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Deal between feds, reporters allows for appeal in case

Updated: September 5, 2006, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters are appealing a judge's order to tell a federal grand jury who leaked them secret testimony from Barry Bonds and other elite athletes ensnared in the government's steroid probe.

Reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada worked out a deal Tuesday with the government that they could appeal U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White's Aug. 15 order before authorities seek sanctions against the two, including jail.

The pair have said they ...

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