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Mistrial ruled in Roger Clemens case

Updated: July 15, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- One minute Roger Clemens was on trial for his freedom. Then, on just the second day of testimony, it was suddenly all over and the former baseball star was outside signing autographs for fans.

Almost as soon as it began, Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday -- in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton called a halt to the trial under way after prosecutors showed jurors ...

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