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Prosecutors get time to decide whether to take Bonds case to Supreme Court

Prosecutors get time to decide whether to take Bonds case to Supreme Court
Former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco in 2011. A federal appeals court overturned his felony conviction for obstructing justice on April 22, 2015. (George Nikitin / Associated Press)

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

The 9th Circuit threw out Bonds' conviction in a 10-1 vote last week, saying there was not sufficient evidence Bonds' response was material to a government investigation into the distribution of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

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St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had surgery Thursday to repair a torn left Achilles' tendon, an injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. ...

etroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan confirmed that he underwent season-ending Tommy John and flexor repair surgery Wednesday. ...

Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura decided to abandon his appeal of his seven-game suspension linked to a brawl that broke out in the April 23 game against the Chicago White Sox. Ventura's next scheduled start will be May 8 at Detroit.

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