Sporting Digest: Basketball

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ENGLAND lost all chance of qualifying for the European Championship finals later this month when they were beaten 112-81 by Bosnia in the second of their games in the qualifying tournament last night in Wroclaw, Poland. Trevor Gordon led the scorers with 17 points for England, who trailed 62-34 at half-time.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT (Wroclaw, Pol) Round robin:Group A: Romania 87 FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) 75. Group B: Belarus 88 Lithuania 80. Group C: Ukraine 79 Slovakia 69; Bosnia-Herzegovina 112 England 81. Group D: Moldova 69 Czech Republic 126; Slovenia 116 Latvia 82.

NBA Third-round play-off: Eastern Conference finals: Chicago 105 New York 95 (Best- of-seven series tied 2-2).