SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds is headed to trial next March on federal charges of lying to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The trial date was set Friday after baseball's home run king pleaded not guilty when he was re-arraigned on 15 felony counts of lying under oath and obstruction of justice.
Lead Bonds attorney Allen Ruby pleaded not guilty to the charges on the slugger's behalf, while Bonds stood silently in front of the judge. Ninety minutes later, Ruby agreed to a March 2, 2009, trial date before a second judge.
Bonds, who has not signed with a team this season, pleaded not guilty to similar accusations last December, but a judge ordered prosecutors to rewrite the indictment. The new indictment includes no new allegations.
Bonds was charged with 14 counts of lying under oath and one count of obstruction of justice.
• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson was charged with driving after consuming alcohol following an early morning traffic stop.
Lawson was stopped in downtown Chapel Hill because of the loud music coming from the car, said Chapel Hill Police Capt. Jackie Carden. The car smelled of alcohol and a field sobriety test led the officer to file charges, she said.
Because Lawson is not 21, he could be charged with driving after consuming alcohol. He was also charged with violating the city's noise ordinance and driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said. He was taken into custody and later released. Lawson is scheduled to appear in court July 8.
• TRACK AND FIELD -- Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has broken the world record in the women's 5,000 meters at the Bislett Games.
Dibaba, an Olympic and world champion, had never broken an outdoor world mark. She was timed in 14 minutes, 11.15 seconds and improved the old record by more than five seconds.
Another Ethiopian, Meseret Defar, set the old record of 14:16.63 last year at Bislett Stadium. Defar did not enter Friday's race.
• HOCKEY -- The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed minor-league goaltender Daniel Manzato to a two-way contract.
The Hurricanes announced that they have agreed to a one-year contract with Manzato. He will make $522,500 if he makes the NHL club or $75,000 if he is sent to the minor leagues.
The 24-year-old Manzato is a native of Switzerland who recently completed his first season of pro hockey in North America. He was 24-5-6 with a 2.37 goals-against average in 35 games with two ECHL teams -- Charlotte and Las Vegas.