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Jury selection process at issue in Bonds trial

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Jury selection process at issue in Bonds trial

March 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Several media companies including The Associated Press are arguing for opening the jury selection process at the start of the Barry Bonds perjury trial.

Bonds' legal team and federal prosecutors argued for limiting the release of jurors' names and other information during the trial scheduled to begin March 21.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston didn't rule Tuesday after hearing arguments. But she appeared inclined to issue some restrictions to ensure a fair trial.

At particular issue is the release of jurors' names. The media also want access to detailed questionnaires prospective jurors fill out before they are questioned by attorneys.

The questionnaires are designed to root out biased jurors by asking their opinions of Bonds, baseball and steroids among other questions.

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

With the A's out of town Saturday afternoon, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum still played a host to a game. A softball game, that is. 

Warriors big man JaVale McGee's JUGLIFE charity put on its fourth annual Water for Life celebrity softball game, featuring his teammates and some of the Bay Area's biggest sports and music stars. 

Andre Iguodala's team beat McGee's, 10-9, and Iguodala took home MVP honors. The two captains even got into an old-school baseball "fight," for good measure.

A's set record, but drop series finale to White Sox

A's set record, but drop series finale to White Sox

BOX SCORE

CHICAGO -- Yoan Moncada broke out of a slump with a three-run homer and six RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 10-3 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.

Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sanchez also connected for the White Sox, who had lost nine of 10. Carlos Rodon (1-2) pitched a season-high eight innings in his fourth start after missing the beginning of the year while recovering from shoulder surgery last September.

Moncada, who hit .183 over the previous 35 games, gave the White Sox a 3-2 lead with a three-run double in the fifth. Moncada then scored on Avisail Garcia's single, and Jose Abreu added another RBI single.

Palka, Sanchez and Moncada all went deep in the sixth. Moncada belted a three-run drive for his 10th homer, making it 10-2 Chicago.

Oakland set a modern major league record when Mark Canha hit a drive to left on Rodon's first pitch of the fifth, extending the A's streak to 25 straight road games with a homer. Canha also opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the second.

A's right-hander Paul Blackburn (1-2) allowed six runs and eight hits in five-plus innings. He permitted only one baserunner through the first four, but got into trouble with two out in the fifth.

Rodon allowed two runs and seven hits. The eight innings matched his career high.

ANOTHER STOP

Well-traveled right-hander Edwin Jackson will be activated on Monday and start for Oakland at Detroit.

The A's will become his 13th major league team, which ties retired right-hander Octavio Dotel for the major league record. The 34-year-old went 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Nashville. He owns a 98-120 major league record and 4.67 ERA in 15 seasons.

"I'm probably the only guy in the clubhouse that has never met him, but I did earlier today," A's manager Bob Melvin said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (sprained right foot) returned to the Bay Area to consult with team physicians. The injury is not believed to be related to his previous right foot injuries. "We'll probably know a�little bit more in the next couple of days," Melvin said. ... INF�Matt�Chapman (right hand contusion) could have a cortisone shot in the wrist area on Monday and will sit out the Tigers series. He had an injection in his thumb last Monday. The hope is the trouble spot has been localized and he'll be available�on the next homestand.

White Sox: RHP prospect Dane Dunning left his start Saturday for Double-A Birmingham with right elbow soreness, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. He will undergo an MRI.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Jackson will make his A's debut in the opener of a four-game series in Detroit. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.95 ERA) goes for the Tigers.

White Sox: Following an off day, the White Sox begin a three-game set against visiting Minnesota on Tuesday. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-5, 3.59 ERA) opposes Twins RHP Lance Lynn (5-5, 4.64 ERA) in the opener.