Sports briefs: Congress calls again

Congress wants to hear more about the Mitchell Report on drug use in baseball. California Democrat Henry Waxman and Virginia Republican Tom Davis asked George Mitchell, commissioner Bud Selig and union leader Donald Fehr to testify at a House committee hearing next week. Waxman and Davis led the panel in 2005 that listened to Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa testify.

Did Magowan misspeak?

Giants owner Peter Magowan reported to investigator George Mitchell that slugger Barry Bonds said in 2004 he discontinued use of performance-enhancing substances after a short time because they didn’t work. Two days after being interviewed, lawyers for Magowan called George Mitchell’s investigators. “Magowan’s lawyer explained that his client misspoke when he said that [Barry] Bonds had said, during their February 2004 telephone call, that he later learned the substances he had taken were steroids,” Mitchell wrote. “According to his lawyer, Magowan could only recall with certainty that (1) Bonds had said he did not knowingly take steroids, and (2) what Bonds said to Magowan during the call was consistent with what Magowan later read in [a Bay Area newspaper] about Bonds’ reported grand jury testimony.”

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