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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Latest: Australian Olympians advised to prepare for 2021

Mar. 22, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia's team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July." “Our...

Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin (14) shoots during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Ross scores 24, Magic rally to beat Grizzlies 120-115

Mar. 11, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 24 points, including fueling a rally with 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Orlando Magic defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 120-115 on Tuesday night. Michael Carter-Williams added a season-high 20 for Orlando and Nikola Vucevic finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and...

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) attempts to drive around Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Augustin scores 24 as Magic rout slumping Rockets 126-106

Mar. 8, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 24 points off the bench, Aaron Gordon added 19 and the Orlando Magic got a 126-106 win over slumping Houston on Sunday night to hand the Rockets their fourth straight loss. “We didn't worry about what the Rockets were doing," Augustin said. “We just wanted...

Orlando Magic's head coach Steve Clifford watches his team early in the second half before leaving an NBA basketball game and being replaced by Tyrone Corbin in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Vucevic scores 28 to lead Magic past T-Wolves 132-118

Mar. 7, 2020 11:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Orlando past Minnesota 132-118 on Friday night, although the Magic played most of the second half without coach Steve Clifford, who left in the third quarter due to illness. The Magic tweeted early Saturday that Clifford was released...

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) looks for an opening past Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

3's are wild: Heat set record from deep, top Magic 116-113

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It took a record-setting night from 3-point range for the Miami Heat to beat the Orlando Magic. Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) passes the ball behind his head as he gets trapped between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside, back right, and guard CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

McCollum, Trent help Blazers rout Magic 130-107

Mar. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 41 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 24 to help the Portland Trail Blazers run away from the Orlando Magic 130-107 on Monday night. Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Trevor Ariza scored 11 as the Blazers ended a 3-game losing streak by outscoring...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks (14) and Trey Lyles, left, as he tries to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs overcome shaky finish to beat Magic, 114-113

Mar. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Relying on 6-foot guard Patty Mills to be a rim protector and salvage a victory isn’t the best strategy, but the San Antonio Spurs will happily accept any win as they fight for an NBA-record 23rd straight postseason appearance. Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a...

Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31) drives around Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ross, Gordon lead Magic over Timberwolves 136-125

Feb. 28, 2020 10:24 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon recorded his first career-triple double and was proudest of his assist total. Terrence Ross scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and Gordon finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 136-125 win over the...

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) reacts after official Lauren Holtkamp calls a foul on the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Orlando won 130-120. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Fournier scores 28, Gordon 25 as Magic beat Hawks 130-120

Feb. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Orlando Magic are hardly a championship contender. They're not even a .500 team. No wonder they're relishing the chance to be part of a playoff race. Evan Fournier scored 28 points, Aaron Gordon added 25 and the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-120 victory over the...