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Survey: the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport

Researchers from the University of Queensland are undertaking a range of studies examining the impact of alcohol sponsorship in sport upon sportspeople’s and young consumers’ consumption. This is independent research, funded by the Australian Research Council and The Australian Sports Commission. The research outcomes will help inform the debate on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned or regulated in Australian Sports.

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WNBA: Mercury rises for Aussie Amy Lewis

Aussie Amy Lewis received a call she won’t forget in a hurry last week. Lewis (pictured right), who has just completed her senior year (fourth) at Troy University in the US, has been invited by WNBA Champions the Phoenix Mercury

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Brave Sapphires claim silver at World Championships

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, have won silver at the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 women tonight after being defeated 96-73 by the USA at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia. The Sapphires

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Sapphires beat France, gold medal match vs USA

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires have progressed to the gold medal game at the 2007 FIBA World championships after a determined 88 – 81 win over France in the semi- finals at the SK Vidnoje Hall

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Aussies one step from golden glory

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, will tonight take on the USA in the gold medal game of the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 Women in Vidnoje City, Russia. The game tips-off at midnight AEST.

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Sapphires crush Canada, semi finals here we come

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, have progressed to the semi-finals of the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 Women after smashing Canada 98-57 in their quarter final at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia

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Sapphires bounce Brazil, quarter final awaits

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, recorded a hard fought 89-82 win over Brazil in their final preliminary round match at the 2007 FIBA World Championships at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia this evening. The

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Sapphires roll Spain

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, recorded a comfortable 19 point win over Spain in game three of the 2007 FIBA World Championship at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia this morning, 75-56. It was the Sapphires’

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Aussies suffer last gasp loss to Team USA

The Australian Under 21 Women’s Basketball team, the Sapphires, suffered a heartbreaking 90-88 loss to the United States in their opening game of the 2007 World Championships at the SK Vidnoje Basketball Hall in Vidnoje, Russia tonight. Despite leading for

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Sapphires win Pre-World Championships tournament

The Australian Women’s Under 21 basketball team, the Sapphires, won the Four-Nation Pre-World Championship Tournament in Spain over the weekend, winning all of their three games. The Sapphires recorded powerful wins over China, 93-52, Brazil, 94-77, and a gritty 75-68

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Sapphires begin World Championship campaign

The Australian Women’s Under 21 Basketball Team, the Sapphires, departed Australia yesterday bound for a three game pre-World Championship tournament in Madrid, Spain. The Sapphires will play games against China, Brazil and host nation Spain before heading to Russia on

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Cowgirls ride into town

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, take on 2007 US Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) champions, the Wyoming Cowgirls, at the Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium in Melbourne tonight. The Cowgirls, with AIS graduate and WNIT season MVP Hannah

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Sapphires squad cut to 15

The squad for Australia’s under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, has been condensed to 15 players. The reduction was made final after a four day camp in Dandenong, Victoria, over the Easter long weekend. The athletes that did not

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Sapphires camp update

Sapphires camp update Australia’s Under 21 Women’s team, the Sapphires, began their preparation for the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 Women in Moscow in July with an intense training camp at the Dandenong Basketball stadium in Melbourne over

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Sapphire leads ORU to dance

Australian Sapphire (women’s Under 21 national team) Rachel Watman scored a game high 18 points to lead Oral Roberts University to a 72-55 victory over Oakland University in the Mid-Continent Conference final last week, earning her team an automatic berth

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Three Aussie refs reach top

Three Aussie refs reach top FIBA, the governing body of world basketball, has announced its selection of officials for junior world championship competition in 2007 - and three Australians have made the grade. Victoria’s Raoul Kirsten, Sydney-based Brad Giersch and

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Sapphire stars for US college

Sapphire stars for US college Sapphires (Australian U21 women) squad member Amy Lewis (of Hamilton, Victoria) posted a crucial 14-point, 10 rebound double-double in Troy University’s 66-60 victory over Florida Atlantic University at Trojan Arena in Troy, Alabama on Saturday

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Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

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