Basketball has joined a host of other sports in embracing a shorter form of the game, which will be played at the next Olympics. However, governing bodies need to be careful not to forget their sport's roots in the pursuit of dollars, writes Ben Lisson.
The Kookaburras miss out on defending their World Cup crown after losing a heartbreaking semi-final to the Netherlands 4-3 in a sudden-death shootout after being level 2-2 at full-time.
Kurt Fearnley picks up another gong as his marathon gold-medal-winning effort is voted Best Sporting Moment of the Year, with Craig Lowndes voted as ABC Sports Personality of the Year.
Australia is having a mixed day in the team events at the Commonwealth Games, with the Hockeyroos losing to New Zealand in the gold medal game and the Diamonds crushing New Zealand in the netball semi-finals.
The Opals cruise to victory over England in women's basketball despite the ejection of Liz Cambage — and Mark Knowles and the Kookaburras add another gold, beating New Zealand.