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1 August 2018 9:58 AM Tow Canberra Capitals named in Opals World Cup squad

Canberra Capitals forward Kelsey Griffin's been picked for the Australian Opals' World Cup squad. Now she just has to pass the medical. Griffin was one of two Capitals players picked in the Opals squad for their upcoming training camp at the AIS beginning next week. Capitals guard Leilani Mitchell was also selected and one of a number of WNBA stars in the squad 15

25 July 2018 8:00 PM The Canberra Capitals' link to Ben Simmons and Harlem Globetrotters

Young started every game in her final season at Virginia Tech in 2015-16 and has been playing for the Newcastle Hunters in the Waratah Championship League since returning from the United States. Hannah Young with her father Lewis Young, a former professional basketball player and Harlem Globetrotter, in 2012. She will be one of Canberra's Goriss is still 15

23 July 2018 6:31 AM Canberra Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin faces minor setback

Marquee Canberra Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin will go for scans after suffering a hamstring injury while playing for the Australian Opals in the Four Nations tournament in China last week. It is a frustrating blow for the incoming Capitals star given she had already been undergoing rehabilitation at the AIS following ankle surgery. Griffin has been training 17

5 July 2018 7:03 AM AIS revives Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin's career

Canberra Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin admits her career would be over if not for a switch of national allegiance and the world-class training facility on her new doorstep. Alaska-born Griffin has been undergoing rehabilitation at the AIS following ankle surgery as she prepares to join the Australian Opals squad for the Four Nation tournament in China 15

12 June 2018 7:02 AM Capitals star Kelsey Griffin back in green and gold at Four Nations

Goriss said although they were down on personnel, it provided an opportunity for some of the younger players to push through the ranks and represent the Opals. “There is only a limited amount of players playing in the WNBA so it gives some of the younger girls an opportunity to go and represent the Opals in a world-class tournament,” Goriss said. “It also gives 16

19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 36

3 May 2018 7:25 AM Canberra Capitals sign WNBA-drafted point guard to boost roster

Capitals coach Paul Goriss has worked with Wallace in the Australian under-19 team and didn't hesitate in recruiting one of the country's best emerging talents to the capital. The Queenslander spent a year at the AIS before earning a scholarship to play at Baylor University in Texas and will graduate next week. She had spoken with Atlanta coach Nicki 29

20 April 2018 8:09 AM Reigning MVP Nat Hurst leaves Canberra Capitals behind

It is understood Hurst wanted to be a free agent at the end of last season and test the waters as she nears the end of her illustrious career. The club opted not to wait on Hurst and made a move to sign star point guard Leilani Mitchell on a one-year deal as they look to snap a long finals drought. Rumours circulated Hurst had signed a reduced contract 42

17 April 2018 2:27 AM Emerging star Maddison Rocci set to shine with Canberra Capitals

"To be honest I thought it was pretty tough at the start," Rocci said. "To come in as a rookie into the WNBL, it’s a totally different ball game. To get the opportunity to start was so amazing and it was a good opportunity for me to see exactly how the competition really is. "At the start it was challenging but once I settled in and got to know all the girls 31

29 March 2018 7:53 AM Ezi Magbegor explains why she chose Melbourne Boomers over UCONN

“Going to UCONN and seeing all the trophies and facilities was amazing, but I didn’t let myself get sold by all of that,” Magbegor said. “The coaches were great, Geno, Chris Daley and the players were amazing and I didn’t have a bad thing to say about them - there was no wrong decision and that’s what made it so hard.” So Magbegor reflected on what she wanted 25