St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial has received the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential Medal of Freedom. He was among 15 people honored Tuesday during a ceremony at the White House. President Barack Obama calls the 90-year-old Hall of Famer "a gentleman you would want your kids to emulate."
Musial was a 24-time All-Star who retired after the 1963 season with a .331 career batting average and 475 home runs.
BONDS TAKES A HIT
A San Francisco federal judge in the perjury case against Barry Bonds decided to allow an audio recording in which, prosecutors say, the baseball star’s personal trainer discussed his steroids use.
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Bonds’ lawyers had asked the judge to exclude the recording because the personal trainer, Greg Anderson, is refusing to testify, so there’s no way to authenticate the topic of discussion.
But prosecutors plan on calling to the witness stand Stevie Hoskins, Bonds’ childhood friend and former business partner, who says he secretly recorded the conversation in March 2003.
Kelly Johnson and the Diamondbacks agreed to a $5.85 million, one-year contract. Jason Isringhausen agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets.