Roger Clemens loses appeal

Updated: August 12, 2010, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate a defamation lawsuit disgraced former pitcher Roger Clemens filed against his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, who claims he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone more than a dozen times.

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Houston federal district judge's dismissal last year of most of Clemens' claims against McNamee.

Clemens appealed the decision by ...

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