Frank Viola's daughter Brittany misses Olympic diving final

Brittany Viola of the United States dives during Brittany Viola of the United States dives during the women's 10-meter platform diving semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 9, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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LONDON -- No sweet music for Brittany Viola. The daughter of former major league baseball pitcher Frank Viola missed out on the 10-meter platform diving final at the London Olympics.

Viola finished 15th in the semifinal Thursday with 300.50 points. Her teammate, Katie Bell, failed to advance in 16th with 296.80.

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Chen Ruolin of China was the top qualifier among 12 divers going into the evening final at 407.25.

Nicknamed "Sweet Music," Frank Viola helped the Minnesota Twins win their first World Series title in 1987, pitching them to a 4-2 victory in Game 7. He was named Series MVP, and the next season won the AL Cy Young Award. He was later traded to the Mets, and pitched for Boston, Cincinnati and Toronto before retiring in 1996.

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