Roger Clemens

posted a video yesterday repeating his denials of the steroids use alleged against him in the Mitchell Report. The righthander said he plans to be interviewed on the matter for an episode of

60 Minutes


The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was accused in the report of using steroids, an allegation made by his former trainer.

In October last year, the Los Angeles Times reported Clemens was linked to steroids in the May 2006 sworn statement of a federal agent who cited former Phillies pitcher

Jason Grimsley

. At the time, the names of players in the public version had been blacked out. When the full affidavit was unsealed Thursday, Clemens' name was not in it, and the paper issued a correction and an apology.

"I faced this last year when the L.A. Times reported that I used steroids. I said it was not true then, and now the whole world knows it's not true, now that that's come out," Clemens said in the video, which was posted on the Web site of his foundation and on YouTube.

George Mitchell,

a director of the Boston Red Sox and a former Senate majority leader, said in his report that former Toronto and New York Yankees strength coach

Brian McNamee

said he injected Clemens with steroids in 1998 while with the Blue Jays, and in 2000 and 2001 while with the Yankees.

McNamee also claimed he injected Clemens with human growth hormone in 2000.

"Let me be clear, the answer is no. I did not use steroids, or human growth hormone and I've never done so," Clemens said. "I did not provide Brian McNamee with any drugs to inject in to my body. Brian McNamee did not inject steroids or human growth hormones into my body either when I played in Toronto for the Blue Jays or the New York Yankees. This report is simply not true."

Baseball players and owners did not jointly ban steroids until September 2002. They did not ban HGH until January 2005.


Florida State assistant

Jimbo Fisher

said he would be staying at the school, ending rumors that he might become the next head football coach at West Virginia.

The 42-year-old offensive coordinator is slated to succeed

Bobby Bowden

as head coach of the Seminoles when Bowden decides to retire. Bowden will return in 2008.

Missouri athletic director

Mike Alden

announced that football coach

Gary Pinkel

will receive a $550,000 annual raise, boosting his guaranteed compensation to $1.85 million a year. Pinkel also received a one-year contract extension through 2012.

No. 7 Missouri (11-2) is preparing to face No. 25 Arkansas (8-4) in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day in Dallas.

Pinkel, 55, is in his seventh season at Missouri, which won the most regular-season games in school history. The Tigers were briefly ranked No. 1 in the AP and BCS standings before losing the Big Twelve Conference title game to Oklahoma.

The father of Oklahoma defensive back

Lendy Holmes

said his son is academically ineligible and will not play against West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.

Lendy Holmes Sr.

said his son's eligibility came down to one class and he "was missing one grade point." He said there was still a chance that his son could regain his eligibility.

Sooners coach

Bob Stoops

could not be reached for comment. Stoops said earlier this month that Holmes would start at cornerback in place of cornerback

Reggie Smith,

who is recovering from a broken big toe in his right foot.


Cristiano Ronaldo's

late goal on a penalty kick lifted Manchester United past Everton, 2-1. Manchester United cut Arsenal's lead in the Premier League standings to one point.

Winter sports


Thomas Morgenstern

failed to win a record seventh straight event in World Cup ski jumping after finishing third in Engelberg, Switzerland.

The Olympic champion was beaten by

Andreas Kuettel

of Switzerland, who won with jumps of 125.5 and 136 meters in the large hill for 252.7 points. Austria's

Gregor Schlierenzauer

was second.