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Giambi excused due to ties to ongoing BALCO case

Updated: March 16, 2005, 12:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi can concentrate on hitting instead of testifying.

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The New York Yankees slugger was excused from appearing at Thursday's congressional hearing on steroids in baseball (10 a.m. ET). The top Democrat on the committee said it's possible other players also could have subpoenas withdrawn even as Frank Thomas and Curt Schilling made plans to appear.

Baltimore's Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro were given the day off Thursday, an indication they ...

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