Emus cane Canada, advance as top seed

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team remains undefeated after three games at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia after defeating Canada 81-70. After previous victories over Turkey and Nigeria, Australia now heads into the cross over round

Opals crush USA in Taipei

The World Champion defencejobs Opals maintained an unblemished record in the 29th William Jones Cup last night with a polished, yet hard earned 72-40 win over the United States Athletes in Action team. With Coach Jan Stirling maintaining her regime

Emus roll Turkey to open World Championships

The Australian Under 19 Men’s basketball team, the Emus, opened their 2007 FIBA World Championship campaign with a determined 77-65 win over Turkey in Novi Sad, Serbia this morning. Combined with four players – Andrew Ogilvy, Patrick Mills, Ben Dowdell

Boomers put through paces

Media are invited to attend the Australia Post Boomers’ training camp on Saturday 14 July 2007. Vision of the Boomers on court can be obtained during two sessions – 9:30am to 12 noon and 4:00pm to 6:30pm – with Head

Anstey withdrawal forces Boomers rethink

The Australia Post Boomers will begin a 10 day training camp on the Gold Coast tomorrow without veteran big man Chris Anstey. Anstey withdrew from the 18-man squad yesterday, saying he was incapable of meeting the high physical demands of

Opals crush Japanese students in Cup opener

The World Champion defencejobs Opals opened their 16-day tour of Chinese Taipei and China with a resounding 120-59 victory over the Japanese World University Games team in the William Jones Cup opener in Taipei over night. In an impressive opening hit

Boomers squad announced for camp

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 18 athletes selected to attend a 10-day training camp on the Gold Coast. The camp, to be held at The Southport School*, begins tomorrow and continues until Friday, July 20. A press conference

National Junior Basketball award winners announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual National Junior Basketball awards, presented at the Under 18 Australian Championships in Launceston, Tasmania this morning. Attended by Basketball Australia Chief Executive Scott Derwin, the recipients received their

Brave Sapphires claim silver at World Championships

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, have won silver at the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 women tonight after being defeated 96-73 by the USA at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia. The Sapphires

Opals bound for Asia

The Australian women’s basketball team will depart Sydney on Monday 9 July 2007 for a two week tour of Taipei and China during which they will play nine games. All media are invited to meet the team at the Qantas

Sapphires beat France, gold medal match vs USA

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires have progressed to the gold medal game at the 2007 FIBA World championships after a determined 88 – 81 win over France in the semi- finals at the SK Vidnoje Hall

Aussies one step from golden glory

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, will tonight take on the USA in the gold medal game of the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 Women in Vidnoje City, Russia. The game tips-off at midnight AEST.

Sapphires crush Canada, semi finals here we come

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, have progressed to the semi-finals of the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 Women after smashing Canada 98-57 in their quarter final at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia

Final call for Boomers v Tall Blacks Media Accreditation

Basketball Australia would like to remind all accredited media wishing to attend the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship between the Australia Post Boomers and New Zealand Tall Blacks to have their applications in by Friday, August 10. The games will

Sapphires bounce Brazil, quarter final awaits

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, recorded a hard fought 89-82 win over Brazil in their final preliminary round match at the 2007 FIBA World Championships at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia this evening. The

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’

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