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Team USA goes for gold in Beijing
After taking three of four games from Team Canada in an Olympics tuneup series in North Carolina's Triangle last weekend, Team USA is now in Beijing preparing for the start of play. The United States begins pool play against Korea on Aug. 13 at Wukesong Baseball Stadium. Korea, Cuba and Japan figure to be the biggest challengers for the prized gold medal that Team USA seeks. Follow the Olympic team at, whose coverage will include game reports, notes, live blogs and player blogs. More »
Nate Schierholtz (left) led Team USA in the four-game series against Team Canada with seven RBIs. (
U.S. National Team takes gold in Czech Republic
On July 27 in the Czech Republic, Hunter Morris snapped a scoreless tie in the 12th inning of the gold-medal game at the FISU World Championships to give the U.S. National Team a 1-0 win. Earlier in July, the team also took first place at Haarlem Baseball Week in the Netherlands, as head coach Rob Walton's squad went 24-0 over the summer. Stephen Strasburg was dominant on the mound, fanning 48 in 34 innings with a 1.06 ERA -- a performance good enough to earn him a spot on the Olympic Team. More »
Team USA pauses for the Star-Spangled Banner after taking gold in Brno, Czech Republic in July 27. (Robert Vavra)
FSU's Buster Posey wins Golden Spikes Award
With his monster numbers from a premium position, there's little questioning the choice of Florida State catcher Buster Posey as the 2008 recipient of the Golden Spikes Award. Posey was given the award as part of a ceremony at the Sports Museum of America in New York City on July 16. Georgia's Gordon Beckham, Missouri's Aaron Crow, San Diego's Brian Matusz and Arizona State's Brett Wallace were the other finalists for the award given to baseball's top amateur player. Check out for complete coverage. More »
Buster Posey was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft, taken by the San Francisco Giants. (Jeff Zelevansky /
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