Daily Sports Roundup 1/4/08

It’s late and it has been a light day in sports so here are the couple short stories that made news today.

Battle in Detroit: The Detroit Pistons won their eleventh game in a row Friday night while the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to eight. The two Eastern Conference powerhouses face off Saturday night. The Pistons beat the Celtics in the teams’ first meeting on two clutch free throws from Chauncey Billups. The Celtics are out for revenge. It should be a great game and I am looking forward to watching it.

Clemens Saga Continue: The House Oversight Committee has asked Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee, Kirk Radomski, and Chuck Knoblauch to testify before Congress. The biggest name in the Mitchell Report, Clemens has denied using performance-enhancing drugs, though he did admit to taking Lidocaine and B-12 vitamins. His interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” will air this week and the fans and media will get to hear Roger speak for the first time. It is going to be extremely difficult for Clemens to restore his reputation as he has already been convicted in the “court of public opinion”. Maybe going to court and testifying under oath will cause Clemens to admit steroid use and not risk perjury (see Barry Bonds). Or maybe Clemens will continue in his denial and McNamee will admit he was lying. Or maybe Clemens just won’t show up. The hearing is scheduled for January 16th and will hopefully shed some light on this hazy situation.

Okay, so I know that is only two articles and neither has much substance, but weekends are the toughest to find time to write and there were really no big stories out today. Tomorrow should be an exciting day in sports with NFL Wild Card games, college basketball games, and the Celtics-Pistons match-up at night. Enjoy!


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