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EUGENE, Ore. Sammy Baugh Youth Jersey . -- Allyson Felix is supposed to be cementing her track legacy this summer.Instead, she comes into U.S. Olympic trials hobbling, unsure and simply hoping for third place.On a slow, painful comeback from a freak injury to her right ankle, the most decorated female sprinter in U.S. history will have to grit out spots on the 200 and 400-meter teams to have a chance to become the first woman to capture that double at the Olympics.The trials were supposed to be little more than a warmup and a bon voyage party for the 30-year-old, six-time Olympic medalist. But when Felix landed awkwardly on a medicine ball while doing core exercises at her gym in Los Angeles two months ago, everything changed.Ive never seen my ankle that big before, and it happened just immediately, she said. When it happened, there were a number of thoughts running through my head. A scary moment. Id never had anything like that happen before.After the fright, came frustration and a slow recovery.Shes had to alter her workout routine, including running the wrong way around the track, so as not to put as much strain on her right ankle, which, as the outside ankle, is more at risk over counterclockwise trips around the oval.She has not been able to prepare for the grueling schedule that the double will require in Rio. It was Felixs camp that pushed for the scheduling change the International Olympic Committee granted in order to make the double possible. Even with the adjustment, Felix will have to race on five consecutive days, including Aug. 15, which features 200-meter prelims in the morning and the 400 final at night.Maybe most alarming, Felix has barely raced this year. The 400-meter prelim Friday will be only her second test of the ankle in real competition since the injury.She concedes she has thought about scaling back her schedule, maybe to focus on the 200 meters -- her specialty, and the one at which shes won three gold medals at world championships and a gold and two silvers at the Olympics.She hasnt been able to let go of her dream, though.I set those goals long ago, she said. I wanted to fight to be able to have that opportunity. I dont know if Ill ever have it again.Here are five more things to watch at Olympic track trials, starting Friday:ANOTHER DOUBLE?: The worlds best time at 200 meters this year doesnt belong to Usain Bolt. Or Justin Gatlin. Or any other runner who is known for that distance. Rather, it belongs to American LaShawn Merritt, a 400-meter specialist whose 200 time of 19.78 in April is the best of 2016. Merritt is entered in both the 200 and 400, and the mens schedule at the Olympics is even more friendly for a 2-4 double. Michael Johnson is the only man to do that, back in 1996.ANOTHER RECORD: At the last Olympic trials, Ashton Eaton broke an 11-year-old world record in decathlon. He broke it again last year at world championships. Whats in store next? The defending Olympic champion doesnt go into meets thinking about setting records, but he does believe in Hayward Magic, that mystical feeling he gets when running and throwing at what is, essentially, his home track -- Hayward Field. He said it all but carried him across the line in the 1,500 meters -- the final event of the 2012 decathlon, when he needed to beat his personal best at that distance to set the record. Eatons record now stands at 9,045 points.FIRST THINGS FIRST: Barring surprises, Gatlin will be the main challenger to Usain Bolt when the Olympics roll around. But the 34-year-old has to earn his spot first. It shouldnt be a problem, but with the U.S. rules, in which the top three qualify with no exceptions for past champions or top performers, Gatlin knows hes a false start or a stubbed toe away from being on the outside looking in. You think Olympic Trials, its a dream. Its making dreams happen. People are running with dreams in their eyes, and thats when people are most deadly, he said.DOUBLE THREAT: Before receiver Marquise Goodwin checks into training camp with the Buffalo Bills, he may have to make a short detour. He doubles as a long jumper and has a chance to make it to his second Olympics. The two-time NCAA champion finished 10th at the London Games. He said that less-than-satisfying result gave him a sense of unfinished business. When he started training again under the guidance of 2004 Olympic champion Dwight Phillips, Bills coach Rex Ryan told Goodwin he could have a pass on training camp if he makes the U.S. team.ALL AGES: Among those with good chances to make the Olympics are 18-year-old Vashti Cunningham, the high jumper who is the daughter of former NFL star Randall Cunningham, and 17-year-old sprinter Candace Hill, who has dubbed 2016 the Year of the Youth. On the other end, theres 40-year-old shot putter Adam Nelson, who came out of retirement to try to make his fourth Olympic team. Joe Theismann Redskins Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Montez Sweat Jersey . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. http://www.redskinsrookiestore.com/Reds ... nn-Jersey/ . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Decembers packed fixture list always presents a challenge for managers and players, but for clubs that are struggling to find form, quick turnarounds can be a good thing.Such is the case for West Ham United as Slaven Bilics club put an end to a troubling six-match winless run in midweek and now turn their attention to Hull City on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium.After opening with just one win in their first seven Premier League matches, the Hammers bounced back with consecutive clean sheet victories over Crystal Palace and Sunderland in mid-October. Theyve fallen off since then, resulting in their most recent slide and 15th position in the table with 16 points.Bilics side (4-4-8) claimed an important victory over Burnley on Wednesday thanks to a first-half stoppage time penalty from Mark Noble, which should give the club impetus to kick on against Hull.Goalkeeper Darren Randolph believes Wednesdays win serves that purpose.The morale is good in the dressing room, Randolph said. There is happiness and relief that we managed to get a victory and we are moving further up the table. We have shown in patches this season how well we can play. We just need to do it for the whole game.We have been waiting for a while for a result at London Stadium. We have not played amazing football but right now we just need points and the rest will follow.Hull City (3-3-10) have struggled in their return to the top flight and find themselves in the drop zone with 12 points. But a win SSaturday could pull the Tigers out of the bottom three, pending other results. Alex Smith Womens Jersey. Hull have won only one of their last 14 league matches -- a 2-1 result over Southampton on Nov 6. -- and find themselves riding a five-match winless drought following Wednesdays 3-0 capitulation at the hands of Tottenham-Hotspur.Its difficult to explain to the players that I thought they did well, and yet were on the end of a 3-0 defeat, Hull manager Mike Phelan said. Weve lost 3-0 against a very good Tottenham side, but I thought we were more than value in our efforts. We were positive, we took the game to Tottenham at times and caused them a few headaches.Despite the loss, defender Michael Dawson urged his club to make a quick turnaround and be ready for Saturdays clash.As a group weve got to stick together, Dawson said. The manager is doing a great job in getting everybody rallying round and now we go to West Ham on Saturday. That will be another tough test away from home but well pick ourselves up and go again.West Ham have won six successive league games at home against Hull City, not losing to the Tigers at home in a league meeting since January 1990.Hull City have seen a player sent off in three of their last six Premier League meetings with West Ham United, while West Hams last six League goals against Hull have all come in the second half. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
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