Roger Clemens

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And Baseball's 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Are...

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas

(Newser) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were all elected to the Hall of Fame today, all on their first ballots. It's the first time three first-balloters have been elected since 1999, USA Today reports, and comes just a year after the Baseball Writers of Association of America sent... More »

McCready Was Working on Song for Dead Beau

Details of singer's last days coming out

(Newser) - The details of Mindy McCready's last days before her shocking suicide are trickling out, and they're not pretty. In the month following the death of boyfriend David Wilson , McCready's father told the court she didn't get out of bed for three weeks and started mixing alcohol... More »

Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year

Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa among those shut out

(Newser) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2% of the vote, Clemens 37.6, and Sosa 12.5 in... More »

Clemens Pitches at 50 ... and Does Pretty Well

Pitches 3 1/3 inning for minor league team, but scouts come out

(Newser) - Roger Clemens was back on the mound at age 50, striking out hitters again. Pitching for the first time in five years, Clemens tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings last night for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. Clemens faced the Bridgeport Bluefish and struck out two, including... More »

Clemens Headed Back to Baseball—at 50

Pitcher expected to sign with Sugar Land Skeeters

(Newser) - Those legal bills must be a killer because Roger Clemens is headed back to the pitching mound, and as something called a Skeeter rather than a Yankee. The 50-year-old Rocket has signed with a Houston-area "independent professional team" called the Sugar Land Skeeters, reports the Houston Chronicle , and will... More »

Clemens Not Guilty, But Hall of Fame Worthy?

Baseball writers sound off

(Newser) - A jury has legally acquitted Roger Clemens; will the Baseball Writers of America do the same? That's the question everyone is asking today. This winter Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and though his numbers are obviously unimpeachable, voters have so far... More »

Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury

Jury acquits pitcher on all charges of lying to Congress

(Newser) - A jury handed Roger Clemens the biggest win of his life today, finding the former pitcher not guilty on all charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs, the AP reports. The verdict, after 10 hours of deliberation, ended a 10-week trial and five-year investigation into one of history'... More »

McNamee: Wife Nagged Me to Save Clemens Evidence

Wife complained he would be fall guy for Clemens

(Newser) - Brian McNamee says that he's got physical evidence that Roger Clemens used steroids thanks to his wife's foresight/complaining. McNamee took the stand again today and testified that while he was injecting Clemens with steroids, his wife was constantly warning him that if something went wrong, "You're... More »

McNamee: I Gave Clemens Steroids in '98

Chief accuser takes the stand in pitcher's perjury trial

(Newser) - Brian McNamee has testified that he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids when they were with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. McNamee said today he injected Clemens in the buttocks in Clemens' apartment at the pitcher's request. McNamee is the chief witness for the prosecution in the perjury... More »

Pettitte: I Could Have Misheard Clemens

Pettitte takes the stand again in HGH trial

(Newser) - Under cross-examination today, Andy Pettitte agreed it was "fair" to say that there's a 50-50 chance he misunderstood Roger Clemens regarding his alleged use of human growth hormone. Pettitte had already made moves toward such an acknowledgement yesterday, after first testifying that Clemens "had mentioned to me... More »

Pettitte in Court: Clemens Told Me He Used HGH

He testifies that his friend told him about doping

(Newser) - It took a few years and one blown trial , but federal prosecutors going after Roger Clemens finally got Andy Pettitte on the stand today to issue these sentences:
  • "Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH. And that it could help with recovery, and that's really
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Roger Clemens Must Face New Perjury Trial

Previous one ended in a mistrial

(Newser) - A federal judge today rejected ex-baseball star Roger Clemens' request to throw out perjury charges against him and said he must face another trial. US District Judge Reggie Walton set the date for April 17. The first trial ended in a mistrial on only the second day when prosecutors showed... More »

Clemens Judge Declares Mistrial

We'll know in September whether government will try again

(Newser) - A big swing and a miss for prosecutors: The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial declared a mistrial today—on only the second day. Prosecutors showed evidence to the jury that the judge had earlier deemed inadmissible, reports the Los Angeles Times . "I don't see how I... More »

Clemens Faces Former BFFs in Perjury Trial

Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee are star prosecution witnesses

(Newser) - Roger Clemens' perjury trial begins today in Washington, and it is loaded with juicy storylines—no pun intended—thanks to star witnesses Andy Pettitte and Brian McNamee. Clemens and Pettitte were as close as brothers, but of all the ex-ballplayers testifying, only Pettitte is expected to say Clemens admitted using... More »

Clemens Pleads Not Guilty

Pitcher to fight charges of lying to congress

(Newser) - Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty today to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. When asked for a plea, the retired pitcher said in a clear voice: "Not guilty, your honor." Clemens and all-time home run leader... More »

Clemens Faces Nearly 2 Years in Jail

If convicted on perjury charges

(Newser) - Now that he's been indicted on charges that he lied to Congress about doping, Roger Clemens faces the very real possibility of prison time. If convicted, sentencing guidelines suggest somewhere between 15 and 21 months, reports the New York Times . He faces 6 counts related to his 2008 testimony—one... More »

Clemens Will Be Indicted

He'll face perjury charges related to PED testimony

(Newser) - Roger Clemens will be indicted on federal perjury charges springing from the testimony he gave Congress about his performance-enhancing drug use, sources tell the New York Times . An official announcement should come soon. More »

On Sex Tape, McCready Disses Rocket's . . . Readiness

Clemens was good in bed 'when he could get It up'

(Newser) - Mindy McCready’s sex tape will be released Monday, and it sounds rather, um, unusual: In addition to sex, the tape includes interviews. The country singer is—conveniently enough—asked about Roger Clemens' batting average. Was her former lover good in bed? “When he could get it up,”... More »

Roger Clemens' Rocket Lacked Oomph: Ex-Mistress

Pitching great suffered from erectile dysfunction: Mindy McCready

(Newser) - It's probably a good thing Roger Clemens is retired from baseball, because the locker-room ribbing after this would be epic: The Rocket's former mistress says he had "a lot of problems" with erectile dysfunction. Onetime country singer Mindy McCready, who stars in a forthcoming sex tape imaginatively titled Baseball ... More »

Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

(Newser) - With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:
  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a
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