Thursday, Sept. 4

Seahawks: Seattle opens defense of its Super Bowl crown with the first game of the NFL season, against Green Bay and at CenturyLink Field, 5:30 p.m. (KGW 8).

College men’s soccer: Portland at Florida Gulf Coast, 4 p.m. PT.

College volleyball: Oregon-St. John’s, 8 p.m. PT (Wahine Classic, Honolulu).

Friday, Sept. 5

Prep football: 7 p.m. — Jesuit-Central Catholic at Hillsboro Stadium, Glencoe at Lincoln, Grant at Tigard, Reynolds at Madison, Aloha at Cleveland (KBPS 1450 AM), Wilson at Silverton, Jefferson at Lebanon, Franklin at Redmond, David Douglas at Forest Grove, Milwaukie at La Salle Prep, Parkrose at St. Helens.

Winterhawks: Portland-Kootenay preseason game, 3 p.m., Kennewick, Wash.

College volleyball: Portland State-Colorado (Colorado Tournament), 6 p.m. PT. ... Oregon-Hawaii, 10:30 p.m. PT (Wahine Classic, Honolulu). ... OSU-University of the Pacific, 4 p.m. (Seattle University Invite). ... Lewis & Clark-Whitworth 1 p.m., and L&C-Whitman, 5 p.m. (Whitman Classic). ... Northwest at Concordia, 7 p.m. ... Evergreen State at Warner Pacific, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer: OSU at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. PT (Panther Invitational). College women’s soccer: PSU at Colorado State, 11 a.m. PT. ... UP-Dartmouth, 3 p.m. (Husky/Nike Invitational, Seattle). ... Eastern Michigan-UO, 7 p.m. ... Cal State Fullerton-OSU, 7 p.m. ... Vanguard at Concordia, 4 p.m. (Holiday Inn Classic).

College cross-country: The Bill Dellinger Invitational on Pre’s Trail at Eugene’s Alton Baker Park includes Oregon, Michigan State, OSU (women only) and Portland (men only), 5:45 p.m. ... The UP women face Illinois at Kelso, Wash.

Saturday, Sept. 6

College football: Michigan State at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. (FOX). ... Western Oregon-Portland State, Hillsboro Stadium, 7:15 p.m. ... Oregon State at Hawaii, 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports). ... Lewis & Clark at Whitworth, 1 p.m. ... College of Idaho at Pacific, 1 p.m. ... Arizona Christian at George Fox, 1:30 p.m.

Dragon boats: The Portland Dragon Boat Festival is today and Sunday at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Races are from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Winterhawks: Portland-Red Deer preseason game, 3 p.m., Kennewick, Wash.

Prep volleyball: The Central Catholic Tournament takes place all day at Eastmoreland Courts.

College volleyball: PSU-Pittsburgh, 9 a.m. PT, and PSU-Georgia Southern, 4:30 p.m. PT (Colorado Tournament at Boulder). ... UP-San Jose State, 1 p.m. (Aggie Invitational, Davis, Calif.). ... Oregon-New Mexico, 5:30 p.m. PT (Wahine Classic, Honolulu). ... OSU-Lafayette, 10 a.m., and OSU-Seattle, 7 p.m. (Seattle Invite). ... L&C-Mills, 11 a.m., and L&C-Whittier, 3 p.m. (Whitman Classic). ... Evergreen State at Concordia, 5 p.m. ... Northwest at Warner Pacific, 5 p.m.

College women’s soccer: Warner Pacific at Willamette, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer: Multnomah at Northwest, 10 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 7

Timbers: San Jose at Portland, 2 p.m., Providence Park (ESPN2).

Dragon boats: The Portland Dragon Boat Festival concludes at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Races are from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

College volleyball: UP at UC Davis, 2 p.m. (Aggie Invitational).

College men’s soccer: Portland at South Florida, 9 a.m. PT. ... OSU-Marquette, 10 a.m. PT (Panther Invitational, Milwaukee, Wisc.). ... Concordia (Calif.) at Concordia, 4 p.m.

College women’s soccer: PSU at Texas Tech, 11 a.m. PT. ... UP-Wisconsin, 10 a.m. (Husky/Nike Invitational, Seattle). ... Cal State Fullerton-UO, 1 p.m. ... Eastern Michigan-OSU, 1 p.m. ... Concordia (Calif.) at Concordia, 7 p.m. (Holiday Inn Classic).

Sports birthdays

Sept. 7, 1945: Rocky Freitas (age 69). A 6-6, 270-pound offensive tackle from Oregon State, he played 11 NFL seasons (1968-78), the first 10 with the Detroit Lions. He made the Pro Bowl in 1972.

Sept. 7, 1988: Kevin Love (age 26). The Lake Oswego High product was born on this day in Santa Monica, Calif. He was the No. 5 pick (Memphis) in the 2008 NBA draft. In six seasons, all with Minnesota, he has averaged 19.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, shooting .451 from the field and .362 from 3-point range. He has won gold medals with the United States in the 2012 Olympics and 2010 world championships. Next season, he will join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired him in an Aug. 23 trade.

Oregon sports history

Sept. 7, 1997

A crowd of 27,396 at Civic Stadium (now Providence Park) cheers the U.S. men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica, with fresh grass placed on top of the artificial turf.

Midfielder Tab Ramos scores in the 78th minute of the World Cup qualifier, and Kasey Keller is in goal for the U.S.

Mark Williams, general manager of the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission that oversees the stadium, says MERC is looking at ways to renovate the facility and attract a Major League Soccer team.

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