Sports briefs: Jackson to stay out of jail

Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson will not spend time in jail after a plea agreement stemming from an October shooting outside an Indianapolis strip club. Jackson will admit to criminal recklessness in firing a gun, which would result in a suspended one-year sentence. Jackson will pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service, if the judge OKs the deal.

Baseball waits on Giambi

The next 48 hours could be some of the most important in the baseball career of Jason Giambi. The New York Yankees’ slugger faces a Thursday deadline from Major League Baseball to agree to meet steroids investigator George Mitchell or face a potential suspension. Meanwhile, the commissioner’s office and players’ union resumed talks about parameters for the meeting.

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