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Clemens to pitch for independent team

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Controversial seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens will pitch for the first time in five years, an independent team said Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
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Clemens cleared on perjury counts

Clemens cleared on perjury counts

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Former major league all-star pitcher Roger Clemens was found innocent Monday of charges he lied to Congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens jury recesses until Monday

Clemens jury recesses until Monday

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A jury in Washington recessed after a half-day of deliberations Wednesday in the perjury trial of former baseball great Roger Clemens.
Jury gets Clemens case

Jury gets Clemens case

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A jury in Washington began deliberation Tuesday but did not reach a verdict in the perjury trial of former baseball great Roger Clemens.
Clemens trial enters home stretch

Clemens trial enters home stretch

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The defense rested Monday in the Washington perjury trial of former baseball star Roger Clemens.
Cubs' Wood retires in Wrigley ceremony

Cubs' Wood retires in Wrigley ceremony

CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood formally announced his retirement Saturday at Wrigley Field, surrounded by his former teammates.
Trainer says he injected Clemens with steroids

Trainer says he injected Clemens with steroids

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Personal trainer Brian McNamee testified in Washington Monday he injected former major league pitcher Roger Clemens with the banned steroid Winstrol in 1998.
Pettitte testimony rocks Clemens trial

Pettitte testimony rocks Clemens trial

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte testified Wednesday he may have misunderstood when he thought Roger Clemens told him he had used human growth hormone.
Pettitte: Clemens said he used HGH

Pettitte: Clemens said he used HGH

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens admitted he used human growth hormone, former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte testified in Clemens' perjury trial Tuesday.
Clemens lawyer: U.S. case is 'garbage'

Clemens lawyer: U.S. case is 'garbage'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The attorney defending Roger Clemens Tuesday ripped the U.S. government's case against the former major league ace as "garbage."
Prosecutor: Clemens wove 'web of lies'

Prosecutor: Clemens wove 'web of lies'

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens is a great former baseball player who got caught up in a web of lies over his alleged use of steroids, a federal prosecutor said in court Monday.
Judge warns Clemens jurors off Internet

Judge warns Clemens jurors off Internet

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The judge hearing Roger Clemens' perjury retrial in Washington warned potential jurors "addicted to the Internet" Monday to stay off their favorite sites.
'60 Minutes' legend Wallace dead at 93

'60 Minutes' legend Wallace dead at 93

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Mike Wallace, longtime pioneer interviewer for CBS' "60 Minutes" has died after a long illness, the network said. He was 93.
Verlander voted AL Most Valuable Player

Verlander voted AL Most Valuable Player

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Detroit's Justin Verlander became the first pitcher in 19 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, it was announced Monday.
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Baseball great Roger Clemens (R) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) (L) listen as Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin talks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kamenko Pajic)
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William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the league with the Boston Red Sox, whose pitching staff he would help anchor for 12 years. Clemens won seven Cy Young Awards, more than any other pitcher. He played for four different teams over his 23-year playing career. In each of his two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, Clemens won the pitching triple crown (leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts) and a Cy Young Award.

Clemens was traded to the New York Yankees for the 1999 season, where he had his first World Series success. In 2003, he reached his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game. Clemens is one of only four pitchers to have more than 4,000 strikeouts in their career (the others are pitchers Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, and Steve Carlton). Clemens played three seasons with the Houston Astros, where he won his seventh Cy Young Award. He rejoined the New York Yankees during the 2007 season.

Clemens was alleged by the Mitchell Report to have used anabolic steroids during his late career, mainly because of testimony given by his former trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens firmly denied these allegations under oath before Congress, leading congressional leaders to refer his case to the Justice Department on suspicions of perjury. On May 12, 2009, he broke a long silence to speak out on ESPN against American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime, a book by four New York Daily News reporters that claims Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs during his career.

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