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30 September 2018 8:50 PM Opals finish with silver after defeat to US in World Cup final

Team USA have proven too strong for Australia in their women's basketball World Cup showdown in Spain, recording a comfortable 73-56 victory over the Opals to take yet another gold medal. The Opals were hoping to add a second gold at this event to the one they claimed in Brazil back in 2006, but instead it was the star-studded Americans claiming the crown 6

25 September 2018 12:55 PM Cambage leads Opals into World Cup quarter-finals with win over Turkey

Liz Cambage made a perfect start and the Australian Opals followed as they locked in a place in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain on Tuesday night. The Opals faced off with Turkey for top spot in their group and direct entry to the final eight and Cambage made her first 11 shots as Australia killed off the game before 8

25 September 2018 12:18 PM Basketball Australia looks for new CEO as Anthony Moore departs

Basketball Australia will begin the search for a new chief executive with Anthony Moore to leave the role at the end of October. Moore and chairman Ned Coten sent word around basketball circles on Tuesday about Moore’s departure which will come at the BA annual general meeting on October 27. It’s not known what his next move will be but Moore is tipped 9

23 September 2018 1:28 PM Opals continue to shine with win over Argentina

The Australian Opals made it two from two to start the FIBA Women’s World Cup with a thumping win over Argentina in Tenerife, Spain on Sunday night. With Liz Cambage (24 points, six rebounds) again dominant, and world cup rookies Sami Whitcomb (16 points, five assists), Ezi Magbegor (14 points, eight rebounds) and Alanna Smith (10 points, five rebounds) 14

21 September 2018 5:07 AM Last minute Opals ready to step up as FIBA World Cup opens

Lavey was in training camp with the team a month ago and then just missed the side so she has only been absent for a few weeks of training and practice games. “We spoke at seven o'clock in the morning when I was barely awake, she [Stirling] said you have to get going in the next 24 hours to Spain - I said 'yep, let’s do it',” Lavey told Fairfax Media 14

10 September 2018 3:19 AM Sami Whitcomb overjoyed after Opals promotion for World Cup

On the verge of a WNBA championship, Australian guard Sami Whitcomb received further good news on Monday as she was elevated to the Opals side for the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Whitcomb was born in America but has made a life in Perth with her wife Kate where she rose from being a WA State League import to become a star in the WNBL with Perth Lynx and then earning 22

10 September 2018 3:10 AM Leilani Mitchell withdraws from Opals' World Cup squad

"The first thing I did was call my wife who was sleeping in Australia and share the news with her. Then it felt real. I can’t wait to put on that singlet and compete for Australia." Round 1: Friday, October 12 - Sydney Flames v Canberra Capitals at Sydney Uni Sports Centre, 7pm. Round 2: Sunday, October 21 - Canberra Capitals v Adelaide Lightning at National 25

22 August 2018 6:10 AM WNBA season ends for Liz Cambage, now turns to World Cup

Mercury guard Stephanie Talbot, who will join Cambage and Brondello for the Opals' run at next month’s FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain, turned on one of her best performances of the season offering 11 points and 11 rebounds in 31 minutes while playing outstanding defence. Cambage led the WNBA in scoring at 23 points a game and set a new WNBA game record 22

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 26

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 29