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Monday, March 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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More awards for Gonzales

Baseball: The accolades continue to pile up for Gonzaga University baseball junior Marco Gonzales who was tabbed an All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Baseball America and Perfect Game the organizations announced Thursday. 

Gonzales was recognized as a second-team recipient by all three publications.The Fort Collins, Colo., native is coming off a season that saw him selected 19th overall in Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gonzales finished the season with a 7-3 record and a 2.80 ERA in 106 innings. At the plate the Co-West Coast Conference Player of the Year hit .313, with two home runs and 26 RBIs.

Penguins extend Malkin

Hockey: The Pittsburgh Penguins and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin have agreed to an eight-year contract extension.

The $76-million deal begins with the 2014-15 season and will carry an average salary cap hit of $9.5 million. The agreement comes one day after the Penguins signed coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year extension through 2016.

The 26-year-old Russian won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP a year ago after leading the league with 109 points. He struggled with a concussion and a shoulder injury during the 2013 season, finishing with 31 points in 33 games.

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Hoopfest court monitors needed

Hoopfest: Court monitors are still needed for Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world.

Organizers are still looking for about 120 volunteers for the June 29-30 event in downtown Spokane. Monitors receive a package of Nike gear, including shoes. Sign-up at

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Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.