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Happy birthday King Patrick

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2021

PATTY Mills turns 33 today, the human embodiment of all that is good in the world, of love and inclusiveness, of compassion and understanding, of tolerance and playfulness, of commitment and forgiveness, of ascending and achieving.

Aug 11

Boomers: Our 'Dreamtime Team' gets it done. Bronze Bronze Bronze!

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 7 Aug, 2021

AUSTRALIAN basketball tonight hit a new Olympic Games high as Patty Mills carried the flag, the Boomers following him to immortality as our historic first men's medal-winning team, claiming Bronze with a 107-93 victory over Slovenia.

Aug 7

Boomers: Careful what you wish for

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 6 Aug, 2021

"YEAH, I think we'd rather play Slovenia for the Bronze than France, don't you?" That was the common refrain yesterday before that sensational finish to their semi final, leading to the cautionary "careful what you wish for" reaction.

Aug 6

Boomers: Durant buries our gold strike

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 5 Aug, 2021

NBA superstar Kevin Durant carried the USA on his shoulders until it weathered the best Australia had to offer, before turning the Boomers' Gold Medal dreams into a nightmarish 97-78 beating in their Tokyo Olympics semi final today.

Aug 5

Opals: USA wins the one that matters

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2021

FLEXING its undoubted muscle as the benchmark of international women's basketball, the Gold Medal-defending USA today clinically and ruthlessly savaged Australia, burying the Opals 79-55 in their Olympic quarter-final in Tokyo. 

Aug 4

Boomers: Time to celebrate life of Brian

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2021

BRIAN Goorjian unquestionably is the most successful NBL coach in the league's history and arguably the most successful coach of team sports in Australia. But let's be frank, there's been one blemish on his coaching record.

Boomers: No tears for Argentina, now for USA

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 3 Aug, 2021

A STAGGERING 37-11 last-quarter Boomers' blitz in a 58-26 second half extravaganza tonight saw Australia storm into the semi finals of the Tokyo Olympics with an emphatic 97-59 rout of world #4 ranked Argentina.

Aug 3

Opals: They did it! Miracle win puts girls through

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 2 Aug, 2021

MARIANNA Tolo lit the fuse and Cayla George set off the bomb which finally blew Australia's Opals past Puerto Rico 96-69 and into the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Aug 2

B&B: Sporny, talking Opals Olympic scenarios

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals, SA — Monday, 2 Aug, 2021

OPALS in an Olympic pickle? You bet. So Brad Rosen and I spoke to the expert, Channel 7 commentator and triple-Olympian Rachael Sporn to explain all the scenarios ahead of tonight's mightily important final intragroup game against Games minnow Puerto Rico, and what the USA-France result also might mean.

Boomers: Faking Integrity But Amoral

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 1 Aug, 2021

AUSTRALIA tonight drew Argentina as its quarter-final opponent, with the chance to advance to an Olympic semi final showdown against the winner of the match between the USA and Spain. Sound a bit suss? It is. 

Aug 1

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