Thursday, June 26

Thunder: The New Orleans VooDoo play Portland at Moda Center, 7 p.m.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops begin a three-game series at Boise with a 6:15 p.m. Northwest League game against the Hawks. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are at the Eugene Emeralds to open a three-game series. First pitch is 7 p.m.

by: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Midfielder Diego Chara and the Portland Timbers return to MLS action on Friday with an 8 p.m. home match against Sporting Kansas City.

Friday, June 27

Timbers: Sporting Kansas City takes on Portland at Providence Park, 8 p.m. (KPTV 12).

Timbers U-23s: Portland meets Kitsap Pumas at Doc Harris High in Kitsap, Wash., 7 p.m.

Class A baseball: ... Hillsboro is at Boise, 6:15 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer is at Eugene, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

Thorns: Portland visits FC Kansas City in National Women’s Soccer League play. Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT at Verizon Wireless Field at Durwood Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Roller derby: In an all-star bout, Portland’s Axles of Annihilation battle Seattle’s Antagonist Roller Derby team at Oaks Amusement Park, 8 p.m.

Footbag: The U.S. Open Footbag Championships are at Willamette Park in West Linn today and Sunday. Play begins at 10 a.m. today and goes till 8 p.m.

Class A baseball: Hillsboro is at Boise, 9 a.m. ... Salem-Keizer wraps up its three-game set at Eugene, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 29

Roller derby: All-star action has Wheels of Justice, from the Rose City Rollers, taking on Arch River Roller Derby, a team from St. Louis, Mo., at Oaks Amusement Park, 7 p.m.

Footbag: Willamette Park in West Linn is site of the U.S. Open Football Championships, which conclude today with play from 10:30 a.m. through the 6 p.m. singles final.

Class A baseball: Hillsboro launches a five-game home series with the Everett AquaSox. The teams take to Ron Tonkin Field at 4 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer starts a series at the Vancouver Canadians with a 5 p.m. game.

Monday, June 30

Class A baseball: Hillsboro faces Everett at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer is at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Sports birthdays

June 28, 1972: Danny Langsdorf (age 42), the new quarterbacks coach of the New York Giants spent the past six seasons as offensive coordinator at Oregon State. He was born in McMinnville.

June 27, 1973: Tyler Geving (age 41), Portland State’s men’s basketball coach was born on this day in Burien, Wash.

June 26, 1990: Jake Gleeson (age 24), the Portland Timbers system goalkeeper was born on this day in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Oregon sports history

June 26-30, 2002

With the 21st pick in the NBA draft, the Trail Blazers select Qyntel Woods, a 6-8, 220-pound small forward from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

The WNBA Portland Fire down Eastern Conference leader Washington 72-66 at the Rose Garden, improving to 6-8 despite the absence of guard Jackie Stiles, who was placed on the injured list with bursitis in her right heel.

The Portland Beavers’ Saturday night nightcap in a doubleheader against Fresno gets suspended at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, with the teams tied 1-1 after 11 innings.

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