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'Huge for us': Kings avoid rebuild with re-signing of young gun Cooks

'Huge for us': Kings avoid rebuild with re-signing of young gun Cooks

Xavier Cooks becomes the sixth player contracted to the Kings next season, alongside Brad Newley, Craig Moller, Shaun Bruce, Jordan Hunter and Didi Louzada.

  • by Sarah Keoghan

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NBL star Tai Wesley announces shock retirement
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NBL star Tai Wesley announces shock retirement

Tai Wesley had plenty more to give professional basketball but the much-loved NBL power forward has opted against taking his family back to Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so has retired.

  • by Roy Ward
NBA agrees to 'Black Lives Matter' messages on jerseys
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NBA agrees to 'Black Lives Matter' messages on jerseys

The NBA and the players union agreed Friday on messages players can wear instead of their names on the backs of their jerseys for the first four days of the league's reboot.

  • by Broderick Turner and Dan Woike
Liz Cambage set to miss 2020 WNBA season
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Liz Cambage set to miss 2020 WNBA season

Australian and Las Vegas Aces centre Liz Cambage is expected to miss the 2020 WNBA season, Aces general manager Dan Padover says.

'I feel like I'm back to 100 per cent': Simmons primed for NBA return
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'I feel like I'm back to 100 per cent': Simmons primed for NBA return

Australian NBA superstar Ben Simmons says he feels 'better than when I started this season' as the Philadelphia 76ers prepare to resume their campaign.

  • by Keith Pompey
76ers' Simmons 'effectively 100 per cent' for restart
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76ers' Simmons 'effectively 100 per cent' for restart

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons is "good to go" when the NBA resumes the 2019-20 season later this month.

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Cambage praises Opals' Rise Up campaign, stays quiet on playing future
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Cambage praises Opals' Rise Up campaign, stays quiet on playing future

The Australian Opals have taken the first step towards improving attitudes towards racism and diversity in the sport by releasing their RISE UP campaign which they hope will result in change.

  • by Roy Ward
Silver says spread could stop NBA season as Denver close facilities
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Silver says spread could stop NBA season as Denver close facilities

Three members of the Denver Nuggets party, all of whom are asymptomatic, have tested positive to COVID-19 leading the NBA franchise to close their facilities.

  • by Arnie Stapleton
Opals and Boomers star jets off to Florida WNBA hub
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Opals and Boomers star jets off to Florida WNBA hub

Ezi Magbegor has put aside concerns over COVID-19 and will to fly out to fulfil her dream of playing in the top-flight US basketball league.

  • by Roy Ward
Boomer Broekhoff lands big NBA shot with 76ers
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Boomer Broekhoff lands big NBA shot with 76ers

Brett Brown has added another Aussie to his Philadelphia roster to help Ben Simmons' team win a title.

Aussie sharpshooter Broekhoff joins Philadelphia
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Aussie sharpshooter Broekhoff joins Philadelphia

Australian sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff is joining Ben Simmons and Brett Brown at the Philadelphia 76ers for their run at the NBA championship.