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FIBA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Opals beat Japan, finish top of World Cup pool

Australia's Opals have finished the group stage at the women's basketball World Cup with a 71-54 defeat of Japan that means they cannot meet red-hot tournament favourites USA until the final.

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BASKETBALL

FIBA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

FIBA Women's World Cup - meet the Opals

It's time to meet the Australian Opals ahead of the FIBA Women's World Cup, which tips off on Thursday, September 22.

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Opals' culture back to its best: Madgen

Australian captain Tess Madgen says the Opals' team culture has gone to "another level" in the lead-up to the Women's Basketball World Cup, where they will look to bounce back from a turbulent 2021 once and for all.

Aussie Opals take on FIBA Trivia Challenge

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FIBA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

The Opals vs. Aussie Trivia Challenge

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

Blicavs name sits among top Australian sporting families

If you were to compile and compare a list of great Australian sporting families, the Blicavs name would surely be among the finalists.

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FIBA

WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

Breaking down the Boomers' eight-match winning run

A 30-point win over Iran on Monday night ensured an undefeated FIBA winter for the Boomers, with preparations right on track for next year's World Cup. Wildcats assistant Mike Kelly breaks down where the recent success has come from.

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Boomers too strong for Iran in Bendigo

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NBL

2022/23 SEASON

Top six games to watch in NBL23

After two seasons of uncertainty, the NBL calendar is locked in and returns to its usual slot. Read on for our list of the six games you don't want to miss to open the season.

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Phoenix CEO Tommy Greer backs NBL23 resurgence

The Phoenix were one half of basketball away from a Grand Final berth in NBL21, but regressed in NBL22. CEO Tommy Greer has told ESPN he backs a resurgence this season under Simon Mitchell.

FIBA ASIA CUP

FINAL

Boomers hold off dramatic charge from Lebanon to win Asia Cup

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AUSTRALIA

BOOMERS

Boomers repel fightback to win Asia Cup

A largely young Boomers side have overcome a nervy finish to retain the men's FIBA Asia Basketball Cup with a 75-73 win over Lebanon in the final in Jakarta.

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