Lauren Jackson officially back in international basketball

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SYDNEY (AP) As expected, Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball.

Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the 12-player team by head coach Sandy Brondello. It came 10 months after a comeback to the sport and as a mother of two boys.

"There were a lot of emotions when Sandy rang me, I had a bit of a cry to be honest," Jackson said Wednesday. "I have been working my body hard, and I didn't honestly know if it was going to hold up to my intense training regime, but it has and I'm feeling good."

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