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Michel scores in 84th to lift Orlando City past Crew, 1-0

Jul. 13, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Benji Michel scored his first MLS goal in the 84th minute to help Orlando City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night. Lamine Sané sent an entry pass up the right channel, Ruan flicked a cross into the area and Michel poked it into the back of the net for Orlando (7-9-4)....

Brown has triple double, Pistons beat 76ers 96-81

Jul. 11, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruce Brown had a triple double and the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-81 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the NBA Summer League. Brown, entering his second year with Detroit, had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Pistons improve to 4-0. The 22-year-old...

Disney World contractor rescued after getting trapped

Jul. 10, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Walt Disney World contractor was partially trapped in a parking lot when he fell into a deep hole as the ground collapsed. Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Orange County Fire Rescue, says the unnamed man was standing near a trench when the ground gave way on Tuesday. He...

Airline starts seasonal flights between Orlando and Israel

Jul. 9, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Direct flights between Israel and Florida's busiest airport are starting next week. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials on Tuesday announced the kickoff of the weekly, seasonal flights on El Al Airlines from Orlando International Airport to Israel. It will be the second...

Lightning strikes Southwest flight from Baltimore

Jul. 9, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during its journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Southwest and Federal Aviation Administration officials told news outlets Flight 2133 was diverted and landed safely in Orlando,...

Spurs draft picks strong in 106-96 win over Hornets

Jul. 8, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

The San Antonio Spurs' draft picks are stepping up in the NBA Summer League. Second-round picks Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon each scored 19 points and first-rounder Luka Samanic added 16 to lead the Spurs to a 106-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Ben Moore scored 17 points and had eight...

Patiño, Rowe help Orlando City to 2-2 tie with Union

Jul. 7, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Rookie Santiago Patiño scored his first MLS goal, Brian Rowe made five saves, including a diving stop in injury time, and Orlando City tied the Philadelphia Union 2-2 on Sunday. Patiño, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 SuperDraft, tapped in from point-blank range the rebound...

The Latest: Kupchak doesn't regret keeping Walker last year

Jul. 6, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a conference call with local reporters that he doesn't regret not trading three-time All-Star Kemba Walker last year when he had a chance — and possibly could have gotten quality players or draft picks in...

Orlando airport doused in fuel during emergency landing

Jul. 4, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating after a Norwegian Air jet spewed a large amount of fuel across parts of Orlando International Airport during an emergency landing. The incident happened Saturday night after the Airbus A343 pilot reported a loss of the aircraft's primary hydraulic...

Przybylko scores 2 goals, Philly beats Orlando City 3-1

Jul. 3, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko scored twice — his first multi-goal game in MLS — to help the Philadelphia Union beat Orlando City 3-1 on Wednesday night. Przybylko gave Philadelphia (10-5-5) a 2-1 lead in the 47th minute. Haris Medunjanin lofted a long pass that Brenden Aaronson...