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Taipans set for NBL-NBA debut

In: NBL, NBA — Friday, 1 Sep, 2023

CAIRNS Taipans and their NBL arch rival New Zealand Breakers will continue the tradition of preseason matches against NBA opposition when they head to the US in October for games involving the Toronto Raptors, Matisse Thybulle’s Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.


Sep 1

FIBA WC23: Long way yet to the Finnish

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 31 Aug, 2023

THERE are major scores to settle when Slovenia takes on Australia tomorrow night in Manila to open the second group stage of the FIBA Men’s World Cup, the Boomers needing two wins to go through to the quarter-finals, having successfully qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Aug 31

FIBA WC23: Boomers shot at destiny

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 24 Aug, 2023

FINGERS, toes and any other multiple body appendages remain crossed that our Boomers can from tomorrow night at the 2023 FIBA World Cup return to the medal podium they first stepped upon at the recent Tokyo Olympics.

Aug 24

Miami catches Nuggets to level NBA championship

In: NBA — Wednesday, 7 Jun, 2023

IT was business as usual for Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in the first game of the NBA Finals, but it came to an abrupt halt in Game 2 when the Miami Heat struck back with a withering final quarter avalanche to tie the best-of-7 championship at 1-1 as the series shifts to Florida.

Jun 7

Nuggets-Heat now chasing NBA history

In: NBA — Tuesday, 30 May, 2023

LED by "point centre" Nikola Jokic and ably assisted by Jamal Murray, the Denver Nuggets swept away LeBron James and the LA Lakers in four straight games to win the Western Conference title and advance to the NBA Finals where Miami kept its appointment by today finally seeing off Boston.

May 30

Mitsubishi back in NBL driver's seat

In: NBL — Monday, 29 May, 2023

HAVE you been following the NBL long enough to remember the "Mitsubishi Challenge"? It was some 23 years back when the motoring giant backed the game for almost a decade in Australia and - like Hungry Jack's - it is back on board as a major partner of our burgeoning league.

May 29

Vale Les Hody, international superstar

In: Boomers & Opals, SA — Saturday, 27 May, 2023

HUNGARIAN-born Australian international basketball trail-blazer Laszlo "Les" Hody died in Melbourne today after a short illness. The first man to represent two different countries at Olympic Games and the inspiration for a generation of players in South Australia and Victoria, Les was 88. 

May 27

Sydney's 'to and fro' as Keely goes but DJ on song

In: NBL, WNBL — Friday, 26 May, 2023

IT has been a monumental day for Sydney's national league teams, with Keely Froling leaving the Flames for the rebuilding Deakin Melbourne Boomers, but DJ Hogg joining the NBL champion Kings after a break-out season at Cairns Taipans.

May 26

Sara to lead new-look Boomers

In: WNBL — Thursday, 25 May, 2023

THE Deakin Melbourne Boomers have pulled off a WNBL recruiting coup of their own, securing the services of Opals Tokyo Olympian and World Cup bronze medallist Sara Blicavs for their 2023-24 campaign, part compensating the departure of Tess Madgen and Cayla George to Sydney Flames.

May 25

Starling a star signing for Sixers

In: NBL, SA — Wednesday, 24 May, 2023

WHEN the talk turns to "mature-age recruits", few will top the Adelaide 36ers recent signing of star American NBL1 Central forward Alex Starling, who as a recently naturalised Aussie, will make his long overdue NBL debut as a 34-year-old warrior in Season 2023-24.

May 24

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