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Leopards, the Budweiser League champions, have re-signed the high-scoring guards John White and Eric Burks. The two players have agreed terms to two-year deals that will keep them in East London until the end of the 1998-99 campaigns.

K C Jones yesterday officially became head coach of the New England Blizzard of the women's American League. Jones, an assistant last season with the Boston Celtics, has been a part of 12 NBA championship teams - eight as a player, two as a head coach and two as an assistant.

NBA Play-off semi-finals: Eastern Conference: New York 89 Miami 76 (New York lead best-of-seven series 3-1). Western Conference: Utah 98 LA Lakers 93 (ot) (Utah win best-of-seven series 4-1).

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