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Thursday, May 29

College softball: The Oregon Ducks are one of eight teams in the NCAA Women’s College World Series, a seven-day tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. No. 1-seeded Oregon opens against No. 8 Florida State at 11:30 a.m. PT (ESPN).

College track and field: Oregon, Oregon State, Portland and Portland State athletes begin competition in the NCAA west regional, a preliminary round to qualify for the NCAA championships. The west regional takes place in Fayetteville, Ark.

Friday, May 30

College baseball: Oregon State, the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA Division I, opens regional playoff action at home with an 8 p.m. game against North Dakota State (ESPN network TBD). ... Oregon is in the Vanderbilt regional, opening at 10 a.m. PT against Clemson (ESPN3).

Prefontaine Classic: The Diamond League meet begins its two-day run at Hayward Field, with a handful of events, starting with the women’s discus at 7 p.m. and ending with the men’s 10,000 meters at 9:17 p.m.

Thunder: Portland plays at the Spokane Shock, 7 p.m.

Timbers U-23s: Portland’s developmental team takes on the Puget Sound Gunners FC at Providence Park, 11 a.m.

College baseball: The first day of weekend NCAA regionals.

College track and field: The second day of three in the NCAA preliminary rounds at Fayetteville, Ark.

Saturday, May 31

Prefontaine Classic: The second and final day of this 40th annual track and field meet, one of the best in the world, takes place at Hayward Field, noon to about 3 p.m.

College baseball: NCAA regionals take place across the country. Oregon State is at home, Oregon is playing at Vanderbilt.

Women’s football: The Portland Shockwave play host to the Everett Reign at Hillsboro Stadium, 6 p.m. … The Portland Fighting Fillies play at the Seattle Majestics.

College track and field: Regionals end at Fayetteville, Ark.

Sunday, June 1

Timbers: Portland takes on MLS rival Vancouver at Providence Park, 6 p.m. (Root Sports).

Timbers U-23s: The Portland Premier Development League squad faces the Seattle Sounders FB U-23s at Aloha High, 2 p.m.

College baseball: The third day of NCAA regional games.

Basketball: The Portland Chinooks play host to the Vancouver Volcanoes in an International Basketball League game at Eastmoreland Courts, 5 p.m.

Sports birthday

May 30, 1949: P.J. Carlesimo (age 65), the Trail Blazers coach from 1994-97 and now serves as an NBA television commentator.

Oregon sports history

June 1, 1975

The death of Steve Prefontaine at age 24. The middle- and long-distance runner from Marshfield High and the University of Oregon was killed in a car crash in Eugene.