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14 November 2018 7:22 AM Bendigo Spirit not taking fast start for granted as finals talk begins

“It’s a very fine line between 2-5 and 5-2,” Pritchard said on Wednesday. “So we don’t take it for granted and know we are only in the first third of our season. “Our mission is to make the finals and we have 14 games left to do that or mess that up.” The Spirit have rode some savvy recruiting and some good fortune to their strong start as long-time 34

30 October 2018 1:00 PM New mum Hodges welcomes pregnancy policy

Players can also access full provision of a qualified carer or support person for all away trips for children up to two years old, and for children up to four years old they can receive some additional care or financial support from their clubs. The additional support is to be provided in addition to salary and entitlements. The policy went into effect 14

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 16

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 20

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 20

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) 24

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 22

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 31

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 35

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 32