2 Los Angeles Sports Council - L.A.'s Greatest Moments
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100 Greatest Moments
Annual Greatest Moments
  1. Future Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne scores four touchdowns as Wisconsin beats UCLA in Rose Bowl Game, 38-31. (January)

  2. UCLA women's softball team upsets Washington to win NCAA title. (May)

  3. Phil Jackson hired as Lakers coach. (June)

  4. U.S. Women's World Cup soccer team defeats China in final at the Rose Bowl. (July)

  5. Former USC track star Inger Miller wins two gold medals and one silver medal at IAAF World Championships. (August)

  6. STAPLES center hosts first sporting event. (October)

  7. Bob Daly named chairman of the Dodgers. (October)

  8. L.A. Galaxy defeats Dallas to reach MLS championship game. (November)

  9. USC football team ends eight-game losing streak to UCLA with 17-7 victory. (November)

  10. Laffit Pincay breaks Bill Shoemaker's record of 8,833 career wins at Hollywood Park. (December)
  1. Michigan defeats Washington State in 84th Rose Bowl Game, 21-16, to win a share of the national championship. (January)

  2. New $350 million STAPLES Center breaks ground. (January)

  3. Four L.A. Lakers (Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Earl Jones, Nick Van Exel) selected to play in NBA All-Star Game. (February)

  4. Michelle Kwan of Torrance skates to silver medal at Nagano Olympics; wins gold at World Championships. (February)

  5. USC baseball team wins NCAA College World Series for the 12th time, defeating Arizona State, 21-14. (June)

  6. Tennis' Lindsay Davenport of Newport Beach wins U.S. Open; climbs to world no. 1 ranking. (September)

  7. Los Angeles launches first Olympic bid in 20 years in an effort to host the Games of XXX Olympiad in 2012. (October)

  8. Heisman finalist Cade McNown leads UCLA to undefeated Pac-10 football season and 20-game win streak. (November)

  9. Marion Jones of Thousand Oaks ranked no. 1 in the world in three track events: 100 m, 200 m, and long jump. (December)

  10. Fox, Inc. overhauls historic Dodger franchise--from the trade of Mike Piazza to the hiring of manager Davey Johnson and signing of pitcher Kevin Brown to the richest contract in baseball history. (December)

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