Clemens trial off to brilliant start

Updated: April 23, 2012, 7:49 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One thing is obvious in the retrial of Roger Clemens on charges that he lied about his use of performance-enhancing drugs: Both sides worked hard on the case in the nine months since the mistrial, and it shows.

The lawyers' arguments are sharper; their investigations have uncovered new details. And they're all performing at levels they never reached in their first effort.

Eloquently and forcefully, lead prosecutor Steve Durham told the jury in his ...

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