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PDX Sports

Tuesday, June 24

Timbers: Portland and FC Kansas City meet in a fifth-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., 5:30 p.m. PT.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops take on the Vancouver Canadians in Northwest League play at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m. ... The Everett AquaSox are at the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 6:30 p.m.

Golf: The Oregon Junior Amateur, which began on Monday, continues at Waverley Country Club. More than 210 youngsters from Oregon and Southwest Washington are competing in age divisions from Pee Wee (8 to 11) through Junior Boys (16-18) and Girls (15-17).

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

Wednesday, June 25

Thorns: Sky Blue FC pays a visit to Portland for a National Women’s Soccer League match at Providence Park, 7 p.m. (CSNNW).

Class A baseball: The Vancouver Canadians wrap up a five-game series at the Hillsboro Hops, 1:30 p.m. ... Everett concludes at five-game set at Salem-Keizer, 6:30 p.m.

Golf: The Oregon Junior Amateur swings into the third day of five at Waverley Country Club.

Oregon sports history

June 24-25, 1994

Al Unser Jr. reels off a track-record average speed of 116,861 to wrestle the pole from Nigel Mansell at Portland International Raceway, site of the Budweiser/G.I. Joe’s 200. Mario Andretti, 54, is making his final Portland appearance and will start sixth.

The Trail Blazers are making all sorts of headlines, with the firing of Rick Adelman as coach and the hiring of P.J. Carlesimo to succeed him, plus the construction of the Rose Garden, which will open in 1995. Also gone are Geoff Petrie and Wayne Cooper from the front office, trainer Mike Shimensky and assistant coaches John Wetzel, Jack Schalow and Kip Motta. Plus, former team broadcaster Pat Lafferty resigns as director of marketing services. “They can fire me. It’s their right. But the way they’ve treated everybody else has been atrocious.

I just can’t understand it,” Adelman says. Meanwhile, Carlesimo begins to cram for the June 29 college draft.