Barry Bonds sentenced to house arrest

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds was sentenced Friday to 30 days of house arrest and  two years of probation for federal conviction.

Bonds, however, 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.

Bonds faced up to 21 months in prison for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

Bonds arrived in an SUV with tinted windows and emerged from the back seat wearing a dark suit and tie. He was met by a phalanx of cameras, though the crowd was much smaller than when he was charged about four years ago.

Back then, Major League Baseball's all-time home runs leader was still playing.

On Friday, the 47-year-old was still in shape, but noticeably slimmed down from those days.

A jury convicted Bonds of obstruction of justice in April.

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