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McGwire apologizes to La Russa, Selig

Updated: January 12, 2010, 2:01 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998, but he also said he didn't need performance-enhancing drugs to hit the long ball.

McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. Later Monday, however, he disputed that the drugs gave him more power to hit homers.

"I was given a gift to hit home runs," he told Bob Costas on MLB Network.

He ...

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