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Opals claim bronze as China win Asia Cup

China have dramatically ended Japan's run of five straight women's Asia Cup basketball titles, with Australia taking bronze to cap a stirring comeback for captain Tess Madgen.

Injured Opals legend Lauren Jackson out for WNBL season

Lauren Jackson's unrivalled basketball career appears to have ended on a heart-breaking note after the Opals legend suffered an injury in her WNBL tribute match.

Lauren Jackson goes out on a high, leads Opals to World Cup bronze

Lauren Jackson has put on a clinic in her final game for the Opals as Australia clinched bronze at the women's basketball World Cup in Sydney.

Lauren Jackson confirms Opals exit after WC

Lauren Jackson has confirmed the bronze-medal match at the women's basketball World Cup will be her last for the Opals.

Basketball comeback a mental game: Lauren Jackson

Opals legend Lauren Jackson says she has been tested more by the mental rather than the physical requirements of making a comeback to basketball.

Lauren Jackson still at her best: Opals captain

Australian Opals captain Tess Madgen has declared that basketball great Lauren Jackson is still at the top of her game as the squad prepares for the FIBA World Cup that begins in Sydney later this month.

Capitals legend Lauren Jackson to join Opals camp in Canberra

The lure of a second world title has brought Canberra Capitals and Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson out of international retirement.

Opals keen on Lauren Jackson World Cup return

Opals co-captain Cayla Francis has said she would welcome Lauren Jackson's fairytale World Cup return but admits she's cutting it fine ahead of September's campaign in Sydney.

Ex-Opals star Liz Cambage says truth to emerge as Andrew Bogut fuels fire

Basketballer Liz Cambage has tweeted the truth will emerge after she was accused of telling Nigerian team players to return to their third world country.

Jenna O’Hea lifts lid on Liz Cambage Opals incident

Former Opals captain Jenna O'Hea has confirmed claims that Liz Cambage told her Nigerian rivals to "go back to your third world country" in an incident that sparked a messy exit from the national program.

Opals exit Tokyo Games after USA loss

Australia have been blown away 79-55 by the United States in a women's basketball Olympic quarter-final mismatch.

Opals to meet USA in QF after miracle Games escape

The United States await the Opals after they concocted a miracle passage to the final eight in Tokyo.