Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

Basketball 01/18/19, 21:45

D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.Russell's 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game's first ...

Griffin scores 30, leads Pistons past Magic 120-115 in OT

Basketball 01/16/19, 21:49

Blake Griffin scored 30 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 120-115 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.Andre Drummond added 14 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons, who won for the third time in 11 games. Detroit had six players with at least 13 points.Nikola ...

Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

Football 01/15/19, 15:57

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams.Anthony Lynn and his Chargers' staff will coach the AFC team while Jason Garrett and his Cowboys' staff coach the NFC team.The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season and lost ...

Harden scores season-high 57 as Rockets top Grizzlies 112-94

Basketball 01/14/19, 23:03

James Harden scored a season-high 57 points to carry the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.The reigning MVP extended his streak of 30-point games to 17 by halftime, pouring in 36 points over the first two quarters to put Houston on top. ...

Sweet, and unsweet, 16 for Harden on a wild night in Orlando

Basketball 01/14/19, 03:22

James Harden had a game for the history books.That's good and bad.Harden scored 38 points Sunday night in Houston's 116-109 loss in Orlando, marking the 16th consecutive time that he's scored at least 30 or more points — matching Kobe Bryant for the league's longest such streak since the NBA-ABA ...

Magic hold on to beat Celtics for second time, 105-103

Basketball 01/12/19, 21:44

Aaron Gordon had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off a late rally to beat the Boston Celtics 105-103 on Saturday night.Jayson Tatum missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it for the Celtics, who charged back from a nine-point deficit in the ...

Registering to vote brings out emotions among Florida felons

U.S. 01/08/19, 14:12

The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons regained their right to vote under a state constitutional amendment. "I'll be a human being again. I'll be an American citizen again," Robert Eckford said, choking up and weeping after ...

Their daughter was crushed by bridge. They long for answers

U.S. 01/05/19, 03:01

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix.Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount.One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must be healthy, no discoloration or wilting."There it is, this is the one," ...

No. 7 UCF faces No. 11 LSU in marquee Fiesta Bowl

Football 12/31/18, 15:28

Central Florida has carried the chip on its shoulder all the way from Orlando to the Arizona desert.Left out of the College Football Playoff, the seventh-ranked Knights have a chance for a second straight undefeated season and self-proclaimed national championship if they can beat No. 11 LSU in Tuesday's Fiesta ...

Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons 109-107

Basketball 12/30/18, 18:20

Evan Fournier's running jumper in the lane as the buzzer sounded gave the Orlando Magic a 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.D.J. Augustin led the Magic with 26 points and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points. Fournier finished with 13.Luke Kennard scored ...

Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112

Basketball 12/28/18, 23:04

Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.Davis was fouled on the shot and made the free throw for a two-point lead. ...

Vucevic has 30 points, 20 boards; Magic routs Raptors 116-87

Basketball 12/28/18, 21:42

Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 20 rebounds and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-87 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.D.J. Augustin had 17 points and six assists for Orlando, which had five players in double figures and a 60-41 rebounding advantage.The Magic, ...

Lawsuit says theme park should put warning signs in Spanish

U.S. 12/28/18, 11:30

Should a theme park post warning signs about a ride's potential dangers in a language other than English? A lawsuit brought by a Guatemalan family against Universal Orlando Resort says yes. The family's 38-year-old father suffered a fatal heart attack two years ago after going on the "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" ...

Retired robot’s clothing stolen from Walt Disney World

U.S. 12/27/18, 18:09

Authorities say they're investigating the theft of clothing that belonged to a retired animatronic character at Walt Disney World.The Orange County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that the theft occurred in August. The stolen items had belonged to Buzzy, who was part of the now-closed "Wonders of Life" attraction at Epcot.Investigators ...

Booker, Warren lead Suns past Magic 122-120 in overtime

Basketball 12/26/18, 21:58

Devin Booker scored 35 points and T.J. Warren added 24 points, including all four Phoenix points in overtime, as the Suns defeated the Orlando Magic 122-120 Wednesday night.Kelly Oubre Jr. scored had 19 points and Josh Jackson added 10 for Phoenix, which has won five of its last seven games.D.J. ...

Heat beat Magic 115-91, Spoelstra gets 500th coaching win

Basketball 12/23/18, 20:50

Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Miami defeated the Orlando Magic 115-91 Sunday and delivered Heat coach Eric Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory.Justise Winslow added 22 points and Josh Richardson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which beat Orlando for ...

Orlando firm creates scents for VR games, military training

Tech 12/22/18, 03:05

In a tiny office in east Orange County, a company called Global Technology Integrators is creating thousands of smells meant to bring even more life to virtual reality.And that means the hallway that leads to GTI's office can smell like chocolate chip cookies — or something really, really foul.The company's ...

Incoming Florida gov wants pardon review for Groveland Four

U.S. 12/20/18, 19:09

Florida's incoming governor wants to consider a pardon for four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis said in a statement Thursday he would make the cases of the Groveland Four a priority at the first meeting of ...

Aldridge nets 20, hot-shooting Spurs rout Magic 129-90

Basketball 12/19/18, 21:32

LeMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and five San Antonio players scored in double figures as the Spurs rolled to a 129-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.The Spurs, the NBA's leading 3-point shooting team, went 12 of 19 from behind the arc and 50 for 77 overall (64.9 ...

Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

Sports 12/18/18, 20:40

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, ...

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