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Walker leads Hornets to 120-88 rout over Magic

Oct. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have owned the Orlando Magic the last three seasons and nobody is more responsible than Kemba Walker. Walker missed his first five shots, didn't score until midway through the second period and finished with 26 points as Charlotte beat Orlando 120-88 on Friday...

Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

Oct. 18, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of visiting six Disney parks on two coasts in one day. They succeeded Wednesday, visiting four Disney...

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

Oct. 18, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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...

Bamba, Gordon lead Magic over Heat 104-101

Oct. 17, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mohamed Bamba made a big impact in his first NBA game. Orlando's 7-foot rookie dunked twice and blocked a shot during a 9-0 fourth quarter run, and the Magic held on for a 104-101 win over the Miami Heat in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night. "I was so nervous going out...

Rodriguez, Sounders beat Orlando City, clinch playoff berth

Oct. 17, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth. Seattle (16-11-5) has won three games in a row and 12 of its last 14. Rodriguez tapped the volley of an arcing pass from...

After UPS contract vote, Teamsters drivers feel betrayed

Oct. 17, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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...

Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

Oct. 16, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day. Heather and Clark Ensminger on Wednesday plan to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and end the night at Disney's two California parks. The couple from Kingsport,...

The Latest: Governor's debate to be canceled due to storm

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot...

Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

Oct. 12, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday. Orlando Rolon will also be the city's first Hispanic police chief. The Orlando Sentinel reports Rolon previously...

No live Barb, many Demogorgons at Universal haunted house

Oct. 10, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There may be no "Justice for Barb" at Universal Orlando's haunted house based on the Netflix hit, "Stranger Things," but the beloved, ill-fated character does appear in grand, gory style. The "Stranger Things" house is one of 10 haunted houses built for this year's Halloween Horror...