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Barry Bonds Sentenced to Two Years Probation

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A federal judge sentenced former MLB slugger Barry Bonds to two years probation Friday, sparing the home run king time behind bars for his role in an investigation into sports doping among professional athletes.

In addition, the judge sentenced Bonds to 30 days of location monitoring, 250 hours of community service with youth groups, and issued the former MVP fines of more than $4,000.

Prosecutors requested Bonds serve 15 months in prison after providing misleading information to a grand jury for his alleged involvement in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid ring. Jurors found Bonds guilty in April of obstruction of justice but remained deadlocked on three counts he lied under oath that he knowingly took steroids supplied by BALCO.

Bonds, baseball's all-time leader with 756 home runs, was indicted on perjury and obstruction charges in 2007 after years of allegations he used steroids and performance-enhancing drugs.

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Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A jury determined Wednesday that former baseball player Barry Bonds is guilty on one of four charges, but they were deadlocked on the other three charges.

Bonds, found guilty on one charge of obstruction of justice, was also charged with three counts of lying to a grand jury.

Prosecutors in the case tried to prove that Bonds -- a former player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants who holds the record for the most career home runs -- lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he said that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.

The obstruction of justice charge arose from Bonds' unwillingness to cooperate in the government's federal steroid investigation into the former Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO).

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