Fourteen players who helped the United States win the Women’s World Cup last summer in Canada were named Tuesday to an Olympic squad that will compete in Rio de Janeiro for a fourth consecutive gold medal.

There were no surprises on Coach Jill Ellis’s roster, only a touch of intrigue surrounding midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who has not played since tearing an anterior cruciate ligament last fall. The influential winger rejoined the group July 1 and performed well enough in training camp to reclaim her spot. She is likely to play in the last tuneup before the delegation departs for Brazil, a July 22 friendly against Costa Rica in Kansas City, Kansas.

The squad includes goalkeeper Hope Solo, midfielder Carli Lloyd, forward Alex Morgan and all five regular defenders.

“The last few camps capped a nine-month evaluation process and the players certainly made it a real challenge to narrow the roster down to 18,” Ellis said in a statement. “We’ve got a great blend of players with experience at the Olympic Games and in major events along with the youthful energy of some players who did not play in the Women’s World Cup last summer.”

The Brazil-bound players who were not on the World Cup team are Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn, the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League MVP; Portland Thorns midfielders Lindsey Horan and Allie Long; and forward Mallory Pugh, 18, who will enter UCLA this fall.

VOLLEYBALL: Outside hitter Jordan Larson and setter Courtney Thompson were named to the Olympic roster of the top-ranked U.S. women on Tuesday by Coach Karch Kiraly.

They are joined by middles Foluke Akinradewo and Christa Dietzen as returnees from the team that won the silver medal at the 2012 London Games.

Newcomers are outside hitter Kim Hill and Kelsey Robinson, middle Rachael Adams, opposites Karsta Lowe and Kelly Murphy, setters Alisha Glass and Carli Lloyd and libero Kayla Banwarth.

CYCLING: Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will miss the Olympics after withdrawing from the ongoing Tour de France on Sunday because of a fever.

The 33-year-old Contador, a two-time Tour winner, said he hopes to recover in time to compete in the Spanish Vuelta on Aug. 20.

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