Nneka Ogwumike helps Los Angeles to a WNBA win


Former Stanford All-American Nneka Ogwumike tossed in 15 points and grabbed three rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks post a 76-64 victory over the visiting Chicago Sky in a Women's National Basketball Association game on Sunday.

The Sparks improved to 8-16.

Elsewhere, Stanford grad Jayne Appel tallied 12 points with eight rebounds and two assists for the San Antonio Stars during a 72-63 loss to the host Seattle Storm. San Antonio dropped to 7-18.

Former Cardinal All-American Candice Wiggins had eight points and two assists for the New York Liberty in an 81-76 loss to the visiting Shock on Sunday. Despite the setback, New York continues to lead the Eastern Conference with a 16-7 record.

In Atlanta, Stanford grad Kayla Pedersen had three points, two assists and two rebounds off the bench for the Connecticut Sun during a 90-77 loss to the Atlanta Dream.


Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson and Zack Greinke hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning to propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 win in the four-game series finale on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

After the Reds put one on the board in the top of the fifth, Pederson and Greinke took the lead back in swift fashion. First Pederson hit his 23rd homer of the season a projected 434 feet, according to Statcastâ„¢, with Greinke following suit on the first pitch of his at-bat.

Pederson now has 47 RBI wityh 74 walks and 84 hits. He's batting .218 with 139 strikeouts.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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