June 20, 2008
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Feds pressuring Bonds' trainer
Greg Anderson remained behind bars for 13 months rather than cooperate with prosecutors who wanted him to testify about performance-enhancing drugs he was suspected of giving Barry Bonds. Once Bonds was indicted in November on federal charges of making false statements as part of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative case, Anderson was released. But he remains under pressure to talk about his work as Bonds's former personal trainer, and prosecutors have broadened their effort to get him to reveal what he knows. In recent months, they have made Anderson's wife, Nicole S. Gestas, a new focus of their investigation. The United States attorney's office in the Northern District of California sent a so-called target letter to Gestas in November, after Bonds's indictment was unsealed, to advise her that she could be charged with conspiring to commit a crime against the federal government, according to a lawyer briefed on details of the letter. Legal experts say prosecutors often concentrate on wives or girlfriends in high-profile investigations in the hopes of gaining leverage to secure cooperation from a recalcitrant witness or defendant. Anderson and Gestas were longtime companions before they were married in 2006. (New York Times)
Specter: Spygate not over
Senator Arlen Specter clarified Thursday that his involvement in the New England Patriots' videotaping controversy was not over. Neither is his battle with the N.F.L. "My view on the overall situation is that we may well see the other shoe drop somewhere," Specter said. "We went about as far as we could go, given the public attitude today about the economy and gas prices and Iraq. We're always very careful about initiating a Congressional investigation. But that isn't to say, by any means, it's over." (New York Times)
Rose wants to play for Bulls
One of the most sought-after prospects in the NBA Draft just might have become a bit more elusive for the Heat. Former University of Memphis point guard Derrick Rose concluded his predraft workout with the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, and his representatives indicated that there are no plans for Rose to visit Miami before the draft. The Heat favors Rose, a Chicago native who led Memphis to the NCAA championship game. But Rose told reporters in Chicago on Thursday that he wants to play for his hometown team. (Miami Herald)
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1950 -- Joe Dimaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1960 -- Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson for title
1993 -- Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2 for NBA title
1994 -- Ernie Els win's 1994 Golf US Open

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