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Tuesday items include Timbers-Sounders virtual rivalry week; Oregon Sports Awards; MLS cancels all-star game; USAG golf update; WHL honors goalie; NBA 2K

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Like Seattle's Roman Torres and Portland's Sebastian Blanco did in 2018, the Timbers and Sounder this week are collaborating on rivalry week events to raise money for local charities in both markets.• Timbers-Sounders rivalry week — The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders are teaming up this week for programming to commemorate the rivalry. The first 2020 match was scheduled to be played on Sunday.

To kick off "SEAvPOR Week," each club will post a list of top five moments in the MLS-era of the rivalry.

On Wednesday, an oral history of the first MLS match between the rivals, played May 14, 2011, will be posted on each team's website. Also Wednesday, the Timbers weekly podcast, "Breaking Lines," will feature former Timbers Jack Jewsbury and Ryan Pore and former Sounders Steve Zakuani and Brad Evans discussing the rivalry.

On Thursday, Timbers brothers Diego and Yimmi Chara will take on Sounders Cristian and Alex Roldan in a game based on the Newlywed Game.

From 6-8 p.m. Thursday, fans can participate in a FIFA 20 video game battle between the clubs.To participate fans must have FIFA 20 for PS2 and signup through In addition to fans, Portland's Bill Tuiloma will take on Seattle's Stefan Frei at 7 p.m., with the Timbers and Sounders eMLS players going head to head at 7:30 p.m. Those matchups can be seen through the teams Twitch channels.

On Friday, a trivia contest including fans is slated for 4 p.m. Fans can participate on mobile devises by logging on to Crowd.Live and selecting their team. The trivia competition will by live on the Timbers and Sounders YouTube channels.

On Saturday, the Timbers will show their first MLS win over the Sounders at 7 p.m. on

Fans are encouraged throughout the week to support each team's designated charity. The Timbers charity is the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Safety Net program.

Learn more about the rivalry week activities at

• MLS cancelations — Major League Soccer on Tuesday canceled its 2020 All-Star Game, the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup.

The All-Star Game was scheduled for July 29 in Los Angeles and feature the MLS all-stars against a team of stars from Mexico's Liga MX.

The second Leagues Cup was to feature eight MLS teams and eight Liga MX teams in a knockout tournament. The Timbers were to host a Mexican club for a quarterfinal match in late July.

The Campeones Cup matches the MLS Cup champion against the Liga MX champion. This year's match was scheduled for August 12 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

The Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup will return in 2021. The site for the 2021 All-Star Game has not been announced, so there is a good chance it will be played at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

Oregon Sports Awards — The male and female prep cross country runners of the year were announced Tuesday.

Fiona Max from Summit High in Bend is the girls cross country runner of the year. A senior, Max won her second consecutive 6A state championship and broke the state-meet course record by more than 30 seconds with her time of 16:51.8 over 5,000 meters. She led Summit to its 12th state title.

Summit's Teaghan Knox and Lake Oswego's Kate Peters were the other nominees.

Evan Holland from Ashland is the boys cross country runner of the year. A two-time 5A individual state champion, Holland broke the course record at the state meet by almost 15 seconds and became the fourth runner to break the 15-minute barrier. His winning time was 14:30.4.

Ahmed Ibrahim of Parkrose and Aidan Palmer of Franklin were the other finalists.

On Monday, CJ Billings received the Oregon Sports Awards Male Special Olympics Athlete of the Year and Deborah Muna was named the Lou Burge Female Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.

Organized by Sport Oregon, 2020 Oregon Sports Awards winners are being announced through May 29 on and Rip City Radio's The Brian Noe Show on 620AM. The exclusive announcements take the place of the annual live event, which was canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Finalists were nominated and selected through a statewide voting panel consisting of local TV, radio and sports journalists, and respected sports professionals. To learn more about the vote, the event's history and each individual award, visit the event website at

• WHL goalie of the year — Everett Silvertips goalie Dustin Wolf won the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as the Western Hockey League's goaltender of the year, the league announced Tuesday.

It is the fourth time in five season the goal of the year has played for Everett.

A Calgary Flames prospect from Tustin, California, Wolf finished 34-10-2-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage. He lead the league in those categories and in shutouts (nine) and tied with the Winterhawks' Joel Hofer for the most wins.

• Blazer5 Gaming unbeaten — Portland's Mama I'm Dat Man earned NBA2K League player of the week honors for Week 2 after averaging 32.2 points and 7.2 assists while shooting 63% as the Blazer5 beat Pacers Gaming and Lakers Gaming to open its 2020 season.

Blazer5 take on Knicks Gaming at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Bucks Gaming at 4 p.m. Friday. Both contests can be followed on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

• U.S. Amateur still on — The United States Golf Association announced Monday that the 120th U.S. Amateur will be played as scheduled August 10-16 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

That tournament — and the 120th U.S. Women's Amateur — are the only two USGA amateur events that remain on the 2020 schedule.

The tournament will happen only if CDC guidelines and local and state rules allow.

In total, only four championships remain on the USGA's 2020 calendar. The 120th U.S. Open is now slated for September 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The 75th U.S. Women's Open will be held Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.

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