| Jan 21, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Best versus weirdest. Such was the Monday matchup at John Paul Jones Arena.
The most talented and, perhaps by season's end, most accomplished of Tony Bennett's five teams at Virginia.
The most baffling and, perhaps by March,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Position: Head coach.
Who's the man: Jacque Vaughn.
Why he got the job: The Magic not only adopted a youth movement in player personnel, but made Vaughn the league's youngest coach (then 37) when he was hired to replace Stan Van Gundy in the summer of...
| Oct 27, 2013
Position: Small forward.
Who's the starter: Maurice Harkless.
Why he's starting: Harkless, 20, is at the heart of the Magic's player-development plans. He is the team's youngest player – and one of its most athletic. He played just one season at...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Will Shaq be back?
The Magic hope so. As part of their seasonlong celebration of their 25th anniversary as an NBA franchise, the club is planning on inviting Shaquille O'Neal to be recognized before a game.
That's the same Shaq who left the Magic...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Grant Hill retired as a basketball player a few months ago, but he's not done working.
He's a partner in Penta Mezzanine Fund, an Orlando-based private investment firm he co-founded.
He's done some public speaking.
And he's plunged into the world of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When he retired as an NBA player two years ago, former Orlando Magic superstar Shaquille O'Neal said he might join an NBA ownership group.
He's fulfilled that goal.
O'Neal has bought a minority stake of the Sacramento Kings and will try to lend his...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
TNT might be a part-timer when it comes to cable's sporting landscape, but that doesn't mean it isn't a player.
"We look for premium sports properties," Turner Broadcasting System sales, distribution and sports prexy David Levy says. "Whenever we...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The Lakers enjoy an enormous fan base that extends from coast to coast, with Hawaii and Alaska and China thrown in.
But team officials would certainly like to avoid this type of national recognition.
A story about the rise in the use of Phencyclidine,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:29 AM
SANTA ANA — Meet the new queens.
Same as the old queens.
That's what the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team is hoping for this winter, coming off capturing its first CIF Southern Section Division 1 title. After graduating six starters,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The newest partial owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal, met with Gov. Jerry Brown in the state Capitol on Monday, a meeting that ended with the former Lakers star hoisting the governor’s wife above his head.
But more on that...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The Orlando Magic will face their toughest defensive test so far this season when they host the high-octane Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Through Monday, the Clippers led the league in points per game (119.0) and offensive efficiency (116.6...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:02 AM
The Dwight Howard drama is over with Thursday’s blockbuster trade (pending league approval.)
Our National Dwightmare is over — at least that’s what everybody says outside of Orlando. We know better.
It will never be over, not really....