SYDNEY-The U.S. men's quadruple sculls tasted bitter disappointment Friday as they narrowly missed advancing to the medal round in Olympic rowing. Sean Hall, Nick Peterson, Ian McGowan and Jake Wetzel jumped off quickly, trailing only Italy at the 500-meter mark. They were third after 1,000 meters and steadily lost ground after that. The Netherlands and the Ukraine also qualified for the finals, joining Germany, Australia and Switzerland from the first semi-final heat. The U.S. boat will race Saturday in the B finals to determine 7th-12th places.
...Olympic Games for Nuzum and Ferry. The United States advance two boats to the finals of their events Thursday, the men's coxless pairs and the men's coxless four. Nuzum and Ferry train at the U.S. Rowing Training Center in Augusta.