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List of charges in USA vs. Roger Clemens

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List of charges in USA vs. Roger Clemens

From Comcast SportsNetThe specific charges against Roger Clemens in U.S. District Court relating to his sworn deposition to the staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Feb. 5, 2008, and his testimony before the committee on Feb. 13, 2008:Count 1) Obstructed Congress when he:(1) Said in his deposition he never used human growth hormone.(2) Said in his deposition he never spoke to Brian McNamee about using HGH.(3) Said in his deposition of HGH "I couldn't tell you the first thing about it."(4) Testified at the hearing he had never taken HGH.(5) Said in his deposition he had never used steroids.(6) Testified at the hearing he had never taken steroids.(7) Said in his deposition McNamee injected him with vitamin B12.(8) Said in his deposition "four or five needles" of B12 would be "already lined up ready to go" in the trainers' room after games.(9) Testified at the hearing McNamee injected him with vitamin B12.(10) Said in his deposition McNamee injected him with lidocaine.(11) Testified at the hearing McNamee injected him with lidocaine.(12) Testified at the hearing Andy Pettitte "misheard" or "misremember(ed)" that Clemens told Pettitte in 1999 or 2000 that Clemens had taken HGH.(13) Said in his deposition McNamee injected Clemens' wife Debbie inside Clemens' home in Houston without Clemens' prior knowledge or approval.(14) Said in his deposition he had "no idea" George Mitchell wanted to talk with him for his steroids investigation.(15) Said in his deposition he was not at Jose Canseco's house on or about June 9, 1998.Count 2) Made false statements in his deposition when he denied using HGH.Count 3) Made false statements in his deposition when he denied using steroids.Count 4) Made false statements in his deposition when he said McNamee injected him with vitamin B12 four-to-six times in 1998 in Toronto and in New York.Count 5) Committed perjury when he testified at the hearing he had never received HGH from McNamee.Count 6) Committed perjury when he testified at the hearing he had never taken steroids.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Could Gordon Hayward return this season?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Could Gordon Hayward return this season?

0:41 - Kyle Draper, Brain Scalabrine, Tommy Heinsohn, and Mike Gorman break down the Celtics loss to the Cavs and Gordon Hayward’s injury.

4:22 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions to the gruesome injury to Gordon Hayward and how it impacted the game.

9:39 - Dr. Chris Chihlas joins BST to give his medical opinion on Gordon Hayward and if he thinks there is a chance Hayward could return this season. 

13:40 - Chris Mannix and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss what the feeling was like in the arena when Hayward went down but how there is actually a 'cautious optimism' surrounding the injury.

Jayson Tatum flashes potential with double-double debut

Jayson Tatum flashes potential with double-double debut

CLEVELAND – Jayson Tatum has seen plenty of games featuring Cleveland’s LeBron James.

And in the Boston Celtics’ preparation for Tuesday night’s matchup, the 19-year-old rookie had seen plenty of James on film.

But facing him, up close and personal, was something entirely different.

“He’s way bigger than I thought,” Tatum said. “He’s way better than I imagined. That’s the reason why he is who he is.”

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James’ play was among the key factors in Cleveland handing Boston a 102-99 loss on Tuesday night.

But Tatum showed he too has some big-time potential by finishing with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds which included some nifty drives to the basket as well as showing the ability to hold his own on the glass in terms of rebounding the basketball.

The last Celtics rookie to post a double-double on opening night?

That was Larry Bird back in 1980, helping the Celtics to a 114-106 win over the Houston Rockets.

What’s even crazier?

Bird had 14 points and 10 rebounds in that Rockets game, too.

Tatum’s solid performance didn’t seem in the making in the first half when Tatum had missed all five of his shot attempts while tallying just two points.

But as the Celtics mounted their comeback, Tatum’s play was a key to the team’s improved play.

“Just being more relaxed” was how Tatum described his improved play in the second half.

Tatum added, “first half, I think I was nervous and anxious. And then the game slowed down for me. That helped out a lot.”

And the Celtics will need even more from Tatum going forward after Gordon Hayward’s left ankle injury that will keep him sidelined indefinitely.

There was plenty of room for him to improve upon following Tuesday’s game.

But for the most part, head coach Brad Stevens liked what he saw from the rookie.

“Jayson was pretty good,” Stevens said. “He did a pretty good job for a first game. That’s pretty hard to do, to be thrown into this environment, first game and play that well.”

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