Sports

Sports coverage from the Orlando Sentinel:

  • U.S. women's soccer defeats Canada 2-0, wins CONCACAF Women’s Championship October 18, 2018
    FRISCO, Texas — The United States women’s national soccer team clinched its sixth Concacaf Women’s Championship with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Canada in the final Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. Alex Morgan capped the performance with a late goal in the 89th minute, earning the Golden Boot...
    Arman Kafai
  • On their 30-year anniversary, Magic bring the Heat against their old rivals October 18, 2018
    On a festive opening night when the Orlando Magic celebrated their 30th anniversary and presented an emotional tribute to late owner Rich DeVos, they then turned their attention to conquering an old nemesis; the team that has tormented them since they both came into the league three decades ago....
    Mike Bianchi
  • Orlando City falls to Seattle Sounders, sets MLS record for goals surrendered in season October 18, 2018
    A season that began with so much promise for Orlando City is coming to an end with a thud.  Even in the confines of Orlando City Stadium, the struggling Lions couldn’t find an answer for what’s ailing them.  Playing at home for the first time since Sept. 22, Orlando City lost its third consecutive...
    Jordan Culver
  • Sports TV listings Oct. 18 October 18, 2018
    Boxing 10: Quigley vs. Hernandez Gomez vs. Sakai, ESPN2 College football 7:30: Georgia St. at Arkansas St., ESPNU 9: Stanford at Arizona St., ESPN Golf 6, 9:30 a.m.: Andalucia Valderrama Masters, Golf Channel 12:30: Buick LPGA Shanghai, Golf Channel 10: The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, Golf Channel...
    Mark Blythe
  • Central Florida fishing forecast: Oct. 18 October 18, 2018
    Be on the Butler Chain at daybreak for bass. FRESHWATER: The Butler Chain has been very good at daybreak for bass. Surface plugs, swimbaits, Rat-L-Traps and Senko lures all work well. Fish have been aggressive and hitting most anything put in front of them. Drift all the lakes with crickets for...
    Mark Blythe
  • Jaguars, Fulham owner Khan drops divisive Wembley bid October 17, 2018
    LONDON — Wembley Stadium is staying in the hands of English soccer. American sports magnate Shad Khan abandoned a 600 million pound ($790 million) bid for the English Football Association's main asset on Wednesday after recognizing the extent of opposition to the sale. Khan, who owns the NFL's...
    Rob Harris
  • Buccaneers counting on Mark Duffner to get defense fortified October 17, 2018
    Mark Duffner is about as much of a hands-on coach as there is in the NFL. "Oh, yeah, everybody gets the hug," linebacker Devante Bond said. It's not just his embrace, a warm long-lasting squeeze that can come without warning to any player on the team. It's his energy at age 65, making him the seventh-oldest...
    Rick Stroud
  • Orlando Magic hold off Miami Heat, delivering win in new coach Steve Clifford's debut October 17, 2018
    Thanks to Josh Richardson stepping out of bounds with two seconds left, the Steve Clifford era as Magic head coach opened successfully for the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. With the Magic clinging to a one-point advantage, the Miami Heat had a chance to take the lead, but Richardson’s miscue...
    Chris Hays
  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will not play against Lions; Brock Osweiler to start October 17, 2018
    Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will not play in Miami’s Week 7 home game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. And there is a possibility Tannehill, who surprisingly missed last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with a right shoulder injury, could miss...
    Safid Deen
  • UCF QB McKenzie Milton relishes special bond with former coach Scott Frost October 17, 2018
    McKenzie Milton and Scott Frost formed a special bond during the two years they spent together as quarterback and coach at UCF. Milton refers to Frost as not only a friend, but as a father figure. So it came as no surprise when Frost, who is in the middle of his first season as head coach at Nebraska,...
    Matt Murschel
  • Oviedo football faces tall task vs. Lake Brantley triple-option offense October 17, 2018
    Oviedo can claim its first district title since 2014 on its home field Friday night, but nothing is certain when it comes to games between Seminole County and Class 8A, District 2 rivals. Standing in the way of the Lions (6-1, 4-0) and home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs is...
    J.C. Carnahan
  • No. 11 Gators rest during bye week before showdown with No. 8 Georgia October 17, 2018
    And after Week 7 of the 2018 season, the Florida Gators rested. The nation’s 11th-ranked team is going to need it. As the Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) continue to win, the stakes continue to rise for coach Dan Mullen’s squad. Next Saturday’s Florida-Georgia game will be the season’s biggest game for the...
