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Boomers punch World Cup ticket

Either way, for a 12-15 authorised NBL-based Australian Boomers, a grounds is a same.

There is usually so many tickets to China accessible for a 2019 FIBA World Cup, that Australia competent for on Friday night with an fatiguing 76-47 win over three-time Asia Cup champions Iran during Margaret Court Arena.



If Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins had a tough time handing out roses afterwards gangling a suspicion for Boomers manager Andrej Lemanis carrying to winnow some of his many constant subjects.

The existence is this.

Should Australia’s multitude of NBA stars wish to lift on a desired immature and bullion singlets subsequent year afterwards Lemanis will have no choice though to collect a likes of Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Aron Baynes, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova.

Todd Blanchfield dunks opposite Iran.Source:AAP

Jason Cadee looks to conflict a basket.Source:AAP

The majority, with luck, will be in Melbourne anyway when a Boomers face-off opposite Team USA in a initial of dual blockbuster friendlies during Marvel Stadium.

So, who misses out?

That will be Lemanis’s biggest headache over a subsequent 8 months.

Nathan Sobey, Mitch McCarron, Daniel Johnson and Jason Cadee have played all 9 gift games so far, for 8 wins and protected thoroughfare to China, with a diversion still to play on Monday and afterwards dual some-more would-be qualifiers in February.

When we supplement Cam Gliddon and Nick Kay into a mix, along with regulars Chris Goulding (rested) and Mitch Creek (NBA G-League), who sat out, it spells excited nights for Lemanis.

The Boomers have cycled by 24 players opposite a past 9 qualifiers.

Meisam Mirzaeitalarposhti takes on Matt Hodgson.Source:AAP

Hamed Hosseinzadeh goes past Jason Cadee.Source:AAP

And Lemanis reliable unprotected form would be rewarded – when spots open up.

“Certainly, cards on a table, within a program, count for something,” Lemanis said.

“No one is unrealistic, everybody knows when, here we go, here comes Patty Mills and Joe Ingles, they’re not going to skip a team.

“But a other existence is … not everybody one of those guys is going to be available.

“There will be spots accessible for these guys and we spoke about it with these guys when we started this routine … this is a landscape, this is a reality, you’re going to do all a complicated lifting but any pledge of prerogative during a finish of it.

“The final partial of that review is … one of we guys sitting in this room will be during a World Cup or an Olympics.”

Boomers manager Andrej Lemanis talks to his players.Source:Getty Images

The Boomers were distant too good in front of 5325 outspoken – and primarily Iranian – fans.

The home side led during each change, augmenting their domain from go to whoa but anybody station out, necessarily.

Such is a abyss of a Australian patrol that Lemanis is means to tinker with line-ups and match-ups on a run.

Sobey and McCarron got a round rolling early, afterwards Johnson and Todd Blanchfield chimed in before debutant Craig Moller non-stop his comment with a dilemma 3 to rapturous applause.

The visitors, to their credit, refused to give in notwithstanding a ballooning margin.

Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi and Behnam Yakhchalidehkordi kept a scoreboard ticking over along with Mohammad Hassanzadeh Saberi, who total for 31 of Iran’s 47 points.

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What possibility is Holmes to make a NFL?

Ladbrokes are not assured Holmes will follow in a footsteps of Jarryd Hayne and $31 is accessible for a former Sharks fullback to make a 53-man register during a 2019 NFL season.

However, Holmes is $3 to take a margin in a pre-season, when many of a players who will make a final 53-man rosters are sitting on a sidelines.

He’s $81 to measure a unchanging deteriorate touchdown and $151 to measure one around a punt or flog return.

Holmes’ depart to try his fitness in a United States has had a large outcome on a NRL Premiership market.

The Sharks have been wound out from $10 to $21 to explain their second NRL pretension and they are now into $1.85 to skip a finals for a initial time given 2014.

Holmes scores a try during Game 3 of a State of Origin array during Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Picture: Phil HillyardSource:News Corp Australia


THE run-and-gun Adelaide 36ers will be in movement twice this weekend and will start both matches as transparent favourites with Ladbrokes.

The 36ers finished their losing strain with a widespread win over a Illawarra Hawks final weekend, and dual victories this weekend could see them stand into a tip four.

Adelaide will be a shortest-priced favourites of Round 7 when they take on a struggling Cairns Taipans outfit tonight and they are $1.77 to kick Illawarra in Wollongong on Sunday.

The 36ers have won their past 4 games opposite a Hawks and winning on a highway has not been an emanate in new seasons.

The diversion of a weekend is tomorrow afternoon (SAT) when Melbourne United and Sydney Kings do conflict once again.

