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PDX Sports

Thursday, Aug. 14

Baseball: The second half of the Northwest League season begins to near the stretch run. The Hillsboro Hops are at home against the Boise Hawks, 7 p.m. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are in Eugene, facing the Emeralds, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 15

Baseball: In the Class A NWL, Hillsboro’s Hops are at Ron Tonkin Field as the home team against the Boise Hawks, 1:30 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer’s Volcanoes conclude a three-game road series with the Eugene Emeralds, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Timbers: Portland, fighting for an MLS playoff berth, hits the road for a game at the New England Revolution, 4:30 p.m. PT (KPTV).

Dew Tour: The tour returns to Portland for a two-day run downtown on Broadway between Jefferson and Salmon streets. The BMX Dirt Session is at 8 p.m.

College women’s soccer: The Portland Pilots welcome Kentucky to Merlo Field for an exhibition game, 7 p.m.

College volleyball: Concordia plays host to a tournament and takes on Clackamas Community College, 9 a.m., and Cal San Marcos, 7 p.m.

Marathon: The Forest Park Marathon begins at 9 a.m. Go to gobeyondracing.com for information.

Soap box derby: The PDX Adult Soap Box Derby takes place at Mount Tabor in Southeast Portland. Go to soapboxracer.com for information.

Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops hit the road for a three-game weekend series at PK Park against the Eugene Emeralds. First pitch is at 7 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes return to their home grounds and welcome the Boise Hawks, 6:30 p.m.

FootGolf: The Playworks FootGolf Open is at Glendoveer Golf Course, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Thorns: Portland’s final regular-season game is at Providence Park against the National Women’s Soccer League-leading Seattle Reign FC, 2 p.m.

Dew Tour: The event concludes with competition in BMX Streetstyle at noon and Skateboard Streetstyle at 4 p.m., both downtown on Broadway between Jefferson and Salmon streets.

Baseball: Hillsboro is at Eugene in the middle game of a three-game set, 5 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer plays host to Boise, 5 p.m.

Fun run: Laurelhurst Park is the site of the fourth in a series of six $5 5K events sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation. A 1K kids fun run for ages 8 and under also is part of the schedule. The kids run starts at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K races begin at 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 18

Golf: The WinCo Foods Portland Open, part of the Web.com Tour, comes to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains. The 72-hole tournament begins Thursday. Today is the Nature Valley Pro-Am at the Witch Hollow course,

9 a.m.

Baseball: Hillsboro wraps up a three-game series at Eugene, taking on the Emeralds at 7 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer and Boise end their three-game series at Volcanoes Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Sports birthdays

SCOTT BROSIUSAug. 15, 1955: Kenny Carr (age 59). The 6-7 power forward from Washington, D.C., finished his 10-year NBA career with three seasons (1982-86) as a Trail Blazer. He totaled 7,813 career points (11.6 per game) and 4,999 rebounds (7.4).

Aug. 15, 1958: Steve Greatwood (age 56). Born in Eugene, Greatwood played offensive line for the Oregon Ducks and has coached linemen there on and off, including since 2000.

Aug. 15, 1966: Scott Brosius (age 48). The Hillsboro native and Putnam High graduate has had major success as Linfield College’s baseball coach for the past seven seasons. A former Linfield player, Brosius played in the MLB from 1991-2001, first with Oakland and then with the New York Yankees, earning All-Star status in 1998, winning three World Series (1998-2000) and claiming the series MVP honor in 1998.

Aug. 14, 1977: Richie Frahm (age 37). Out of Battle Ground, Wash., the 6-5 guard competed for five NBA clubs, the Blazers among them (2004-05).

Aug. 16, 1993: Garrett Haar (age 21). Haar was a defenseman last season with the Portland Winterhawks. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native was a seventh-round draft choice in 2011 of the NHL Washington Capitals. He has signed a 2014-15 American Hockey League contract with the Hershey (Pa.) Bears.

Oregon sports history

Aug. 14, 1999

Some of the best soccer players from a country renowned for its prowess in the game visit Portland to take on a local professional team. No, it wasn’t Bayern Munich of Germany playing outdoors. It was a team of Brazilians facing the Portland Pythons in a World Indoor Soccer League match at the Rose Garden. The Brazilians seize control early and maintain enough for a 6-4 victory, with Juninho and DeDe each scoring two goals in the second half before the estimated crowd of 3,500.