    Edgar Thompson
  • 10 games that will help determine College Football Playoff semifinals lineup October 17, 2018
    A wild weekend of action has shaken up the race for College Football Playoff semifinal bids. Here is a look at 10 key games that will help determine which four teams earn semifinal bids and contend for a national championship: No. 16 NC State at No. 3 Clemson Saturday, Oct. 20 The Buzz: This most...
    Matt Murschel
  • Jaguars owner Shad Khan drops bid to buy Wembley Stadium amid opposition October 17, 2018
    The English Football Association has dropped its plans to sell Wembley Stadium after American sports magnate Shad Khan withdrew his offer amid opposition. Khan, who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League soccer club Fulham, had offered 600 million pounds ($790 million) for the stadium....
    Rob Harris
  • Heavy traffic expected in downtown Orlando tonight due to Orlando Magic, Orlando City games October 17, 2018
    Rush hour traffic is expected to be especially clogged in and around downtown Orlando tonight. Orlando Magic and Orlando City fans, along with the rest of the city’s residents, should expect heavier traffic than usual ahead of home games tonight for the NBA and MLS teams. Along with the two games,...
    Chris Hays
  • Orlando Magic excited to tip off 30th season at home against Miami Heat October 17, 2018
    There aren’t many things that make Mohamed Bamba nervous. Certainly not the first regular-season game of his NBA career. The rookie will get his first real taste of the pros when the Magic host the Miami Heat Wednesday night at Amway Center. Bamba said after practice Tuesday he wasn’t even anxious...
    Chris Hays
  • No. 10 UCF vows not to overlook East Carolina, pushes to extend nation's longest win steak October 17, 2018
    The UCF football team enjoyed another win in Memphis Saturday, but it was unique compared to most of the Knights’ 19 consecutive victories. They were tested. They were pushed to the brink. The Knights needed every point, every second, every ounce of will possible to erase a two-score deficit and...
    Brian Murphy
  • No. 11 Florida Gators enter bye week thinking playoffs October 16, 2018
    The Florida Gators were hoping to make progress under first-year coach Dan Mullen. The nation’s 11th-ranked team enters the bye week talking playoffs. Next week’s matchup with Georgia effectively could serve as a play-in game for the No. 8 Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) or No. 11 Gators (6-1, 4-1). The...
    Edgar Thompson
  • UCF coach Josh Heupel must start running up score if UCF hopes to make playoff semifinals October 16, 2018
    Memo to UCF coach Josh Heupel: If you want your team to have any chance whatsoever of making the College Football Playoff semifinals, then you better start running up the score. When you have the weak strength of schedule that UCF has, it’s the only way to impress the pollsters and the College...
    Mike Bianchi
  • A.D. committee endorses FHSAA playoff proposal October 16, 2018
    A live blog from the Oct. 17 Florida High School Athletic Association’s special meeting of its athletic directors advisory committee in Gainesville: Clearly, the FHSAA staff was able to alleviate most of the concerns the A.D. advisory committee had in its September meeting. The proposal endorsed...
    Buddy Collings
  • FHSAA football rankings show playoffs still within reach for Bishop Moore, Lake Nona October 16, 2018
    Class 5A’s Bishop Moore and 7A’s Lake Nona still have plenty to play in their quests to make a postseason push over the final three weeks of the high school football regular season. Despite missing out on district titles this season, the both remains in the thick of playoff races entering Week...
    J.C. Carnahan
  • Gators podcast: A mega comeback and a bye week October 16, 2018
    We look back at the Vanderbilt win and talk about having a week off before Georgia.
    Edgar Thompson, Brant Parsons
  • Podcast: Recapping a crazy week in college football October 16, 2018
    We look back on the weekend that saw four top 10 teams lose.
    Matt Murschel, Brant Parsons
  • Podcast: Is UCF ranked properly in the polls? October 16, 2018
    We look back at the Knights' thrilling rally from 16 down to top the Tigers on Saturday.
    Matt Murschel, Brant Parsons
  • Watch: Orlando Sentinel's UCF Football Now show September 13, 2018
    Check out our Orlando Sentinel UCF Football Now show.
    Charles King, Matt Murschel, Mike Bianchi, Chris Hays