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McNamee testifies in Clemens perjury case

Brian McNamee, the star witness in a possible perjury case against Roger Clemens, testified before a federal grand jury Tuesday in Washington, a sign that the panel could be nearing a decision on whether to indict the seven-time Cy Young Award winner for allegedly lying to Congress.

McNamee, Clemens' former personal trainer, spent more than 21/2 hours inside the courthouse.

The grand jury has been hearing from witnesses for at least 16 months as it tries to decide whether a case can be made that Clemens lied under oath in 2008 when he told a congressional committee that he had never taken steroids or human growth hormone.

Ortiz, Lester boost Red SoxDavid Ortiz had a two-run double and Jon Lester (5-2) allowed one hit in six innings last night, leading the visiting Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Before the game, the Red Sox activated Mike Cameron (lower abdominal strain) from the disabled list

Rangers 8, Royals 7Vladimir Guerrero hit a pair of two-run homers and drove in five runs for visiting Texas.

Cubs 3, Dodgers 0Ryan Dempster pitched three-hit ball over eight innings and Derrek Lee homered and drove in all three runs for host Chicago.- AP

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