Monthly Archives: September 2009

Opals star as Mercury top Fever

Australia's Penny Taylor played a starring role as her Phoenix Mercury secured a crucial 1-0 lead in the best-of-five WNBA Finals series against Indiana on Wednesday, writes James Dampney for AAP.

Robyn Maher says WNBL tougher than ever

Robyn Maher was the WNBL’s Special Guest when the elite women’s league launched its 30th season in Bulleen on Tuesday.

Cairns Dream wins national crown

The Cairns Dream men’s basketball team were crowned National Champions after defeating the Melbourne Black Eagles 98-67 in the Grand Final of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Basketball Association National Championships which were held last week in Cairns.

AIS boys on a roll in Italy

The AIS boys are on a tour of Italy and now boast 5 wins from 5 outings.

Jackson will re-sign with the Storm

Last winter, Lauren Jackson needed nearly the entire offseason to make the decision to return to the Seattle Storm as an unrestricted free agent. This time around, Jackson needed just three days to declare that she will be back for 2010.

WNBL launches 30th season on Tuesday

WNBL fans are invited to the 30th Women’s National Basketball League Season Launch at Bulleen Stadium in Victoria on Tuesday.

Clock ticking for Mills' NBA dream

Australian basketball sensation Patrick Mills heads back to the United States today to fight for his NBA dream, writes James Dampney for AAP.

Rollers team selected for AOZ Championship

Basketball Australia has selected the twelve athletes that will make up the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team for the 2009 IWBF Asia Oceania Championship.

NBL tips off fitter than ever

Hovering between the comatose side of "grim" and with Death's scythe poised just six months ago, the NBL instead launches tonight fitter than ever, writes Boti Nagy for The Adelaide Advertiser.

Jackson scores all-WNBA first team selection

Australian Opals Captain Lauren Jackson has added a cash prize and another accolade to her long list of awards after being named in America’s all-WNBA first team.

U14 Boys: Day 5 Wrap - Championship Finals action

All the action from the first day of Final Matches at the U14 Boys Club Championship in Dandenong.

Rollers honoured by world body

Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball team has been recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with the 2009 Paralympic Sport Award for Best Team Performance.