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Tampa Bay Buccaneer Brian Price's wife to compete in hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials

Bucs defensive tackle Brian Price has had a difficult offseason, from the death of his sister in a car crash to a reported fight with first-round draft pick Mark Barron during a minicamp at One Buc Place.

And he is trying to come back from severe pelvic and hamstring issues that sidelined him last season.

But today Price gets to enjoy rooting on his wife, Candice Davis Price, as she tries to make the U.S. track team that will compete in the London Games this summer.

Davis Price is competing in the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. The first round is today; the final is Saturday.

At the 2008 trials, she finished fifth in the final.

Davis Price's qualifying time of 12.90 seconds for this year's trials is .43 behind top qualifier and 2008 gold medalist Dawn Harper.

Also competing is Lolo Jones, who was favored to win the event at the 2008 Games but tripped on the penultimate hurdle and finished seventh in the final.

more track and field: Hammer thrower Keelin Godsey, trying to become the first openly transgender athlete to make the U.S. team, did not get one of the three spots available in the final as the trials began Thursday. Godsey, 28, finished fifth with a throw of 231 feet, 3 inches. Godsey was born and competes as a female, and identifies as a male. The winner was 2008 Olympian Amber Campbell, who threw a meet-record 235-6.

In the men's final, Florida's Jeremy Postin was 14th with a throw of 221-6. Winner Kibwe Johnson had a throw of 245-11.

Brandon native in diving final: Brandon's Chris Colwill advanced to the men's 3-meter springboard final at the U.S. diving trials in Federal Way, Wash. The 2008 Olympian is third after the semifinals. The top two finishers go to London. Scores carry over to Sunday's 12-diver final.

In women's platform, Brittany Viola, the daughter of 1987 World Series MVP and 1988 American League Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola, leads going into the final Sunday. The top two also go to London. Viola, 25, is competing in her third trials. She has never made the Olympic team. Also in the final is Florida State's Katrina Young; she is 10th.

lebron in; mullens out: U.S. men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said he expects the Heat's LeBron James to play in London. James was part of the Krzyzewski-led team that won gold at Beijing four years ago. … Bobcats center Byron Mullens will miss the Olympics because of an injury, depriving host Britain of one of its three NBA players. Mullens, a Columbus, Ohio, native whose mother is British, has a long-standing toe problem. He received his British passport in March and hasn't yet played for Britain. Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Bulls forward Luol Deng are the other NBA players on the team.

hunger satiated: The U.S. women's archery team qualified for the Games for the first time since 2004 with a semi­final win over Japan at a qualifier in Ogden, Utah. The three-member team includes Khatuna Lorig, a now five-time Olympian who trained actors for the archery scenes in the Hunger Games movie.

murray's back: Andy Murray, who played singles and doubles for British tennis in 2008, will play in London.

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