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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...

Mueller, Orlando City beat Fire 4-1, extend unbeaten streak

Sep. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chris Mueller had a goal and an assist, Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha also scored, and Orlando City beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday. Mueller cut back to evade a defender and scored on a left-footer that deflected off Chicago's Álvaro Medrán...

Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic who took to social media, claiming to show the official's hypocrisy for pushing coronavirus safety precautions on the public while letting her COVID-19 positive daughter defy them. After Palm Beach County...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, and Anthony Davis argue a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball gameagainst the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

With LA story ruined, Lakers set for West finals vs Nuggets

Sep. 17, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were right on the doorstep. One more win would have set up a Western Conference finals showdown between the Los Angeles teams, the top two seeds who share residence at Staples Center. It would have been the most eagerly...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is pressured by Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) as he drives with the ball during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nuggets crash LA party, will face Lakers in West finals

Sep. 16, 2020 3:26 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Just about everyone had L.A. vs. L.A. written in for the Western Conference finals. Then along came the resilient Denver Nuggets, who crashed the party. Behind Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets advanced to the conference finals for the first time since 2009. They...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, celebrates their win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

Sep. 16, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn't know which one he would be wrapping. “Before the game I told him, 'Coach, I’m going to give you a really good present — I'm going to get you home or I'm going to get you to the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Biden is en route to Kissimmee, Fla., for a campaign event. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments

Sep. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for presidential debates that begin later this month by studying President Donald Trump’s past comments. “I haven’t been doing mock debates very much...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

Sep. 15, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation's fiercest battleground states. “More than any other time, the Hispanic...

FILE - Georgia outside linebacker Brenton Cox (1) looks on during warm ups before an NCAA college football scrimmage in Athens, Ga., Saturday, April 13, 2019. No. 5 Florida will rely on a number of newcomers, including Brendon Cox, as it tries to dethrone rival Georgia in the Southeastern Conference’s East Division. Some of them are freshmen, others are transfers.  (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

No. 5 Florida counting on early help from several newcomers

Sep. 15, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen will finally provide a peek into his program next week, just a few days before the team's season opener at Ole Miss. Mullen will release a 2020 roster for the first time along with a depth chart and any injuries sustained over the last six weeks. He has...

Inter Miami's Nicolas Figal, left, and Orlando City's Nani stumble while going for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mauricio Pereyra lifts Orlando City over Inter Miami 2-1

Sep. 12, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mauricio Pereyra scored in the 69th minute to lift Orlando City past Inter Miami, 2-1 on Saturday night. Pereyra has five goals for the Lions (5-2-4). An own goal from Andres Reyes accounted for Orlando City's score in the 34th minute. Reyes tried to clear but ended up deflecting...