Melbourne are favourites to say their stellar record opposite a Kings.

United have won a past 8 games played between a dual sides, and they have now won 17 of their past 19 games during home.


THE adversary between Sydney FC and a Melbourne Victory is one of a fiercest in a A-League and they will replenish acquaintances this weekend, in their initial assembly given their epic semi-final final season.

Sydney FC are nonetheless to ambience better in a A-League this debate and they will start this diversion as $1.90 favourites with Ladbrokes.

Melbourne Victory go into this diversion on a behind of dual true wins, though their new record opposite Sydney FC does not enthuse confidence.

They have not beaten Sydney in unchanging time given Jan 2016 and Sydney FC have won 5 of a past 7 games played between a dual outfits.

Adelaide United transport to New Zealand for their Saturday afternoon strife with a Wellington Phoenix and they are $1.95 favourites to lapse to winning form.

The Reds have not mislaid to Wellington given Nov 2015, though 3 of a past 5 games between a dual sides have finished as draws and a $3.60 accessible for a stand-off does appeal.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees opposite a Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser)Source:AP


DID we declare a biggest NFL diversion ever played this week?

Who knows? But a LA Rams v Kansas City Chiefs diversion not usually lived adult to expectation, it exceeded it.

It was a top scoring Monday night diversion on record and a third top scoring NFL diversion off all-time.

The over sum points symbol – that was suggested as a really good gamble in this mainstay final week – was eclipsed with copiousness of time remaining inside a third quarter. That symbol was 63 and a diversion sum finished during 105.

But was this a Super Bowl preview? The Rams, Chiefs and Saints demeanour a category of a NFL in 2018.

They have a sum record of 28-4 and dual of a waste have come opposite one another.

Ladbrokes bookmakers posted markets on fabulous Super Bowl match-ups for this deteriorate with bets refunded if a games don’t take place.

In a rematch of a Monday night epic, a bookies can’t separate them.

The teams are $1.90 any and one can usually consternation what a sum points symbol would be set during if these descent juggernauts met again in February.

New Orleans demeanour a biggest hazard to preventing a rematch of Monday night.

A Saints v Chiefs Super Bowl has New Orleans $1.80 favourite with a Chiefs $2.00.

After week 11, Drew Brees and his cohorts from New Orleans are a new Super Bowl favourite during $4.50.


TIGER Woods claims he’s been “inside Phil’s (Mickelson) conduct for 20 years” and it seems Ladbrokes are shopping into rabble speak forward of tomorrow morning’s “Showdown during Shadow Creek” in Las Vegas.

The made-for-TV matchplay duel on Thanksgiving weekend in a US pits a golf greats opposite any other and Woods is now a $1.44 favourite opposite Mickelson during $2.63.

Even a dual combatants are carrying side bets with any other.

At a midweek press discussion they wagered $US200,000 on a outcome of a opening hole.

Not usually is Ladbrokes betting on a outcome, though we can gamble on each singular hole as good as nearest a pins on a standard threes and longest drives on a standard fives.

Tiger Woods during a press discussion before The Match during Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Picture: Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images


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NBL – Adelaide 36ers To Cover The Line (-6.5 Points) Against Cairns

The Cairns Taipans have mislaid 7 games on a run and it does not get any easier for them opposite a Adelaide 36ers. The 36ers have won 12 of their past 16 games as home favourites and they have lonesome a line in all though one of those wins. The line of 6.5 points will not be enough.

NFL – Indianapolis Colts To Cover The Line (-10 Points) Against Miami

The Indianapolis Colts have now won 4 games on a run and quarterback Andrew Luck is behind to his shining best. The Colts have won their past 4 games as home favourites and have lonesome a line in 3 of those wins, while a Miami Dolphins are a horrible 1-7 opposite a line as divided underdogs.

Soccer – Draw Between Western Sydney Newcastle @ $3.50

The $3.50 accessible for a pull in this strife between a Western Sydney Wanderers and a Newcastle Jets is superb value. Two of a past 3 games played between these dual sides have finished as stalemates and subsidy a pull in games involving possibly of these teams has been a essential betting play over a past 12 months.

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NBA legend’s high regard for Simmons, Sixers

Butler lashed Aussies Joe Ingles (14 points) and Dante Exum (7) with 28 points on a conspicuous 12-15 sharpened in a 113-107 win over a Utah Jazz.

Then he corroborated that adult with a last-second three-pointer in over-time that gave a Sixers a 122-119 win over a Hornets, assisting top large nights from Simmons – one support off a triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists – and Joel Embiid (33-11).



It left Philly fable Allen Iverson vehement about a Sixers chances this season.

