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Sports coverage from the Orlando Sentinel:

  • Hyde: The Tebow Effect — no hit, all sales — hits Port St. Lucie | Commentary June 28, 2017
    They opened the ice cream stand for the first time on a Tuesday this season, hoping to sell all 245 mini-helmets of ice cream on hand, and put extra cases of beer on portable hand-carts, ready to fortify the first stand in trouble. But the biggest example that Tim Tebow had arrived, that the St....
    Dave Hyde
  • Orlando Pride push for win at Sky Blue FC June 27, 2017
    Entering one of the busiest weeks of the season, the Orlando Pride were hoping to have a top-four record in the National Women’s Soccer League. After losing at home to the Houston Dash on Saturday, Orlando finds itself in seventh place and must once again attempt to climb back up the table. “When...
    Christian Simmons
  • MLB All-Star Game schedule of events for Miami 2017 June 27, 2017
    Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Miami for the first time this summer. And beyond the game on July 11 at Marlins Park, there are numerous activities and festivities planned. Here’s are details on each of the All-Star events: July 7-11: MLB All-Star FanFest FanFest is at the Miami...
    Ian Cohen
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer declares 'Impact Wrestling Day' in Orlando June 27, 2017
    If you wake up Wednesday, July 5, and find yourself itching for a fight, there might be a good reason for it — Mayor Buddy Dyer has proclaimed “Impact Wrestling Day” in the city of Orlando. He’ll appear at an Impact show at Universal Studios that night to issue a proclamation and serve as a guest...
    Jay Reddick
  • 2 Vanderbilt football players shot in attempt to recover stolen phone June 27, 2017
    Two Vanderbilt football players were shot in what police are calling an "ill-conceived plan" to recover a teammate's stolen cellphone. Tae Daley, 18, suffered a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg, and Frank Coppet, 18, received noncritical birdshot wounds to his arms, Nashville police said Tuesday...
    Associated Press
  • Father of LSU star pitcher revives man with no pulse at College World Series June 27, 2017
    The father of LSU pitcher Jared Poche' helped revive an 87-year-old man who was slumped on the TD Ameritrade Park concourse with no pulse during Game 1 of the College World Series finals. Dr. Jerry Poche' of Lutcher, Louisiana, was in Section 117 when he was summoned by another LSU fan in the sixth...
    Eric Olson
  • Orlando City striker Cyle Larin cleared for competition after DUI charge, suspension June 27, 2017
    Orlando City leading scorer Cyle Larin returned to training Tuesday morning after he was cleared by Major League Soccer’s substance abuse program following a DUI charge. Larin, 22, missed three games while he underwent an assessment by MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program doctors....
    Alicia DelGallo
  • Jonathan Isaac, Wesley Iwundu lead Magic's summer league roster June 27, 2017
    Rookies Jonathan Isaac and Wesley Iwundu will headline the Magic’s roster for the Orlando Pro Summer League. The roster also includes second-year players Stephen Zimmerman, Patricio Garino and Marcus Georges-Hunt. League games are scheduled to begin Saturday and will run through July 6. The league...
    Josh Robbins
  • Orlando Anarchy continue playoff push in wake of Pulse tragedy, financial roadblocks June 27, 2017
    The Orlando Anarchy women’s football team have overcome death, despair and depression in a journey no longer judged by wins and losses. A more mundane challenge now awaits: Paying the bills. The spoils of a 57-6 first-round playoff victory against the Cincinnati Sizzle comes with an estimated $20,000...
    George Diaz
  • Auburn's Jarrett Stidham, Florida's Malik Zaire top SEC players to watch June 27, 2017
    A pair of quarterback transfers highlight a talented group of players to watch in the SEC this college football season. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia The Buzz: Chubb rebounded from a leg injury that prematurely ended his 2015 season by rushing for 1,134 yards on a career-high 224 carries. His 3,424 yards...
    Matt Murschel
  • Temple to host 'Rocky' workout on famed steps of Philly museum June 27, 2017
    It may not be Rome, but Temple is trying to offer players and fans a unique experience as the Owls plan to hold a ‘Rocky’-themed workout similar to the one featured in the classic 1976 Sylvester Stallone movie. Players will follow the lead of “the most iconic Philadelphia champion, boxer Rocky...
    Matt Murschel
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets puppy love at Sonoma June 27, 2017
    The NASCAR Nation is famous – and sometimes notorious – for giving their stars unique parting gifts. Just ask Jeff Gordon about the two ponies he got from Texas Motor Speedway a few years back. The folks at Sonoma Raceway also dipped into the Animal Kingdom category when saying adios to Dale Earnhardt...
