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Thursday items include an honor for Winterhawks Seth Jarvis; Diego Valeri on guitar; MLS extends training ban, eyes summer tournament; academic honors for Duck, Beaver.

COURTESY PHOTO: MATT WOLFE/PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS - Seth Jarvis (24) was named the most sportsmanlike player in the WHL this season.• Winterhawks Jarvis honored — Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis was named winner of the Brad Hornung Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player in the Western Hockey League.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jarvis is considered a likely first-round pick in the 2020 National Hockey League draft.

As a 17-year-old in his second WHL season, Jarvis finished second in the league with 98 points (42 goals, 56 assists) while spending only 24 minutes in the penalty box.

Jarvis' play helped the Winterhawks post the best record in the WHL.

Named a Western Conference first team all-star, Jarvis was ranked 11th among North American skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting list of draft prospects.

The most sportsmanlike trophy is named for Brad Hornung, who paralyzed from the waist down after a hit while playing for the Regina Pats on March 1, 1987. Jarvis is the WHL's nominee for the Canadian Hockey League's sportsman of the year award.

• MLS extends training ban — Major League Soccer on Thursday extended through at least June 1 its small group and team training moratorium. The moratorium was set to expire on Saturday.

The league last week began allowing individual voluntary workouts on its clubs' outdoor training fields. All other team facilities remain closed to players with an exception for those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation under the direction of team staff.

• Valeri wins contest — Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is the Week 3 winner of "MLS Idle: Soccer's Hidden Talents." Playing his guitar and accompanied by his daughter, Connie, Valeri performed a rendition of the Timbers Army's "Bella Ciao" chant.

Valeri received 46% of the fan vote. He beat out Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, Atlanta United midfielder Matheus Rossetto and New England defender Andrew Farrell.

MLS Works will donate $1,000 to the Oregon Food Bank in honor of Valeri's win.

"MLS Idle: Soccer's Hidden Talents" is an online show that focuses on the non-soccer talents of MLS players.

MLS restart plan — Major League Soccer is considering a plan to have all 26 teams compete in a tournament in Orlando, Florida, beginning on June 22. Teams would report to training camps at the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility on June 1 for training.

The plan was first reported by The Washington Post and The Athletic and has since been reported by multiple outlets. The plan was recently sent to clubs and to the MLS Players Union, which would have to approve of any adjustments to the league's season.

It has also been reported that the league has sent the players union a proposal to cut player salaries 20%.

College baseball — Oregon sophomore second baseman Sam Novitske and Oregon State designated hitter/infielder Ryan Ober have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 8 team for baseball.

Novitske, from Pleasanton, California, has a 3.95 GPA. He is the first Duck baseball player to be named to the academic all-district first-team.

Ober, from Snohomish, Washington, is majoring in finance and has a 3.66 GPA.

Novitske and Ober are eligible for academic All-American consideration. That team for baseball will be announced June 8-11.

A total of 11 players were named to the District 8 team for Division I. District 8 is made up of teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington and Canada.


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