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MONDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Hops dominate series finale with Vancouver; Chara, Valeri recognized by MLS

BLAZERS

Portland traded guard/forward Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for forward/guard Kent Bazemore.

Bazemore, an undrafted guard from Old Dominion, averaged 11.6 points (.402 field-goal shooting, .320 on 3-pointers, .726 at the free-throw line), 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 67 games for Atlanta last season.

Turner played 217 games (54 starts) in Portland over three years, averaging 8.0 points (.443, .278 and .794), 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

Bazemore will turn 30 on July 1. He's 6-5.

Turner is 30 and is 6-7.

HOPS

HILLSBORO 13, Vancouver 4

A combined 11 runs in the sixth and seventh inning all but guaranteed victory for Hillsboro (7-4), which took down the Canadians (3-8) at Ron Tonkin Field to win the home series 3-1.

Hops right-hander Luis Frias (1-1) notched nine strikeouts in five innings and did not allow a run.

The Hops scored first with a pair of RBI singles in the bottom of the third. Center fielder Kristian Robinson hit a ground ball to third base that brought in first baseman Andy Yerzy while right fielder Jorge Barrosa hit a line drive that scored shortstop Steven Leyton.

The Hops had seven runs in the sixth, with six RBI singles and an RBI double. They followed that up with RBI singles from Yerzy and Robinson and an RBI double from Leyton. Designated hitter Lucas Herbert was hit by a pitch to give the Hops their final tally of 13.

Vancouver scored all its runs in the ninth.

The Hops start a new series against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Volcanoes Stadium.

TIMBERS

Portland's Diego Chara was one of 26 players named to the MLS All-Star Team for its July 31 match against Spanish club Athletico Madrid at Orlando.

It is the first All-Star selection for Chara who is in his ninth season as the club's midfield rock. Chara, 33, was one of 13 players selected by James O'Connor, the coach of the All-Star team.

Chara leads the Timbers in regular-season appearances (244), starts (242) and minutes played (21,412), numbers that lead the club dating to the original North American Soccer League Timbers in 1975.

He has played in at least 27 matches in each of his first eight seasons with Portland.

Over Chara's time in the league, he leads MLS in tackles (853) and tackles won (677) in regular-season play.

The All-Star roster is comprised of 11 players selected by fan vote, 13 by O'Connor, the Orlando City coach, and two by Commissioner Don Garber.

• Portland's Diego Valeri was named MLS player of the week for Week 16. Valeri assisted on three goals and scored on a penalty kick in the Timbers' 4-0 Saturday win over the Houston Dynamo.

The player of the week is determined by a vote, 75 percent of it by members of the North American Soccer Reporters and 25 percent of it a fan vote on Twitter.

Valeri is tied for the league lead with 10 assists and has scored four goals entering a Wednesday match at Montreal.

WINTERHAWKS

Portland will open the 2019-20 Western Hockey League season on Sept. 21 at home against the Tri-City Americans. The complete schedule is due out Wednesday.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Former Portland Pilots star Megan Rapinoe converted two penalty kicks and the United States won a tough battle, beating Spain 2-1 in the round of 16.

Rapinoe scored in the seventh minute after Thorns winger Tobin Heath drew a foul inside the Spanish penalty area.

Spain tied the game in the ninth minute when Jennifer Hermoso scored, taking advantage of some sloppy play at the back from the U.S.

The winner was Rapinoe's PK after Rose Lavelle was ruled to have been fouled inside the box by Spain's Virginia Torrecilla.

Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan, who is one yellow card from being suspended for a game, did not start but came on late to help kill off the match.

Next for the United States is a quarterfinal showdown with host France at noon PT Friday.

• Another Thorns player had her World Cup end in disappointment as Christine Sinclair and Canada were eliminated by Sweden 1-0.

The goal came on a counterattack. Canada had much of the possession but struggled to create shots, much less scoring chances, against the organized Swedes.

The key moment was a penalty kick save by Sweden's Hedvig Lindahl, who dove to her left to block the shot by Canada's Janine Beckie.

Sweden will face Germany in the quarterfinals.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

A matchup against Tennessee at Viking Pavilion on Dec. 21 highlights the 2019-20 schedule for Portland State.

Tennessee is one of three nonconference opponents PSU will face that made the NCAA Tournament last season (Boise State and UC Davis are the others).

