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Women's soccer: The United States will finally kick off play Tuesday at the Women's World Cup in France.

Portland Thorns players Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan are expected to be in the starting lineup for the noon PT match against Thailand (FOX 12). Defender Emily Sonnett and goalkeeper Adrianna Franch are on the USA team.

• Thorns Ellie Carpenter, Caitlin Foord and Hayley Raso (who played 69 minutes) all started for Australia on Sunday in a stunning, 2-1 stoppage-time loss to Italy. Sam Kerr scored for Australia, which dominated the statistics.

• Andressinha of the Thorns did not play in Brazil's 3-0 win over Jamaica on Sunday.

• Thorns star Christine Sinclair and Canada kicked off the World Cup on Tuesday against Cameroon.

• Former Thorns midfielder Amandine Henry scored a terrific goal and added an assist as the host French opened the tournament by beating South Korea in front of more than 45,000 fans. France plays Norway at noon PT Wednesday (FOX 12).

Timbers: Portland and the Seattle Sounders are meeting for the first time in 2019 on Wednesday.

The occasion is the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The location is Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., home of the Tacoma Rainiers Triple-A baseball team.

Both MLS clubs are in a three-week international window break between league matches, so it is possible that many first-choice players will be in the lineup.

Both teams have players away for international duty. For Portland, Andy Polo is with Peru for the Copa America tournament that runs Friday to July 7 in Brazil. Andres Flores is with El Salvador for the Gold Cup, which begins on Saturday and runs through July 7 in the United States, Jamaica and Costa Rica.

Additionally, Eryk Willamson and Marco Farfan of the Timbers are spending this week at a United States under-23 national team camp.

Seattle has nine players away for international duty, including Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan with the United States. Other Sounders on Gold Cup rosters are defender Roman Torres (Panama), defender/midfielder Joevin Jones (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jordy Delem (Martinique).

Sounders participating in Copa America are striker Raul Ruidiaz (Peru), midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay) and center back Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador).

Seattle midfielder Gustav Svensson was with Sweden on Monday for a Euro 2020 qualifier.

Wednesday's winner advances to the round of 16, the pairings for which will be determined Thursday. Round-of-16 games are June 18-23, with June 19 the preferred date.

The fourth round is where U.S.-based MLS teams enter the tournament, which is U.S. Soccer's annual men's soccer national championship open to all registered clubs. This is the 106th edition of the tournament. 

Seahawks: Seattle will open its NFL preseason Thursday, Aug. 8, at home against Denver at 7 p.m.

The Hawks then visit Minnesota on Sunday, Aug. 18 (5 p.m.) and the Los Angeles Chargers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, before concluding their exhibition slate with a 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, home game against Oakland.

NHL: For the first time in eight years, there is a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final. The puck drops at 5 p.m. PT Wednesday at Boston, where the Bruins are chasing their seventh title and the Blues their first.

In the last Game 7, in 2011, the Bruins won 4-0 at Vancouver for their first title in 39 years.

That result brought the Stanley Cup to Portland courtesy of Bruins scout and former Portland Buckaroo Tom McVie. The other Portland connection is Bruins President Cam Neely, who helped the Winterhawks win the 1983 Memorial Cup as the host team before starting his Hall of Fame career playing for Vancouver and Boston in the NHL.

AHL: Cody Glass scored the last goal of the Chicago Wolves' American Hockey League season.

The former Portland Winterhawks center scored with 39 seconds left in Saturday's fifth game of the Calder Cup finals, pulling the Wolves within a goal. But the Charlotte Checkers added an empty-net goal to finish off the Wolves 5-3 and win the AHL championship series 4-1.

Still, it was an impressive start to Glass' pro career. Hurt for most of the Winterhawks' postseason, Glass joined the Wolves after Portland was eliminated by Spokane. In 22 playoff games for Chicago, Glass had seven goals and eight assists. In six regular-season games, he posted three goals and two assists.

