Basketball: Hakeem Olajuwon found to have irregular heartbeat

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The Independent Online
Hakeem Olajuwon, the Houston Rockets All Star centre, was taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat at half-time of the home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. He had complained of "jumpiness in his chest''.

NBA: Toronto 98 Seattle 106; Cleveland 73 Atlanta 63; New York 92 Orlando 88; Houston 122 Minnesota 93; Milwaukee 100 Dallas 97; Denver 86 Miami 104; Golden State 109 Los Angeles Lakers 112.

Birmingham Bullets moved into joint third place in the Budweiser League last night by defeating Leicester Riders 91-76. The Bullets put together a 17-5 run to end the first half 51-39 ahead, and they never looked back.

BUDWEISER LEAGUE: Bullets Birmingham 91 Leicester Riders 76.

7-UP TROPHY: Manchester Giants 72 Chester Jets 83; Thames Valley Tigers 89 Worthing Bears 78.