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Pettitte, Knoblauch, Radomski dropped from Wednesday's Clemens hearing

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By RONALD BLUM

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HOWARD FENDRICH

AP Sports Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and steroids dealer Kirk Radomski have been dropped from the witness list at Wednesday's House committee hearing about Roger Clemens.

The decision leaves Clemens and his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, to testify at the hearing, along with a new witness added Monday night: a member of the staff that worked with former Senate majority leader George Mitchell to produce December's report on drugs in baseball.

McNamee said in the Mitchell Report that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Clemens' denials of those allegations drew the attention of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.