Joey Vacca
Joey Vacca Joey Vah-kuh
Sports Reporter, Los Angeles

Joey Vacca expects to graduate in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Vacca is working for the L.A. sports bureau.

Latest from Joey Vacca

Referees blow the whistle on low pay, sometimes abusive conditions

LOS ANGELES – High school boys lacrosse officials in the L.A. area staged a brief work stoppage this month in response to a new pay proposal. While they’ve agreed to finish this year, the controversy raises the question of how referees are faring across the Southwest.

Remembering Jackie Robinson the person, on the anniversary of his Major League debut

LOS ANGELES – This year, April 15 marks the 75th anniversary of Dodger player Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, and his legacy lives on in more than just the sports history books.

Former Arizona standout thrives in new role with hometown Lakers

Stanley Johnson was a star on UArizona’s 2015 Elite Eight team. But after bouncing around the NBA, the former lottery pick has found success with his hometown team, the L.A. Lakers.

LA celebrates Rams’ Super Bowl win with victory parade

After winning the Super Bowl in their home stadium, the Los Angeles Rams celebrated their win with a parade.

Turnaround tandem: Kupp and McVay instrumental in returning the Lombardi Trophy to LA

LOS ANGELES – Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp and Rams coach Sean McVay got together back in 2017, and they haven’t taken their foot off the gas pedal since.

NASCAR roars into Los Angeles with first Clash at the Coliseum

LOS ANGELES – NASCAR’s first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was popular with fans and drivers alike. The preseason exhibition race kicks off the Sprint Cup series that culminates in Phoenix in November.

Rams are just the latest team to limit playoff tickets exclusively to local fans

LOS ANGELES – Tickets to Sunday's NFC championship game between the Rams and the 49ers initially were being sold only to L.A. area residents. We look at whether this is a rivalry trick or normal postseason practice, and how it affects fans.