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australian opals fall to japan in fiba women's asia cup final




an inspired japan outlasted the australian opals to win the fiba women's asia cup in india on sunday.japan won the past two asian cups but this was the first edition with australia and new zealand included and they lost to the opals in the group stages so looked an outside chance of winning. opals s...



australian opals move to within one win from world cup after japan win




the australian opals found their best offence of the fiba women's asia cup as they beat japan in their final group game on tuesday in bangalore.the opals nailed 12 of 20 three-point attempts in a 83-74 win which secured top spot in group b and the best possible match-up for thursday's quarter-finals...



australian opals make gold medal game at fiba women's asia cup




the australian opals will play for a gold medal on saturday night in their first fiba women's asia cup appearance.the opals beat south korea 81-64 in their semi-final meeting in india on friday night to book their place in the gold medal game against the winner of the china-japan semi-finals, with t...



australian opals lock down fiba women's world cup place with win over north kore




the australian opals have secured their place at the fiba women's world cup, now they can zero in on winning their first fiba asia cup.the opals beat north korea 8net 1-48 in their asia cup quarter-final in india on thursday night and will face south korea on friday for a place in the gold medal gam...



australian opals make winning start to fiba women's asia cup as alanna smith, ke




the australian opals made an ideal introduction to asian basketball with a 78-54 win over korea to open the fiba women's asia cup in india on sunday.debutantes kelsey griffin and alanna smith were outstanding in their first full opals appearances while three-time olympian belinda snell showed her re...



sisters-in-law sara and steph blicavs suiting up for australian opals at fiba wo




an australian opals call-up wasn't on steph blicavs calendar for 2017. the player formerly known was steph cumming has already had a big year.steph and sister-in-law sara blicavs shared the most valuable player award at dandenong rangers this past wnbl season where their side lost the grand final s...



canberra basketballer alex bunton hopes australian opals call buries injury demo




australian opals hopeful alex bunton wants to prove she has buried her injury demons as she chase an international dream as the next step in her basketball career.the canberra junior was named in the opals squad on wednesday as new coach sandy brondello turns to a new generation to rebuild australi...



rio trio in boomers squad for asia cup




rio olympians dave andersen, chris goulding and kevin lisch headline the boomers extended squad for the fiba asia cup in lebanon this august.boomers coach andrej lemanis has named a 20-man squad for a training camp on the gold coast in july where he will narrow his team down to 12. chris goulding i...



natalie hurst ready for life-changing moments after australian opals call up




nat hurst was already preparing for a life-changing moment in june, but an unexpected australian opals call up will add icing on the cake to an almost 20-year career.former canberra capitals star hurst has been called into an opals camp in phoenix to work with newly appointed australian coach sandy ...



australian film industry looks to asia




actors sam neill and rachel griffiths joined chinese film makers in shanghai on wednesday to launch a new award aimed at fostering greater ties between australian and asian cinema.griffiths and actor sam neill unveiled the asia international engagement program, which will include a best asian film ...



presstv-iran wins title in paravolley asia oceania c’ships




the national iranian men's sitting volleyball team has captured the title at the 2017 paravolley asia oceania sitting volleyball championships in china following an emphatic win over kazakhstan in the final showdown of the regional tournament.on sunday, the iranian sportsmen swept their central asia...



chiefs beat brave brumbies, but hurricanes to play finals in canberra




wallabies prop scott sio is adamant the act brumbies can end australian rugby's kiwi nightmare in the super rugby finals despite a new zealand clean sweep of trans-tasman matches.the brumbies lost the last game of the regular season against the waikato chiefs 28-10 in hamilton on saturday afternoon,...



chiefs beat brave brumbies, but hurricanes to play finals in canberra




wallabies prop scott sio is adamant the act brumbies can end australian rugby's kiwi nightmare in the super rugby finals despite a new zealand clean sweep of trans-tasman matches.the brumbies lost the last game of the regular season against the waikato chiefs 28-10 in hamilton on saturday afternoon,...



presstv-iran sitting volleyball team sweeps sri lanka




the national iranian men's sitting volleyball team has dominated sri lanka in the preliminary round of the 2017 paravolley asia oceania sitting volleyball championships in china.the iranian squad stormed past the sri lankan contingent with a straight-set win, 25-5, 25-10 and 25-9, in a fixture stage...



presstv-iran sitting v-ballers beat japan in asia games




the national iranian men's sitting volleyball team has notched a resounding win in its opening match at the 2017 paravolley asia oceania sitting volleyball championships in china, and triumphed over the japanese squad.the iranian squad blanked the east asian team 3-0 (25-7, 25-16 and 25-11) in its f...



'final fantasy xiv' live action drama heads to netflix




japan's unique final fantasy xiv-based drama is making its way to the rest of the world thanks to netflix. daddy of light isn't really an adaptation of the hit mmo -- it's a live-action show that focuses on a father and son who play the game together. the series will start airing on netflix in japan...



'india should not fall into us, japan's trap to contain china'




india should not fall into the "trap" of the us and japan who are trying to use it to contain china, the official media said, underlining that such a move may make new delhi face more risks."washington hopes to use new delhi to contain china in the indian ocean. tokyo wishes to counter-balance china...



presstv-iran comes 3rd in paravolley asia oceania c’ships




the national iranian men's sitting volleyball team has put a satisfactory end to its campaign at the 2017 paravolley asia oceania sitting volleyball championships in china, and ranked third at the end of the regional event.on saturday and the final day of women’s fixtures in the southern chinese ...



chiefs beat brave brumbies, but hurricanes to play finals in canberra




wallabies prop scott sio is adamant the act brumbies can end australian rugby's kiwi nightmare in the super rugby finals despite a new zealand clean sweep of trans-tasman matches.the brumbies lost the last game of the regular season against the waikato chiefs 28-10 in hamilton on saturday afternoon,...



phoenix mercury retires penny taylor's jersey as australian greats pay tribute




australian basketball great penny taylor had her no.13 jersey retired by wnba club phoenix mercury in phoenix on monday.taylor retired last year and has continued to work with the mercury as the director of player development and performance while she has also just joined the opals as an assistant c...



presstv-japan calling for military strike capability




albert siegelpress tv, tokyorecent developments in southeast asia particularly the tensions on the korean peninsula has once again prompted calls in japan to change the concept of defense in the constitution which bars the country from using military force for anything other than defense. but to mak...



presstv-parto azar named asia’s top-ranked female cyclist




iranian sportswoman faranak parto azar has been named the greatest female cyclist in asia, thanks to her superb performances at continental and international sports events.in the latest classification published by the union cycliste internationale (uci), which is the world governing body for sports ...



napster partners with japan's rakuten music




napster today (may 31) announced it has partnered with rakuten, inc., a japanese internet services company, towards increasing the music offerings of the firm's on-demand music streaming platform rakuten music as well as enhancing its back-end technologies. the u.s.-based music streaming service wil...



presstv-iran suffers 2nd defeat in fiba u19 world cup




the iran men's national under-19 basketball team has suffered its second defeat at the preliminary round of the fédération internationale de basket-ball (fiba) u19 basketball world cup 2017 in egypt, losing to the italian side.on sunday, the iranian squad, which had lost to the us team 4...



presstv-iran defeats japan in 2017 william jones cup




the iranian men’s national basketball b team has snatched a narrow victory at the 2017 william jones cup in taiwan, overcoming the japanese squad in the international tournament.on thursday, the iranian sportsmen defeated their japanese rivals 87-78 in a match played at taipei peace international...