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Clemens, Torre to start serving suspensions Friday night

Updated: August 10, 2007, 11:27 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Roger Clemens would rather sit than fight this time.

Clemens declined to appeal the five-game suspension he received for plunking Toronto's Alex Rios with a pitch earlier this week, and began serving the penalty when the New York Yankees opened a three-game series against the Indians on Friday night.

The suspension and a $1,500 fine were imposed Thursday by Major League Baseball vice president Bob Watson after Clemens drilled Rios in the middle ...

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