Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

Sports 04/21/19, 20:32

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. ...

Philadelphia beats Montreal 3-0 for 4th win in 5 games

Sports 04/20/19, 16:55

Cory Burke and Jamiro Monteiro scored in the Philadelphia Union's 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.Philadelphia (4-3-1) has won four of its last five games.Burke blasted a roller from outside the area just inside the far post to open the scoring in the 14th minute Monteiro, on loan ...

Nani’s late goal lifts Orlando City over Whitecaps 1-0.

Soccer 04/20/19, 16:53

Luís Carlos "Nani" Almeida da Cunha scored in the closing minutes to help Orlando City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday.Sacha Kljestan came on for Will Johnson in the 76th minute and first-timed a cross by Ruan Carlos Gomes Costa da Silva that deflected off Nani in the 88th.Orlando ...

Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead

Sports 04/19/19, 20:40

Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to ...

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

Texas 04/17/19, 23:05

When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums.Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city's Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter.The Tampa area ...

Video: Florida train crashes with SUV; driver hospitalized

U.S. 04/12/19, 12:25

Police have shared surveillance video showing how a woman drove her SUV into the path of a Florida commuter train. Orlando police Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told news outlets the driver remained hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition. The SunRail struck her SUV during rush hour downtown. Bernal says her timing was ...

Walker, Hornets keep playoff push going, beat Cavs 124-97

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:46

Kemba Walker scored 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets pulled away in the fourth quarter to keep their late-season playoff push going with a 124-97 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose painful first season rebuilding without LeBron James is finally over.The Hornets (39-42) had to win to have ...

Golden State clinches 1 seed in West, East field nearly done

Sports 04/08/19, 01:24

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with three days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEFinally, a lot of clarity.Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green lays up a shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April ...

Spurs get double-figure scoring from 8, beat Wizards 129-112

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:53

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat Washington Wizards 129-112 Friday night.Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills each scored 17 for the Spurs, who had lost five of eight. DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points.Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Thomas Bryant had 19 ...

Magic use huge 1st half to rout Hawks 149-113 in home finale

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:37

The Orlando Magic used a franchise-record 81 points in the first half to cruise past the Atlanta Hawks 149-113 on Friday night in their regular-season home finale and take another step toward a playoff berth.Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross and Evan Fournier scored 25 points each for Orlando, which set a ...

Miami gives Branson celebrity welcome for train renaming

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:37

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star's welcome at Wednesday's public rollout of his Virgin Group's partnership with Florida's privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail service that backers hope will soon stretch from Miami to Orlando.People cheered, news photographers jostled like paparazzi and passengers onboard a soon-to-be rebranded Brightline train ...

The battles for seeding still going strong in NBA races

Sports 04/04/19, 02:35

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEMilwaukee is on the verge of clinching the NBA's best record, which would lock the Bucks into the No. 1 spot. Toronto would then be No. 2 in the East, and ...

Walker’s big 4th quarter helps Hornets fly past Pelicans

Basketball 04/03/19, 21:54

Kemba Walker scored 21 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets kept alive their slim playoff hopes with a 115-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.The Hornets trailed by five in the middle of the fourth when Walker's 3 ignited a 14-6 ...

Vucevic, Ross help Magic hold off Knicks 114-100

Basketball 04/03/19, 20:37

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Terrence Ross scored 23 points off the bench as the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 114-100 Wednesday night.Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon had 19 points apiece for Orlando, which is chasing Miami for the final spot in the Eastern ...

Green scores season-high 29 as Raptors beat Magic 121-109

Basketball 04/01/19, 21:01

Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors clinched their sixth Atlantic Division title by beating the Orlando Magic 121-109 on Monday night.The win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors ...

Wayne Rooney helps DC United beat Orlando City

Soccer 03/31/19, 22:12

Wayne Rooney scored and assisted on a goal by Steven Birnbaum and D.C. United beat Orlando City 2-1 on Sunday night to snap an 11-game road winless streak.Birnbaum headed home a cross from Rooney on a set piece, following an Orlando City hand ball, to open the scoring in the ...

Rooney, DC United beat Orlando City 2-1, snap road skid

Soccer 03/31/19, 20:19

Wayne Rooney scored and assisted on a goal by Steven Birnbaum and D.C. United beat Orlando City 2-1 on Sunday night to snap an 11-game road winless streak.Birnbaum headed home a cross from Rooney on a set piece, following an Orlando City hand ball, to open the scoring in the ...

Gordon powers Magic to 121-116 win over Pacers

Basketball 03/30/19, 21:53

A perennial lottery team in recent years, the Orlando Magic enter the final days of the season believing they are on the verge of returning to the postseason.Aaron Gordon had 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Saturday night, and the Magic racked up a season-high 37 assists in a ...

Investigation: Spa busts often result in light sentences

U.S. 03/30/19, 09:19

When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and arrested hundreds of men for buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye to signs of human trafficking.An Associated Press review ...

Dragic’s triple-double lifts Heat past Mavs, 105-99

Basketball 03/28/19, 21:02

Goran Dragic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double, Dwyane Wade capped the win with a steal and score in the final seconds and the Heat moved back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference by topping the Dallas Mavericks 105-99 on Thursday night.Dragic ...

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