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Tuesday, July 22

Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships begin their six-day run at Hayward Field in Eugene. Today’s morning session starts at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 5:15 p.m., with competition in a total of 22 events.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League open a five-day, five-game series at the Vancouver Canadians with a 7 p.m. matchup. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are at home to begin a five-game, five-day set with the Spokane Indians. First pitch is 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23

Track and field: It’s Day 2 of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 12-event morning session includes the 10:25 a.m. final in the women’s 10,000-meter race walk. The first of 14 afternoon session events is the women’s hammer throw final. Other finals are the women’s long jump at 7:05 p.m., the women’s 5,000 at 7:40 p.m., and the culminating women’s and men’s 100-meter finals at 8:40 p.m. and 8:55 p.m., respectively.

Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops play at the Vancouver Canadians, 7 p.m. ... Salem-Keizer takes on Spokane at Volcanoes Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Sports birthdays

July 23, 1968: Gary Payton (age 46), the 6-4 guard from Oakland, Calif., and Oregon State was a nine-time NBA All-Star, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1996 and making the All-Defensive team nine times while becoming the NBA steals leader and all-time leading scorer for the Seattle SuperSonics. He played in the league from 1990-2007.

July 22, 1983: Steven Jackson (age 31), born in Las Vegas, Nev., the 6-2, 240-pounder out of Oregon State has been an NFL running back since the St. Louis Rams selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2004 draft, and he has earned three Pro Bowl selections, the most recent in 2009 after leading the NFC in rushing en route to his career total of 10,681 yards heading into the 2014 season with the Atlanta Falcons.

July 23, 1984: Brandon Roy (age 30), the Seattle native starred as a 6-6, 210-pound guard for the Trail Blazers from 2006-11, after Portland tabbed the former University of Washington standout sixth overall in the draft. Roy, who retired in 2013 due to a degenerative knee condition, was the NBA rookie of the year and appeared in the All-Star Game three times.