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THURSDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Horan, Heath pace the attack as U.S. beats Sweden 2-0; Timbers set for July 10 Open Cup game at LAFC; Hops lose 6-5


One player from the Oregon Ducks was drafted Thursday, and that took a long time.

Bol Bol, limited by a foot injury to nine games last season as a freshman, sat until the 44th pick and wound up with the Denver Nuggets, who traded with the Miami Heat for the rights to get him in the second round.


Portland Thorns Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath provided the offense as the United States beat Sweden 2-0 to wrap up group stage play at the Women's World Cup in France.

The USA went 3-0 and will play Spain at 9 a.m. PT Monday in a round-of-16 knockout match. A win likely would set up a June 28 showdown with host France in the quarterfinals.

Horan scored her second goal of the tournament less than three minutes into the match, poking home a loose ball after Megan Rapinoe delivered a corner kick.

The lead doubled early in the second half as Heath made a nice move in the right side of the penalty area and took a shot from a tight angle that found the far netting. Her shot took a slight deflection off Sweden defender Andersson and was ruled an own goal.

The U.S. outscored its three group-stage opponents 18-0. The 18 goals are a group stage record for a Women's World Cup.

• Thorns forward/midfielder Christine Sinclair became the second player to score in five different Women's World Cup tournaments.

Her 182nd international goal came in Canada's 2-1 loss to the Netherlands. Abby Wambach of the U.S. owns the record with 184 goals.

Canada will face Sweden at noon PT Monday in the round of 16


Portland will play at Los Angeles FC on July 10 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

It's a rematch of a 2018 quarterfinal, also played at Banc of America Stadium in Los Angeles, won 3-2 by LAFC.

LAFC beat visiting San Jose 3-1 on Thursday in the round of 16. Portland beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday.

Portland will play three games in seven days (and five in 15 days) starting with a July 7 match at Yankee Stadium against New York City FC and concluding with a July 13 home game against Colorado.

Portland has developed a rivalry with LAFC, a second-year club. This season, LAFC has beaten Portland twice in MLS play, including a hotly-contested 3-2 decision June 1 in the reopening of Providence Park.

The July 10 winner advances to the Aug. 7 semifinals. The draw to determine host teams for the semis and finals will take place on July 11.


TRI-CITY 6, Hillsboro 5

The host Dust Devils made it a 2-2 draw of their four-game series with the Hops.

The last three games all were decided by one run, with Tri-City taking the Wednesday and Thursday matchups.

The difference in the finale came in the eighth, when Tri-City broke a 5-5 tie on a sacrifice bunt by Reinaldo Illarraza.

Hillsboro outhit the Dust Devils 10-7 in a back-and-forth game.

Each team scored two runs in its first at-bat. Tri-City led 5-2 after two innings. The Hops got even with three runs in the fifth.

Jesus Marriaga and Kristian Robinson were both 2 for 4 for Hillsboro. Robinson had a double and two RBIs. Marriaga drove in the game's first run.

Daniel Wasinger's two-run single gave the Hops their final runs.

The loss went to Trevor McKenna (0-1), who didn't allow a hit and walked one in tossing the eighth.

The Hops threatened in the ninth, gettiing a runner to third base with no outs. TriCity got two outs that inning tagging runners between third and home.

Tri-City raised its Class A Northwest League record to 3-4, while the Hops slipped to 4-3, tied for first with the Eugene Emeralds and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the four-team South Division.

Hillsboro's home opener is 7 p.m. Friday at Ron Tonkin Field. It will be the start of a four-game homestand against the Vancouver Canadians (2-5).


New University of Oregon coach Mark Wasikowski has hired former Duck (2010-11) Jack Marder as a hitting coach who also will work with catchers. Marder played four years in the Seattle Mariners organization after being drafted in the 16th round. He was an assistant coach at Stanford the past two seasons.


Reid Hatley of Hayden, Idaho birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Pat O'Donnell of Molalla's Arrowhead Golf Club and Darren Slackman of Spokane, Washington and win the Oregon Open Invitational at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend.

Hatley got into the all-amateur playoff with a birdie on the 18th hole that gave him a 73 and three-day total of 215. O'Donnell shot 72 on Thursday, while Slackman had a 70.

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