Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Webber leaves Game 2 with strained lower back



By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Chris Webber left the Sacramento Kings' 108-95 playoff win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night with a strained lower back.

Webber had eight points when he came down awkwardly while battling Utah's Greg Ostertag for a rebound in the opening minute of the second quarter. Webber fouled Ostertag and immediately hobbled to the locker room.

Webber, Sacramento's leading scorer and rebounder, scored 27 points in Game 1 of the series, won 96-90 by the Kings.

He will undergo a precautionary MRI exam Tuesday and his status for Saturday's Game 3 in Salt Lake City was uncertain.

Center Vlade Divac was confident Webber will be back soon. The Kings are off Tuesday.

"It's nothing serious," Divac said.




BENGALS
Palmer's agent, Bengals in talks
Key Bengals picks come after No. 1

OTHER FOOTBALL
Draft may decide if Bettis, Bruener return
Miller testing Browns' patience

REDS
Better arms, hands can fix Reds
Reds vs. Dodgers series preview
Indianapolis 9, Louisville 1

MORE BASEBALL
Torre and the Boss suddenly at odds
Throwing at high school pays off for Reynolds
Report: Drug use still common in baseball
Monday's games
Notes from Monday's games
Increased penalties proposed for fans who run on field

PREP SPORTS
Monday's Results
Prep schedule

RUNNING / BOSTON MARATHON
Cheruiyot of Fire: Kenyans still rule Boston
Girl struck by wheelchair racer
Same goal, a thousand different stories
Carl Lewis arrested for DUI

BASKETBALL
With mixed emotions, Self takes over at Kansas
NCAA should change player transfer rules
Spurs hold off Suns to tie series
New motions filed in Williams manslaughter case
Webber leaves Game 2 with strained lower back
Hornet Davis hurt, might miss Game 2

HOCKEY
Wild OT victory forces Game 7
Cyclones in conference finals

ANOTHER OPINION
Michigan sports fans suffering a season of setbacks

SPORTS MEDIA
Derby a ratings winner for NBC
Olympics coverage carries NBC to 13 Sports Emmys
Tuesday's sports on TV, radio