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FOX SPORTS AND FIBA ENTER INTO LANDMARK BROADCAST DEAL

In exciting news for basketball fans around Australia, FOX SPORTS has secured EXCLUSIVELY LIVE rights to broadcast FIBA national team competitions featuring the Boomers and Opals.

PEAK SPORT TO FIT OUT BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA THROUGH TO 2020

Basketball Australia is delighted to announce a new four year apparel partnership with global sportswear brand PEAK Sport.

TEAMS NAMED FOR 2018 GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The eight countries to compete in the men's and women's basketball tournaments at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been announced.

OPALS FINISH RUNNERS-UP AT FIBA ASIA CUP AND GRIFFIN EARNS TOURNAMENT MVP

The Australian Opals have fallen by a point to Japan in the FIBA Asia Women's Cup final, losing 73-74 in their first expedition to the tournament.

GOLD MEDAL GAME BECKONS FOR OPALS AT FIBA ASIA CUP

Maintaining their unbeaten run at their first ever FIBA Asia Women's Cup, the Australian Opals are through to the gold medal game after beating South Korea for the second time, 81-64.

OPALS QUALIFY FOR 2018 WORLD CUP WITH QUARTER-FINAL WIN AT FIBA ASIA CUP

The Australian Opals have had a successful day at the FIBA Asia Women's Cup, defeating North Korea in the Quarter-Final 81-48 to advance to the Semi-Finals as well as qualify for next year's FIBA World Cup.

OPALS ADVANCE TO FIBA ASIA CUP QUARTER-FINALS UNBEATEN

A three-point barrage from the Australian Opals has seen them advance to the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup undefeated, beating Japan 83-74.

OPALS ACCOUNT FOR PHILIPPINES TO STAY UNBEATEN AT FIBA ASIA CUP

The Australian Opals have utilised a significant height and size advantage to defeat the Philippines in their second game of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, winning 107-65.

OPALS OFF TO WINNING START AT FIBA ASIA WOMEN'S CUP

The Australian Opals have had a strong start to their first foray in the FIBA Asia Women's Cup, defeating Korea 78-54 in the opening game of the group stage.

MANSFIELD TO REALISE LIFELONG DREAM AT FIBA WOMEN'S ASIA CUP

Rising through the ranks of Australian basketball, Lauren Mansfield will realise a life-long dream when she pulls on the Opals jersey at the FIBA Asia Cup this weekend.

OPALS LAND IN BANGALORE AHEAD OF FIBA ASIA CUP THIS WEEKEND

The Australian Opals have arrived safely in Bangalore, India and are now preparing for the FIBA Women's Asia Cup with their first game scheduled for Sunday afternoon Australian time.

KELSEY GRIFFIN RIGHT AT HOME WITH THE AUSTRALIAN OPALS

Kelsey Griffin will be one of three members of the Australian Opals to debut when they hit the court in India for the 2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup.

INJURIES FORCE ALTERATIONS TO OPALS TEAM AHEAD OF FIBA ASIA CUP

Following the announcement of the Australian Opals team for the FIBA Asia Cup which will be held in India from July 23-29, injuries to two players have forced changes to the side.

OPALS TEAM NAMED WITH ADDITIONS TO COACHING STAFF TO CONTEST 2017 FIBA ASIA CUP

The Australian Opals have completed their first camp under head coach Sandy Brondello with the squad embracing a new era for the team as they prepare to compete as a part of the Asian Zone at the FIBA Asia Cup, held in India from July 23-29.

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.

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.

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.

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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