Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".
Sydney may have won their most recent fixture against bogey team Perth, but the official NBL records show a 14-game streak in favour of the westerners.
The Los Angeles Lakers used to own the Pacific division. This season they not only face the prospect of finishing at the bottom of it for the second year in a row, they are another Kobe Bryant serious injury away from being the worst team in the western conference.
Basketball ACT will trial a zero tolerance policy to stamp out poor behaviour in its open men's and women's summer leagues, with acting chief executive officer Tom Moore admitting steps had to be taken to "provide them with a safe environment in which to play".
The Canberra Capitals are intent on ending a three-year hoodoo against the Bendigo Spirit to "make a statement" about their WNBL championship credentials.
Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable", admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney.
The Sydney Kings will need more aggression and unity when they take on reigning champions the Perth Wildcats on Friday, coach Damian Cotter says.
Melbourne Boomers couldn't punish them, but Canberra Capitals were made to pay for another turnover-ridden performance in a 73-70 loss to Sydney at AIS Arena on Saturday night.
The Sydney Kings have gone down to the Townsville Crocodiles in a close and stormy contest at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Friday night.
Double-doubles from Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot helped Canberra Capitals open its season with a 69-62 win over Melbourne Boomers on Friday night.
It was a scene probably never seen in Wagga before.
The Hampden Bridge Child Care Centre was financially crippled by one of its directors.