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Melee in Manila: The backlash

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 20 Jul, 2018

THE backlash to FIBA’s appalling sanctions from July 2’s “Melee in Manila” has been swift, predictable and totally understandable with so many Philippines players and officials figuratively slapped on the wrist despite their involvement in the heinous and malicious brawl.

Jul 20

Melee in Manila: FIBA's Filipino fiasco

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 19 Jul, 2018

OUTRAGEOUS. FIBA’s sanctions against the Philippines and Australia are so out of whack with the real world that instead of making a statement to resonate around the globe, it instead issued a limp-wristed embarrassment.

Jul 19

Melee in Manila: FIBA's official statement

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 19 Jul, 2018

MIES, Switzerland (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers) - The FIBA Disciplinary Panel on Thursday announced its decision to suspend 13 players and 2 coaches as well as to impose fines and other sanctions on the national federations of Philippines and Australia. FIBA has also suspended the officiating crew of the game.

Melee in Manila: Racism claim 'nonsense'

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 19 Jul, 2018

ONE positive aspect of FIBA’s comprehensive findings today from the “Melee in Manila” was the complete and total exoneration of the Boomers over any alleged racist remarks.

FIBA? Or just plain FEEBLE

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2018

THE infamous “Melee in Manila” went down 16 days ago, yet FIBA still has not revealed the findings of its investigations into the Philippines-Australia brawl. Are they effing kidding?

Jul 18

Cambage in record WNBA points haul

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2018

THE first woman to dunk in an Olympic Games today became the highest single-game scorer in WNBA history as Opals centre Liz Cambage dropped a record 53 points for Dallas Wings in a 104-87 win over New York Liberty.

Chemist Warehouse WNBL just the start

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 11 Jul, 2018

CHEMIST Warehouse today revealed as naming rights sponsor for the WNBL while also throwing its weight behind our seven national women’s teams, is huge news for the sport in Australia.

Jul 11

Melee in Manila: As easy as ABC

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 9 Jul, 2018

NOW Philippines head coach Chot Reyes' revisited comments have squashed the absurd, self-serving story about the Boomers making racist remarks to his players, perhaps our ABC should publish the appropriate apology.

Jul 9

Melee in Manila: FIBA, welfare, Times latest

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 6 Jul, 2018

BASKETBALL Australia was “ahead of the game” arranging counselling for its travelling troupe that suffered the brunt of Monday’s ‘Melee in Manila’ at the hands of the rabid Filipino players, staff and fans.

Jul 6

Ryan joins our NBA mavericks

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Friday, 6 Jul, 2018

MANILA exempted, it hasn’t been a bad week for Australian basketball with first Dante Exum signing a three-year $33million deal at Utah Jazz, now Ryan Broekhoff securing a two-year deal at Dallas Mavericks.

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