Clemens in a Jam.

Implicated in doping by an old friend, a fastballer fires back

There's no crying in baseball. Just blaming, complaining and, if the accused is a dominating star like Roger Clemens, outraged denying.

In December the Mitchell Report on steroid abuse in the major leagues fingered the top players of the past two decades--slugger Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens--as having taken illegal substances. Bonds has dwelled mostly in sullen silence through the years of his charges. But Clemens, whose inclusion in the report was a jolt to fans, has taken the offensive, proclaiming his innocence against allegations by his former personal trainer Brian McNamee that he had injected the star multiple times...

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