For exhaustion after missing Sunday night's game against the Diamondbacks, the Giants' Barry Bonds. The 39-year-old slugger had returned to San Francisco's lineup last Saturday in Arizona after missing six games because of the death of his father, Bobby. In his second at bat Bonds crushed his 40th home run of the season—the 653rd of his career—and returned teary-eyed to the dugout. He later left the game complaining of heart palpitations, and the team trainer determined that his heart rate had climbed to nearly 160 beats per minute, compared with his resting rate of 65. "It's tough. I lost my coach," said Bonds after Saturday's game. "Emotions went through me. After the homer I couldn't breathe." On Sunday, Bonds took batting practice and chatted with players on the field, but just before the first pitch Giants physicians determined Bonds was too drained to play. After a night in the hospital, Bonds had the game-, winning hit on Monday against Arizona. "Even if you think you need one week, it's too early," said Giants manager Felipe Alou of Bonds's bereavement leave. "That kind of stuff doesn't go away."
The first points by a woman in a Division I football game, placekicker Katie Hnida, a senior at New Mexico. Hnida, fourth on the Lobos' depth chart, kicked two extra points in a 72-8 win over Texas State-San Marcos. "It's been a long time that I've been waiting for this," said the 5'10", 140-pound Hnida, whose blonde ponytail sticks out of the back of her helmet. Hnida starred at Chatfield ( Colo.) High (SI, Oct. 19, 1998) before winning a spot in 1999 on the roster at Colorado, where she played until 2001. She left the school to attend Santa Barbara City College and transferred to New Mexico before last season. Hnida became the first woman to play in a Division I game in the Las Vegas Bowl against UCLA last December, when her extra-point try was blocked.
By 48-year-old hurdling legend Edwin Moses, that he will return to competition with the hope of qualifying for next July's Olympic trials. Moses, who won the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and the '84 Games, will run in selected events, aiming at the trials standard of 49.0. In 1983 he ran his personal best and set the then world record of 47.02. "I am not looking as far ahead as Athens," said Moses, who has gotten an M.B.A. and worked with the IOC and other sports organizations since retiring in '88. "Realistically some of these young guys are going to get in the team ahead of me, but if I can get to the U.S. Olympic Trials, then who knows what could happen?"
By Finnish construction worker Samu Santala, the fourth annual Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, held on Finland's tiny Riihisaari Island. Competing against 89 hurlers from nine countries, Santala, 21, heaved his phone 218 feet, seven inches, three inches off the world record set by Finn Petri Valta last summer. Organizers encourage people upset with their cellphone service to compete and provide phones to throw. The championships also feature a freestyle category, in which style—competitors have glued phones to Frisbees and dressed up in ballet outfits—trumps distance. Nokia, the Finnish cellphone giant, does not sponsor the event.