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100 Greatest Moments
Annual Greatest Moments

On January 3, public voting will open to determine the top sports moment in Los Angeles for 2017. The list of the Top 10 moments below, in chronological order, was determined by our Media Panel. Now the general public will decide which one is the #1 moment of the year. The link to a quick Survey Monkey voting ballot will be available here, and on the LA Sports Awards Facebook and Twitter feeds beginning January 3. The Top 10 moments, in order of the voting results, will be announced on February 6 at the 13th Annual LA Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show will air multiple times on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket in the following weeks.

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  • USC Defeats Penn State in Rose Bowl Thriller — USC overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Nittany Lions 52-49 on a last-second 46-yard field goal by Matt Boermeester. It was the highest-scoring game in Rose Bowl history (January 2).
  • Chargers Announce Move to L.A. — After 56 seasons in San Diego, the Chargers announced that they would relocate to Los Angeles, giving the L.A. area two NFL teams for the first time since 1994 (January 12).
  • Team USA Wins World Baseball Classic Title — The United States defeated Puerto Rico 8-0 in the final of the World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium. It was Team USA’s first such title in four tries (March 23).
  • Los Angeles’ Allyson Felix is Number One at World Championships — At the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Felix won three medals, including two golds in the relays, making her the most decorated athlete in World Championships history with 16 total medals (August 9-13).
  • Rams’ Turnaround Season — Under new head coach Sean McVay, the Rams’ fortunes completely reversed course as the team went from having one of the NFL’s worst records—4-12 in 2016—to having one of the league’s best records - 11-5 in 2017 (September 10-December 31).
  • Los Angeles Wins Right to Host 2028 Olympics — At its annual meeting in Lima, Peru, the International Olympic Committee officially named Los Angeles the host of the 2028 Games. L.A. joins London and Paris as the only cities to have been awarded the Games three times (September 13).
  • Turner’s Walk-Off Home Run — In one of the most dramatic moments of the playoffs, Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs 4-1 and give them a 2-0 lead in the NLCS (October 15).
  • Dodgers Win NL Pennant, Advance to World Series — Led by three home runs from Kike Hernandez, the Dodgers blew out the Chicago Cubs 11-1 at Wrigley Field to win the NLCS 4 games to 1 and advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988 (October 19).
  • Kariya, Selanne Join Hall of Fame — Long-time Ducks teammates Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto (November 13).
  • Trojans Win Pac-12 Football Championship — USC defeated Stanford 31-28 at Santa Clara to win the Pac-12 Championship Game for the first time. It was USC’s first Pac-12 title since 2008 (December 1).

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