- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds‘ perjury trial will begin testimony a day later than usual this week, and with lawyers still fighting over evidence.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston canceled testimony Monday after a juror fell ill with kidney stones. The juror said he’s well enough to return Tuesday. The judge said Monday she will “act swiftly” to replace the juror with an alternate if he falls ill again.

Also Monday, the judge cast doubt on the admissibility of a tape recording turned over to prosecutors on Sunday. The tape recording was secretly made by Bonds‘ former business partner, Steve Hoskins, of a conversation he had with Bonds‘ orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Ting.

Prosecutors say the tape will corroborate Hoskins’ testimony that he and Ting discussed Bonds‘ alleged steroid use. But Illston said late Monday much of the tape is inadmissible.

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