Articles By Diego Marquez
The year 2019 was never boring in the world of sports. Here is a look at 2019’s most interesting stories that really … hit it out of the park.
Angels Sign Mike Trout to Richest Sports Contract in History
The Los Angeles Angels are wasting no time in reassuring the stability and future of the organization. On Tuesday, the Angels and the superstar center fielder Mike Trout agreed to a 12-year extension that is said to be worth more than $430 million and will probably be the place where he will finish his career.
LA Rams Eliminated from the Playoffs
The defending NFC Champions Los Angeles Rams were eliminated from the 2019-20 NFL playoffs after suffering a 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Los Angeles Dodgers on the Hunt For New Additions
Since the New York Yankees acquired pitcher Gerrit Cole, signing him to a nine-year $324 million contract on Tuesday, the Dodgers effectively turned their attention to other stars in the league.
USC Men’s Basketball Freshman Making Early Impact
The 2019-20 USC Men’s Basketball roster features six true freshmen players, but none have been more impressive in their total body of work through their first nine regular-season games than forward Onyeka Okongwu.
USC’s Quarterback Kedon Slovis Does Something No Freshman Has Done Before
At the start of the 2019-20 NCAA football season, the University of Southern California’s was still deciding who they would name at starting quarterback to begin the year. Incoming true-freshman Kedon Slovis along with four other quarterbacks battled it out with sophomore JT Daniels winning the starting job.
Los Angeles Is Baseball’s Biggest Winner
The Baseball Writers Association cast their ballots last Thursday, Nov. 14th and awarded Angel’s outfielder Mike Trout his third American League MVP Award, while Dodger’s outfielder Cody Bellinger won his first.
Two Dodgers in Hunt for Postseason Awards
After New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso was named the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday, and St Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt was named the NL Manager of the Year on Tuesday, two more postseason awards have yet to be awarded: Cy Young Award and the NL MVP.
Chargers Staying Put in Los Angeles, For Now
After picking up and leaving San Diego for Los Angeles ahead of the 2017 NFL season, the Chargers have shot down all notions of the team moving after reports surfaced that the team would listen to the possibility of moving to London due to low fan attendance earlier this week.
UCLA Men’s Basketball Freshmen Gear Up for Debut
The UCLA Men’s Basketball team kicks off the season in less than a week with a non-conference home game at Pauley Pavilion against Long Beach State at 8pm on Wednesday.
But there remain some questions yet to be answered.
Clippers Send Lakers a Message on Opening Night
In front of a star-studded crowd at the Staples Center on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers faced off in what has the makings of an intense rivalry given the All-Star firepower on both rosters.
Lakers Debut Less Than a Week Away
The Los Angeles Lakers open up the 2019-20 NBA Season in less than a week as they play host to in-town rivals, the Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Staples Center and there is already a buzz about what the franchise can do with the roster they built this offseason.
Dodgers Let Opportunity Slip Away, Look to Close Out Series in Five
After leading the Washington Nationals 2-1 heading into the fourth game of the National League Division Series, the Dodgers’ chances of advancing looked good as Los Angeles’ third baseman Justin Turner launched a solo home run in the top of the first inning to give the Dodgers the lead.
Dodgers Gear Up to Face Nationals in NLDS
After the Washington Nationals come-from-behind 4-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers in the Nationals League Wild Card Game on Tuesday the Nationals League Division Series is set to begin on Thursday at 5:37 p.m.
It Was Quite a Weekend for College Football in Los Angeles
It began with USC football rebounding from last week’s road loss at BYU to defeat Pac-12 opponent Utah, and UCLA football completed the wild weekend with a come-from-behind road win against Washington State.
Trojan Football in the Hot Seat After BYU Upset
Coming off a big program win over then No. 23 ranked Stanford a week ago on Saturday, Sept. 7, freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis proved the majority of critics wrong winning his first career start.
Dodgers Clinch 7th Straight NL West Title
The Los Angeles Dodgers have punched their ticket to the postseason with a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles that clinched their seventh consecutive National League West title on Tuesday.
‘El Traffico’ Soccer Match Ends in a Deadlock
One of Major League Soccer, and possibly one of Los Angeles’ biggest rivalry games between the LA Galaxy men’s soccer team and LAFC, did not disappoint with fireworks and dramatics as the bitter rivals finished in a 3-3 draw at the Bank of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday.
USC Names JT Daniels Starting Quarterback
The University of Southern California football team has named a starting quarterback, sophomore JT Daniels.
Head coach Clay Helton named Daniels the starting quarterback after the Mater Dei alumnus lead the offense to a 5-6 overall record in his freshman season with the Trojans. In 11 games, Daniels threw for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
LA Dodgers and NY Yankees First MLB Teams to Reach 80 wins on Same Day
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees are in familiar company after both teams got their 80th win of the 2019 MLB season on Tuesday.
Earning a 15-1 win over the Miami Marlins in Miami, the Dodgers become the first National League team to complete the feat. The Yankees accomplished the goal earlier in the day in a 8-3 home win against the Baltimore Orioles.