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Teammates fume as Ben Simmons is suspended for season-opener

Teammates fume as Ben Simmons is suspended for season-opener

The Philadelphia 76ers suspended the 25-year-old Australian All-Star for conduct detrimental to the team and threw him out of training.

  • by Roy Ward

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Simmons' first practice with 76ers
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Simmons' first practice with 76ers

Ben Simmons was put through his paces after ending his ugly holdout by returning to Philadelphia.

Ben Simmons returns to practising with Sixers as a full participant

Ben Simmons returns to practising with Sixers as a full participant

Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons is back training with the 76ers after holding out during most of pre-season in the wake of a demand to be traded. But his teammates insisted it was business as usual when he showed up.

Simmons' teammate opens up on Aussie's return
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Simmons' teammate opens up on Aussie's return

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris discusses Ben Simmons' first practice with the team since his holdout.

Giddey speaks ahead of NBA debut for Thunder
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Giddey speaks ahead of NBA debut for Thunder

Australian teenager Josh Giddey is about to take the NBA by storm.

‘Stars align’ for Giddey to shine as the NBA’s premier rookie

‘Stars align’ for Giddey to shine as the NBA’s premier rookie

NBA rookie Josh Giddey has ‘the stars aligning’ heading into the new NBA season while Brooklyn Nets will be grateful to have Patty Mills to steer them through a dramatic season start.

  • by Roy Ward
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Irving will do "what's best" by refusing vaccine
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Irving will do "what's best" by refusing vaccine

Kyrie Irving said he didn't want to lose pay, but will continue to refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Out until he’s all in: Brooklyn Nets sideline Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated

Out until he’s all in: Brooklyn Nets sideline Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated

Irving, one of the world’s best basketball players, will not be part of the Nets’ quest for an NBA championship until he’s vaccinated against COVID-19, the team said.

  • by Russell Bennett
‘Hold it in babe’: Taurasi’s message to pregnant wife after reaching WNBA finals
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‘Hold it in babe’: Taurasi’s message to pregnant wife after reaching WNBA finals

Diana Taurasi has led the Phoenix Mercury back to the WNBA finals and sent her expecting wife, Australian great Penny Taylor, an important message post-game.

  • by Roy Ward
Ben Simmons is little more than a public punchline in Philadelphia

Ben Simmons is little more than a public punchline in Philadelphia

Without playing a game, Ben Simmons is getting dunked on right now. He’s a pariah in Philadelphia.

  • by Dan Gelston
Liz Cambage to front private basketball hearing over conduct charges
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Liz Cambage to front private basketball hearing over conduct charges

Star Opal Liz Cambage was involved in altercation with the Nigerian team leading into the Tokyo Olympics, leading to an investigation and now hearing before a Basketball Australia panel.

  • by Jon Pierik