Basketball

Childress ejected in testy loss to Wildcats

Josh Childress

Sydney Kings import Josh Childress facing suspension after a stray forearm on Perth Wildcats opponent Jesse Wagstaff.

Breakers on offensive after defence exposed

Cory Webster

The Breakers believe it's their offence that needs most attention heading into tomorrow's visit to Wollongong.

Veteran Laker Steve Nash out for the season

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury.

Breakers go down to classy Cairns Taipans

Mika Vukona

The Cairns Taipans showed their red hot form with an 85-76 win over the Breakers in Auckland.

Kiwi NBA star has Thunder contract extended

Steven Adams

Oklahoma City Thunder exercise third-year option on Kiwi star, who keeps his US$2m paypacket.

Pledger's painful toe on line against Taipans

Alex Pledger

This ANBL season is very much a case of mind over matter for Breakers giant as he battles turf toe injury.

Durant positive as he recovers from surgery

Kevin Durant

Last season's NBA MVP and star team-mate of Kiwi Steven Adams upbeat as he discusses starting season on the sidelines.

Breakers' point man Cedric Jackson on guard

Cedric Jackson

The early buzz has Taipan Scottie Wilbekin as the best point guard in the ANBL, but Cedric Jackson has other ideas.

Breakers all focus as red hot Taipans hit town

Aaron Fearne

Suddenly vulnerable Breakers on high alert as hottest team in ANBL comes to Auckland for top-of-the-table matchup.

Adams' OKC slump to third loss in pre-season

Steven Adams

Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder have slumped to a third consecutive NBA pre-season defeat.

Big loss brings Breakers back down to earth

Cedric Jackson

They started the season with two wins but NZ side learn they're not as hot as those results suggested.

From court to court time: Breaker breaks down

Reuben Te Rangi

The helping hands the Breakers gave a distressed Reuben Te Rangi were not just symbolic.

Breakers on rebound after back-to-back wins

Mika Vukona

Auckland-based club look a very warm prospect of advancing to 3-0 against struggling Melbourne United.

Steven Adams still looks like a starting centre

Steven Adams

Kiwi basketball star odds-on to receive a serious upgrade in minutes in his second NBA season with the Thunder.

Good home victory for Breakers over 36ers

Cedric Jackson and Breakers players thank the fans

The NZ Breakers have hammered the Adelaide 36ers 101-80 in their opening home ANBL game.

NZ Breakers basketballer Te Rangi convicted

CCTV New Plymouth pub brawl

Southland basketballer involved in a violent assault at a New Plymouth pub has been convicted.

Ekene Ibekwe embraces new NZ Breakers role

Ekene Ibekwe

It's just as well Breakers import Ekene Ibekwe is a level-headed sort, for the challenges are coming thick and fast.

So Steven Adams can act as well...apparently

Steven Adams

Basketballer Steven Adams has shown off another of his array of talents in a new web video.

Club legend CJ Bruton offers one final assist

CJ Bruton

As CJ Bruton huddled up with his old Breakers squad for one last time, he couldn't resist dishing out one final assist.

Steven Adams continues to makes NBA waves

Steven Adams

Grizzlies star still riled as Steven Adams has 22 points as Thunder go to 2-1 in pre-season with win over Memphis.

Rhys Carter makes good start with Breakers

Rhys Carter

Rhys Carter figured it would be good at the New Zealand Breakers. Just not this good.

Tom Abercrombie not forcing Breakers return

Tomas Abercrombie

Tom Abercrombie remains on track to play in Friday's home Australian NBL opener against the Adelaide 36ers.

Chris Anstey quits as coach of Melbourne United

Chris Anstey

A nightmare debut for Melbourne United has cost Chris Anstey his job as senior coach of the new ANBL outfit.

NZ Breakers coach hopeful of more good news

Dean Vickerman

Dean Vickerman loved how his under-manned side got the W in Perth, and hopes to have all hands on deck for home opener.

Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant out injured

Kevin Durant

Steven Adams' NBA team are bracing for a significant impact with star forward Kevin Durant requiring surgery.

