LA Sports Awards: Rams moving to LA named top moment of 2016

The Rams moving back to Los Angeles was named the 2016’s Top Moment at the 12th Annual LA Sports Awards on Monday at the Beverly Hilton.

The full awards show will air on March 13 at 9p on Prime Ticket.

In other presentations, Mike Trout of the Angels was honored as 2016 Sportsman of the Year and Olympic track star Allyson Felix was named Sportswoman of the Year. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts received the Coach of the Year award.

U.S. Olympic Women’s water polo coach Adam Krikorian was the recipient of the first-ever Extraordinary Achievement in Olympic Sport award.


A special Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Peter V. Ueberroth, who as president of the L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee ran the historic and remarkably successful 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Top 10 moments of 2016 ranked in order:

1. Rams receive NFL approval to return to Los Angeles

2. Vin Scully’s final season as Voice of the Dodgers

3. Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in his final game

4. Mike Trout wins American League MVP Award

5. Dodgers Win NLDS on Clayton Kershaw’s first-ever save

6. USC gets Rose Bowl berth by winning final eight regular-season games

7. Dodgers clinch NL West at Vin Scully’s last home game

8. Sparks win WNBA Title

9. Rams play their first games at the Coliseum since 1979

10. Corey Seager named National League Rookie of the Year