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Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

Updated: September 19, 2013, 11:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.

Parker accepted the trophy from league president Laurel Richie before the Sparks took on the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series. She also earned $15,000.

"I was shocked. I was so focused and into playoff mode," Parker said about learning the news in a phone call from Richie. "I'm ...

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