Injury dampens Breakers' upset victory in Perth

Paul Henare

MARC HINTON - Stuff

Buoyant but battered, the Breakers face an important few days healing some wounded bodies ahead of Friday's visit by the 36ers.

Cedric Jackson shows true class for Breakers

Cedric Jackson

Cedric Jackson went out at a packed Perth Arena on Friday night and demonstrated why he's one of the best in the ANBL.

Another solid outing in pre-season for Adams

Steven Adams

Someone tell Steven Adams he's still a work in progress for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cedric Jackson leads Breakers to road victory

Ekene Ibekwe

Cedric Jackson showed he's ready to take up right where he left off, leading the Breakers to road win.

Steven Adams strong as OKC open pre-season

Steven Adams

Kiwi makes ideal beginning in his bid to win a starting spot with the Thunder through the NBA's pre-season.

Rejigged Breakers have X-factor for Wildcats

Ekene Ibekwe

The new-look NZ Breakers approach the new ANBL season with a slightly gimpy spring in their step.

Pledger expects to play Breakers' ANBL opener

Alex Pledger

Breakers receive timely boost on eve of ANBL season opener in Perth with news that crocked centre will travel with squad.

All's not lost with Cedric Jackson back at point

Cedric Jackson

Cedric Jackson isn't waving the white flag as the Breakers head to Perth for their season opener tomorrow night.

LeBron passes Tiger as biggest sporting brand

LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James becomes the biggest personal brand in sport, ending six years of Tiger Woods' dominance.

NBA announces highly lucrative new TV deals

Adam Silver

National Basketball Association announce nine-year TV contract extensions with networks worth reported $NZ3.2 billion a year.

From courtside to commentary box for Frank

Casey Frank

Former Breaker Casey Frank will trade the centre court for the television commentary box for the ANBL season.

Pledger, NZ Breakers crossing fingers, and toes

Alex Pledger

Breakers could lose star for 2014-15, or he could play in Friday's ANBL opener. There's even a scenario where both play out.

Breaker E-Beks is all about excitement for fans

Ekene Ibekwe

Whether you can say the name or not, new Breaker Ekene Ibekwe just hopes by season's end you'll be fluent with his game.

Coach Dean Vickerman strives to be own man

Dean Vickerman

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman has asked himself some searching questions between his first and second seasons.

Breakers finish pre-season on winning note

Corey Webster

Without star Cedric Jackson, NZ side completes ANBL build-up with 94-84 pre-season victory over Sydney Kings in Dunedin.

Breakers hoping for best after injury setbacks

Alex Pledger

Assistant coach says Abercrombie and Pledger integral members of team and they hope to get them back as soon as possible.

Untimely injuries leave the NZ Breakers reeling

Thomas Abercrombie

Breakers stars Thomas Abercrombie and Alex Pledger set to miss the start of the ANBL season.

Kings down Breakers in first pre-season hitout

Cedric Jackson

The Sydney Kings held off the Breakers 96-91 to open their pre-season SI tour with a win.

Steven Adams centre stage on OKC media day

Steven Adams

Steven Adams' new look and trademark dry wit has assembled punditry abuzz at annual OKC media day.

Veteran Aussie happy with role at Breakers

Rhys Carter

Veteran Australian basketballer Rhys Carter has found his perfect role with the New Zealand Breakers.

Marques Whippy joins the Canterbury Rams

Marques Whippy

Otago Nuggets power forward Marques Whippy has followed former coach Mark Dickel up the road to the Canterbury Rams.

Corey Webster primed for new ANBL campaign

Corey Webster

Having turned heads with his explosive play at the World Cup, Corey Webster looks primed for the new ANBL season.

Injury worries for Breakers ahead of warm up

Dean Vickerman

The Breakers have injury issues to Mika Vukona, Tom Abercrombie and Corey Webster before their SI warmup.

College coaches clamouring for Tai Wynyard

Tai Wynyard

American hoops institutions are beginning what's likely to be a year-long jostle for Kiwi Tai Wynyard's prized signature.

Advantage Adams in battle to start for Thunder

Steven Adams

Growing chorus of pundits who believe NZ big man should be a starter for the Oklahoma City Thunder this NBA season.
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