“I adore a guys — Jo, Ben — carrying their possess identity,” pronounced Iverson.

“I adore them carrying 3 superstars on this squad.

“The biggest thing we’ll see reveal is all of a purpose players usurpation their responsibilities, what they have to do, and let a stars be stars.

“That’s what we did in 2001.

“This way, we don’t have to gaunt on one chairman each night. We got a common organisation of guys night in and night out.

“We got a possibility now.”

The Sixers really have a possibility though there’s another probable trade aim that could give them even some-more of a chance. Washington scoring appurtenance Bradley Beal.

Pie in a sky? Maybe, though a Wizards are prepared to blow it adult after starting a deteriorate 5-11 and have reportedly been revelation teams no one is off limits.

While former No.1 breeze collect Markelle Fultz shouldn’t be created off usually yet, a further of Butler – during age 29 – puts a Sixers in win-now domain and they might no longer have a oppulance of watchful for Fultz to redeem from – or snap out of – a injury/yips that have attacked him of roughly any ability to shoot.

You usually have to demeanour during his playground sophistry act during a giveaway chuck line to see a child has serious, entrenched issues with possibly his physique or mind.

Bradley Beal in movement for Washington Wizards.Source:AFP

Beal does not.

A multi-talented scorer who shoots a 3 during 39 per cent opposite his career, Beal could be a answer to a Sixers’ sharpened woes, holding even some-more vigour of Simmons to take a low shots he clearly does not wish to.

If a Sixers were to have a moment during Beal, Fultz would have to be a pivotal feature.

Beal creates over US$25 million, so a Sixers could make adult a numbers with a likes of Wilson Chandler’s failing $12.8 million contract, along with Fultz’s US$8.3 million, Zhaire Smith’s US$2.6 million and Landry Shamt’ US$1.7 million.

Philadelphia also have a US$2.5 million trade difference after a Dario Saric trade (he and Covington landed in Minnesota in sell for Butler).

The Miami 2021 first-round breeze collect that a Sixers possess is also a trade chip and Aussie Jonah Bolden could also be partial of it.

If they can somehow remonstrate a Wizards to take some arrange of package of a above, a choice of Simmons, Embiid, Butler, Beal and many expected JJ Redick would leave them with a starting 5 good adequate to opposition anyone in a league.

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Randle, Bogut gleam as Kings vanquish Breakers

The temporary back-court multiple of Jerome Randle and Kyle Adnam sparked a Kings to Sunday evening’s abrasive 100-87 better of a Breakers during Qudos Bank Arena.

Called into a starting 5 after two-time NBL MVP Kevin Lisch was a late withdrawal, fill-in playmaker Adnam answered with 14 points, 3 assists and 0 turnovers in 26 minutes.


Randle was glorious with 24 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds, two-time Olympian Brad Newley (14) had one of his best games of a season, while former NBA star Andrew Bogut worried a Breakers from a start with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks.

Lisch (jaw injury) was complacent after copping an random hit from teammate Dane Pineau on Saturday during training.

Sydney shot during 62 per cent, delighting Kings manager Andrew Gaze.

Andrew Bogut splits a New Zealand Breakers defence.Source:AAP

Jerome Randle put on a uncover in Sydney’s large win.Source:AAP

“That was flattering good. Offensively, we were unequivocally efficient,” he said.

“Our power and a change in what we were doing was unequivocally good and we favourite a eagerness to share a ball.

“It was a reversal to remove Kevin though a beauty of a organisation is people stepping up.

“Kyle was exceptional. It’s his birthday currently and he unequivocally stepped up.”

American centre Shawn Long led a visitors with 25 points and Patrick Richard had 18.

The Kings led during any change and by 19 in a third quarter.

Newley and Randle paced a Kings with a common 15 points in a initial period, while a 213cm Bogut also showed off his crafty flitting with 3 assists.

Kyle Adnam drives by a New Zealand defence.Source:Getty Images

Shawn Long wins a miscarry opposite Andrew Bogut.Source:Getty Images

The Kings took a 24-21 lead into a second entertain with Bogut resolutely on lane for a triple-double, assisting his organisation to a 52-39 half-time lead.

Sydney go to a 5-3 record to stay third on a ladder, while a Breakers dump to 4-5.

“They (Kings) played unusually well,” Breakers manager Kevin Braswell said.

“We gave them a lot of certainty by giving them a lot of lay-ups in a initial quarter.

“We’ve done some strides in a final few weeks though a organisation is new and still removing to know any other.”

The Kings design Lisch behind for Saturday’s highway strife with titleholders Melbourne United. New Zealand are during home on Friday night to ladder leaders Perth.

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