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Feds Say They Can Prove Bonds Took 'Roids

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors say they will prove personal trainer Greg Anderson supplied Barry Bonds with the steroids that led to a positive test in November 2000, the offseason before the slugger hit a record 73 home runs. In a court filing today, prosecutors say they have two documents showing that Bonds...

In Pursuit of Bonds, Feds Put Screws on Trainer's Family

Anderson long mum in baseball steroids case

(Newser) - Federal authorities are still trying to get Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds’ former personal trainer, to testify about the baseball star’s steroid use, the New York Times reports, and may prosecute his wife and mother-in-law on tax charges to coerce him. “I have never heard anything like this,”...

Yankees Float Possibility of Bonds in Pinstripes

Team officials discussed him at recent meeting

(Newser) - Barry Bonds in pinstripes? Hank Steinbrenner confirmed today that team officials are at least talking about acquiring baseball's home-run king, though he wouldn't say just how serious those talks are. Given how late it is in the season, the prospects are unlikely, the AP reports. The slugger, who turned 44...

Baseball's All-Miscreant Team
 Baseball's All-Miscreant Team 

Baseball's All-Miscreant Team

A-Rod makes Radar 's list, of course; Bonds, Giambi, Lo Duca join him

(Newser) - With baseball's All-Stars set to take the field at Yankee Stadium, Radar uses the occasion (and the fact that one is the tabloids' current fixation) to name its All-Morally Inept Team:
  • C: Paul Lo Duca, then with the Mets, got the full New York treatment in 2006, when his affair

MLB's Next Crackdown May Be Maple Bats

Harder wood splits easily, sending shrapnel into stands

(Newser) - Barry Bonds may soon be the face of another Major League Baseball investigation: into the dangers of maple bats. The slugger's choice of wood has a growing following among players, but incidents of flying shards injuring fans and coaches have sparked a movement to ban the bats, USA Today reports....

BALCO Jury Convicts Track's Graham of Lying

Coach of Marion Jones found to deceive feds on ties to steroid dealer

(Newser) - A San Francisco jury convicted track coach Trevor Graham today of lying to federal investigators when he told them he had ended his contacts with a steroids dealer, the Chronicle reports. Jurors deadlocked on two other counts against the former coach of Olympians Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery; he faces...

How TV, Money Robbed Sports Fans&mdash;and Journos
How TV, Money Robbed Sports Fans—and Journos

How TV, Money Robbed Sports Fans—and Journos

Playing field used to be level enough for writers to give true portraits

(Newser) - The days when journalists could get to know professional athletes well enough to write the kinds of profiles that would give fans true insight are long gone, Pat Jordan laments on Slate, with television and the accompanying big money the main culprits. Where Jordan once spent days with Catfish Hunter,...

Bonds Hit With New Indictment
Bonds Hit
With New Indictment

Bonds Hit With New Indictment

Revised charges are essentially the same: He lied about steroids

(Newser) - The feds filed a new indictment against Barry Bonds today, charging him with 14 counts of perjury for allegedly lying when he told a grand jury that he never used performance-enhancing drugs and one count of obstructing the government's investigation, ESPN reports. The charges are essentially the same ones lodged...

Bonds Ball Fetches $376K
 Bonds Ball Fetches $376K 

Bonds Ball Fetches $376K

Colorado fan who caught No. 762 will pocket the amount

(Newser) - The last baseball Barry Bonds hit out of the park sold for $376,612 today, the winning bid coming from an anonymous buyer. There were a total of 13 bids on the baseball, caught by Jameson Sutton Sept. 5 at Coors Field in Colorado. Home run ball No. 762 is...

Giants Fall in Post-Bonds Home Opener

Veteran Maddux gets win for Padres, as Gonzalez homers

(Newser) - Greg Maddux earned his 348th career win, Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a homer and four runs, and the San Diego Padres spoiled the San Francisco Giants' first home opener since cutting ties with Barry Bonds by winning 8-4 Monday. The Giants celebrated the 50th anniversary of their move from...

