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PDX Sports

Tuesday, June 17

Timbers: Portland plays a U.S. Open Cup match at Providence Park against the Orlando City U-23s, 7:30 p.m.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up their five-game season-opening series at Everett with a 7 p.m. game. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes’ finale of a five-game set at home against the Vancouver Candians is 6:30 p.m. at Volcanoes Stadium.

IBL basketball: The Portland Chinooks welcome the LoneStar Strikers to Eastmoreland Courts as the International Basketball League heads into its final week of regular-season play. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

All-comers track: The first of six summer meets for youth and adults takes place at Grant High, 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.foottraffic.us/meets/.

Wednesday, June 18

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops’ Northwest League 2014 home opener is against Salem-Keizer, 7 p.m. at the newly renamed Ron Tonkin Field.

Sports birthdays

June 17, 1985 — Elise Windes (age 29), U.S. Olympic water polo 2012 gold medalist from Beaverton High.

June 17, 1988 — Rodney Wallace (age 26), Costa Rica native and midfielder for the MLS Portland Timbers.

Oregon sports history

June 1974

Headlines include: The Western Hockey League, which included the Portland Buckaroos, folds due largely to inroads by the NHL and World Hockey Association. ... Jack Dunn is named baseball coach at Portland State. ... The independent Portland Mavericks, under manager Frank Peters, open their Northwest League baseball season. ... Monte Shelton wins the Rose Cup feature race at Portland International Raceway. ... Steve Mahre, a 16-year-old ski flash, wins the Golden Rose Slalom at Mt. Hood. ... Portland’s Denny Moyer knocks out Mike Lankaster in the 10th round of a fight at the Expo Center. ... Little League Baseball Inc., announces that girls may play on its teams. ... New Orleans and Seattle rank 1-2 in MLB expansion plans.