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Status Report

Pro baseball: The El Paso Chihauhaus, formerly the Portland Beavers and then the Tuscon Padres, will make their home debut Monday against the Fresno Grizzlies. The Texas Triple-A Pacific Coast League team has a new, $74 million downtown stadium, Southwest University Park, which seats about 7,000, with a capacity of nearly 10,000.

College baseball: Concordia will be the No. 2 seed in the double-elimination NAIA West tournament May 2-5 at the University of British Columbia. The Cavaliers’ opening game is May 2 against No. 3 Corban. Concordia (26-18, 16-12 conference) has won its last seven games.

NBA: Rick Adelman has announced his retirement from basketball coaching, after 23 years, 1,042 victories and 748 losses in regular-season games, eighth on the league’s all-time list. Adelman, 67, who spent the last three seasons with Minnesota, coached the Trail Blazers from 1989-94, after the former Loyola Marymount guard played for the team during its first three seasons (1970-73).

Thorns: Portland (1-0-1) and the Seattle Reign FC (1-0-0) are two of the top teams in the National Women’s Soccer League so far this season, but when they meet May 10 at Providence Park, who should be the real “home” team? Seattle’s roster includes former University of Portland players Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Cox, Elli Reed, Keelin Winters, Danielle Foxhoven and Amanda Frisbie. The Thorns have two ex-Pilots: Christine Sinclair and Angie Kerr.

Timbers: Portland has the third-most fair-play points in MLS this season, with 13 yellow cards and two red cards. Only FC Dallas (15-2) and Chivas USA (19-2) have drawn more attention.

Thunder: Portland ranks last in the Arena Football League in points per game (32.6) and total offense (261.6 yards), but the defense has kept the Thunder (0-5) in almost every game. Portland ranks seventh out of 14 teams in points allowed per game (48.2) and fourth in yards given up (243.0).

Tennis: Honors go out to the University of Portland, where senior Michel Hu Kwo has been named to the West Coast Conference first-team men’s singles, sophomore Maja Mladenovic was picked for the women’s singles first team and Aaron Gross was selected as WCC men’s coach of the year.

Golf: Plans are moving along for a 27-hole (or more) Bandon Links, which would be the latest addition to the five-course Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a transfer of 280 acres of the Bandon Dunes Natural Area to resort owner Mike Keiser’s company, Bandon Biota, in exchange for 280 other acres and financial considerations. If all goes well, course construction could begin by late 2015.

Also, the U.S. Golf Association begins taking entries today for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships. The women’s event will be at Pacific Dunes May 9-13, 2015.