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New FIBA Sec General

In: Boomers & Opals, Misc — Saturday, 8 Dec, 2018

MIES, Switzerland: Greek-born Andreas Zagklis is the new Secretary General of FIBA, succeeding Patrick Baumann who died tragically in October.

Dec 8

FFT8: Creek to soar with Phoenix

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: NEWS our regular readers knew last month was confirmed today when the NBL's latest franchise, South East Melbourne Phoenix revealed their first marquee signing as Mitch Creek. 

Dec 4

Boomers' ta-ta to Qatar

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 3 Dec, 2018

AUSTRALIA tonight scored 110 points as it buried Qatar beneath a 3-point scoring barrage at Margaret Court Arena in its 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Zone qualifier.

Dec 3

Boomers bound into World Cup

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 30 Nov, 2018

IT'S official! After belting Iran 76-47 tonight at Margaret Court Arena, Australia is through to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, joining France, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Nigeria and Tunisia as among the first eight qualifiers.

Nov 30

Barlow, Moller earn Boomers' chance

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2018

MELBOURNE United teammates David Barlow and Craig Moller are "new" faces in Australia's Boomers to take on Iran and Qatar at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena later this month, both great stories in their own right.

Nov 14

New Boomers primed for FIBA window

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 26 Oct, 2018

AUSTRALIA will take on Iran and Qatar in Melbourne in just over a month and wins will put beyond doubt the Boomers will be in China next year for the FIBA World Cup.

Oct 26

Aussie Indigenous best make it 4 straight

In: Boomers & Opals, Misc — Tuesday, 2 Oct, 2018

A LAST-gasp layup by big man Chris Patton not only secured the opening game of this year's annual Australian Indigenous All Stars' series over the New Zealand Maori National Team, but set up the Apunipima-sponsored outfit's fourth straight Trans-Tasman Championship.

Oct 2

Opals' Cup silver lining

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 1 Oct, 2018

AUSTRALIA was unable to sustain the pressure on FIBA World Cup favourite USA in today's Gold Medal game in Tenerife, Spain, but the silver lining is the Opals are way ahead of schedule. 

Oct 1

Sandy's Opals history-makers

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 30 Sep, 2018

CALL it "Rio redemption, a "return to the podium", "Opals at their best" - call it whatever you want but tomorrow morning Australia has a shot at Gold, just two years after Olympic misery.

Sep 30

Opals 'rein in' Spain

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 30 Sep, 2018

TRAILING by eight with a period to play, Australia's Opals reined in Spain with an outstanding 22-8 final quarter to storm into the FIBA Women's World Cup Gold Medal Final 72-66.

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