Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles based writer. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Screenwriting Scholarship Award in 2004 and the Corwin Writing Award for his feature screenplay, "Chasing 4:00" in 2005. In addition to Sports writing, Michael is an avid marathon runner and fan of the Magic Bullet blender.
Yasiel Puig knocked in all five Dodgers runs tying a career high with five RBIs and Zack Grienke did the rest throwing six scoreless innings and Los Angeles shutout the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Lionel Messi had a brace and Luis Suarez also scored as FC Barcelona defeated league rival FC Sevilla 5-4 in a nine-goal offensive showcase for the ages in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup at Boris Paichadze Stadium in Georgia.
Giovani Dos Santos tallied a goal and an assist in one of the more impressive MLS debuts in recent memory, and the LA Galaxy rallied from an early goal deficit to defeat the Seattle Sounders 3-1 on Sunday.