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Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike Named 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player

September 27, 2016 - NEW YORK- Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the league announced today. The fifth-year forward earned her first MVP award and became the eighth different player in the last eight years to win the honor. She is the third winner for the Sparks, joining teammate Candace Parker (2008, 2013) and Lisa Leslie (2001, 2004, 2006). Ogwumike (362 points) received 31 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Tina Cha... Full Story

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2016 NWSL Awards Finalists Revealed

September 27, 2016 - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced Tuesday the list of finalists for Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year presented by Coppertone(r) from Bayer's Consumer Health Division, Goalkeeper of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Best XI. In the final round of voting - owners, general managers, head coaches, players, media and fans will vote from now to Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to determine the individual award winners as well as the 2016 NWSL Best XI. 2016 NWSL Awards - Finalists Coa... Full Story

NWSL by the Numbers: 2016 Season

September 27, 2016 - CHICAGO- Following the conclusion of the 2016 season on Sunday, the National Women's Soccer League takes an inside look at the important numbers from all 100 regular season matches. Below is a unique look into the NWSL by the Numbers - 2016 Season: 1 - The number of teams in NWSL history to come back and win a game after trailing by two goals in a match - Seattle Reign FC, which rallied to earn a 3-2 victory over the Houston Dash on Sept. 25 in the final game of the 2016 regular season. The win snapped a streak of 180 ... Full Story

WNBA Draft Lottery Presented by State Farm to Take Place Live on ESPN2

September 26, 2016 - NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 - The 2017 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm will be televised live on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the WNBA announced today. The Lottery, hosted by Doug Kezirian, will air during halftime of the network's telecast of a semifinal playoff game. The lottery winner will secure the top pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, to be conducted next April. By missing the playoffs, the Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, San Antonio Stars and Washington Mystics qualified for the 16th annu... Full Story

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