Chiney Ogwumike joined sister Nneka as a winner of the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.
Chiney, the No. 1 pick in April's draft out of Stanford, averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Connecticut Sun. She received 23 votes from a panel of 38 media members.
Nneka of the Los Angeles Sparks was Rookie of the Year in 2012.
"It means the world to me," Chiney said. "When Nneka does things, she puts them on the map for me. I want to do that, too."
Sacred Heart Prep running back/linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven, the Mercury News player of the year in 2013, will miss the first four to five games this season because of a strained left calf suffered while running track in the spring. Burr-Kirven attempted to take part in preseason football practice but suffered a recurrence of pain. "If I go out there and push it, I could make it worse and miss the whole season," said Burr-Kirven, who has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Washington.
Stanford forward Jordan Morris got his first senior national team call up as coach Jurgen Klinsmann opens the 2018 World Cup cycle with an eye toward America's youth. Morris, the first college player Klinsmann has called since taking over the program, hopes to make his debut when the U.S. plays the Czech Republic on Wednesday in Prague. Klinsmann selected 10 players from this year's World Cup team, including Fabian Johnson, Julian Green and Jozy Altidore. "It is quite an achievement for Jordan," Cardinal coach Jeremy Gunn said in a statement.
San Jose Giants
Dane Phillips' RBI single in the seventh broke a 5-5 tie and Lake Elsinore went on to an 8-5 home win over San Jose. The Giants trailed 5-2 after an inning as starter Pat Young lasted just two-thirds of an inning. Brandon Bednar homered and Chuckie Jones had a pair of RBI singles for San Jose.
Staff writers Glenn Reeves and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.