Ogwumike is named WNBA Player of the Year

Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.

Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors Tuesday.

“It’s special that there are different perspectives on so many things we do,” Ogwumike said in a phone interview. “Players, coaches, GMs, media. It’s interesting to see the support coming from all different angles.”

She averaged 19.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists, and shot 66.5 percent from the field, helping lead the Sparks to the second-best record in the WNBA and a bye until the semifinals of the playoffs.

NBA: A Los Angeles federal judge ruled a woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous at her upcoming civil trial.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled.

The woman has only been identified in documents as Jane Doe. The Associated Press typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual abuse.


MOSELLE OPEN: Dustin Brown hit 15 aces to dispatch local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round at Metz, France.

Also advancing at the indoor tournament was qualifier Vincent Millot, who upset fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire, 6-4, 6-3.

PAN PACIFIC OPEN: A resurgent Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round at Tokyo while gaining revenge over Belinda Bencic for last year’s semifinal defeat.

Wozniacki hit 10 aces in the 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win to set up a meeting with fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro.

Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan upset fifth-seeded Madison Keys of the United States 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) and sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia ousted Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.


VENEZUELA: Six armed men held up a bus carrying a Venezuelan first-division soccer team.

The Trujillanos soccer team said its bus was hijacked at 2:30 a.m as the team was returning from the eastern city of Monagas. The players and team staff were robbed but no one was hurt.

The team said on Twitter that the players were held for two hours by the armed men, who threatened to detonate a grenade.

GERMANY: Ousmane Dembele, the highly touted French teenager, scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund in a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg at Frankfurt.

The 19-year-old Dembele is considered one of the biggest talents in Europe and his goal in the 59th minute gave Borussia Dortmund a 3-1 lead.


HEAVYWEIGHT: Wladimir Klitschko’s manager said Tyson Fury will undergo a doping test before the two fighters meet in their rematch next month.

Fury beat Klitschko in November to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. A rematch was originally scheduled for July 9 but was postponed after Fury said he sustained an ankle injury.


NHL: The New York Islanders agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Ryan Strome.

The 23-year-old, selected by the Islanders in the first round – No. 5 overall – in the 2011 draft is coming off a season in which he had eight goals and 20 assists in 71 games.

– Staff and news reports