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Dowd criticizes Selig's selection of Mitchell

Updated: April 1, 2006, 10:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Baseball launched its probe Thursday into alleged steroids use by Barry Bonds and others, and right away the head of the investigation came under attack because of his close ties to the sport.

In the wake of a searing book about Bonds, commissioner Bud Selig appointed former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell -- and currently a director of the Boston Red Sox -- to lead the inquiry.

The probe will initially be limited to events since September 2002, when the sport ...

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