UPDATE: Judge Gives Bonds House Arrest, Then Delays It

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service on Friday -- then delayed the sentence pending an appeal likely to take a year or more.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also fined Bonds $4,000 for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from his grand jury appearance eight years ago.

Prosecutors wanted the home run king to spend 15 months in prison.

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It's sentencing day for Barry Bonds. The former major leaguer will find out his punishment for his obstruction of justice conviction.

Bonds provided evasive testimony to a federal grand jury investigating the Balco steroids scandal.

Government lawyers have asked the US district judge to sentence bonds to 15-months in prison.

We'll keep you updated on what happens.


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