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Hill Panel Grills Baseball Icons About Steroids

Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and other stars testify on Capitol Hill about performance-enhancing drugs in professional baseball. Also on hand was former star Jose Canseco, who says illegal steroids have been widely used in the sport. Lawmakers questioned players, league officials and others for more than 11 hours. The players repeatedly asked lawmakers to focus on the future and not the past.

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Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and on NPR.org.