Liam Badkin

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USA push past China in big matchup

THE United States has furthered its claims as the FIBA Women’s World Cup favourites after taking down an in-form China side to the tune of 14 points on Saturday night. They were the two most dominant teams over the first few days of the tournament, and it was a highly anticipated matchup as it would […]

Three things we learned – NBL Blitz: September 23

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz preseason competition is past the halfway point, with plenty of action as the league’s 10 teams hit the court in Darwin ahead of the fixture commencement next weekend. The final night of action saw the Adelaide 36ers claim the Blitz title for 2022, despite not playing a game on […]

Opals bounce back with booming win

THE Australian Opals have recovered from Thursday’s disappointing loss by taking down Mali in convincing fashion on Friday night at the Sydney Superdome, with the final score sitting at 118-58. The path to winning the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup became a lot trickier for the Opals after their loss to France on the opening […]

Serbia start strong; hold off Japan

A FAST start from Serbia has seen the White Eagles claim a thrilling win over Japan when the two sides clashed early on Friday in the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup. The White Eagles managed to burst out of the gates in the opening term, and it held them in good stead for the remainder […]

2022/23 NBL season preview – South East Melbourne Phoenix

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks from getting underway, and it is shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Last year saw the Tassie fairytale, some new stars step to the forefront and Sydney dominance in the big dance. With some big names joining the […]

Three things we learned – NBL Blitz: September 22

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz preseason competition is past the halfway point, with plenty of action as the league’s 10 teams hit the court in Darwin ahead of the fixture commencement next weekend. The action from Thursday night saw the Tasmania JackJumpers claim their second win of the tournament, downing the Cairns Taipans to […]

Opals fumble opening match against France

THE Australian Opals have made their path to FIBA Women’s World Cup glory for 2022 much more difficult after falling to France to the tune of 13 points in their first outing of the fixture. The Aussies held home court advantage, and were hopeful of getting off to the perfect start on Thursday night, but […]

USA get off to perfect start

THE United States have got off to a booming start to the FIBA Women’s World Cup for 2022, claiming a 15-point win over Belgium to kick off their campaign in Sydney. The US were the favourites coming into the tournament, given their dominance in the sport for an extended period of time. It would have […]

2022/23 NBL season preview – Adelaide 36ers

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks from getting underway, and it is shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Last year saw the Tassie fairytale, some new stars step to the forefront and Sydney dominance in the big dance. With some big names joining the […]

Three things we learned – NBL Blitz: September 21

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz preseason competition is past the halfway point, with plenty of action as the league’s 10 teams hit the court in Darwin ahead of the fixture commencement next weekend. Wednesday night saw the reigning champions back at it again, with the Sydney Kings crusing to a 12-point triumph over the […]

2021/22 NBL season preview – Brisbane Bullets

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks from getting underway, and it is shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Last year saw the Tassie fairytale, some new stars step to the forefront and Sydney dominance in the big dance. With some big names joining the […]

Aussies set to kick off FIBA campaign against France

THE 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup is just around the corner, with the first match scheduled to begin tomorrow morning. The competition has been split into two groups, with six teams in each. The fixture will see six days of action, before the quarter finals kick off and the best sides begin their finals […]

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