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Worlds could be in Oz

Worlds could be in Oz Last September in Brazil, the defencejobs Opals became the world champions of women’s basketball. Next time they might not have to travel so far. Australia is one of four nations interested in hosting the 2010

LJ heats up Korean winter

World Champion defencejobs Opals Captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 36 points for Korean club side Samsung Bichumi yesterday in their 85-58 victory over Kumho RedWings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL), The Korea Times reports. Playing in

Opals' LJ drops 40

Opals' LJ drops 40 World Champion defencejobs Opals captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 40 points for club side Samsung in their 77-66 win over the Kumho Redwings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL). Jackson also pulled in 18

Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

Stirling the jewel in Opals crown

Stirling the jewel in Opals crown SHE masterminded Australia's gold-medal win at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne then created history by guiding the Opals to world championship success in Brazil, Peter KOGOY of The Australian writes. From The Australian View

LJ wins WKBL All-star MVP

LJ wins WKBL All-star MVP World Champion defencejobs Opal Lauren Jackson was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Women's Korean Basketball League (WKBL) All-Star game in Yongin after scoring a game-high 39 points to lead the South to a

Capitals win defencejobs WNBL title

The Canberra Capitals have won back-to-back defencejobs WNBL championships following their 73-59 win over the Sydney Uni Flames at the Penrith Sports Stadium today. To listen to the call on click here. An unanswered 15-point run from the Capitals

Sapphires schedule set

FIBA, in cooperation with the Russian Basketball Federation, hosted today in Moscow the draw for the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. The 2nd FIBA U21 World Championship for Women will be played from 29th June to 8th July

2007 Sporting future forum

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is preparing to host its third Our Sporting Future Forum at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 21-23 March 2007. Held every second year, the forum attracts delegates from sport and sport related

Randall set for Italian job

World champion defencejobs Opal Emma Randall has signed with Italian club side Mercede Alghero and will depart Australia later this week to suit up in the premiere Italian women’s basketball league, Serie A1. Randall will stay with the Division 1

NZ franchise to join WNBL

NZ franchise to join WNBL Basketball Australia is delighted to announce that Basketball New Zealand has been granted a licence to enter the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) for the 2007/08 season and beyond. The team will most probably be

Gender equality on agenda

Gender equality on agenda Following the recent Senate Report titled About Time! Women in Sport and Recreation in Australia, the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) is seeking further information and solutions to key issues raised in the report. With

defencejobs WNBL Round 17 wrap

defencejobs WNBL Round 17 wrap The 2006/07 defencejobs Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) regular season has now come to a close, with Sydney Uni taking top spot on the ladder after a 77-52 demolition of Canberra on Friday night, while

FIBA Europe: All-Star Opals

FIBA Europe: All-Star Opals Time is running out to register your vote for the 2007 EuroLeague Women All-Star game that potentially features Australian defencejobs Opals Suzy Batkovic (UMMC Ekaterinburg), Jenny Whittle (Mizo Pecs), Emma Randall (BC Volgaburmash) and Kristi Harrower

Opals to air on Australia Day

Opals to air on Australia Day Voting closed at midnight last night in the Fox Sports poll that gives viewers a chance to watch their favourite Australian sporting victory on television on Australia Day. The top four most voted victories are to be

Opal Erin wheeled to surgery

Opal Erin wheeled to surgery Approaching three-quarter time in Adelaide’s top of the table defencejobs Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) clash with Canberra, Opal Erin Phillips attempted to drive past her world championship team mate Tully Bevilaqua. When she planted her right

defencejobs WNBL Round 16 wrap

defencejobs WNBL Round 16 wrap Defending champions Canberra tightened their grip on the minor premiership and guaranteed themselves a home semi-final after defeating the Adelaide Lightning in Saturday night’s top of the table clash in Canberra. The Adelaide loss was made