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Australian Opals drop Liz Cambage from qualifiying tourney after star misses camp to attend a music festival

Australian Olympian Liz Cambage will not play in the upcoming FIBA Oceania Championships because the team dropped her after she chose to attend a music festival instead of showing up for camp on time. She was slated to arrive at…

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

[display_podcast] Last night the Los Angeles Sparks opened their 2015 WNBA schedule with a preseason victory over the Chicago Sky at Mohegan Sun Arena, 76-67. The game marked the Brian Agler’s debut as the Sparks’ head coach. He spent the…

Basketball Australia statement on ABC cutting coverage of WNBL

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced Monday that it would end coverage of the WNBL. The decision of ABC, the country’s national broadcaster, to cut coverage of the women’s professional league in Australia drew ire from Olympian, WNBA player and Canberra Capitals…

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

[display_podcast] After a brief hiatus coinciding with the end of the WNBA season, our favorite players lace up again starting this weekend. This time, however, in additional to playing for a title, they are walking on the court with medals…

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

[display_podcast] USA Basketball Training Camp Photo Gallery We are nearing the conclusion of the WNBA season, but it is also just the beginning for USA Basketball and their quest for the title at the World Championships in Turkey. On today’s…

Lauren Jackson expected to make full recovery from surgery for hamstring injury

Lauren Jackson expected to make full recovery from surgery for hamstring injury

From the WNBL: Basketball Australia and Basketball ACT today confirmed Lauren Jackson is expected to make a full recovery from her hamstring injury after undergoing surgery in Melbourne this week. After a series of tests to ascertain the full extent…

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is nearing completion, and soon we will in the college season. Tonight begins the conference finals and Dishin & Swishin is all about the WNBA this week. First, for the second week in a row, we…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week! ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Washington Mystics…

U.S. extends streak to 40-0 in Olympic competition, beats Australia 86-73 to reach gold medal round

U.S. extends streak to 40-0 in Olympic competition, beats Australia 86-73 to reach gold medal round

The U.S. overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Australia 86-73 in the semifinals of the 2012 London Games. The Americans seek to win their fifth straight gold medal after extending their Olympic winning streak to 40-0.

Opals vs. USA preview: Assistant coach Doug Bruno scouts the Australians

Opals vs. USA preview: Assistant coach Doug Bruno scouts the Australians

The U.S. (6-0) faces longtime foe Australia (5-1) in the semifinals of the 2012 London Games as the Americans seeks to win their fifth straight gold medal. The U.S. is riding a 39-0 winning streak that dates back to the…

Australian Opal Lauren Jackson breaks Olympic scoring record

Australian Opal Lauren Jackson breaks Olympic scoring record

From Basketball Australia: Australian Opals women’s basketball star Lauren Jackson last night broke the record for most career points scored by a women’s basketballer at the Olympic Games. Jackson scored 12 points in the Opals 75-60 Quarter Final victory over…

2012 Olympics: Australia and the U.S. to meet in the semifinals; Russia to take on undefeated France

2012 Olympics: Australia and the U.S. to meet in the semifinals; Russia to take on undefeated France

The first semifinal for women’s basketball in the 2012 Olympics is set. After defeating their opponents in the quarterfinals, Australia and the U.S. will face each other Thursday at noon EDT. Overall, the Opals are 5-1 in the competition with…

Australian Liz Cambage’s dunk in win over Russia is first for women’s basketball in Olympic history

Australian Liz Cambage’s dunk in win over Russia is first for women’s basketball in Olympic history

Australian 20-year-old center Liz Cambage became the first woman to dunk in Olympic history in a 70-66 victory over previously unbeaten Russia at the 2012 London Games. [Video] At 6:18 in the third quarter, Cambage received a pass at the…

2012 Olympics: Women’s basketball, day one recap and results

2012 Olympics: Women’s basketball, day one recap and results

China started the day on a 15-4 run against the Czech Republic and won their first game of the Games, 66-57. The Czechs tried to get back into the match and at the end of the first quarter were only…

Lauren Jackson named flag bearer of the Australian Olympic team for the 2012 London Games

Australia’s Olympic team’s chef de mission Nick Green named three-time Olympian and two-time WNBA champion Lauren Jackson as the country’s flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics. Jackson, 31, debuted with the Australian national team, the Opals, when she was 17. The…

Australia falls to France, 64-58, in pre-Olympic exhibition

The French national team took down Australia, 64-58, in an Olympic warm-up game in Lille, France Sunday. France earned the victory just a week after they lost to the Opals, 69-59, in the Standard Life Invitational Challenge in Sheffield, England.…

Australia routs China in Olympic warm-up, 84-53

Four teams are in Lille, France competing in a pre-Olympic exhibition tournament: Australia, Brazil, China and France. Today the Australians defeated China 84-53. Tomorrow they face France in their last game of the warm-up tournament before heading to London and…

2012 Olympic tune-up: USA vs. Great Britain features international connections from Oregon State to Florida to Australia

2012 Olympic tune-up: USA vs. Great Britain features international connections from Oregon State to Florida to Australia

USA vs. Great Britain, ESPN2/ESPN3, 2:00 p.m. ET  Just two days after routing Brazil, 99-67, the USA’s senior national women’s team is in Manchester, England to face Great Britain in an exhibition game. Australian Tom Maher, a former Olympic coach…

Canberra Capitals get new naming rights sponsor in $600K deal

Lauren Jackson, who will play for the Canberra Capital’s in 2012-2013, attended the team’s press conference to announce a $600,000 multi-year deal with The Tradies. The international basketball star is in Australia training with the national team for the 2012…

Spartak releases Lauren Jackson, star will suit up for Canberra

Lauren Jackson is close to signing a deal to play with the Canberra Capitals for the rest of the WNBL season.  Just last week, Capitals coach Carrie Graf and Jackson’s agent indicated that the WNBA star might stay in her…

Will Lauren Jackson skip Russia and play for the Canberra Capitals?

Lauren Jackson’s fans in her home country are now getting a taste of what Seattle Storm faithful endured last spring when her future with the team seemed to be in limbo. Jackson, who had plans to play for Spartak Moscow…

Week in Review

WNBL Kristi Harrower Australia’s WNBL kicked off their 30th season this week in Bulleen, north of Melbourne. Kristi Harrower of the Los Angeles Sparks signed to play with the Bendigo Bank Spirit. So far, she has short-term contract. The team…

Lauren Jackson visits old team in Australia, talks about happiness in re-signing with Seattle

Lauren Jackson watched her former team in Australia, the Albury-Wodonga Lady Bandits, play Saturday night and reminisced in an interview with The Border Mail newspaper: “Coming back here to the stadium brought back some of my earliest memories of watching…