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WC: Beware canny Canadians

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 1 Sep, 2019

CANADA has proven something of an international nemesis for Australia, going into today's FIBA World Cup opener in Dongguan, China holding a 6-2 edge in tournament play.


Sep 1

WC: Here we go, here we go

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 31 Aug, 2019

FIBA World Cup Gold Medal contender Serbia today tips-off the 18th men's world basketball championship against Angola, with teams in Groups E, F, G and H - Australia in the latter - not due on court until tomorrow.


Aug 31

WC: Ambitious TV coverage by FIBA

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 30 Aug, 2019

FIBA is launching its biggest and most ambitious TV, digital and social media coverage global production plan ever for the 18th World Cup, which tips off tomorrow across China.


Aug 30

WC: Bogut blip as Boomers ranked at #3

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 29 Aug, 2019

BOOMERS centre Andrew Bogut yesterday in China rolled his ankle as Australia lost its final warm-up match ahead of the FIBA World Cup 64-74 to Germany.


Aug 29

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

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

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

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