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PDX Sports

Tuesday, June 3

Basketball: The Portland Chinooks take on International Basketball League rival Salem Sabres at Eastmoreland Courts,

7 p.m.

Golf: One of three Oregon Amateur qualifiers takes place at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. ... One of 10 U.S. Open sectional qualifiers is set for Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, with 50 golfers playing 36 holes in search of two spots in the major tournament June 12-15 at Pinehurst, N.C. ... The Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Senior Super Senior Men’s Amateur is today through Thursday at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte, Ore.

Wednesday, June 4

Baseball: At Goss Stadium in Corvallis, the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League open their season against the Portland Sea Dogs, an adult baseball league team. First pitch is 10:30 a.m. Former Oregon State star Kevin Gunderson from Central Catholic High is the projected starting pitcher for the Sea Dogs, who have a collection of former college players from the Portland area.

Sports birthday

June 4, 1959: Bryan Hinkle (age 55) ... former University of Oregon linebacker who went on to play 12 NFL seasons, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He compiled 15 interceptions in 163 regular-season games from 1982-93.

June 3, 1960: Steve Lyons (age 54) ... the ex-Beaverton High star attended Oregon State and was a first-round MLB draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 1981. He hit .252 over nine seasons with four teams — playing all nine positions, plus designated hitter. Lyons also served many years after his playing career as a color commentator.

June 2, 1988: Nikki Marshall (age 26) ... the Portland Thorns defender was born on this day in Thornton, Colo.

Oregon sports history

June 4-5, 2001

The WNBA Portland Fire are just into their second of three seasons. After an opening loss, the Linda Hargrove-coached Fire rally with victories over the Utah Starzz and Phoenix Mercury. The OT win against Phoenix draws 7,041 to the Rose Garden. Center Sylvia Crawley totals 28 rebounds in the two games, and Sophia Witherspoon scores a game-high 22 points against the Mercury.