Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
NBA owners and players yesterday reached an agreement to play the coming season without a labour agreement, averting the work stoppages that have hit baseball and ice hockey in the United States. Talks between owners and players will continue on a working agreement to replace the one which expired in June. But regardless, the NBA has avoided suffering its first work stoppage.

EUROPEAN CHAMPION CLUBS' CUP Group A: (Tel Aviv): Maccabi Tel Aviv 75 PAOK Salonika 84. Group B (Istanbul): Istanbul 42 Olympiakos 77; (Zagreb): Cibona Zagreb 76 Limoges 69; (Bologna): Bologna 94 Bayer Leverkusen 80; (Barcelona): Barcelona 104 Joventut (Sp) 84.

7UP TROPHY: London Towers 64 Worthing Bears 80.