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Disney's Wide World of Sports

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  • Nowhere to go but downhill

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Matheny had just answered a reporter's question about the challenges of being a first-year manager when an unexpected situation presented itself. The visiting Cardinals were under the impression that the National...
  • Haynos has eye on NFL

    Haynos has eye on NFL
    From Gonzaga High (D.C.) to walk-on at Maryland to the NFL? That's the improbable route former Terps tight end Joey Haynos would like to see culminate with a roster spot on an NFL team later this year. To achieve that goal, Haynos is training at Disney's...
  • Haynos focused on training for NFL combine

    Haynos focused on training for NFL combine
    Joey Haynos knows all the questions. After seven weeks of training, he hopes he'll have answers. The test for the former Terps tight end is the NFL combine, an event that will go a long way in determining the next phase of Haynos' life. And that's...
  • Haynos reflects on combine experience

    Former Maryland tight end Joey Haynos took another step toward his goal of playing in the NFL last month when he participated in the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The following is a four-day rundown of his experience: Day 1 (Feb. 20) Haynos wakes up at 4...
  • Orlando City SC unveils 2014 USL PRO kit

    Orlando City SC unveils 2014 USL PRO kit
    Orlando City SC unveiled its 2014 USL PRO kit, the final iteration of the jerseys the club will wear in the third-tier of American professional soccer. The Lions will be moving up to Major League Soccer in 2015, and that likely will bring a change in...
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    Check out festivals and events in January across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
  • Mayo: Disney World or Busch Gardens? What's your fave?

    Every so often, I have to leave behind the heavy and depressing news of the day (Syria, Egypt, the usual mayhem, murder and corruption in South Florida) for something a little more frivolous and fun. And so it was with my print column for Sunday, in...
  • Arron Afflalo says the offseason's trade rumors didn't impact him much

    Arron Afflalo says the offseason's trade rumors didn't impact him much
    Lucky for Arron Afflalo that he doesn't pay too much attention to Internet rumors. Otherwise, he would've had a difficult summer. For a couple of months, the rumor du jour — propagated primarily by ESPN and a Los Angeles-based website —...
  • TIMELINE: Jon Gruden's rise from obscurity to Super Bowl coach

    2002 Feb. 19: Sometime around 3 a.m. PST, Bucs Executive Vice Presidents Joel and Bryan Glazer finalize a deal with Oakland owner Al Davis to get Gruden out of the final year of a contract with the Raiders. The cost is two first-round picks, two second-...
  • Tom Shaw pranks NFL prospects with fake gorilla in video

     
    Tom Shaw, who runs a popular performance enhancement camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, pranked a group of NFL prospects in this hilarious video listed below. Players were told a gorilla from Animal Kingdom got loose and, well, you can...
  • The World at 40

    The World at 40
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Back in 1971, Disney promised us the World. And that's precisely what it delivered — in spades. Walt Disney World's castle door flew open Oct. 1 that year, unwrapping an entertainment complex that would go on to vastly...
  • Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul

    Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul
    Former Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry once called us the "low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos of Orlando.'' That impression must still exist, because a developer from South Florida is making us an offer that only low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos...