Moore is all-star MVP; Jones shines for East

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS -

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.

MISC.

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.

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