Who Will Sign Bonds, When?
 Who Will Sign Bonds, When? 

Who Will Sign Bonds, When?

ESPN writer Jayson Stark explores the slugger's '08 prospects

(Newser) - Opening Day has come and gone and Barry Bonds remains without a baseball home. But the home-run king isn't likely to stay on the sidelines for an entire season. Three MLB executives speculate—albeit anonymously—to Jayson Stark of ESPN about why he hasn't been signed. First, to get Bonds...

Play Ball! (Yes, Even Outside Boston and NYC)

Sox, Yankees, Mets suck up headlines, but '08 season has plenty more storylines

(Newser) - Opening Day is fun for fans around the nation—not just the perennial media darlings in Boston and New York. Time runs down the top story lines that don’t involve the Red Sox, Yankees or Mets:
  1. Watch Detroit. With new acquisitions Miguel Cabrera, Jacque Jones, and Edgar Renteria, the

Feds Claim To Have Second Positive Bonds Drug Test

As files reopened in wake of court order

(Newser) - In the wake of Judge Susan Illston's order that Bonds' 2003 grand jury testimony be unsealed, following her critical deconstruction of the government's case, the Feds will be forced to rebuild their indictment against him. One thing they may reveal when they do is their claim of a second positive...

Judge Balks at Bonds Indictment
Judge Balks at Bonds Indictment

Judge Balks at Bonds Indictment

Feds told to revise charges after trying to jam multiple offenses into perjury counts

(Newser) - The government’s case against Barry Bonds hit a snag today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, with a judge ruling that it included multiple offenses in four of the counts of perjury in the indictment of baseball's home-run king. The feds must rewrite or re-file the indictment, Judge Susan Illston...

Photo Looks Like Trouble for Clemens

Fan's party snapshot could figure in potential federal investigation

(Newser) - An 11-year-old fan's photo of Roger Clemens could mean trouble for the scandal-battered pitcher, especially if the congressional committee pursuing the steroids investigation refers the case to the Justice Department, the New York Daily News reports. The image is allegedly of Clemens at a 1988 party given by Jose Canseco,...

Bonds Hitless in Search for New Club

Free agent slugger, 43, has yet to find a home for 2008

(Newser) - Barry Bonds might have a bulked-up home run record on his resume, but his steroids-related indictment has thus far made his MLB job search a strikeout, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The all-time home run leader, now 43, remains a free agent after San Francisco cut him loose last year—...

Bonds Wants Perjury Charges Dismissed
Bonds Wants Perjury Charges Dismissed

Bonds Wants Perjury Charges Dismissed

Slugger's lawyers say that grand jury questions were vague

(Newser) - Barry Bonds' attorneys have filed a motion in federal court to have the perjury charges against him dismissed. The charges stem from Bonds allegedly lying to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs in December 2003. Bonds claims that the indictment was “scattershot” and that questions poised...

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Lying About Steroids

Three-time Pro Bowler Stubblefield was first football player charged in BALCO case

(Newser) - The steroids probe that brought down Marion Jones has claimed it first NFL player: Three-time Pro Bowler Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty today in federal court to making false statements to a federal agent about performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors alleged the former defensive lineman lied in 2003 about taking a previously undetectable...

Steroids Probe Entangles 50 Cent, Blige

Anti-aging claims lure entertainers to illegally prescribed HGH

(Newser) - To the list of celebs implicated in steroids investigations, add 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige. The Albany-based probe that has already fingered major pro athletes also involves entertainers, the Albany Times Union reports, indicating steroid use has grown far beyond the realm of sports. Other stars who received the...

MLB Expanding Anti-Drug Push
MLB Expanding Anti-Drug Push

MLB Expanding Anti-Drug Push

Selig announces creation of investigative unit for illegal substances

(Newser) - Taking its cue from the Mitchell Report's findings, Major League Baseball today announced it has established a permanent investigations unit to check allegations of drug use by players in the grand old game. An ex-NYC cop and former FBI agent will lead the department - whose goal is "protecting...

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