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Judge to unseal Bonds documents

February 04, 2009|Associated Press

A federal judge plans to unseal hundreds of pages of court documents at the heart of the government's case against home run king Barry Bonds, who is accused of lying to a grand jury about using performance-enhancing drugs.

Among the documents to be released today are a transcript of a recorded conversation between Bonds' personal trainer Greg Anderson and Bonds' former business partner Steve Hoskins, as well as positive drug test results that prosecutors say belong to Bonds.

One is a urine sample submitted by Bonds during baseball's anonymous survey testing program in 2003, according to a report on the New York Times' website. Bonds' sample did not test positive under MLB's program but was retested by investigators after it was seized in a 2004 raid, unidentified sources told the newspaper.

Right-hander Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a one-year contract worth $3,675,000, more than seven times his $500,000 salary last season. . . . The Baltimore Orioles and free agent Ty Wigginton reached an agreement on a two-year, $6-million contract. . . . Third baseman Garrett Atkins avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $7.05 million contract with the Colorado Rockies.

Former agent Jeff Moorad reached an agreement for his group to buy the San Diego Padres from majority owner John Moores.


Raiders retain Cable as coach

The Oakland Raiders retained Coach Tom Cable, officially removing the interim designation from his title more than five weeks after their season ended. Cable went 4-8 after replacing Lane Kiffin with the Raiders (5-11), who have lost at least 11 games in six consecutive years. Cable, Kiffin's former offensive line coach, rallied Oakland to back-to-back victories to end last season.

The New England Patriots hired Scott O'Brien as special teams coach and reassigned Bill O'Brien from wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach and Josh Boyer from defensive coaching assistant to defensive backs coach.


Vonn wins super-G title

American skier Lindsey Vonn won the super-G at the world championships in Val D'Isere, France, for her first major gold medal. Vonn trailed early starter Marie Marchand-Arvier midway down the Rhone-Alpes course but made up time on the Frenchwoman in the technical lower section.

Vonn finished in 1 minute 20.73 seconds.


Walker hires Timm Rosenbach

Former Washington State and NFL quarterback Timm Rosenbach was named New Mexico State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, one of eight assistants hired by new Coach DeWayne Walker.

Dale Lindsey, Chargers defensive coordinator in 2002-03, was named assistant head coach and linebackers coach.

Texas Christian promoted assistant coaches Jarrett Anderson and Justin Fuente to be co-offensive coordinators.


U.S. to play in Nashville April 1

The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago at Nashville on April 1.

The U.S. team, trying to qualify for its sixth straight World Cup, opens the final round of North and Central American and Caribbean region qualifying Feb. 11 against Mexico at Columbus, Ohio. It plays at El Salvador March 28.


Chargers tackle is arrested

Chargers defensive tackle Jamal Williams was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Williams was pulled over for speeding early Sunday on a freeway outside downtown San Diego, the California Highway Patrol said.

A Penn State football player and a former teammate each must serve a year's probation after being charged last fall with possessing a small amount of marijuana. The Centre County, Pa., district attorney says defensive linemen Abe Koroma and Maurice Evans had been entered into a program for first-time offenders.

The father of teenage pro golfer Tadd Fujikawa pleaded guilty to drug trafficking as his son listened at the court hearing. Derrick Fujikawa pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree methamphetamine trafficking. He faces at least one year in prison, and as many as 10 years, for each count.

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