Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
ALTON BYRD is to rejoin Crystal Palace, the club he joined 15 years ago at the end of his American university career, as coach and general manager.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Toronto) Quarter- finals: Pool A: Russia 101 Puerto Rico 85; United States 130 Australia 74. 9th-16th places: Pool C: Spain 94 Egypt 52; Argentina 105 South Korea 83. Pool D: Cuba 75 Angola 71; Germany 96 Brazil 76.