NBL returns to Australia’s capital city

From nbl.com.au:   The Hungry Jack’s NBL will return to Canberra when the Illawarra Hawks play the Cairns Taipans on Australia Day. The NBL today announced a partnership with the ACT Government and Basketball ACT to bring elite basketball back to the nation’s capital. The ACT Government will invest $125,000 to bring a Hawks game to AIS Arena on January 26 . The team will also host a number of coaching clinics with ACT Representative squads and ACT coaches, visit a number of schools and play against the AIS Centre of…

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Adelaide 36ers and Adris De Leon part ways

After the team’s 93-81 loss to the Sydney Kings, the Adelaide 36ers and point guard Adris De Leon have parted ways. This season De Leon averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists on 33% from the field in 18.7 minutes per contest; all of numbers that were below his career averages (16.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists on 41% FG). De Leon will return to his home country, the Dominican Republic, where he will have the option to play out a longer term deal in the national league there.…

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Andersen’s throwback performance leads Illawarra past Melbourne 87-81

Andrew Bogut brought the people but Melbourne United took the win as the reigning champions handled business against the Sydney Kings in front of a sell-out crowd at Melbourne Arena. As 10,300 people filled the arena on Melbourne Cup eve, Melbourne asked the Kings plenty of questions and Sydney didn’t have enough answers with United winning 77-70. DJ Kennedy enjoyed his best game for Melbourne with the import left-hander outstanding with 24 points and 10 rebounds while United’s defence and their offensive rebounding in the final term snuffed out any…

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Melbourne United defeats Sydney Kings 77-70

  Andrew Bogut brought the people but Melbourne United took the win as the reigning champions handled business against the Sydney Kings in front of a sell-out crowd at Melbourne Arena. As 10,300 people filled the arena on Melbourne Cup eve, Melbourne asked the Kings plenty of questions and Sydney didn’t have enough answers with United winning 77-70. DJ Kennedy enjoyed his best game for Melbourne with the import left-hander outstanding with 24 points and 10 rebounds while United’s defence and their offensive rebounding in the final term snuffed out…

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November 3 MEAC Football Recap

Visit the MEAC Scoreboard Here | Watch again on ESPN3 Howard 31, Florida A&M 23 N.C. Central 52, Edward Waters 12 North Carolina A&T State 37, Norfolk State 20 Bethune-Cookman 30, Morgan State 28 Delaware State 25, Savannah State 6 Howard 31, Florida A&M 23 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida A&M’s first attempt at a share of the MEAC title and Celebration Bowl berth didn’t end well as they’ll have to wait and try again in two weeks after a 31-23 loss at Howard. Box Score | Recap N.C. Central 52, Edward Waters…

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Report: Phoenix Suns will buyout Tyson Chandler,expected to sign with Lakers

According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Phoenix Suns will buyout center Tyson Chandler, making him a free agent. Should he be claimed on waivers, Chandler would be owed $13.6 million this year. Left unclaimed, he becomes eligible to sign with any team he chooses. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign Chandler as soon as he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.   As @TheSteinLine reports, center Tyson Chandler is getting a buyout with the Suns and will become a free agent upon clearing waivers. Chandler…

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Derrick Rose’s career night makes the basketball world smile

The unfortunate turn that Derrick Rose’s career has taken has been well documented. Whether you are a fan of Rose or a fan of basketball, it has been near painful at times to watch the struggles of the former MVP. It seemed that the basketball world was on the verge seeing a potential Hall of Fame career, a la Penny Hardaway, and until this year, Grant Hill, diverted due to injury. His time in New York produced decent numbers 18.0 ppg and 4.4 apg) but not the type of impact…

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Liam Santamaria’s NBL Studs and Duds

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria   Round 3 saw all but one game decided by single-digits with seven of the league’s eight teams grabbing a win. Five teams split their doubles, two squads went 1-0 while the last-placed Taipans were the only team to go winless for the round. We had comebacks, extra periods, a triple-double, highlights for days and even a sprinkling of controversy. What more can you ask for?   STUDS   Nathan Sobey (Adelaide 36ers) Sobey-Wan Kenobi was everywhere on Friday night, notching up the first…

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Brisbane Bullets hang to defeat Perth Wildcats 100-96

From nbl.com.au   The ‘Bair’ is back. While the shooters provided the entertainment, Cameron Bairstow showed the grit and grind under the hoop to lead the Brisbane Bullets to a thrilling 100-96 win over the Perth Wildcats on Thursday. His performance came after an horrific knee injury – that saw his anterior and medial ligaments torn and robbed him of any chance of playing in season 2017/18. On Thursday, the former Chicago Bull showed that is all behind him with a haul 18 points in a willing performance. Cam Gliddon…

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