Asian Games - Baseball: Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea open with wins

Chinese Taipei, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, Pakistan, S. Korea and Thailand participating.

Netherlands take gold at European Championship; Italy silver, Spain bronze

Netherlands, Italy and Spain are the top three ranked baseball countries in Europe.

USA 18U champions of Americas; Cuba earn silver, Canada bronze

Canada, Cuba, Mexico and USA qualify for the 2015 18U Baseball World Cup in Japan.

Cuba, U.S. to meet for gold; winner 18U champion of the Americas

Cuba KO’d Canada, while the USA KO’d Mexico to end the round-robin Saturday and set stage for finale.

World Rankings released: Panama up to No. 12 in battle to qualify for Premier 12

USA, Japan, Cuba and Chinese Taipei still reside on top of the baseball world, with no changes between Nos. 1-4.