Moment of Ruth
After failing to
homer in 40 plate appearances, Barry Bonds blasted a 90-mph fastball (right of
the ATHLETICS outfield sign) from Oakland lefthander Brad Halsey over the fence
in right center last Saturday for his 714th career homer, tying Babe Ruth for
second on the alltime list (EDITOR'S LETTER, page 15). The ball was caught by
19-year-old Tyler Snyder (inset), who plans to sell it.
than five hours of surgery on Sunday to repair multiple fractures of the right
hind leg suffered in the Preakness the day before (page 40), Barbaro was placed
in a pool so that he wouldn't put pressure on the leg or reinjure himself by
thrashing. A metal plate and 23 screws were used to put the shattered bones
back together (X-ray, inset). Surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania's
veterinary hospital said that horses so severely injured are usually
Giovanni van Bronckhorst (far left) and Ronaldinho, team captain Carles Puyol
hoisted the UEFA Champions League trophy after Barcelona's 2-1 victory over
Arsenal on May 17 in Saint-Denis, France. After Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann
earned a red card in the 18th minute for taking down forward Samuel Eto'o
(inset), Bar�a used its man advantage to win Europe's most coveted club title
for the second time.
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