May 26, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former major-leaguer David Segui said he was told as far back as 2001 that Roger Clemens' strength coach had kept evidence against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Segui testified Thursday about a telephone conversion he had with Brian McNamee 11 years ago. Segui said McNamee "mentioned that he had kept darts to get his wife off his back. " The federal jury hearing the Clemens perjury trial will have to assume that "darts" means "needles. " Segui wasn't allowed by the court to make that connection on the stand.
May 25, 2012 |
The San Francisco Giants plan to give away a Rory McIlroy bobblehead later this year. Huh? No one knows if the star golfer, who comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland, even follows the game of baseball, let alone a team on America's Left Coast. As usual in baseball these days, there's a marketing angle here. The giveaway date (June 12) takes place the same week the U.S. Open is being held at Olympic in San Francisco. The game is being pitched as "Irish Heritage Night.
May 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Amid his year-by-year narrative of his complex relationship with Roger Clemens and performance-enhancing drugs, Brian McNamee weaved in a tale of two wives. He said it was his own wife who nagged him into keeping evidence that has become crucial in the trial of the storied pitcher, and it was a request from Clemens' wife that led to what McNamee called a "creepy" injection scene in a bathroom. Clemens' personal trainer testified Tuesday for a second day in the perjury trial, pushing his running total to roughly 10 hours on the stand, including the first few moments of what portends to be a grueling cross-examination that will continue Wednesday.
May 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Speaking softly, nervously, and in detail, Brian McNamee testified about the life-changing moment when, he said, he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids. The government's star witness in the Clemens perjury retrial took the stand Monday and told the jury that he injected one of baseball's most successful pitchers with steroids about eight to 10 times when they were with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. "I knew what I was doing was illegal," McNamee said.
May 13, 2012 |
As an undergraduate at West Chester University in the 1980s, Kevin Guskiewicz spent summers working at Eagles training camp. He even remembers meeting safety Andre Waters a couple of times. Neither could have known how their paths would cross 20-some years later. Guskiewicz went on to work as an athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and is now, as a professor at the University of North Carolina, one of the world's leading experts on concussions and the long-term damage they cause.
May 10, 2012 |
Andy Pettitte is on track to start on Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the Seattle Mariners. "Everybody's in agreement he's not going to benefit from any more time below," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. Pettitte retired after the 2010 season and sat out last year. The lefty, who turns 40 next month, returned to the team in spring training and has been pitching in the minors. But the plan could shift if rain hangs around, Cashman said. "We have weather issues all week and reserve the right to change our mind," Cashman said.
May 3, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat some 20 feet apart, Pettitte on the witness stand and Clemens at the defense table trying to avoid going to jail. The topic: a remark about human-growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate, mentor, and workout partner a dozen years ago. "Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH," Pettitte testified. "And that it could help with recovery, and that's really all I remember about the conversation. " The rest of the details are fuzzy.
January 10, 2012 |
Do you ever drive around your neighborhood and notice who the big-time recyclers are - or aren't? Do you ever feel guilty when you put something in the trash because you don't feel like walking to the recycling bin? Do you toss food scraps in with the other garbage? If you said yes, you're not alone. Only a third of the trash that could be recycled or composted actually is. No wonder the typical household trash can is always overflowing. That means we can all do a bit better. I want to share some simple techniques to put your recycling routine on steroids.
December 25, 2011
The arrival of the Hall of Fame ballot in the mail used to be a highly anticipated event in my household. I couldn't wait to see the first-time names because memories of those players would come rushing back. I looked forward to exploring the names and numbers on the ballot before deciding who I thought was deserving of a spot in Cooperstown. Now, thanks to the taint of the steroid era, the arrival of the ballot brings dread instead of anticipation, suspicion instead of admiration.
December 15, 2011 |
Barring an appeal, the sentencing of Barry Bonds on Friday in a San Francisco courtroom will bring the federal government's nearly decade-long investigation of a Northern California-based steroids ring to an anticlimactic end. Federal guidelines suggest a prison sentence of 15 to 21 months and prosecutors want the home-run record holder to serve time - but federal probation officers have recommended probation and a period of house arrest....