Sport in Short: Basketball

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The Independent Online
ALAN BANNISTER, the Manchester Giants' 7ft 5in summer signing from the NBA side, Utah Jazz, is one of three new faces in England's squad for next month's European championship semi-final matches against Russia, Denmark and Bulgaria.

ENGLAND SQUAD (for European championship semi-final matches: v Russia, Manchester, 11 November; v Denmark, 14 November; v Bulgaria, 18 November): Bannister, Craven (Manchester), Byrd, Brown, Gordon, Henlan, Miller (Guildford), Hubbard, Irish (Worthing), Moore, P Scantlebury (London), Samuels, Landell (Derby), Obaseki (Thames Valley), Bucknall (Villeurbanne).