A three-sport standout at Walla Walla High School, named All-Mid Columbia Conference three times in the past 12 months for baseball (last spring as a junior), football and then basketball, Dylan Ashbeck should already have almost three weeks of baseball games under his belt this season.

The act of shuffling through my old baseball cards while researching for a column that appeared in last Sunday’s Union-Bulletin brought back a flood of memories.

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As Major League Baseball and the players’ union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and maybe ex…

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SPOKANE — Pac-12 student-athletes, including the football players at Washington State still waiting to hold their first practice under new coach Nick Rolovich, won’t be able to regroup for organized team activities until at least May 31, according to a decision by the conference’s CEOs on Monday.

BOSTON — Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days after doctors said he needed the operation because of difficulty in scheduling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Burned out from reading too many books, disheartened by the news on cable TV and still a few hours away from my afternoon jog, I decided it was time to look for another way to deal with this coronavirus insanity.

SEATTLE — A month ago Sue Bird was standing in the streets of Seattle joking with Storm fans in a video clip about — shocker — returning to the team for a 19th WNBA season.