    George Diaz
  • John McEnroe's critics cannot be serious June 27, 2017
    John McEnroe has said a lot of insensitive things in his life, so maybe what’s transpired over the past few days is just a Pavlovian response. We are conditioned to think he’s a self-absorbed loudmouth. Or in this case, an over-the-hill, possible racist, definite misogynist who thinks women should...
    David Whitley
  • Kyle Busch rolls into Daytona as grumpy Cup title contender June 27, 2017
    Kyle Busch should be a Happy Man. He is rolling along, with the fourth most points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup standings, a reason to celebrate. Or not. Instead, he is Pouty Face. Busch has yet to win a points race despite six Top 5 finishes. It’s a disappointing look for a driver who has...
    George Diaz
  • UF defeats LSU 4-3 in CWS, Gators one win away from national title June 27, 2017
    The formula still works. Great pitching and just enough offense Monday led Florida to a 4-3 win against Louisiana State in Game 1 of the College World Series Final. If the Gators (51-19) win tonight’s Game 2, they’ll claim their first national championship. Sophomore Brady Singer, a Eustis High...
    Mike Malloy
  • College football rankings: Navy Midshipmen June 27, 2017
    The Navy Midshipmen are No. 59 in the Orlando Sentinel 2017 preseason college football rankings. The Midshipmen lose numerous starters from last season, but they have proven they can win consistently regardless of personnel changes. Our ranking: No. 59 Coach: Ken Niumatalolo (77-42, entering 10th...
    Shannon Green
  • Russell Westbrook wins NBA most valuable player award June 27, 2017
    Russell Westbrook was voted NBA MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. Westbrook's victory ended the first NBA Awards show, which included two wins apiece for the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to...
    Brian Mahoney
  • LaVar, Lonzo and LaMelo Ball appear on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' and learn about the dangers of a live microphone June 27, 2017
    LaVar Ball took part in what was supposed to be a fun segment with his sons Lonzo and LaMelo on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” TV show, but the segment quickly went off the rails in more ways than one. “Monday Night Raw” was broadcast live from Staples Center on the USA Network, and the Balls appeared...
    Houston Mitchell
  • How well do you know the Orlando Magic? A quick quiz June 26, 2017
    If it’s one thing that the Orlando Magic’s rebuild has fostered among fans, it’s a seemingly endless list of questions. Why is it taking so long? When are the Magic going to strike gold on a draft pick? When will the disappointment end and the winning begin? And on and on. At this time, though,...
    Stephen Ruiz
  • Cierra Jenkins set OT Volleyball Academy up for AAU national championship June 26, 2017
    As the volleyball goes into the air, Cierra Jenkins tunes out everyone but her teammates. Being a setter for one of the South’s most prestigious clubs, Orlando/Tampa Volleyball Academy, brings a lot her way in the form of expectations, pressure and potential distractions. But when the ball arrives,...
    Luis Torres, Correspondent
  • Tim Tebow fans can catch former Gators star (for cheap) this week in Port St. Lucie June 26, 2017
    It’s Tebow Time again in Florida, and local fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the Gators football legend on a minor-league baseball field in the coming days. Tim Tebow joins the St. Lucie Mets on Tuesday as they begin a three-game series against the Palm Beach Cardinals. Games are Tuesday...
    Craig Davis
  • Barry Wagner Jr. looking to make name for himself at OCP June 26, 2017
    Barry Wagner Jr. wasn’t quite sure how to react during the weekend when his father told him he received a football scholarship offer from Texas A&M. “I was like, ‘Stop playing with me.’ And he was like, ‘I’m not playing,’ ” said Wagner, who goes by B.J. and is a rising sophomore safety/wide receiver...
    Chris Hays
  • Magic did their homework before they drafted Jonathan Isaac June 26, 2017
    If Jonathan Isaac becomes a star, the Orlando Magic will owe a deep debt of gratitude to at least two people who no longer work on the team’s basketball operations staff. Florida State coaches said two members of the Magic front office — former scouting coordinator John Halas and former video analyst...
    Josh Robbins
  • Former Lake Mary shortstop continues rapid rise with Rockies in Class AA June 26, 2017
    Dante Bichette took one look at Brendan Rodgers and told his parents, "Your kid is going to be a big-leaguer some day." Not much unusual there. Bichette hit .299 in a lengthy major-league career that included time with the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox, so it figures that he would know talent....
    Dom Amore
  • Special Olympics swimmer from Orlando conquers Alcatraz June 26, 2017
    In 59-degree water, in the shadow of a notorious federal prison that has been closed since 1963, Gregg Dedic is comfortable. In his full-body wetsuit, the Orlando man is prepared to propel himself to the shore 1.5 miles away. Dedic is a long-distance swimmer but never this far, never in a challenge...
    Stephen Ruiz