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EUGENE, Ore. -- Allyson Felix had the star power to change the Olympic schedule.Now, its her schedule that needs adjusting.Felixs run at the 200-400 Olympic double, made possible after Olympics officials honored her request for a chance to run both races, came to an earlier-than-expected end Sunday. She finished fourth in the 200-meter final, one spot out of the Rio mix, in a .01-second loss to a sprawling Jenna Prandini at the U.S. track and field trials.Honestly, disappointed, said Felix, who will not get a chance to defend her Olympic title in her signature event. The whole year, that has been what I was working for. When I look back and see everything that happened, I still think its quite amazing I was able to make the team.She did make the 400-meter lineup, and that is, indeed, quite an accomplishment considering the injury she suffered this spring. After landing awkwardly on an exercise ball while doing core work, she rolled her right ankle.The injury was so severe she avoided running around the track in the correct, counterclockwise direction until just before the trials, for fear shed put too much outside pressure on her injured ankle.In track lingo, a sprinter doesnt necessarily have to be fast to succeed in the 400 -- a full lap around the track in which technique is more important than pure speed. But in the 200, it takes a more aggressive lean into the curve at the opening of the race -- just the sort of practice Felix didnt get enough of during her slow comeback.I could only do what I could with the ankle, she said.And so, she started slow, never made up ground against winner Tori Bowie or second-place Deajah Stevens and could not hold off Prandini, the former University of Oregon star who had to wait about 30 seconds to see the result for third place go up on the board. Afterward, she was scraped up but smiling.I dont know what happened, Prandini said. But it got the job done.One of Felixs biggest fans made news earlier in the day: Sixteen-year-old Sydney McLaughlin became the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic track team since 1972 when she finished third in the 400-meter hurdles.Not bad for the junior out of Union Catholic High School in New Jersey, who tuned in to watch the Beijing Olympics eight years ago, saw Felix winning the 4x400 relay and thought, Id like to be like her, someday.Asked what she loved most about Felix, McLaughlin said: She wasnt afraid to lose.Sometimes, I get so caught up in the fact that I hadnt lost a hurdles race, and I come here, and these girls are faster than me, said McLaughlin, who admitted to being so nervous earlier in the week that she considered pulling out of the meet. Its realizing that sometimes you have to lose to get better.It happened to Felix plenty over the years, none more heartbreakingly than in Athens and Beijing, where she settled for back-to-back silvers in an event she had dominated.But she won gold in 2012.And with track and field -- and possibly NBC, as well -- desperate for some star power in a sport now headlined by Usain Bolt and a worldwide doping crisis, a scheduling change that would double the track time for one of Americas most popular runners was a no-brainer.But the U.S. trials dont guarantee anything, and on Sunday, a few more potential medal contenders -- including 400-meter hurdlers Johnny Dutch and Bershawn Jackson -- also saw some dreams end early.Felix is still going to Rio de Janeiro. But with more free time on her hands than originally planned.Im pretty sure everyone expected to see her on the [200] team, Bowie said. Im pretty sure it wont be the same without her. Cheap College Jerseys Outlet . 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For many years, Woods stated that no matter how many times he lifted trophies, if one of those wasnt a major, it simply couldnt be classified as a great year. Yet on Tuesday, when asked to assess his season so far, Woods seemed to soften that stance. Its hard to dispute his assessment, but it did signal a shift in his thinking. "I think winning one major championship automatically means you had a great year," said Woods Tuesday after an intense session on Oak Hills back nine where he methodically dissected each green. "Even if you miss the cut in every tournament you play in; you win one, youre part of history. This year, I think its been a great year so far for me, winning five times, and you look at the quality of tournaments Ive won, a Players and two World Golf Championships in there, thats pretty good." Pretty good indeed. Hes also leading the World Ranking, the PGA Tour money list and the FedEx Cup standings. He has the best scoring average on Tour and also is atop the All Around category, essentially a summary of the top stats. But there is no major. He might have another Green Jacket if he hadnt rung one off the post at Augusta National in April. And lasst month, he might have raised another Claret Jug if hed been able to figure out Muirfields greens on the weekend.dddddddddddd Those arent the only times in his 17-tournament winless drought that hes come close. "Ive had, certainly, my share of chances to win," said Woods, who has been stuck on 14 majors since the 2008 U.S. Open. "Ive had my opportunities there on the back nine on those -- probably half of those Sundays for the last five years where Ive had a chance, and just havent won it. But the key is to keep giving myself chances, and eventually Ill start getting them." Woods said trying to get major No. 15 has been frustrating, especially after the first 14 seemed to come so easily and relatively frequently. While he has endured his own struggles with injuries and swing changes, the rest of the golf world has raised its game. Since Woods last won a major, there have been 18 different winners, 14 of them first-timers. Players are simply ready to win big events at an earlier age and younger players are no longer intimidated seeing Woods name up on the leaderboard. But ever the optimist, the worlds top players feels this week just might be the one where it all comes together. "Overall, I feel very pleased with where my game is at," said Woods, who tied for 39th the last time the PGA Championship visited Oak Hill in 2003. "Ive played well in the last two tournaments Ive played in, especially coming off a little bit of an injury at The Open and coming back and really played well in the last two tournaments, Im very pleased about that." Whether all that translates into a win here wont be determined until Sunday night. 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