Thursday, July 31

Golf: The Senior Oregon Open Invitational, a 54-hole Pacific Northwest PGA section event, wraps up at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton.

Prep baseball: The American Legion AAA state tournament swings into its second day at Grants Pass’ Reinhart Volunteer Park. The Portland Barbers are one of eight teams in the double-elimination tourney, which runs through Monday.

Pro baseball: The Class A Hillsboro Hops are at the Spokane Indians for a Northwest League game, 6:30 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes also are on the road, taking on the Tri-City Dust Devils, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1

Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops are at Spokane, 6:30 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.

Golf: The 54-hole Oregon Stroke Play Championship is today through Sunday at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Prep football: The 62nd annual East-West Shrine All-Star Game is at Baker City, 4 p.m.

Baseball: In Class A Northwest League action, Hillsboro is at Spokane, 6:30 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer is at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Thunder: Portland’s expansion Arena Football League team makes its playoff debut at Phoenix, taking on the National Conference No. 1 seed Arizona Rattlers at US Airways Center, 3 p.m. PT.

Thorns: Portland plays host to the Houston Dash in a National Women’s Soccer League game at Providence Park, 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

Baseball: Hillsboro concludes its road series at Spokane, 3:30 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer’s final game of a road series at Tri-City is at 7:15 p.m.

Speedgolf: The Oregon Speedgolf Open is at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, 6:30 p.m.

Sports birthdays

Aug. 1, 1933: Jack Patera (age 81), a graduate of Portland’s Washington High, he played defensive guard, linebacker and offensive guard in the NFL from 1955-60, after his career with the Oregon Ducks led to being drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Colts. Patera, 6-1 and 235 pounds, also was the first head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and guided the team to a 35-59 record from 1976-82.

Aug. 9, 1947: Ron Knight (age 67), an original member of the Trail Blazers, he was Portland’s fifth-round draft pick in 1970, a 6-7 forward from UCLA who appeared in 101 games for the Blazers from 1970-72.

Aug. 3, 1953: Bob Gross (age 61), the starting small forward on the Trail Blazers’ 1976-77 season NBA championship team was born on this day in San Pedro, Calif. The 6-6 Gross, who came out of Long Beach State, was a second-round draft pick of Portland in 1975 and played seven seasons with the Blazers.

Aug. 1, 1958: Kiki Vandeweghe (age 56), born in Weisbaden, Germany, he grew up in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and played for UCLA before launching a 13-year NBA career that included standout years with the Trail Blazers from 1984-89.

Aug. 4, 1961: Michael Holton (age 53), a six-year NBA guard who played for the Blazers in 1986-88, Holton was born in Pasadena, Calif., played his college ball at UCLA and served as head coach at the University of Portland from 2001-06.

Aug. 3, 1964: Nate McMillan (age 50), the Blazers’ head coach from 2005-12 was born in Raleigh. N.C., and starred as a 6-5 guard for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1986-98.

Aug. 1, 1968: Stacey Augmon (age 46), the native of Pasadena, Calif., spent 15 seasons in the NBA, playing guard/forward for Portland from 1996-2001 after his early pro days and standout college career with UNLV.

July 31, 1975: Ruben Patterson (age 39), the 6-5 former Trail Blazers guard-forward was born on this day in Cleveland and played for Portland from 2001-06.

Oregon sports history

July 31-Aug. 4, 1977

The Trail Blazers, faced with a supply-and-demand dilemma after having won the NBA championship in June, decide to have a drawing at Memorial Coliseum for the final season tickets to be sold for the 1977-78 season. Four district court judges conduct the drawing, selecting 750 winners who are each entitled to two season tickets.

The Portland Timbers are all but eliminated from the North American Soccer League playoff race, as they lose to Dallas 2-1 in the next-to-last game of the regular season and fall to 10-15 under coach Brian Tiler.

At Memorial Coliseum, the Sea-Port Cascades, led by Tom Gormon and Betty Stove, defeat the Phoenix Racquets 32-26 before a Wednesday night crowd of 2,635 to earn a berth in the World Team Tennis playoffs.

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