Barry Bonds sentenced to house arrest

      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.