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Mitchell achieves hoops dream with Opals

American-born point guard Leilani Mitchell will fulfil her Australian mother's dream when she plays for the Opals at the World Basketball Championships.

The 29 year old grew up in the USA and has had a successful career in the WNBA but committed to the Australian program in July.

The self described feisty point guard is a major boost for the new look Opals squad ahead of this month's worlds, particularly given the retirement of stalwart Kristi Harrower.

Mitchell's mum, Torres St Islander Eleanor Majid, died five...

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:57

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Paddy Ryder tells Essendon he wants out

Essendon's No.1 ruckman Patrick Ryder is understood to have told the crisis-stricken AFL club he definitely wants out.

Ryder confirmed his wishes before last Friday's devastating Federal Court ruling. Essendon have not given up and plan to meet with him again.

But the Federal Court judgement has probably killed off any slight chance the Bombers had of changing Ryder's mind.

Ryder's future is one of several major issues facing Essendon as they continue to struggle with the fallout from their supplements...

 

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