In sports briefs from Tuesday, no players were voted into the 2021 baseball Hall of Fame, and Aaron Rodgers says he sees no reason not to return as QB in Green Bay.

To understand how Washington senior Sis Bates came to be voted the greatest college shortstop in history, you have to go back to when she was 5 and started playing Wiffle ball with her big brother and his friends.

SPOKANE — The Whitman College swimming season opened with a bumpy start as the Blues fell at Whitworth in both the men's and women's competitions in Northwest Conference action on Saturday. The women's team lost 140-62 with the men falling 118-67.

Kaylie McCracken equaled a game-high with 16 points, Kaelan Shamseldin added 11 points on 3-6 three-point shooting and the Whitman College women's basketball team rolled to a season-opening 77-61 win at Pacific Lutheran in Northwest Conference action on Friday night.

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Marcus Tsohonis scored a career-high 27 off the bench, Erik Stevenson added 17 points before fouling out, and Washington picked up its first conference win of the season beating Colorado 84-80 on Wednesday night.

Whitman College's basketball and swim teams return to athletic competition this weekend, while Walla Walla Community College resumes practices for prospective seasons and Walla Walla University has canceled all winter sports schedules.

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Corey Kispert had 17 points and five rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start with a surge to end the first half, pulling away late to beat rival Saint Mary’s 73-59 for its 18th straight victory spanning the past two seasons.

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Ex-Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon has signed a futures contract with the reigning NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs, where he'll have an opportunity to learn under the tutelage of former NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and two-time Super Bowl champion coach Andy Reid. ESPN's Field Yates first reported the news.

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Kamie Ethridge was surprised to hear that Washington State had never been ranked before. Now the Cougars coach can add that to the team's list of accomplishments: They entered The Associated Press women's college basketball poll at No. 25 on Monday.