Drummond has 23 points, 19 rebounds; Pistons beat Magic

Basketball 11/07/18, 22:41

Andre Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 103-96 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.Blake Griffin added 20 points, Reggie Jackson had 15, and Stanley Johnson 13.Orlando Magic's Jerian Grant, lower left, goes after a loose ball against Detroit ...

Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic over Cavs 102-100

Basketball 11/05/18, 22:53

Evan Fournier hit a long jumper at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds to beat the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 102-100 on Monday night.Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier is lifted by a teammate as Jerian Grant (22) and D.J. ...

Naming disaster: When home becomes shorthand for heartbreak

U.S. 11/03/18, 10:15

As the neighborhood where she grew up became national news, as the synagogue where her bat mitzvah took place 37 years ago became the font of a thousand unwelcome tears, Sarah Bloom watched TV — and listened.What she heard as she sat in her Florida home last weekend made her ...

Williams scores 28 as Clippers rout Magic 120-95

Basketball 11/02/18, 21:37

Lou Williams was perfect on five 3-point attempts and scored 28 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 120-95 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.Tobias Harris had 21 points and Danilo Gallinari 13 for Los Angeles, which registered its 10th straight win over the Magic. Boban ...

Hield, Kings top Magic 107-99 for fourth straight win

Basketball 10/30/18, 21:48

Buddy Hield finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Orlando Magic 107-99 on Tuesday night and extended their winning streak to four games.Hield scored six points in a 13-2 run to close out the third quarter and the Kings held on for the victory ...

Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash

U.S. 10/30/18, 17:44

A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday. Shawn Hudson said in the lawsuit filed in state court in Orlando, Florida, that ...

Lillard scores 41 to lead Portland to 128-114 win over Magic

Basketball 10/25/18, 21:41

Damian Lillard scored 34 of his 41 points in the second half, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 128-114 on Thursday night.CJ McCollum had 22 for the Trail Blazers and Jusuf Nurkic added 18 points and 10 rebounds.Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds. ...

Walker leads Hornets to 120-88 rout over Magic

Basketball 10/19/18, 21:57

Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Nicolas Batum added 15 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 120-88 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.Miles Bridges had 15 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 12 as the Hornets beat the Magic for the 12th straight time. Charlotte limited the Orlando ...

Abducted Massachusetts child found in Florida

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:40

Authorities say they've recovered a child in Florida who they say was abducted by his mother in Massachusetts two years ago. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 40-year-old Christina Hale was arrested Tuesday at an Orange County home. Authorities say Hale fled Webster, Massachusetts, with her now-5-year-old son after a court in that ...

Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

Basketball 10/18/18, 03:17

Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando's public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers.Then the game started.He didn't have to solicit noise anymore.Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31 newcomers who got their ...

Bamba, Gordon lead Magic over Heat 104-101

Basketball 10/17/18, 22:15

Rookie Mohamed Bamba dunked twice and blocked a shot during Orlando's 9-0 run in the fourth quarter and the Magic held on for a 104-101 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA season opener for both teams Wednesday night.Aaron Gordon had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Magic, ...

After UPS contract vote, Teamsters drivers feel betrayed

U.S. 10/17/18, 13:31

Tens of thousands of Teamsters members earlier this month rejected a five-year contract agreement with United Parcel Service, unhappy with a proposal to create a new class of drivers with lower pay.But after less than half of the eligible union members cast ballots, one of the largest collective bargaining contracts ...

Trump blasts ‘terrible’ Chicago crime, but figures are down

U.S. 10/08/18, 14:42

President Donald Trump says he's directed his attorney general to "help straighten out the terrible shooting wave" in Chicago.Trump told officers at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando on Monday that "the crime spree is a terrible blight" and "there's no reason for what's going on there."He's ...

Happy and healthy, Steve Clifford takes over in Orlando

Basketball 10/08/18, 13:04

Steve Clifford knew very quickly that he was going into the family business. His father was a teacher and a high school coach in a tiny town in northern Vermont, and when he was a sophomore on his dad's team Clifford was telling his parents that he intended to head ...

Trump visits Florida with Rosenstein to talk about security

U.S. 10/08/18, 12:02

With the deputy attorney general in tow, President Donald Trump is set to talk about policing and border security to police chiefs from around the world gathered in Florida. Rod Rosenstein is flying with Trump to Orlando for the president's speech to a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of ...

Man sues Disney, says false arrest during marriage proposal

U.S. 10/07/18, 11:46

A New York man who was arrested for getting into an altercation with a Walt Disney World worker just moments before he planned to propose to his fiance is suing the theme park resort, claiming he never touched the employee. Marc Rubin filed the lawsuit last month in state court in ...

Puerto Rican evacuees in central Florida seek stability

U.S. 10/06/18, 03:11

Frances Torres plops down atop a pair of twin mattresses on the floor, wraps her arms around her 9-year-old son, Diego, and plants kisses on the boy's head. In an east Orange County apartment where the family has lived, the only furnishings are the mattresses, a small console table and ...

Florida officials identify boy found dead inside hot car

U.S. 10/02/18, 06:47

Authorities have identified a 4-year-old boy who was found inside a hot car in central Florida.Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson told news outlets that a bystander found 4-year-old Logan Starling inside a car parked at Elite Preparatory Academy on Friday. The bystander took the child to a nearby fire ...

Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns’ exhibition game

Basketball 10/02/18, 01:17

Deandre Ayton might be the NBA's next great man in the middle.The No. 1 pick had a dominant debut Monday night, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Phoenix Suns' 106-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings.The exhibition opener for both teams featured the top two ...

Florida woman charged in toddler’s death in hot car

U.S. 09/29/18, 13:47

A Florida woman has been charged with negligent manslaughter in the death of her 1-year-old daughter, who was left for hours in a hot vehicle.Kit Noelle Pollard was found dead inside the SUV Friday at a Sanford gas station.Seminole County jail records show 29-year-old Kailyn Pollard of Sorrento was held ...

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