The Australian men's basketball team will feature in next year's World Cup after a comfortable 29-point win over Iran in Melbourne ensured qualification.
Customs officials seize a pet French bulldog belonging to new Brisbane Bullets import Lamar Patterson after he attempted to bring the animal into Australia in his hand luggage.
Women playing elite sport are up to 10 times more likely than men to rupture their anterior cruciate ligament, but according to a surgeon who performs about 300 knee reconstructions per year, the vast majority of those injuries can be avoided.
Another talismanic performance from Liz Cambage leads the Australian Opals to a World Cup basketball final meeting with the USA after recording a 72-66 victory over tournament hosts Spain.
President Donald Trump turns his wrath on basketball star LeBron James, questioning his intelligence after James was interviewed by CNN anchor Don Lemon, who Trump also called "the dumbest man on television".
Basketball Australia will not appeal the sanctions stemming from the Boomers' ugly brawl with the Philippines in their World Cup qualifier in Manila this month.
The sanctions issued to Boomers players have been labelled a 'disgrace' by agent Daniel Moldovan as Thon Maker hits out at his three-game suspension.
Boomers trio Daniel Kickert, Thon Maker and Chris Goulding are suspended for their role in the sickening brawl with the Philippines, while Basketball Australia is heavily fined.
Liz Cambage blasts the WNBA for its treatment of female players while defending Thon Maker for his role in the Boomers-Philippines melee.
Australia's Liz Cambage says plenty doubted she'd ever get "big numbers" in America's WNBA competition. So she's only gone and broken the points-scoring record in a stunning display for the Dallas Wings.