Basketball: League in control of cast-off Bullets

THE BASKETBALL League has taken control of Birmingham Bullets following the decision by the club's owner, Harry Wrublewski, to return to Australia and the breakdown of takeover talks with the Nottingham-based Alladin Group.

Basketball: Late points rush flatters Leicester

IT SOUNDS close, but even die-hard Leicester City Riders fans who watched the 88-86 Budweiser League defeat against London Towers on Saturday night know their scoreline flatters their players.

Basketball: Giants ready for another tall order

AFTER the two-week break for England's European Championship games, club coaches are treading warily into this weekend's fixtures in the Budweiser League and Uni-ball League Trophy.

Basketball: Tall order for Giants

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Basketball: `Sleeping' Giants take control

LONDON is losing the plot in this season's Budweiser League title race as defeats for both the Leopards and the Towers left the powerbase moving steadily north.

Basketball: Gaudio injury shocks Sharks

SHEFFIELD SHARKS' pursuit of the Budweiser League title has suffered a major setback with the loss of Matt Gaudio to his second anterior cruciate ligament knee injury in the past 30 months.

BASKETBALL: Whyte wins deal with Newcastle

IAN WHYTE, England's 7ft 2in centre, has extended his stopgap role with Newcastle Eagles until the end of the season after impressing the club's coach, Craig Lynch, with his performances for the Budweiser League club.

Basketball: Harris lays down hard line at Riders

LEICESTER CITY RIDERS cannot risk another slow start to their Budweiser League games with Milton Keynes tonight and Greater London Leopards tomorrow, or their coach, Dave Harris, might quickly be showing some of his stars the door.

Basketball: Scantlebury leaves Eagles

ENGLAND'S Peter Scantlebury discovered yesterday that being the record holder for international caps could not guarantee a place in his club's line-up and left the Newcastle Eagles.

Basketball: Tigers face tough early test in Cup

NOTHING HIGHLIGHTS the gulf between the Budweiser League and the National League in starker contrast than the line-up for the Sainsbury's Classic Cola National Cup.

Davies Resignation: So, just what was he doing? The valleys await an answer

RON DAVIES will be forced to explain himself before a crisis meeting of senior officials tomorrow night amid a growing belief that his dream of becoming the First Minister of Wales has been destroyed.

Basketball: Sharks bite again

SHEFFIELD SHARKS protected the Budweiser League's only unbeaten record with impressive power yesterday, brushing aside the challenge of last season's play-off champions, Birmingham Bullets, by 87-80, writes Richard Taylor.

Basketball: Pullem walks out on Bears

CHRIS PULLEM has resigned as coach of the Budweiser League club Worthing Bears after just seven games, arousing suspicion that his decision was hinged on a new job in the United States, writes Richard Taylor.

Basketball: Nemeth in hunt for talent

WHILE THE England coach, Laszlo Nemeth, was in Italy checking the scoring credentials of players for next month's European Championship games, Derby Storm's Yorick Williams boosted his claims with another potent performance.

BASKETBALL: Leopards give debut to Moore

GREATER LONDON Leopards, after just two wins from five games, aim to direct their Budweiser League title defence back on course tomorrow with their new signing, Tim Moore, lining up against Newcastle Eagles at Brentwood Leisure Centre, writes Richard Taylor.
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