Gilroy cyclist Shelley Olds was named Friday to the four-woman U.S. Olympic road race team, but as expected Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer won't make his second appearance in the Summer Games.
Olds, 31, is among a strong group including 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, who broke her collarbone two weeks ago. Olds, a former college soccer player who began cycling in 2005, is expected to have the best chance to win a medal in the women's road race in London.
Megan Guarnier of Mountain View also failed to make the cut.
Leipheimer said two weeks ago he didn't expect to make the men's team after struggling with the aftermath of being hit by a car while on a training ride in April in Spain.
"To be fair, I have an injury and I am not riding that well right now," he told Velo News last month.
Also London-bound is Chris Horner, an Amgen Tour of California rider who will make his Olympic debut. Horner, 40, will be joined by some of America's rising stars such as Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen and Tyler Farrar.
George Hincapie, who plans to retire in August, failed to make his sixth Olympic team.
Team nominations came amid news reports that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has opened an investigation into allegations of drug use and distribution by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Former Armstrong teammates such as Hincapie, Dave Zabriskie, Christian Vande Velde, Jason McCartney and Matthew Busche were
Earthquakes goalie Jon Busch said he doesn't deserve a one-game suspension over an incident two weeks ago in Kansas City. He rejected the ruling Wednesday by the league's disciplinary committee.
It found Busch had aggressively retrieved a ball from a ball boy during second-half stoppage time in the May 27 match that San Jose lost 2-1. The 11-year MLS veteran was surprised by the discipline, which included an undisclosed fine.
"There wasn't any contact," said Busch, who will sit out the Quakes' next match, Wednesday at Colorado.
One-game suspensions can't be appealed.
Cal's Jonte Grant (Hayward High) placed third in the men's long jump at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind. His best mark of 24 feet, 73/4 inches was achieved on his fourth and final attempt.
College of San Mateo's Roman Skovronski (Newark Memorial High) advanced to Saturday's final of the men's 400-meter hurdles, placing fifth in his heat at 53.32 seconds. USC's Allen Williams II (Bishop O'Dowd High-Oakland) just missed qualifying for the men's 110 high hurdles final, placing ninth in his heat at 14.13 seconds.
Former De La Salle High shortstop Michael Miller, a ninth-round draft pick, signed with Boston. Miller, a senior at Cal Poly, hit .354 this past season en route to first-team All-Big West Conference honors.
Stanford alum Peter Varellas of Moraga had three goals to lead the U.S. men's team past Australia 7-5 to advance to the semifinals of the FINA World League Super Final in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Americans play Croatia on Saturday. The United States built a 5-1 halftime lead and thwarted a fourth-quarter Australian rally.
The final weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields' winter-spring meeting features 10-race programs both Saturday and Sunday.
Staff writer Phil Jensen and wire services contributed to this report.