For The Record

September 07, 2003

HOSPITALIZED 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."

SCORED 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.

ANNOUNCED 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?"

WON 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.

COLOR PHOTO: MATT YORK/AP (BONDS) Bonds COLOR PHOTO: TIMO SEITSONEN/LEHTIKUVA (MOBILE PHONE THROWER)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)