OAKLAND, California (AP):Golden State’s Stephen Curry scored 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in three quarters as the reigning champions, Warriors, showed that they still rule the NBA’s Western Conference by beating nearest rivals San Antonio 120-90 on Monday.The Spurs were chasing a win that would have left the conference’s top teams only one game apart but were never in the contest against a Warriors team that has now won 39 consecutive home games.Golden State’s Curry had 15 points in the opening quarter and shot 12 for 20 as he recorded a personal best-points total against San Antonio.Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the sloppy Spurs, who had won their previous 13 games.Chicago came from eight points down in the fourth quarter to win 89-84 at Chicago.Dwyane Wade had 28 points, including 10 in the fourth, and Chris Bosh added 18. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls.Memphis’ Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 108-102 overtime win against Orlando.Cleveland struggled against Minnesota before a spurt late in the third and early in the fourth that set up a 114-107 win.LeBron James scored 25 points and Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds.Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as Boston defeated Washington 116-91.Atlanta completed a four-game Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win at Denver, with Paul Millsap scoring 22 points.Detroit’s Reggie Jackson scored 29 points as the Pistons led from go to whoa in beating Utah 95-92.Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins set a team record with 56 points – the most by an NBA player this season – but it was not enough to prevent the Kings losing 129-128 to Charlotte.Houston’s James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31, and the Rockets needed all of it to edge undermanned New Orleans 112-111.
Kristle Robles of Van Nuys was among 85 college students recently awarded scholarships of up to $1,000 from the Denny’s restaurant chain through a partnership with the Hispanic College Fund. Robles, attending Brown University, qualified for the scholarship by pursuing a bachelor’s in a major related to business, engineering, technology, or entrepreneurship and having a 3.0 grade-point average or higher. The Denny’s partnership has aided more than 325 Hispanic students with more than $300,000 in scholarships over the past four years. California State University, Northridge, music student Ani Maldjian won first place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Regional Auditions earlier this month. Maldjian, a soprano, studies with CSUN music professor Deanna Murray and plays the role of Cleopatra in the CSUN Opera’s current production of G.F. Handel’s “Julius Caesar.” CSUN music student Tara Davidson also competed in the western regionals, where she received an Encouragement Award. Maldjian will travel in March to New York to compete in the national semifinals at the Metropolitan Opera. Ten finalists will be chosen to compete in the national finals, and the five top winners each will receive $15,000. CSUN also recently received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences division of the National Institutes of Health to encourage minority students to consider careers in biomedical research. “This award provides opportunities not just for the students who are directly involved in the program, but it is actually going to change the way we teach biology for all of our students by giving us the resources to make our courses even more competitive,” said biology professor Maria Elena Zavala, director of the Minority Access to Research Careers program. The Los Angeles Police Foundation recently honored Reserve Officer Anne Waisberger, Devonshire Area, with its Crystal Angel Award. Waisberger was one of four officers to receive the award, presented in recognition of exemplary community service. Some San Fernando Valley girls were among those reaching out to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Girl Scout Troop 266 in the San Fernando Valley contributed $350 in proceeds from its cookie drive money to the American Red Cross, American Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity International for victims of the Gulf Coast disasters. Sherman Oaks resident Andy Maltz recently was named to a national panel to advise the U.S. archivist on an electronic records archive system. Maltz – director of the science and technology council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – was among 20 members appointed to the committee by U.S. Archivist Allen Weinstein. “As we move forward to making the Electronic Records Archives a reality, it is more important than ever that we reach out to obtain advice from a broad spectrum of experts,” said Kenneth Thibodeau, director of the Electronic Records Archives Program. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
eSports Aubameyang & Alexis headline newest ‘Ones-to-Watch’ in FUT Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 00:34 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty eSports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang A. Sánchez Arsenal Manchester United Premier League Primera División The two marquee additions at Arsenal and Manchester United are available with new dynamic cards in Ultimate Team EA Sports has unveiled the new batch of Ones to Watch players in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, including the most notable transfers of the January window.Ones to Watch players change ratings throughout the season based on the performance of their real players, and the in-forms they receive, thus making them some of the most sought-after cards on the market.New Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez headlines the current crop, with a base rating of 89, and is joined by his replacement at Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Tottenham’s Lucas Moura. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Of course, not every FUT player can shop at the very top of the market, and thus there are some more affordable options available too, and their investments may prove shrewd.Everton’s Theo Walcott, for example, netted twice last time out, while Brighton & Hove Albion’s record signing Jurgen Locadia has the stats to take the Premier League by storm.Several leagues are represented, with Michy Batshuayi’s new Borussia Dortmund card featured, along with Valencia’s Francis Coquelin and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico.The players are available both on the transfer market and in packs from 6pm UK time on Friday, February 2, until next Friday!