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WC: Olympics still #1 says Canada coach

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 28 Aug, 2019

ON the eve of the FIBA World Cup in China from Saturday, Canada's coach and NBA championship-winning Toronto Raptors boss Nick Nurse talks Olympics and pro player availability, plus a range of other topics including how close he came to being coach of the NBL's Adelaide 36ers.


Aug 28

Lightning's new signing a Crystal clear coup

In: WNBL — Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2019

PERTH Lynx fans might find themselves grizzling during this WNBL season, knowing it was club stalwart and naturalised Opal Sami Whitcomb who connected Adelaide Lightning with WNBA star Crystal Langhorne.


Aug 27

Sixers punch above their weight in Manila

In: NBL — Sunday, 25 Aug, 2019

THE Adelaide 36ers today put a dent in the Philippines' FIBA World Cup campaign hopes with an emphatic 85-75 upset over the national team at Manila's Meralco Gym.


Aug 25

Historic day as Boomers end USA drought

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA — Saturday, 24 Aug, 2019

AUGUST 24, 2019! Remember the date because it is the day Australia's Boomers pulled off a glorious 98-94 victory over the USA for the first time since the two nations first crossed swords at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.


Aug 24

36ers go down fighting in Manila

In: NBL — Saturday, 24 Aug, 2019

THE Adelaide 36ers went down fighting 83-92 last night in Manila to the Philippines' national team in Game 1 of their two-match "friendly" series which still sits uncomfortably with most Aussie basketball fans.


Boomers-USA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 23 Aug, 2019

HOLDING firm in front of a record Australian basketball crowd of 51,218, the USA took its unbeaten record over the Boomers to 26-0 with an impressive 102-86 victory last night in Melbourne's Marvel Stadium.


Aug 23

On a hiding to nothing, or destiny's door

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Thursday, 22 Aug, 2019

THEY swagger out onto the court in their garish red, white and blue uniforms, spinning balls and turning heads with their silky skills and cocky confidence.

 


Aug 22

Patty, Joe show who they are

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 21 Aug, 2019

FORGET the basketball for a minute - even though it is what's allowed them to do great things - but Boomers triple-Olympians Patty Mills and Joe Ingles are far more than a pair of Aussie sports jocks.


Aug 21

Nothing means anything anymore

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 20 Aug, 2019

THE excitement is real but the build-up to the FIBA World Cup could not be much worse for Australia's Boomers, where management has been the architect in the decline of this team's expectations at an unfortunate time where nothing anyone says has any real meaning anymore.


Aug 20

Opals wait on WNBA for Asian Gold quest

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 19 Aug, 2019

FOUR players will be omitted from the current Chemist Warehouse Opals squad for the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup but where teams sit in their WNBA playoffs will have as big a bearing on selection as form or reputation.


Aug 19

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