WASHINGTON — Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

OMAHA, Neb. — Tim Tadlock obviously would have preferred his team not have to play in the Monday elimination game at the College World Series.

OMAHA, Neb. — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed.

SEATTLE — The stakes are clear for the Washington women’s softball team: beat Kentucky in a best-of-three super regional at Husky Softball Stadium and it will earn a trip back to the College Softball World Series in Oklahoma, after getting all the way to the title series last season before l…

PULLMAN — In late January, Pat Chun took the first step toward improving the baseball product at Washington State, getting approval to move forward with $10 million renovations to Bailey-Brayton Field.

ORANGE, Calif. — Whitman College’s most memorable baseball season in decades came to a close here Sunday as Chapman University escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Blues in the fifth and deciding game of their best-of-five NCAA Division III regional playoff series.

Pitching usually makes or breaks a baseball team in a short series, and Whitman College coach Brian Kitamura views pitching to be Chapman University’s strength this weekend when the Blues and the Panthers tangle in the NCAA Division III regionals in Orange, Calif.

After two weeks of waiting and wondering, coach Brian Kitamjura and his Whitman College baseball players know who and where they will play in their first NCAA Division III regional playoff game in school history.