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The Boston Celtics bench celebrates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Williams, Brown leads Celtics to 149-115 rout of Nets

Aug. 6, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, Robert Williams had a career-high 18 points in 19 minutes, and the Boston Celtics rolled past the Brooklyn Nets 149-115 on Wednesday night without All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. Williams was 7 of 7 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) shoots over Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers beat Wizards 107-98; Simmons leaves with knee injury

Aug. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers showed they could hold it together — at least for a little while — without All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Simmons left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury, and Embiid battled through late foul trouble to finish with 30...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots against Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Magic's Gordon hurt, Raptors continue to roll in 109-99 win

Aug. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Orlando Magic 109-99 on Wednesday night. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and Kyle Lowry finished with eight points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Toronto (49-18) has won its last seven...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers guard Simmons leaves game with left knee injury

Aug. 5, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time All-Star Ben Simmons left Philadelphia's game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in the third quarter with a left knee injury and did not return. Simmons grabbed a rebound and appeared to tweak his knee. He left the game and hobbled toward the locker room. He...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Aug. 5, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble. He sees it quite differently. “People can say we have a nothing-to-lose...

Cars wait in lines, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

Aug. 5, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press...

Woman hurls racial slurs at Black landscapers in viral video

Aug. 5, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A video of an Orlando woman cursing and shouting racial slurs at Black landscapers as they finished up a job at her neighbor's house has gone viral. Brandon Cordova told the Orlando Sentinel that he and his crew were almost done with their shift last Thursday when the woman approached...

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) fight for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Warren's hot hand sends Pacers past Magic for 3rd straight

Aug. 4, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 32 points, tying Jermaine O'Neal's franchise record for most in a three-game span, to send the Indiana Pacers past the Orlando Magic 120-109 on Tuesday for their third consecutive victory. Warren has topped the 30-point mark in each game at Walt Disney...

Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola, front, scores his second goal of the game during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Emerging young stars stand out at MLS tournament

Aug. 4, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson has played so well in his brief MLS career that he's now fodder for the European soccer rumor mill. Just 19 years old, he has started in five matches for the Union so far this year, with a goal and two assists. “I think it’s just been staying confident...

FILE - Park guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the reopening of Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney Co. reported net income that plummeted dramatically in the third quarter, when it most of its theme parks remained closed and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Net income results were better than the loss analysts expected, however, but revenue missed expectations. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

Aug. 4, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported that its net income fell dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Still, its bottom-line results were better than analysts expected,...