tempo contest, Australia has fallen to the USA 89-104 in their final game before heading to Rio.

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AUSTRALIA BEAT FRANCE IN STRONG OUTING DURING USA TOUR

Australia have gained a confidence boost from a clinical performance against France in the second game of their USA warm-up tour with a 76-67 victory.

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