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Week ahead in sports: Hornets workouts, Cam’s kickball tourney, soccer

Davidson shooting guard Tyler Kalinoski, along with Charlotte 49ers point guard Pierria Henry, is expected at the Charlotte Hornets’ pre-NBA draft workouts on Tuesday.
Davidson shooting guard Tyler Kalinoski, along with Charlotte 49ers point guard Pierria Henry, is expected at the Charlotte Hornets’ pre-NBA draft workouts on Tuesday. Getty Images

Monday

The United States begins play in the FIFA Women’s World Cup with a game against Australia in Winnipeg, Canada (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1). It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since the U.S. last won the World Cup, but the Americans are among the favorites to win the championship.

Tuesday

The Charlotte Hornets continue their series of pre-NBA draft workouts at their practice facility in Time Warner Cable Arena. Among the players expected to be on hand are Charlotte 49ers point guard Pierria Henry and Davidson shooting guard Tyler Kalinoski, both of whom have been working out for several teams over the past few weeks. Neither Henry nor Kalinoski is likely to be drafted, but they could land spots on summer league teams and be invited back to tryouts in October. Workouts are closed to the public.

Friday

Want to watch the Carolina Panthers play kickball at BB&T Ballpark?

The Kick It With Cam! Celebrity Kickball Tournament, held in conjunction with the Cam Newton Foundation, is set for BB&T BallPark uptown. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public for $5 at the Charlotte Knights ticket office. The championship game is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. The kickball tournament will include 12 teams made up of Panthers players, other celebrity athletes, entertainers, business professionals and community leaders.

Saturday

The Charlotte Independence plays the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a United Soccer League game. The question is: Where will the game be played? If the Independence’s temporary stadium is finished in time, it will take place at the Ramblewood Soccer Complex in southwest Charlotte. If it’s not done in time (a decision will be made by Monday), the game will be played at the Queens University Sports Complex on Tyvola Road. Tickets: http://www.charlotteindependence.com/tickets/

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