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Woman sues Universal for shock, but resort blames her

Jan. 28, 2020 12:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman who claims she suffered an electric shock at a Universal Orlando water park last year has filed a lawsuit, but the theme park resort is blaming the woman for negligence. Universal Orlando filed a response last month to April Carlino's lawsuit, saying she failed to use...

Frontier bringing commercial air service to Delaware

Jan. 28, 2020 12:29 PM EST

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Frontier Airlines will soon end Delaware's status as the only state in the country without commercial air service. Frontier announced Tuesday that it will begin offering nonstop flights from Wilmington-New Castle Airport to Orlando starting May 14. The flights will be offered during...

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, right, covers his face as he stands with Tyler Herro during the national anthem following a tribute for NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant before a game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Miami. Bryant and his daughter were among those who died in a helicopter crash Sunday in California. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Adebayo's triple-double lifts Heat past Magic, 113-92

Jan. 27, 2020 10:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo never got a chance to meet Kobe Bryant. He was hoping it would come at this year's All-Star Game. Coaches might be sending Adebayo there. Adebayo got his third triple-double of the season in his last opportunity to impress Eastern Conference All-Star voters, Duncan Robinson scored...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots between Orlando Magic guards Evan Fournier (10) and Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Leonard leads Clippers to win over Magic

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers won a game nobody wanted to play. The tipoff was less than four hours after the Clippers and Orlando Magic learned of the death of former NBA great Kobe Bryant at the age of 41. "Sometimes the stage is the best place to get away from reality," observed Clippers...

AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, (8) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's all-star game Sunday. Smith suggested the best way...

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, throws a pass during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowl packed with pending free agents like Brees, Henry

Jan. 25, 2020 2:57 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A number of Pro Bowlers are about to get paid. And not just the relative pocket change ($35,000 or $70,000) that comes with competing in the NFL’s annual all-star game in Orlando. About a dozen Pro Bowl players are pending free agents, including the NFL’s...

Infamous Florida Easter bunny arrested after hit-and-run

Jan. 25, 2020 11:33 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who became a video sensation after fighting a man on the street while dressed as the Easter Bunny was arrested and tried to use the costume to elude capture, authorities said. Antoine McDonald became an overnight phenomenon when a video captured him fighting a man on the...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Leonard's 1st triple-double sends Clippers past Heat 122-117

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades. And now, one triple-double. Unbelievable as it sounds — and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it — Leonard got a triple-double for the first time...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots as he gets between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98

Jan. 24, 2020 10:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward Walker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to help the Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat the Orlando Magic 109-98 on Friday night. Walker...

USC hires Todd Orlando to be Helton's defensive coordinator

Jan. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Orlando has been named Southern California's defensive coordinator. Clay Helton announced the hiring Friday of the veteran assistant who spent the last three seasons as Texas' defensive coordinator. Orlando was fired by the Longhorns on Dec. 1 after three seasons with coach Tom...