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PDX Sports

Thursday, July 3

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up a homestand with a game against the Everett AquaSox at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes conclude a road series against the Vancouver Canadians, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 4

Thorns: Portland plays host to the Chicago Red Stars at Providence Park, 11 a.m.

Timbers: In MLS, Portland visits the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports).

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops open a three-game series on the road against the Northwest League rival Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. First pitch at Volcanoes Stadium is 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

Track and field: The USA Junior Championships begin their two-day run at Hayward Field in Eugene. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Worlds, also set for the historic University of Oregon venue, July 22-27.

Thunder: Portland’s Arena Football League team continues its bid for a playoff berth with a key, late-season road game against the Cleveland Gladiators, 3 p.m. PT.

Class A baseball: Salem-Keizer plays host to Hillsboro in the second of three games this weekend. Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 6

Track and field: The second and final day of the USA Junior Championships at Hayward Field.

Class A baseball: Hillsboro’s Hops are at Salem-Keizer’s Volcanoes for their series finale, 5 p.m.

Golf: The PNGA men’s amateur championship is today through July 11 at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

Sports birthdays

July 7, 1944: Jim Barnett (age 7), an original Trail Blazer who was a standout guard at the University of Oregon and enjoyed a long broadcasting career after 11 seasons in the NBA.

July 6, 1953: Mike Riley (age 61), the Oregon State football coach was born on this day in Wallace, Idaho, but grew up in Corvallis, starring for the Corvallis High Spartans.

July 3, 1962: Charlie Sitton (age 52), the McMinnville native and McMinnville High basketball star exceled at Oregon State before a brief NBA stint with Dallas.

July 7, 1978: Kaleb Canales (age 36), the former Trail Blazers interim head coach is an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks. He was born on this day in Laredo, Texas.

Oregon sports history

July 3-7, 1975

The Portland Timbers draw 18,278 fans to their 2-1 home victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first season of Portland’s North American Soccer League run. Chris Dangerfield and Tony Betts score to give the Timbers a 2-0 lead.

The Portland Mavericks sweep a doubleheader at the Eugene Emeralds, despite the ejection of manager Frank Peters in the opener. The Mavs, led by Clif Holland, Steve Collette, Rich Meily and others, are atop the Class A Northwest League West with a 14-2 record.

At the University of Oregon, the goal is to raise $250,000 for the addition of 1,400 seats at McArthur Court. That would raise capacity to 10,500.