PSU opens in the Preseason WNIT on Nov. 8 against Boise State. The Vikings' first home game is Nov. 23 against Nevada.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon bolstered its pitching staff by adding UC Davis southpaw Brooke Yanez.

Yanez, who will join the Ducks as a junior in the fall and is eligible to play in 2020, won 2019 Big West Pitcher of the Year after posting a 25-7 record. The Ventura, California native ranked fourth nationally in ERA (1.03) and seventh in strikeouts (273). She held batters to a .179 average, five home runs and 67 walks.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Oregon coach Matt Ulmer's team will face powerhouses Minnesota and Penn State in 2019.

The season opener on Aug. 30 will be the start of the two-day Oregon Classic at Matthew Knight Arena. UO wil take on UC Irvine and Boston College in successive days. The Ducks open conference play on Sept. 26 at Oregon State.

TIMBERS

Portland's Diego Chara was one of 26 players named to the MLS All-Star Team for its July 31 match against Spanish club Athletico Madrid at Orlando.

It is the first All-Star selection for Chara who is in his ninth season as the club's midfield rock. Chara, 33, was one of 13 players selected by James O'Connor, the coach of the All-Star team.

Chara leads the Timbers in regular-season appearances (244), starts (242) and minutes played (21,412), numbers that lead the club dating to the original North American Soccer League Timbers in 1975.

He has played in at least 27 matches in each of his first eight seasons with Portland.

Over Chara's time in the league, he leads MLS in tackles (853) and tackles won (677) in regular-season play.

The All-Star roster is comprised of 11 players selected by fan vote, 13 by O'Connor, the Orlando City coach, and two by Commissioner Don Garber.

• Portland's Diego Valeri was named MLS player of the week for Week 16. Valeri assisted on three goals and scored on a penalty kick in the Timbers' 4-0 Saturday win over the Houston Dynamo.

The player of the week is determined by a vote, 75 percent of it by members of the North American Soccer Reporters and 25 percent of it a fan vote on Twitter.

Valeri is tied for the league lead with 10 assists and has scored four goals entering a Wednesday match at Montreal.

WINTERHAWKS

Portland will open the 2019-20 Western Hockey League season on Sept. 21 at home against the Tri-City Americans. The complete schedule is due out Wednesday.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Former Portland Pilots star Megan Rapinoe converted two penalty kicks and the United States won a tough battle, beating Spain 2-1 in the round of 16.

Rapinoe scored in the seventh minute after Thorns winger Tobin Heath drew a foul inside the Spanish penalty area.

Spain tied the game in the ninth minute when Jennifer Hermoso scored, taking advantage of some sloppy play at the back from the U.S.

The winner was Rapinoe's PK after Rose Lavelle was ruled to have been fouled inside the box by Spain's Virginia Torrecilla.

Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan, who is one yellow card from being suspended for a game, did not start but came on late to help kill off the match.

Next for the United States is a quarterfinal showdown with host France at noon PT Friday.

• Another Thorns player had her World Cup end in disappointment as Christine Sinclair and Canada were eliminated by Sweden 1-0.

The goal came on a counterattack. Canada had much of the possession but struggled to create shots, much less scoring chances, against the organized Swedes.

The key moment was a penalty kick save by Sweden's Hedvig Lindahl, who dove to her left to block the shot by Canada's Janine Beckie.

Sweden will face Germany in the quarterfinals.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

A matchup against Tennessee at Viking Pavilion on Dec. 21 highlights the 2019-20 schedule for Portland State.

Tennessee is one of three nonconference opponents PSU will face that made the NCAA Tournament last season (Boise State and UC Davis are the others).

PSU opens in the Preseason WNIT on Nov. 8 against Boise State. The Vikings' first home game is Nov. 23 against Nevada.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon bolstered its pitching staff by adding UC Davis southpaw Brooke Yanez.

Yanez, who will join the Ducks as a junior in the fall and is eligible to play in 2020, won 2019 Big West Pitcher of the Year after posting a 25-7 record. The Ventura, California native ranked fourth nationally in ERA (1.03) and seventh in strikeouts (273). She held batters to a .179 average, five home runs and 67 walks.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Oregon coach Matt Ulmer's team will face powerhouses Minnesota and Penn State in 2019.

The season opener on Aug. 30 will be the start of the two-day Oregon Classic at Matthew Knight Arena. UO wil take on UC Irvine and Boston College in successive days. The Ducks open conference play on Sept. 26 at Oregon State.


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