YAKIMA, Wash. -- With most other sports determining their semifinalists last weekend, softball teams learned who their first-round opponents will be in this week’s state tournaments.

DENVER — Central Washington bounced back from a narrow semifinal loss to claim third place in the men’s division of the USA Rugby College 7s national tournament on Sunday at the University of Denver.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The prevailing sentiment from the Mariners when it came to Robinson Cano and his recent struggles have been universal: “He’ll be fine,” or some variation of it. It doesn’t matter if it’s manager Lloyd McClendon doing the talking, hitting coach Howard Johnson, teammate …

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Jesse Esquivel netted a second-half hat trick to help lead Yakima United past Bellingham 4-0 on Sunday at Marquette Stadium.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards was as much relieved as he was excited to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, joining Joe Gibbs Racing means big expectations that he hadn't met this season before the Coca-Cola 600.

When Pete Orgill stood in the third-base coaching box at Davis Field, which he did for the better part of three decades, he would frequently encourage his players to, "Be a good Pirate."

Action from the championship game of the CWAC district softball tournament, Selah vs. Othello, at Carlon Park on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The game will be rescheduled tomorrow at 4:00 pm due to a flash flood sweeping across the Yakima area. (26 images)

Action from the Highland vs. Liberty Bell soccer match up in the Class 1A state soccer opener in Cowiche, Wash. Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Highland went on to defeat Liberty Bell 4-0. (31 images)