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.