Rasmus to miss Olympics

Former Phenix City Little Leaguer and Russell County High School standout Colby Rasmus suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his left knee on Tuesday, according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal. As a result, Rasmus will not make the trip to the Beijing Olympics next month.

Rasmus, who is now a member of the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, was selected to the U.S. Olympic baseball team earlier this month.