Opals get past Serbia to post second win at World Cup

The Opals have produced their most impressive performance of the Women’s Basketball World Cup, defeating Serbia 69-54 in Sydney. Key points: Bec Allen leads the Opals’ scoring but is forced to leave the game in the final term The Opals have a 2-1 win-loss record after three games They next face Canada on Monday But the … Read more

Could Ezi Magbegor be just what the Opals need for the FIBA Women’s World Cup?

If the Opals messy, disappointing Tokyo Olympic campaign had one bright spot, it was the emergence of Ezi Magbegor as a legitimate force on the international stage. After a blistering season with the Seattle Storm in the WNBA, Magbegor has returned to Australia and looks to play a key role in the Opal’s 2022 FIBA … Read more

Lauren Jackson on overcoming the ‘self-doubt’ surrounding her Opals comeback

Chronic knee injuries forced Lauren Jackson into retirement, but the Australian basketball great says the mental rather than the physical requirements of her comeback have been the greatest challenge.  Key points: Lauren Jackson says self-doubt has “come in every day” during her Opals comeback Jackson says the pressure is now off her, and she has … Read more

High School Sports Rally: Jim and Max Shikenjanski

High School Sports Rally: Jim and Max Shikenjanski – CBS Minnesota Watch CBS News Jim Shikenjanski, former Gopher basketball star, and his son Max, a senior football and basketball player at Stillwater, reflect on their relationship and sports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not … Read more

Biden meets Griner, Whelan families at White House

Families are pushing US to secure release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan, held in Russia. US President Joe Biden has met with the families of basketball star Brittney Griner and former marine Paul Whelan, amid ongoing efforts in Washington to secure two American citizens’ release from detention in Russia. … Read more

Ex-US official visits Russia to push for Americans’ release

Biden administration distances itself from Bill Richardson’s efforts, but Brittney Griner’s family welcomes the visit. Former United States diplomat Bill Richardson visited Russia this week, several news outlets have reported, amid efforts to secure the release of American basketball player Brittney Griner and US military veteran Paul Whelan. But the US State Department on Wednesday … Read more

‘On borrowed time’: Lauren Jackson opens up ahead of stunning return to Opals team

Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson has opened up on her remarkable comeback to the Opals ahead of the FIBA Women’s World Cup beginning on September 22 in Sydney. Key points: Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson says she’s embracing every moment, having taken earlier stages of her career for granted Jackson’s role looks likely to come … Read more

Three icons in women’s sports are saying goodbye

It’s the end of an era for women’s sports, as three icons retire from their respective games. “Something that you can’t ignore is all the high-profile women and female athletes that are some of the greatest in the world who are all retiring at the same time,” said Melanie Anzidei, a reporter with NorthJersey.com.  Tennis … Read more