Please submit your basketball statistics
With the basketball season coming to a close, The Bee is preparing its season-ending expanded statistics package and All-Stanislaus District teams. Coaches are encouraged to submit statistical leaders, as well as their nominees, with pertinent information, for all-district consideration. Please e-mail this to Richard T. Estrada at email@example.com by noon Tuesday.
Spring preview to be published next week
The Bee is going to publish its spring sports preview package, providing a look at the area's top teams and players, on Wednesday. Coaches who have not yet submitted their questionnaires are encouraged to do so if they wish to be part of the preview. Please e-mail your information by 4 p.m. Monday to Richard T. Estrada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Selig won't read Bonds' testimony
Bud Selig has no plans to read any of Barry Bonds' grand jury testimony that was ordered released by a judge just over a week ago. "No, I don't think so," Selig said Saturday. "I think all the lawyers around me will but I don't think there's any reason for me at this time." Bonds, the unemployed home run king, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. The indictment accuses him of lying to a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative's involvement in the distribution of steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing substances. Bonds, who played 15 seasons with San Francisco, has denied ever knowingly using steroids or other illegal performance enhancers.
A's Cust hit in head
Oakland designated hitter Jack Cust was taken for X-rays after being hit in the head by a pitch in Saturday's exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs. Cust was leading off the fourth inning when a pitch from Cubs starter Sean Marshall ran inside and hit Cust on the right side of his batting helmet. The force of the ball knocked Cust's helmet into the side of his face, leaving a slight cut. Cust lay prone on the dirt for several minutes before getting to his feet and leaving the field. "I'm all right. I'm just a little dizzy," Cust said.