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More backlash for GOP's Hawley as Loews Hotel cancels event

Jan. 16, 2021 5:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Loews Hotels said Saturday it has canceled an upcoming fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, the latest fallout for the Republican lawmaker after the U.S. Capitol uprising. The Republican senator from Missouri helped staged an Electoral College challenge the day President Donald...

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford shouts instructions to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

Jan. 15, 2021 8:15 PM EST

Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns , whose mother and six other relatives have died from...

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Celtics plan to play Friday, another Suns game called by NBA

Jan. 14, 2021 11:14 PM EST

The Boston Celtics expect their unplanned weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues to end Friday, when they’re scheduled to play host to the Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns, however, have a bit more time off coming. The Celtics will be without at least three players Friday, including All-Star...

Feds seize nearly 300 bricks of cocaine at Florida airport

Jan. 14, 2021 6:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities seized nearly 300 bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray baggage inspection after a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight landed at an executive airport in South Florida on Tuesday night. Six people, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328...

Waitress credited with helping boy after noticing bruises

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

A Florida waitress who noticed bruises on an 11-year-old boy flashed him a handwritten note asking him if he needed help, and when he nodded yes, she called the police, authorities said. Orlando police credited Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, with coming to the boy's aid on New Year's Eve...

LPGA opens with consecutive events in Florida a month apart

Jan. 13, 2021 4:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Gainbridge LPGA tournament is moving to Lake Nona, giving the LPGA Tour consecutive events in Florida one month apart to start its 2021 season. The Gainbridge LPGA, to be played Feb. 25-28, is in its second year. It was played last year at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton. Lake...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 PM EST

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of keeping the season going safely. For “at least the next two weeks,” the league and union said,...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Orlando City midfielder Andrés Perea makes a penalty kick during overtime of an MLS soccer playoff match against New York City FC in Orlando, Fla. Perea is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will try to persuade them to commit to the U.S. program. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Andrés Perea approved for switch to US from Colombia by FIFA

Jan. 12, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Orlando midfielder Andrés Perea has been given approval by FIFA to switch his affiliation to the United States from Colombia. The 20-year-old trained with the U.S. national team in December and is with the U.S. under-23 team this week in Bradenton, Florida. Perea, who turned 20 on Nov. 14, started for...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to get control of a loose ball between Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony, bak left, center Nikola Vucevic (9) and forward Aaron Gordon, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks pull away late to beat Magic 121-99

Jan. 11, 2021 10:27 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence because of a minor back injury and scored 22 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-99 on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, the reigning two-time NBA MVP, started slowly and battled through second-half foul trouble...

US to host Canada, Brazil and Japan for 2021 SheBelieves Cup

Jan. 11, 2021 7:27 PM EST

The United States will host Canada, Brazil and Japan in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup next month in Orlando, Florida. U.S. Soccer on Monday announced the round-robin tournament scheduled from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24 at Exploria Stadium. The overall winner will be decided on points. All four teams taking part are preparing...