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Sparks' Parker wins MVP, rookie of year honors

Updated: October 5, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN ANTONIO -- Candace Parker received the WNBA's most valuable player award Friday, becoming the first player to win the award along with the rookie of the year honors. The Los Angeles star was unanimously selected rookie of the year.

The awards capped a big run for Parker, who was college player of the year last season for national champion Tennessee. Parker also was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. team in the Beijing Olympics.

Parker edged teammate Lisa Leslie and Connecticut's ...

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