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Court sides with Bonds on evidence

Updated: June 11, 2010, 9:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- A divided federal appeals court dealt the federal government a significant setback in its prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that prosecutors may not present positive urine samples and other vital evidence that the government says shows that the slugger knowingly used steroids.

The appeals court ruling upholds a lower court decision barring federal prosecutors from showing the jury any evidence collected ...

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