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Thursday, May 16

Thorns: Portland (4-0-1) plays the first of two games at home in a four-day span. Sky Blue FC (3-1-1) of Piscataway, N.J., is the opponent in a meeting of the top two teams in the National Women's Soccer League. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Jeld-Wen Field.

Timbers U-23s: Portland's developmental team plays (1-0) an 11 a.m. game at Jeld-Wen Field against the Seattle Sounders U-23s (0-0).

Baseball: No. 1-ranked Linfield is 1-0 in the NCAA Division III playoffs going into today's 1:30 p.m. PT game against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in a regional at Austin, Texas. Linfield (35-6) opened the tourney Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Texas Lutheran, with Chris Haddeland, a sophomore from McMinnville, tossing a complete-game two-hitter, with nine strikeouts. Pomona-Pitzer (29-15) lost in 11 innings to host Texas-Tyler, 4-3.

Softball: Oregon hosts a Division I, double-elimination regional that runs through Saturday. The Ducks, fourth in the RPI rankings and 46-9, open with No. 106 BYU (33-23) at 6 p.m. today. A 3 p.m. game pits No. 42 North Carolina (39-19) against No. 24 Wisconsin (42-11).

Prep tennis: The Oregon School Activities Association state tournaments begin today and run through Saturday. The Class 6A and 5A boys and girls will take place at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, with some early boys matches at Portland Tennis Center. The 4A/3A/2A/1A boys and girls tourneys are at the University of Oregon.

Prep track and field: It's the final day of the PIL 5A district meet at Marshall.

Prep baseball: In a Class 4A play-in game, La Salle plays host to Ridgeview at 5 p.m.

Prep softball: La Salle treks to La Grande for a 3:30 p.m., Class 4A play-in game.

Friday, May 17

Baseball: The Pac-12 title could be on the line as Oregon and Oregon State open a three-game conference finale series. Game 1 is 6 p.m. at PK Park in Eugene. Oregon State is 20-4, Oregon 19-5 in the conference.

At Joe Etzel Field, the University of Portland plays host to Pepperdine at 3 p.m. It's the final West Coast Conference series of the season for both clubs. The Pilots are 8-13 in the WCC, and Pepperdine is 10-11.

Softball: Portland State's Big Sky tournament champs begin play in a three-day, NCAA D-I regional in Seattle. The Vikings (152nd in the RPI) meet host Washington (12th) at 6 p.m., with Minnesota (31st) and Hawaii (21st) meeting at 3:30 p.m.

The NCAA regional at Howe Field in Eugene has games at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with matchups based on Thursday's results.

Oregon State is in the NCAA regional at Missouri. The Beavers (36th in RPI) open at 1 p.m. PT against Hofstra (20th). Missouri (seventh) meets Stony Brook (123rd) in the 3:30 p.m. nightcap of the three-day, double-elimination tourney.

Basketball: The LoneStar Strikers, a team from Kingwood, Texas, near Houston, play the Portland Chinooks (0-3) at Eastmoreland Courts in a 7 p.m. International Basketball League game. Portland's Jared Cunningham, a 6-9 forward from Cleveland State, is third in IBL scoring at 26.7 points per game and fifth in rebounds with 12.0. Ex-Jefferson High and Oral Roberts standout Kevin Ford, also a 6-9 forward, has 12.3 rebounds per game.

Prep baseball: Madison visits Willamette in a 5 p.m. Class 5A play-in game.

Prep softball: Three PIL teams have Class 5A play-in games — Wilson plays host to North Eugene, 4:30, at Rieke Elementary; Roosevelt visits Wilsonville, 5 p.m.; and Cleveland goes to Willamette, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Winterhawks: Western Hockey League champion Portland's first game in the Memorial Cup tournament at Saskatoon is at 4 p.m. PT against Halifax, Nova Scotia.

PSU football: The Portland State spring game is 1 p.m. at Evergreen High in Vancouver, Wash.

Timbers: Portland (4-1-6, 18 points, second in the MLS Western Conference) plays the Vancouver Whitecaps (3-4-3, 12, tied for seventh) at BC Place, 4 p.m. (ROOT).

Timbers U-23s: Portland is on the road against the North Sound SeaWolves at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Wash.

Baseball: Game 2 of the UO-OSU series is 2 p.m. at PK Park (Pac-12 Networks). ... Pepperdine and Portland play their second game of the weekend, 1 p.m., Joe Etzel Field.

Softball: The NCAA Eugene regional, hosted by the Oregon Ducks, wraps up with one or two games. The finals start at noon, and another game will be at 3 p.m., if necessary in the double-elimination format.

In Day 2 of the Seattle regional, PSU will play at either 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., versus Hawaii or Minnesota, based on Friday's results.

Oregon State is in the Missouri regional, where the second-day games start at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT.

Basketball: The IBL Portland Chinooks are at the Salem Sabres (1-3), 7 p.m., Chemeketa Community College. Salem's roster includes former OSU big man Joe Burton, who is tied for the IBL rebounding lead at 13.0.

Track and field: The annual Hershey's youth meet is 1 p.m. at Franklin High. Call 503-284-0345 for information.

Women's football: The Portland Fighting Fillies (4-1) are at the Utah Blitz (1-4) , and the Portland Shockwave (3-2) play at the Tacoma Trauma (0-5).

Whitewater Festival: The annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is today and Sunday, with events starting at 10 a.m. Go to upperclackamasfestival.org for information.

Sunday, May 19

Thorns: The Washington Spirit (0-2-3) visit Portland at Jeld-Wen Field, 2 p.m.

Baseball: The Ducks-Beavers finale is noon in Eugene (Pac-12 Networks). ... Portland's home finale is at noon with Pepperdine.

Softball: It's the final day of regionals at Seattle (featuring PSU and Washington) and Missouri (with OSU in the field).

Half-marathon: About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, which helps launch the Rose Festival. The race starts and finishes downtown, near the waterfront. Go to runrocknroll.competitor.com for information.

Running: The Portland Parks & Recreation's $5 5-kilometer series, for all ages and abilities, starts with an 8:45 a.m. kids fun run. Fernhill Park is the site. Call 503-823-7529 for information.

Monday, May 20

Winterhawks: The Hawks' second game in the Memorial Cup tourney at Saskatoon is against London, Ontario, at 5 p.m. PT

Baseball: Portland's season concludes at Pasco, Wash., where the Pilots will take on Washington State. First pitch is noon at Gesa Stadium.

Prep baseball: The OSAA Class 6A playoffs begin with 32 teams. Matchups include Hillsboro at Jesuit, 5 p.m.; Central Catholic at Tualatin, 5 p.m.; Lincoln at West Salem, 5:15 p.m.; Grant at North Salem; and David Douglas at North Medford, 4:30 p.m.

Prep softball: The 6A tournament begins with 32 teams. Central Catholic is at home against Oregon City, Lincoln is the home team against North Salem, West Linn visits Jesuit, Grant goes to South Salem, and David Douglas is at Forest Grove.

Tuesday, May 21

Baseball: The game doesn't count in the Pac-12 standings, but Oregon will play at Oregon State, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22

Winterhawks: Portland's third and final game in the round-robin portion of the Memorial Cup is 5 p.m. PT against host Saskatoon. The tournament continues with games on May 23, 24 and 26, all at 5 p.m. PT.

Prep baseball/softball: The 6A playoffs continue with eight second-round games in both baseball and softball.

The other classifications start their playoff march, with 16 baseball and 16 softball teams playing first-round games in the 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A/1A brackets.