Monthly Archives: May 2010

Paralympic World Cup: Aussies claim Bronze

It was a double celebration overnight in Manchester as the Rollers and Gliders won Bronze at the Paralympic World Cup.

Paralympic World Cup: Aussies to playoff for Bronze

The Australian Gliders and Rollers will face Great Britain and Italy respectively in the Bronze medal playoffs at the Paralympic World Cup tomorrow after both Australian teams notched their first wins of the tournament in Manchester.

Paralympic World Cup: No luck for Aussies in Manchester

Rollers and Gliders fell to 0-2 records overnight in Manchester.

Gliders lure Germany for World Challenge

Australia’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, the Gliders, will host wheelchair basketball powerhouse Germany in a ‘Gliders World Challenge’ in June as they prepare for the world titles in July.

Australian WNBA Rookies Make It Count

Australians Abby Bishop and Alison Lacey scored their first points in America's WNBA today as the Seattle Storm suffered their first loss of the season.

Paralympic World Cup: Australia opens with losses

It was not an ideal start to the Paralympic World Cup for the Gliders and Rollers as both teams dropped their opening games in Manchester overnight.

2010/11 NBL Season to tip off October 15

Basketball Australia has released the schedule for the 2010/11 National Basketball League season, with the Sydney Kings scheduled to make their highly-anticipated return to the NBL when the competition begins play on Friday 15 October.

Boy Mitch 'can be a Croc great'

Mitch Norton's selection to represent Australia at the World U17 basketball championships has earned him more than just a green and gold singlet, writes Antony Stewart in The Townsville Bulletin.

Phillin' The Lane: Worth the Wait

Basketball Australia's US correspondent Phil Moskowitz wraps another week of Aussie Boomers in action in Europe and the United States.

Jackson crowned WNBA Player of the Week

Jayco Opal Lauren Jackson has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week in America's WNBA, the league announced overnight.

Back in the Day: May 1989

This week, the BA time machine sets down at the end of May 1989...

Aussie Wheelies prepared for Paralympic World Cup

Australia's wheelchair basketball teams depart Australia today, headed for the 2010 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Aussie action in the WNBA

It was a clash of Australian basketball titans when Jayco Opals stars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor faced off in the WNBA yesterday.

3on3 may be added to Summer Games

A slimmed down three-a-side version of basketball could be on the Olympic program as early as the 2020 Summer Games, the secretary general of the sport's governing body told Reuters on Wednesday.

Aussie Hoops Associations Recognised

During the Aussie Hoops Workshops conducted last week at Echuca and Waverley, Aussie Hoops Associations were formally recognised by Basketball Australia for their support of the program.

U17 Men's World Championship team named

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 12 athletes selected to represent Australia at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Hamburg, Germany from July 2-11.

Basketball legends named Youth Olympic Role Models

Australian basketball legends Andrew Gaze and Michele Timms alongside Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt and Yugoslavia’s Aleksandar ‘Sasha’ Djordjevic have been named as Athlete Role Models (ARM) for this summer’s inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in the city-state of Singapore between the 14th and 26th August, FIBA announced on Thursday.

Ogilvy feeling Draft

Australian centre AJ Ogilvy is one small step closer to knowing his future after the National Basketball Association held its 2010 Draft Lottery in Secaucus, New Jersey Tuesday night.