Sports

Leading Off

Webber: Reunion with Warriors a go

More than 13 years after Chris Webber demanded to leave the Warriors, the free-agent forward is all set to return. Webber sent an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday night confirming he'll rejoin the Warriors and coach Don Nelson, who won a power struggle with the former No. 1 draft pick in their messy first stint with the franchise. Webber might be with Golden State by Friday night, when the club returns home to face Charlotte. The five-time All-Star isn't expected to join the Warriors during a two-game trip this week to Houston and New Orleans, said an NBA source who spoke on condition of anonymity because Webber hadn't formally signed with the club.

MC stars nominated for McDonald's game

Modesto Christian basketball players D.J. Seeley (top) and Jessica Graham (bottom) have been nominated for the 2008 McDonald's All-America team. Seeley, who has committed to play at Cal, and Graham, committed to Idaho, are among 2,500 boys and girls nominated to be on the 24-member teams. The boys game will be played at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The game will be televised on ESPN. McDonald's All-America alumni include former Modesto Christian standouts Courtney and Ashley Paris, along with NBA stars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and LeBron James. High schools, Page C-3

Phillies sign Feliz

Former Giants third baseman Pedro Feliz signed as a free agent with the Phillies, inking an $8.5 million, two-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2010, a person familiar with the negotiations said on condition of anonymity because the agreement hadn't been announced. Feliz, who has spent his entire eight-year career with San Francisco, batted .253 with 20 homers and 72 RBIs last season.

More soccer kicks

Soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean governing body is launching a Champions League to mirror Europe's. The 24-team competition will start in August and replace the CONCACAF Champions Cup, which has determined the region's champion since 1962 and will end after 2008. The United States and Mexico will have four teams each in the tournament. Eight teams will be seeded directly to the first round: two each from the United States and Mexico, and one apiece from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The other 16 will play home-and-home series in a preliminary round in late August and early September.

  Comments