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Thursday, July 24

Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field swing into their third of six days. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The evening session includes nine finals and three semifinals.

Class A baseball: The Northwest League Hillsboro Hops play Game 3 of a five-game series at the Vancouver Canadians at 7 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play host to the Spokane Indians, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 25

Track and field: The IAAF World Juniors continue at Eugene’s Hayward Field. The 10 a.m. session includes the men’s 10,000-meter race walk final, while the 6 p.m. session has nine finals among its 12 events.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops are at Vancouver, 1 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer is at Volcanoes Stadium against Spokane, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

Thunder: Portland’s playoff-bound expansion team takes on the Spokane Shock, which also has qualified for the Arena Football League postseason, in their final regular-season game of 2014. Kickoff at Moda Center is 7 p.m.

Track and field: At Hayward Field, the IAAF World Juniors meet has one session on its next-to-last day. The men’s pole vault kicks off Saturday’s competitions at 2:30 p.m. Finals are set in six other events, including the women’s and men’s 4x100-meter relays at 5:20 p.m. and 5:35 p.m.

Class A baseball: Hillsboro wraps up a road series against Vancouver, 7 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer concludes a five-game home series against Spokane, 6:30 p.m.

Motocross: The 34th Motosport.com Washougal National is at Washougal (Wash.) MX Park. Gates open at 6 a.m. Go to Washougal MXPX.com for information.

Sunday, July 27

Timbers: Portland plays at Montreal in an MLS match, 5 p.m. PT (Root Sports).

Thorns: The first-place Seattle Reign FC welcome the playoff-hopeful, defending National Women’s Soccer League champion Portland Thorns to Memorial Stadium, 4 p.m.

Track and field: It’s the last of six days of the IAAF World Junior Championships at the University of Oregon. All nine events are finals. First up is the women’s high jump at 3 p.m. The meet concludes with the 4x400-meter relays; the women’s race is at 4:35 p.m., and the men leave the starting blocks at 5 p.m.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops are back at their home Ron Tonkin Field to face the Boise Hawks, 4 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer’s homestand continues with a 5 p.m. game against the Eugene Emeralds.

Monday, July 28

Class A baseball: Hillsboro takes on visiting Boise in the middle game of a three-game series, 7 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer and Eugene meet at 6:30 p.m. at Volcanoes Stadium.

Sports birthdays

July 25, 1933: George Shaw (died Jan. 3, 1998 at age 64), a great athlete at Grant High and quarterback at the University of Oregon who was the No. 1 pick of the 1955 NFL draft (by the Baltimore Colts) and competed in pro football through 1962. He lost his starting job with the Colts early in the 1956, when he suffered a broken leg and was replaced by rookie backup Johnny Unitas.

July 26, 1962: Danny Young (age 52), a Trail Blazers guard from 1988-92, he spent 10 years in the NBA after being born in Raleigh, N.C., and competing for Wake Forest.

July 25, 1971: Tracy Murray (age 43), the former Blazers guard-forward was born on this day in Los Angeles and played 12 NBA seasons, including 1992-94 and parts of 1994-95 and 2003-04 with Portland.

July 24, 1984: Jordan Kent (age 30), the Churchill High and UO multisport star appeared in 14 NFL games for Seattle and St. Louis after making his mark more in track and field and basketball.

July 25, 1987: Ed Dickson (age 27), a tight end from the Oregon Ducks, he was born in Inglewood, Calif., and has been in the NFL since 2010 (four years with Baltimore and 2014 with the Carolina Panthers), winning a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Ravens.