?Japanese citizens, at Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. After he was informed of the crash of a U.S. submarine and a Japanese fishing vessel that left nine of his countrymen missing at sea, the links-loving politician proceeded to finish his round of golf. Said Mori, in the face of criticism from members of his ruling coalition, "It would not have gotten any of us anywhere if I rushed and gotten all flustered."
?The Devil, from the Devil Rays. Their new uniforms will read simply RAYS, and club promotional materials will use the one-word moniker. Though the franchise will officially remain the Devil Rays, team execs have copyrighted Rays and hope the shorter name catches on.
?Computers worldwide, by a virus in an e-mail purporting to contain a picture of tennis vixen Anna Kournikova. By Monday the virus had spread to more computers than the Melissa bug, which affected hundreds of thousands of users in 1999, but hadn't reached the proportions of last year's ILOVEYOU epidemic.
?By Major League Baseball, a proposal to change the way home field advantage is determined for the World Series as well as boost TV ratings for the All-Star Game. A memo circulating in the commissioner's office suggests giving home field to the team whose league won the game.
?Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The perpetrators cut his BMW off in traffic, forced him from the car at gunpoint and took his wallet before driving away in his auto. The two-time FIFA world player of the year says only the fact that the robbers recognized him saved his life.