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  • December 11, 2017 10:32 AM GMT

    LOS ANGELES -- Laila Ali returns as host of the Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which plan to honor her father Muhammad Ali in a tribute she eagerly awaits.The show on Tuesday at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles features awards for individual, team, league and corporate humanitarians.Alis father died in June at age 74 after a long struggle with Parkinsons disease. The worldwide tributes were appreciated by his daughter, a former pro boxer herself who retired undefeated.Im happy that my father is no longer suffering. Moving on is sort of a celebration to me. I hope people never forget, she said recently. Theres a new generation of kids that maybe havent heard. I invite people to learn about him and be inspired by him.Ali is using the show as a teaching moment for her own kids, 7-year-old Curtis Jr. and 5-year-old Sydney. She is married to former USC and NFL star Curtis Conway.They can watch the show and watch all the winners on the stage, so when they see Chris Paul or Brent Burns or Tina Charles, I can say, `Look what they do when theyre off the court, she said. Theyre never too young to start learning. I learned that through my father, not only him telling me but showing me.Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Charles of the New York Liberty, Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals and Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers are finalists for sports humanitarian of the year.A lot of times you see athletes in the news for things they said or do for negative things, its nice to highlight the positive things theyre doing, Ali said. Theres so many people out there who are doing good and demonstrating leadership and having a positive impact on their communities.The team finalists are the Detroit Pistons, LA Galaxy, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants.Tennis great Billie Jean King, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the 2015 Missouri football team will be recognized as Stuart Scott Enspire Award winners, named for the late ESPN SportsCenter anchor. Net proceeds of the event benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation.ESPN will grant nearly $800,000 to the charities of the nominees and winners.Highlights of the show air July 15 on ESPN. Stephen Curry Low 2 . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. 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That was the fifth-highest scoring total in school history and the most since a 115-80 win on Jan. 19, 1985, over Indiana State.Creighton heads into its 7 p.m. matchup against Oral Roberts at CenturyLink Center as one of just remaining teams with an undefeated record. The Jays and Gonzaga are 10-0, Villanova and UCLA are 11-0, and USC and Baylor are 9-0 through games played Friday.Oral Roberts is 2-9 with wins over John Brown and Rogers State. The Golden Eagles are 0-8 in road games, including setbacks at Baylor, Michigan State and Oklahoma.Kris Martin leads the Golden Eagles in scoring at 15.0 points per game. Albert Owens is next at 13.7 and a team-leading nine blocked shots. Jalen Bradley, a Norfolk, Neb., native, averages 12.7 points and 4.7 assists per game.Golden Eagles guard Darian Harris spent the 2013-14 season in Omaha as a redshirt freshman in the Creighton program. Harris transferred to ORU after the season and has scored 124 career points and pulled down 110 rebounds in 64 games with the Golden Eagles.The 113 points against Longwood was the third time this season that Creighton has cracked the century mark. That total also pushed the teams per game average to 91.6 to rank No. 5 nationally.Those 916 points are 50 more tthan Creighton has ever scored in its first 10 games of any season.ddddddddddddThe previous best was 866 in the 1965-66 campaign.Creighton also continues to be among the nations leaders in field goal and three-point shooting. The Jays are second in both categories, shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from long distance.Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster has scored 15 or more points in nine of Creightons first 10 games and is averaging a team-leading 17.8 points per game.Senior Maurice Watson, a preseason All-Big East selection, is also living up to his lofty preseason expectations. Watson is the nations active leader in career assists with 730 and he leads the nation in assists per game this season with 9.1.Two native Omahans also are making big contributions for the Bluejays at both ends of the floor. Sophomore Khyri Thomas averages 13.3 points per game while shooting 60 percent from the field and 53.3 percent from beyond the arc.Redshirt freshman Justin Patton is shooting 80.3 percent from the field (second nationally) while averaging 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Twenty-four of Pattons field goals have come on dunks.After Saturdays game, the Bluejays travel to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State on Tuesday before another eight-day break over Christmas that precedes the beginning of Big East play on Dec. 28 with a home game against Seton Hall. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '