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Tuesday, Aug. 26

Golf: LPGA players have a day of practice rounds at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in preparation for the 72-hole Portland Classic, Thursday through Sunday.

Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops play Game 2 of a five-game series at the Tri-City Dust Devils, 7:15 p.m. ... Also in the Class A Northwest League, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are in Spokane for the second game of a five-game set with the Chiefs, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Golf: The BBSI (Business Management Solutions for Small Business) Pro-Am takes place all day at Columbia Edgewater, as top LPGA pros compete in a scramble format with amateurs and tournament sponsors.

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

College volleyball: Warner Pacific College welcomes Grays Harbor for a 5 p.m. scrimmage at C.C. Perry Gym. ... Multnomah University is at home against Simpson, 7 p.m., at Lytle Gym.

Sports birthdays

Aug. 26, 1967 — Aleksandar Djordjevic (age 47). The 6-2 guard from Serbia played eight games for the Trail Blazers during the 1996-97 season.

Aug. 26, 1974 — Kelvin Cato (age 40). The Blazers acquired the 6-11 on draft day in 1997, and he averaged 3.8 and 3.5 points per game in two NBA seasons with Portland before going to the Houston Rockets in a six-for-one deal that brought Scottie Pippen to Rip City.

Oregon sports history

Aug. 26-27, 1997

Charles Dunn, a redshirt freshman, earns the starting tailback job at Portland State. ... New Oregon State coach Mike Riley, at the helm succeeding Jerry Pettibone, says he likes the Beavers’ depth at running back, which features DeShawn Williams, Mike Jacot and Johnno Lazetich. ... The Oregon Ducks are picked for no better than eighth in the Pac-10 in every preseason poll.

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