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Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike wins WNBA's MVP

NEW YORK (AP) Nneka Ogwumike shot her way to the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award for the first time.

The league announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Sparks forward received 31 of the 39 first-place votes from a national media panel. She shot a league-best 66.5 percent from the field, the second highest mark ever. She averaged a career-best 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds to help Los Angeles secure the second best record in the league.

"It's amazing, this is definitely a league with a lot of talented players," Ogwumike said. "It's funny because you strive for doing something like this. You don't think of that as being your goal as you're playing, but it's an honor to receive it."

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