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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attends an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Silver talked about the challenges the league will face going forward, in his annual state-of-the-league address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)

Silver: NBA still hoping to open next season in arenas

Sep. 30, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Wednesday that the league's hope is to begin next season with teams in their home arenas and with fans in the seats, though cautioned that there are still numerous unknowns to work through before any plan can be finalized. Silver, in his...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

Sep. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday. Trevontae Washington and Ronnie Magrehbi each face wire fraud conspiracy and...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Sep. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida. Two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they...

Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (39) reaches for the ball above a crowd of players including Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rondo, Howard back for another NBA Finals shot with Lakers

Sep. 29, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

Last time the Los Angeles Lakers ruled the NBA, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard were trying to beat them. Howard fell short with Orlando in the 2009 NBA Finals. Rondo lost with Boston in Game 7 in 2010. They finally have another chance, this time trying to support rather than stop the Lakers. Both are key veterans...

Man faces kidnapping charge after deputies say he lured girl

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 26-year-old man is accused of arranging to kidnapping an 11-year-old central Florida girl he met over social media, sheriff's officials said. The girl was reported missing from her home in Apopka on Saturday, and found hours with Ronald Greene hours later in Florida's Panhandle,...

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in 2001. “I actually came in in ’98,” Vogel said, offering a polite correction. Either...

Police: Florida woman stabs boyfriend, hit by truck and dies

Sep. 27, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman stabbed her boyfriend on an interstate highway, and then was killed when she ran in front of a tractor trailer truck early Saturday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports the 30-year-old woman and her 27-year-old boyfriend got into an argument and...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) talks with players as confetti falls after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wore out the path to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference, making annual trips out of Miami and Cleveland. Now he's the best in the West. And for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with...

Deputies: Young child fatally shot in Orlando neighborhood

Sep. 23, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A young child was fatally shot in an Orlando neighborhood on Tuesday night, sheriff's officials said. A 911 caller reported shots being fired around 9:30 p.m. and deputies arrived at the scene a short time later. They found the child, who had died at the scene, according to the Orange...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket as Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) and head coach Michael Malone, right rear, look on during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference final Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Murray, Nuggets hang on in Game 3, cut Lakers' lead to 2-1

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They had just lost a playoff heartbreaker, and two nights later the Denver Nuggets quickly went from in control to in trouble. Escaping trouble is what these Nuggets do best. “Everybody always has us packing our bags and leaving, but we’re not ready to...