Basketball

Hawks book playoffs berth

Kirk Penney (right) had 28 points as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Townsville Crocodiles in overtime to seal a playoffs berth.

Illawarra Hawks book semifinal berth after prevailing 104-97 in OT thriller against Townsville Crocodiles.

C-Web gives Breakers a shot

Corey Webster and Cedric Jackson will be looking to stay hot for the Breakers when they host the Taipans on Sunday.

Corey Webster has his swag back, just in time for his team's biggest game of the year.

Size matters for Adams

Steven Adams is playing career-best basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season.

Golden State's revolutionary small-ball lineup figures to play havoc with the OKC Thunder.

Result goes Breakers' way

The NZ Breakers can go fourth on the ANBL standings with a win over the Cairns Taipans at the NSEC on Sunday.

Basketball moons align for the NZ Breakers as they make a late push to squeeze into the playoffs.

Red faces as Obama meets Warriors video

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US President jokes with NBA champs, talking golf, secret service distractions and life after politics.

NBA star sidelined by knee to groin video

Veteran San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least four weeks after having testicular surgery.

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili sidelined for four weeks after undergoing surgery for painful injury.

Sharks lock in American import video

New Southland Sharks signing Jordair Jett playing for the Townsville Crocodiles.

Southland Sharks 2016 roster coming together well after signing outstanding American point-guard Jordair Jett.

Stars to play out WNBL

The financially-struggling SEQ Stars team will play out the remainder of the WNBL season, being propped up by Basketball Australia.

Financially battling first-season WNBL team SEQ Stars will play out the remainder of their campaign.

Melbourne close to minor premiership

Stephen Holt scored a game-high 23 points as Melbourne United moved within touching distance of the ANBL's regular season title.

Melbourne United have one hand on the ANBL minor premiership after out-muscling and out-hustling the Illawarra Hawks.

Breakers eye Snakes next up

Breakers coaches Dean Vickerman and Paul Henare have quickly switched their focus to the Cairns Taipans.

As good as that win in Adelaide was, the challenges keep coming for New Zealand's ANBL side.

Action Jackson proves a triple threat

Cedric Jackson figured he would get some good looks in Adelaide, and was ready to knock 'em down.

The Breakers' inspirational point guard sensed his chance, and seized it with both hands in a defining victory in Adelaide.

Durant considering move to Warriors

Kevin Durant is thinking of a move to the Golden State Warriors.

Just imagine Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant taking the court together on the same team.

Breakers get it done in Adelaide

Back-to-form Corey Webster helped lead the Breakers' fight.

The Cedric Jackson and Corey Webster combination has come up huge for the ANBL's defending champs in Adelaide.

NBA star may miss Tall Blacks

French point guard Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs may miss the tournament because of the birth of his second son.

The Tall Blacks will take the breaks were they can get them ahead of a tough last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila.

Do or die for Breakers in Adelaide

Mika Vukona says the Breakers have gone into playoff mode as they look to keep their season alive in Adelaide tonight.

The ANBL's defending champs are embracing the urgency of their situation as they look to go go 4-0 to finish the regular season.

Adams puts a spell on Wizards video

OKC's Steven Adams contests the shot of Washington Wizards guard John Wall.

Big Kiwi continues to make his mark for surging OKC Thunder.

Breakers banking on Webster revival

Corey Webster's shooting numbers have been down of late, and so have the Breakers as they've won just one of their last seven.

Corey Webster needs to find his mo-jo if his club has any hope of forcing their way into the ANBL playoff picture.

Rams to ball it up in Brisbane

Canterbury Rams' co-captain Ethan Rusbatch, right, will look to get the offence going in Brisbane this week.

Canterbury basketball sides off to Australia and Argentina this week

Hornacek sacked as Suns coach

Axed Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Slumping NBA team axe their head coach after a dire 2015-16 with 19 losses in last 21 games.

Randle doubtful to play Breakers

Jerome Randle, who is unlikely to play for Adelaide against the Breakers on Wednesday night.

But defending champions' task remains just as difficult in Adelaide - with or without the MVP favourite in the 36ers lineup.

Jackson provides the spark

Charles Jackson dunking for the Breakers was the standout memory in the club's scrappy victory over the Crocs on Friday night.

Young centre fires up Vector Arena and is a key man in the Breakers playoff chances.

Baby name backflip by DIA

Breakers star Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

Breakers import Tai Wesley fought back after authorities tried to reject his son's name.

Melbourne beat Wildcats in OT

Stephen Holt nailed his first five three-point attempts before finishing with a game-high 33 points in Melbourne United's overtime win over the Perth Wildcats.

Melbourne United are in the box seat to finish the ANBL season in top spot after overtime thriller.

Breakers down Crocs to stay alive

Tom Abercrombie and Alex Pledger of the Breakers battle for the rebound against Omar Samhan of the Crocodiles.

Breakers deliver a gutsy performance to keep their ANBL season alive.

Phelps the ultimate distraction video

Michael Phelps would be a gold medallist in distraction if he put his mind to it.

Michael Phelps has found a unique way to make use of his 18 Olympic gold medals.

Tall Ferns talk up Rio chances

Tall Ferns coach Kennedy Kereama knows his team have the attitude required to push hard for this year's Olympics.

Coach Kennedy Kereama says a tough 2015 has laid foundations for last-gasp Olympics bid.

Cowels to give Giants an edge

Nelson Giants signing Raymond Cowels III in action for the Santa Clara University basketball team.

American shooting guard Raymond Cowels III signs for the Nelson Giants.

llawarra end 36ers' streak

The Illawarra Hawks won for the 11th time in their last 14 games, while ending the Adelaide 36ers' six-game winning streak in Woolongong.

The Illawarra Hawks hold their nerve in crunch time against Adelaide 36ers to claim a crucial ANBL win.

'We have a point to prove'

Cedric Jackson has suffered from a plethora of injuries this season.

Breakers point guard is battling injuries to keep the New Zealand in playoffs contention.

Vickerman: 'Playoffs have arrived early'

New Zealand Breakers coach Dean Vickerman exhorts his charges.

Breakers coach impressed by his team's determination with the ANBL season on the line

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