SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Seattle Storm have won the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft lottery. The Tulsa Shock was awarded the second pick last night. Connecticut will pick third and fourth. The Sun acquired the Liberty's pick on draft night this past April in part of a package for Tina Charles.
(AP) - A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award. Griner set a WNBA record with 129 blocks to help the Mercury win a league record 29 games. The second-year player averaged 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks this season. She blocked 11 shots in one game against Tulsa on June 29th.
(AP) - A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Sandy Brondello has won the WNBA coach of the year award. Brondello guided the Mercury to a 29-5 record in her first season in charge. Phoenix won 16 straight games during the season. She received 33 of the 38 votes with Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve and Washington's Mike Thibault each getting two.
(AP) - Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter as the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Houston Astros 3-0 yesterday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double. McCarthy outpitched Dallas Keuchel as they both threw complete games without a walk.
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