Saving best for last in Barry Bonds trial

Prosecution rallies during closing arguments as defense has weak final day

Updated: April 7, 2011, 11:23 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Thursday marked another day of surprises in the Barry Bonds perjury trial.

Prosecutors Jeff Nedrow and Matthew Parrella performed brilliantly in their final arguments before the jury that will decide whether Bonds lied to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. They might have succeeded in bringing a troubled prosecution back to life.

And the top-of-the-line Bonds legal team offered an unexpectedly disorganized and occasionally ...

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