Moore is all-star MVP; Jones shines for East
Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received attention and recognition she deserved.
Those veterans on the West roster knew exactly how to turn the first WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle into a showcase.
“I thought it was a great game, a great pace,” Moore said. “You don’t want anybody to get hurt, but you also want to play with a certain intensity to show off your athleticism and I thought we were able to do that.”
Moore scored 23 points, Ogwumike added 22 points and the West outlasted the East, 130121, in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, where most of the focus was on Bird, Seattle’s 10time all-star.
Moore was named the game’s MVP for the second straight year.
Jonquel Jones (Riverdale Baptist/George Washington) of the Connecticut Sun starred for the East, leading all players with 24 points and nine rebounds and closing the game with a dunk. ARENA FOOTBALL
The Washington Valor topped the Baltimore Brigade, 34-30, on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Sean Brackett to TT Toliver with three seconds left in the game at Verizon Center.
The Valor improved to 2-10 and remained in the playoff hunt, while the Brigade fell to 4-8.
Washington had lost 10 in a row since beating Baltimore, 5138, on April 7 in its first game of the season. TENNIS
A man walked on to Centre Court during a Swedish Open semifinal in Bastad and shouted Nazi slogans and raised his arm in a Nazi-like salute.
The man casually walked on to the court during the all-Spanish match between David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco, and shouted “Heil victory” while raising his right fist. Booing from the crowd drowned out his other comments, and he was led away without fuss by police. He was wearing a black T-shirt promoting Revolution, a Nordic resistance movement.
Tournament director Chris Hult defended the event’s security, saying the man was not considered a threat by security guards. The man was reportedly arrested for trespassing.
Ferrer beat two-time runnerup Verdasco, 6-1, 6-7 (7-3), 6-4, to reach his fourth Swedish Open final. He’ll be going for his third title at the beach resort.
In the final on Sunday, he’ll play Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, who beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Dolgopolov will play for his fourth career title and second of the year after winning in Buenos Aires in February . . . .
Top-seeded John Isner beat fellow American Bjorn Fratangelo, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Hall of Fame final in Newport, R.I., putting him into position for his third title in the grass-court event.
The hard-serving Isner won at Newport in 2011 and 2012. He will face Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk . . . .
Former tennis professional Peter Doohan, whose bestknown victory was over Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, has died aged 56, Tennis Australia said in a statement.
Doohan was diagnosed nine weeks ago with a particularly aggressive form of motor neurone disease. PRO FOOTBALL
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be down two cornerbacks, including starter Jalen Ramsey, when they open training camp Thursday.
The team placed Ramsey (core muscle) and nickel cornerback Aaron Colvin (foot) on the physically unable to perform list. Both players reported to the facility with injuries Friday.
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings injured her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.
Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada when Walsh Jennings dived for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a fourminute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.
Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor .. . .
China earned two more gold medals at the aquatics world championships in Budapest, including its eighth victory in diving. Li Zheng and Wang Han finished first in the synchronized mixed three-meter event with 323.70 points . . . .
The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes signed restricted free agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
Martinook has 20 goals and 30 assists in 166 career games since being drafted by the Coyotes in the second round of the 2012 NHL draft . . . .
Accelerate stunned overwhelming favorite Arrogate to win the $300,000 San Diego Handicap by 81/2 lengths at Del Mar, snapping the seven-race winning streak of the world’s topranked horse.