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Opals end 11-year drought with USA win

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 17 Jul, 2021

AUSTRALIA's most regular Olympics basketball medallist Opals today inflicted a 70-67 wound on Gold Medal-defending USA in a stunning exhibition match in Las Vegas highlighted by Ezi Magbegor's emergence as a genuine star of now. 


Jul 17

Bob's Corner: Ready for Game 5? Here's #4

In: NBA — Saturday, 17 Jul, 2021

BOB'S CORNER: US correspondent Bob Craven is settling in (like the rest of us) for Game 5 of the NBA Championship Series between Phoenix Suns and Miwaukee Bucks, the best-of-five battle tied at 2-2. But first let's revisit Game 4 where the Bucks had past champs Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Oscar Robertson cheering them from the stands.


USA will be an Olympic enigma

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 16 Jul, 2021

THEY'VE hardly had much time training together as a unit and still are awaiting three of their main men, and now Bradley Beal has been ruled out. It's hard to know what to make of the Gold Medal-defending USA ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. 


Jul 16

B&B: All about the green 'n' gold for AV

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2021

WE wanted a man with a rich Olympic history for this week's Brad&Boti podcast so Brad Rosen and I scoured our records for just the man and found the ideal candidate in Andrew Vlahov. This man was a Boomers' monster and we love this interview because he calls it as he sees it. 


Jul 14

Chris strikes Gold, Nigeria strikes out

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2021

CHRIS Goulding struck gold today with a magnificent 7-of-7 threes, helping the Boomers sink burgeoning Nigeria 108-69 in an exhibition match, rocking Las Vegas bookies and further exciting prospects of a maiden Olympic medal in Tokyo. 


AUS too good for USA

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Tuesday, 13 Jul, 2021

FALLING in behind our Olympic flag-bearer Patty Mills, Australia's Boomers today marched straight past the Gold Medal-defending USA 91-83 for a magnificent Games exhibition win in Las Vegas, only the Boomers' second ever success over the sport's standard-bearers.


Jul 13

Bucks back with Giannis in harness

In: NBA — Monday, 12 Jul, 2021

From BOB CRAVEN, Stateside

THE homestanding Phoenix Suns took the first two games of this year’s NBA Finals, but when the series moved to Milwaukee for Game 3, it was the Bucks' turn to dominate. 


Jul 12

Trevor bound for the NBA

In: NBL, NBA — Monday, 12 Jul, 2021

THE most successful era in Perth Wildcats' long and prolonged history of NBL success, closes today with the news head coach Trevor Gleeson is stepping down to take up a coaching role in the NBA.


Patty, Matisse and Argentina is "ash"

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 11 Jul, 2021

THE irrepressible Patty Mills today pulled out a scorching, high-arching 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Argentina 87-84 in a Tokyo Olympics exhibition warm-up game in Las Vegas, rookie Boomer Matisse Thybulle the big talking point on top of Ash Barty claiming the Wimbledon women's singles crown.


Jul 11

Bob's Corner: Anniversary logo goes West

In: NBA — Saturday, 10 Jul, 2021

BOB'S CORNER: The NBA has gone conservative on its logo to commemorate the league's 75th season in 2021-22 season and our man in the USA, BOB CRAVEN was there to bring us uptodate on which direction it would be taking. If you're expecting an homage to Kobe Bryant, well, let's see...


Jul 10

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