Federal authorities investigating Roger Clemens on perjury charges have found performance-enhancing substances on the drug paraphernalia that his former trainer said he used to inject Clemens, according to people briefed on the case. The discovery of the substances could bolster the claims of the trainer, Brian McNamee, that he used the various items -- including syringes, vials and gauze pads -- to inject Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. (New York Times) Comment
Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin had some stinging last words for Alshon Jeffrey, one of the nation's top wide receivers, according to ESPN.com. Jeffrey of St. Matthews, S.C., signed with South Carolina last month after an intense recruiting battle with Southern Cal and Tennessee. According to ESPN's Chris Lowe, "Kiffin told Jeffrey that if he chose the Gamecocks, he would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life like all the other players from that state who had gone to South Carolina."(Atlanta Journal Constitution) Comment
Jerry Manuel yesterday appeared to douse any speculation that the Mets would bring back Pedro Martinez to fill their fifth-starter vacancy. "Pedro is a Hall of Fame pitcher and one of the greatest pitchers of our time, but I feel very confident in the people we have in camp that can get the job done," Manuel said. "Do you like Pedro? Of course, you love Pedro. But you have to be fair to the people that we have here." Manuel is sticking with the current crop of No. 5 candidates, even though Livan Hernandez, Tim Redding, Freddy Garcia and Jonathon Niese have all been unimpressive so far in camp. Redding, in fact, gave up five runs on five hits (including two homers) in just one-third of an inning Sunday against the University of Michigan. (New York Post) Comment
Goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings skates to Matt Greene after Greene was hit by a shot in the head near the end of the game en route to defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at Staples Center. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade's game-winning steal and three-pointer from last night's game
Game To Watch
Mavericks at Suns, 10 PM ET -- Phoenix is four games behind Dallas for the final playoff spot.
1963 -- Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain scores 70 points in a 163-148 loss to Syracuse, one of six 70-plus point games in his career. 2000 -- The Detroit Pistons hold a ceremony to retire the jersey of Joe Dumars when they host Vancouver at the Palace of Auburn Hills. 2002 -- In a 95-92 loss to Houston, Utah's John Stockton records 13 assists to reach 15,000 for his career.
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