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Cuba Pounds U.S. For Spot In Gold Medal Game

They may be older than they've been in the past, and they don't have a wave of young pitching to replace their veteran stars. But on Friday, Cuba showed once again that when it comes to Olympic baseball, they're still the team to beat. Never was that more clear than Friday morning. With a spot in the gold medal game on the line, Cuba routed Team USA 10-2 in a game that was just as lopsided as the score indicates. Cuba has played in the gold medal game of every official Olympics tournament, and will be playing for its fourth gold in five tries.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

Cuba Downs Team USA

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The U.S. and Cuba have had many thrilling games in international play, but they've never had one that ended like this. Using new international tiebreaker rules, Cuba beat Team USA 5-4, sending the Americans to a 1-2 record in the round robin. Cuba at 3-0 remains undefeated in these Olympics.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

Strasburg Dominates As U.S. Bounces Back

Stephen Strasburg may be the only amateur on the U.S. Olympic team, but don't tell the Netherland's team. Just 13 hours after losing their first game, Team USA bounced back to beat the Netherlands 7-0 in a rain-shortened game. Strasburg struck out 11 and carried a no-hitter into the seventh. Sharnol Adriana broke up the no-hitter with a single in the seventh. Casey Weathers came in to throw a perfect eighth inning, striking out two.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics