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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

Bad Start

J.J. Cooper -

This is not a good start for Team USA. Four years after being left at home, out of the Olympics, the U.S. returned to Olympics action on Wednesday morning. It didn't go well. After trailing for most of the game, the U.S. scored three runs in the top of the ninth to stay alive, but South Korea rallied for two runs off of U.S. closer Jeff Stevens (Indians) in the bottom of the ninth to pull out an 8-7 win.

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Olympics Baseball Schedule

Here is the Olympics baseball schedule, with television noted for games that will be televised. Do note that until the semifinals and finals, most of the broadcast coverage of the games will likely be look-ins that provide some, but not all of the action. If you are looking for live full-game coverage, your best choice is to go online, where every game of the baseball tournament will be available in its entirety, both live and for replay.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

Over & Out?

John Manuel -

Baseball goes bye-bye after Beijing, and while Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association, the International Olympic Committee and all their official sponsors would love to see big leaguers in the Olympics, much has to happen for that to become a reality.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics