Sport in Short: Basketball

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The Independent Online
OLYMPIAKOS, of Greece, have received a 70,000 marks ( pounds 30,000) fine from Fiba, the heaviest handed out to a club by the sport's world governing body. It imposed the fine following crowd disturbances at last Thursday's European Clubs' Championship match against Real Madrid during which the Bulgarian referee, Angel Ivanov, was struck on the head by a coin. Fiba also ordered Olympiakos to play the remainder of their European home matches this season behind closed doors.

ENGLAND are one of 14 countries who have entered the extra European Championship qualifying tournament in May, from which four teams will join the 12 who have already qualified for the finals in Germany.

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