THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Sonnett joins Thorns' injured list, sidelined for Utah; Crane off to good start at Colonial


• Portland will play host to the San Jose Earthquakes in the fourth round of the annual U.S. Open Cup tournament.

The match at Providence Park will be played at 7:30 p.m. on June 6, a Wednesday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Wednesday.

The winner will advance to the tournament's round of 16, tentatively set for June 20. A draw on June 7 will determine pairings and sights for the round of 16.

The match is part of the Timbers' season ticket package.

The east side of stadium will be closed for this match and all seating will be general admission.


Portland defender Emily Sonnett (lower back pain) has been added to the players listed as out for Friday's 7:30 p.m. home match against the Utah Royals at Providence Park.

Sonnett joins goalkeepers Adrianna Franch and Bella Geist, midfielder Meg Morris and forward Hayley Raso as the Thorns listed as out with injuries.

Portland (3-3-3, 12 points) enters the match third in the National Women's Soccer League.

Utah (2-1-5, 11 points) is in sixth place. 


• One former Oregon Duck is in the top 10 after one round of the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas, but it's not the ex-Duck who won on the tour last week.

That former UO star, 21-year-old Aaron Wise, was tied for 61st at even-par 70 in his first competitive round since winning the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic.

Ben Crane, 40, from the U of O and Beaverton, was tied for eighth with a 66 at Colonial Country Club.

Everyone was chasing Kevin Na, who shot 62 and leads Charley Hoffman by one stroke.


• Rookie Wyndham Clark from the Oregon Ducks was tied for 10th at 4-under 68 through one round of the Nashville (Tennessee) Golf Open.

Sebastian Munoz, Josh Teater and Lanto Griffin shared the lead at 65.


• Three golfers from Oregon were well off the pace after the first round of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, a major event on the tour for senior players.

Six golfers opened with a 5-under 66 at Benton Harbor, Michigan, but Brian Henninger of Wilsonville had a 74 (and was tied for 99th), Portland native Peter Jacobsen shot 77 and Bob Gilder from Corvallis had a 78.


• Portland's Caroline Inglis, a former UO standout from Churchill High, had a 1-over 73 to tie for 88th after 18 holes of the LPGA Volvik Championship at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The leaders, with 66s, were Moriya Jutanugarn, Caroline Masson, Amy Olson and Danielle Kang.


Concordia's Christina MacDonald finished third in the women's hammer on the opening day of the NCAA Division II championships at Charlotte, North Carolina.

MacDonald broke her school and Great Northwest Athletic Conference records, throwing 204 feet, 9 inches on her second attempt in the final round.

The winner, Michaela Dendinger of Wayne State, threw 212-3, and Destiney Coward of Southern Connecticut State hit 210-1.

Also for Concordia, Chelsea Bone was 12th out of 16 competitors after the first day of the heptathlon.

Men's hammer thrower Jacob Slate failed to advance to the finals.

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