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    September 26, 2018 7:36 AM BST

    EUGENE, Ore. . -- Consider this a second chance for Tyson Gay. Maybe his last one, too.The 33-year-old sprinter was handed a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team as a relay runner Monday, more than two years after his doping positive cost the Americans their silver medal from the 2012 Games.Gay dominated the sprints for a time before Usain Bolt burst onto the scene in 2008. The American is still ranked second all-time behind Bolt with a time of 9.69 seconds in the 100.But the last several years have been a struggle, filled with injuries and setbacks -- none bigger than a positive doping test in 2013 that cost him one year out of the sport and forced the relay team to surrender its medal.Gay finished fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200 at the recently completed Olympic trials, but coaches stuck to the order of finish for the 100 meters, taking Gay and sixth-place finisher Christian Coleman, along with Mike Rodgers, whose spot was locked in thanks to his fourth-place finish.In Gay, the U.S. gets a two-time Olympian and 2007 world champion at both 100 and 200 meters -- choosing him over high-schoolers Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, who finished 4-5 in the 200 at trials.Asked before the trials what it would mean to make the team, Gay said: A hell of a lot. Im considered the old one of the bunch now. It definitely means a lot to me to still keep up with these young guys here, use some of my veteran skills to my advantage.Also added for relays on the 127-person team, which includes 84 first-time Olympians, were Arman Hall, Tony McQuay and Kyle Clemons (mens 4x400), Ariana Washington (womens 4x100) and Francena McCorory and Courtney Okolo (womens 4x400).Some other things to know about the U.S. track and field team:LIKE A FINE WINE: At 41, Bernard Lagat is still going strong -- making his fifth Olympic team. The ageless 5,000-meter runner showed just about everyone that age is merely a number. I dont believe Im old, Lagat said. If you believe youre old -- Im going to run like an old man.JUST A KID: For a few days, 18-year-old high jumper Vashti Cunningham was set to be the youngest to compete for the U.S. Olympic track team in four decades. That lasted until 16-year-old Sydney McLaughlin came along and made the team in the 400-meter hurdles and took that distinction. To think, she had a little case of stage fright to begin the trials. It hardly showed as she set the world junior record to finish third and earn her place in Rio. This has to be the icing on the cake, the prep star from New Jersey said. Regardless of what happens in Rio, I made it here and Im just so thankful for all of that.FEEL-GOOD STORY ENDS WELL: 800-meter runner Boris Berian made the team despite an uphill climb -- working at McDonalds after dropping out of college to earn extra money to train and recently winning a lawsuit over Nike over what gear he could wear that nearly kept him off the starting line.FEEL-GOOD STORY ENDS NOT AS WELL: 110-meter hurdler and defending Olympic champion Aries Merritt finished fourth -- missing the team by one spot less than a year after returning from a kidney transplant. He had a positive outlook, though. For me to be where I am is a miracle, said Merritt, who operated at 10 percent kidney function when he captured a bronze medal at the 2015 world championships last summer.DOUBLE DIP: Why stop at one event when you can double? There are plenty of athletes doubling up in Rio, including Galen Rupp (marathon, 10,000 meters), LaShawn Merritt (200, 400), Tianna Bartoletta (100, long jump), Tori Bowie (100, 200) and Justin Gatlin (100, 200). But Molly Huddle, who qualified for the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, was entered only in the 10K. And Allyson Felix, who had designs on a 200-400 double, didnt make the 200 lineup. . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Sale is glad he doesnt have to face any more National League teams.In what was one of his worst performances in an otherwise stellar season, the Chicago White Sox ace was hit around by the Philadelphia Phillies -- the lowest-scoring team in the majors.Sale exited after four innings as the Phillies defeated the White Sox 8-3 Wednesday night. Chicago lost its fifth in a row.It was a bad night all the way around, said Sale, who hit three batters. I gave up too many runs. I got hit around. I put the ball over the plate too much. I stunk.Everyone is entitled to have a bad night and tonight was mine, unfortunately. It would have been nice to sneak out of here with a win, but I was just awful tonight.Sale (16-9) allowed six earned runs on seven hits.In four games against NL teams this season, Sale is 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA.He didnt have it tonight, manager Robin Ventura said. He hit a (few) guys and wasnt really controlling the slider too much and they got a couple good swings at him. Theres usually a big difference between his fastball and his changeup and tonight there didnt seem to be much life on his fastball.It was the second-shortest outing of the season for Sale, and it snapped his run of six consecutive starts of at least eight innings.One of the favorites for the AL Cy Young Award, Sale said he doesnt worry about how this outing could affect voting for that honor.I dont play this game for stuff like that, he said. Im here to win games not any (awards) and I wanted to win tonight. It was a frustrating night.Tommy Joseph homereed, doubled and drove in three runs, backing Jerad Eickhoff (11-13). Eickhoff pitched seven innings and gave up six hits, including three solo home runs, while striking out six.Adam Eaton led off the game with a home run. Todd Frazier hit his 38th homer in the seventh inning and Alex Avila followed with a drive in the seventh.Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel had to leave the game in the sixth after being hit in the head by reliever Chris Beck.Goeddel was the fourth Philadelphia player to be hit in the game, tying a franchise record that last occurred in 1960.Cameron Rupp, Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez all had two-hit games for the Phillies. Hernandez hit his 10th triple of the season, tied for second best in the majors, and has reached base safely in 26 consecutive games.ODDITYEickhoff has allowed seven home runs in his last two starts, but only six earned runs. Six of the seven homers have been solo shots. The seventh was a three-run homer, but all three runs were unearned because of an earlier error. Eickhoff has given up 29 homers this season, tying Brandon Finnegan of Cincinnati for the most in the NL.UP NEXTWhite Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-7, 3.83) faces Indians RHP Trevor Bauer (11-8, 4.24) in the opener of a three-game series in Cleveland on Friday night.Phillies: LHP Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.49) take on Mets RHP Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.35) in the opener of a four-game series in New York on Thursday night. Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticNFL Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys ' ' '