Basketball: Derby Storm worry over Windless injury

A THIGH injury has cost Tony Windless a place in the Dairylea Dunkers All Star game at Sheffield Arena on 22 March. But, more critically for his club, Derby Storm, the 6ft 5in American is now doubtful for several games in the run-in to the Budweiser League play-off quarter finals.

Basketball: Dorsey and Lloyd lift Bullets closer to leaders

BIRMINGHAM BULLETS kept the pressure on the Budweiser League leaders and champions, Greater London Leopards, by beating Sheffield Sharks 76- 72 at the NEC last night to claim second place.

Basketball:Mims cancels break time for leaders Leopards

By Richard Taylor

Basketball: Sharks `need to win trophy'

DESPITE the advent of Chicago Bulls' 6ft 10in cross-dressing Dennis Rodman, few would still see basketball players as potential bridesmaids but Sheffield Sharks fit the bill.

Basketball: Coaches forced to sit out crucial match

LONDON TOWERS' challenge for the Budweiser League title is on the line at Wembley tomorrow, but their coach, Kevin Cadle, is confined to the TV commentary team alongside his rival on the night, Birmingham Bullets' Mike Finger. Both Americans are serving a one-game ban for the match, after berating officials in two different games in recent weeks. They decided to entrust coaching duties to their assistants rather than risk further punishment by appealing, and instead will sit side by side on the television platform.

Basketball: White rampant as Leopards race on

THE LEOPARDS outran their capital rivals, the Towers, over the final three minutes in their Budweiser League clash at London Arena last night to make a decisive move towards retaining their championship title with a 93-83 win.

Basketball: James whips the Tigers into action

PAUL JAMES, the Thames Valley Tigers coach, is finally seeing signs that his players have shaken off their National Cup final hang-over. Saturday's 94-86 victory at Leicester City Riders was their fifth in a row and the run has put them back on the fringe of the Budweiser League championship race.

Basketball: Finger and Cadle banned from showdown

MIKE FINGER, the Birmingham Bullets coach and his London Towers counterpart, Kevin Cadle, may be forced to watch from the crowd next Sunday when their teams face each other in a top-of-the-table Budweiser League encounter at Wembley.

Basketball: Sharks hold on to reach final

Greater London Leopards 90 Sheffield Sharks 82 Sheffield win 185- 175 on aggregate

Basketball: Leopards join Towers at the top

The physical contact owed more to the Five Nations, but the Leopards survived the scrum at the Brentwood Leisure Centre last night to earn an 86-77 win that puts them joint top of the Budweiser League with London Towers.

Basketball: All Star game scoops record sponsorship

The Basketball League has scooped the sport's largest single-game sponsorship, of around pounds 50,000, from Dairylea Dunkers, for the All Star game at Sheffield Arena on 22 March.

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Basketball: Gottfried's injury hits Towers' title tilt

London Towers' rocky pursuit of the Budweiser League title has taken another bump with a possible long-term injury to the England international Martin Gottfried, who misses tomorrow's trip to fellow championship contenders Sheffield Sharks.

Basketball: Bullets back with a bang

Mike Finger, the Birmingham Bullets coach, is ready with a vote of thanks for the Newcastle Eagles coach Craig Lynch. Two successive Eagles victories at Wembley over London Towers have dragged the Budweiser League leaders back into the chasing pack, and the destination of the title is no longer firmly within the grasp of Kevin Cadle's team.
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