Barry Bonds's personal trainer has joined two other defendants in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative case and withdrawn his motion to suppress evidence gathered in the investigation.
Greg Anderson withdrew his motion yesterday, the day before the evidentiary hearing had been scheduled, said Luke Macaulay, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco.
Two other defendants, BALCO founder Victor Conte and Vice President James Valente, dropped their challenge last Friday. The defendants had been contesting the legality of the police raid of BALCO and Anderson's house, both in Burlingame, Calif.
In a related matter, sprinter Tim Montgomery arrived in San Francisco for the start of his arbitration hearing challenging a potential lifetime ban that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recommended for his alleged use of banned substances.
Montgomery is challenging USADA's recommendation before the Court of Arbitration for Sport during a closed-door hearing that is expected to last several days.
* COLLEGES: The Pacific-10 will add a ninth game to its conference football schedule in 2006 and also expand the men's basketball tournament to include all 10 teams.
The decision to add a game to the conference football schedule came in response to the NCAA's decision earlier this year to add a 12th game to the schedule. Starting in 2006, each Pac-10 team will play nine conference games and three nonconference games. . . .
Penn State assistant basketball coach James Johnson is leaving to take the lead assistant's job at George Mason.
* TENNIS: Marat Safin played through a knee injury at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, to beat wild-card Alexander Popp, 6-3, 6-2, and could be forced to miss Wimbledon.
The second-seeded Russian is joined at this key Wimbledon tuneup by No. 1 Roger Federer and French Open champion Rafael Nadal. . . .
Nadal's French Open title vaulted him to No. 3 in the ATP Tour rankings, still far behind the top-ranked Federer.
Lindsay Davenport, who hasn't won a Grand Slam event in more than five years, held her top ranking. French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne jumped from No. 12 to No. 7.
* CYCLING: Lance Armstrong finished 79th and in the chasing pack in the first stage of the Dauphine Libere in Givors, France, which was won by Thor Hushovd. Armstrong is tuning up for his bid for a seventh straight title in the Tour de France, which will be his final race before retirement.
George Hincapie, the prologue winner who rides for Armstrong's Discovery Channel team, was 26th but kept the overall lead.
-- From News Services