A top prospect of the Vegas Golden Knights, Glass was limited to 38 regular-season games and one playoff game for Portland this season. He still posted 54 assists and 16 goals for 70 points and finished his Winterhawks career with 94 goals and 198 assists for 292 points in 239 regular-season Western Hockey League games, plus 10 goals and 16 assists in 28 playoff games.

Glass is expected to compete for a spot on the Golden Knights roster next season, though at age 20 he could spend at least one season developing in the AHL.

WCL: The Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League had two players of note from Portland competing against the Pickles last week: Ronnie Rust from Central Catholic High and Baxter Halligan out of Lincoln.RUST

Rust started in left and center field, hit second in the Lefties' order and was a key on offense. He went 5 for 11 (.455) in the series, with two doubles, one walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Rust has played for Skagit Valley College. Halligan, an outfielder/pitcher, spent last season with Northern Colorado.

Hops: Hillsboro open its seventh season with seven games on the road, beginning Friday in Eugene.

The Hops' home opener is June 21, a 7 p.m. game against the Vancouver Canadians at Ron Tonkin Field.

As of Sunday, the Hops had not made any roster announcements. Hillsboro remains a short-season Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The regular season runs through Sept. 2. The final home game for the Hops will be Aug. 30.

The Hops play 10 of their first 14 games on the road. In July, they will play 18 of 30 games at Ron Tonkin Field.

Golf: Scott Harrington, the former Jesuit High golfer who is a veteran on the Web.com Tour, had a top-10 finish in last week's BMW Charity Pro-Am at Greenville, S.C. He fired a closing, 7-under-par 64 to tie for ninth.

College baseball: The Pac-12 will not have a team in the College World Series, which starts on Saturday.

Top-ranked UCLA, which had not lost a weekend series all season, was eliminated by Michigan. After winning the Corvallis regional, the Wolverines won two of three at UCLA in the Super Regional.

All three of the games in Los Angeles were close. That was not the case at Starkville, Miss., where third-ranked Mississippi State swept fourth-ranked Stanford by a combined score of 14-3.

MLB: Seven players from Oregon State and five from Oregon were selected in the recent MLB draft.

The list, in order chosen:

Adley Rutschman, OSU catcher from Sherwood. The first overall pick by Baltimore Orioles.

Ryne Nelson, UO right-handed pitcher, 56th pick (second round) by Arizona Diamondbacks.

Beau Philip, OSU shortstop, 60th pick (second round) by Atlanta Braves.

Grant Gambrell, OSU right-handed pitcher, 80th pick (third round) by Kansas City Royals.

Spencer Steer, UO third baseman, 90th pick (third round) by Minnesota Twins.

Brandon Eisert, OSU left-handed pitcher, 537th pick (18th round) by Toronto Blue Jays.

Bryce Fehmel, OSU right-handed pitcher, 626th pick (21st round) by San Francisco Giants.

Jakob Goldfarb, UO catcher, 710th pick (24th round), by Chicago White Sox.

Jonny DeLuca, UO outfielder, 761st pick (25th round), by Los Angeles Dodgers.

Tyler Malone, OSU outfielder, 803rd pick (27th round) by San Diego Padres.

Kenyon Yovan, UO right-handed pitcher, 811th pick (27th round), by Los Angeles Angels.

Dylan Pearce, OSU right-handed pitcher, 935th pick (31st round) by St. Louis Cardinals.

n Others from schools in the state who were drafted included Western Oregon's Jared McDonald, catcher, with the 584th pick (19th round) by the Oakland A's; WOU's Alex Roth, right-handed pitcher, 634th pick (21st round) by the Pittsburgh Pirates; South Salem High's Ryan Brown, right-handed pitcher, 795th pick (25th round), by the New York Yankees; and WOU's Austin Crowson, left-handed pitcher, 1,170th pick (39th round), by the Philadelphia Phillies.


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