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MORNING WRAP: Latest on Rams, Chargers opening training camp

The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters TUESDAY, AUG. 4 ONE: The Rams missed the playoffs last season a year after reaching the Super Bowl, so which team will fans see in 2020? Did the Rams improve after parting with star rusher Todd Gurley?  Rams general manager Les Snead thinks they did, and explains his reasons. Les Snead said:  “What I said was 2019 was our ...
Tags: Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Chargers, Todd Gurley, Anthony Davis, Mariners, Orlando, Lakers, The Lakers, Jeff


Bubble Dribble: It ain’t easy staying green on NBA’s campus

Editor’s note: This is the Monday Aug. 3 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —  Hitting tight deadlines after games can always be a bit of an adventure. In the bubble, however, factors totally beyond your control can make it even more fraught. Shortly after the Lakers’ 107-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors,...
Tags: Disney, Sports, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Rajon Rondo, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Lakers, Raptors, The Lakers, Clippers, Jimmy Butler, LeBron


Bubble Dribble: It ain’t easy staying green

Editor’s note: This is the Monday Aug. 3 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —  Hitting tight deadlines after games can always be a bit of an adventure. In the bubble, however, factors totally beyond your control can make it even more fraught. Shortly after the Lakers’ 107-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors,...
Tags: Disney, Sports, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Rajon Rondo, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Lakers, Raptors, The Lakers, Clippers, Jimmy Butler, LeBron


MORNING WRAP: Shohei Ohtani big concern for Angels; Clayton Kershaw ageless in season debut

The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters MONDAY, AUG. 3 ONE: Could it get any worse for the Angels? Not only do they blow a lead and lose to the Astros 6-5 in 11 innings, but their star prospect, Shohei Ohtani, was roughed up in the second inning, and then complained of discomfort in his arm, and was sent for an MRI. Columnist Jim Alexandered wondered: “Whatever ...
Tags: Utah, Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Mlb, Lebron James, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, Players Tribune, Orlando


Magic Build Big Lead, Stay On Roll In 132-116 Win Over Kings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic continued a strong restart with a 132-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Terrence Ross scored 25 points as the Magic won a season-best fifth straight game going back to before the pandemic-forced shutdown in March. Orlando won the last three before the hiatus and beat Brooklyn, the team it is battling for the seventh seed in the...
Tags: Disney, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Indiana, Ap, Brooklyn, Basketball, Kings, Magic, Dallas, Orlando Magic, Black, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic, Gordon


Horsfield claims Hero Open and maiden win

Sam Horsfield claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Hero Open after showing nerves of steel down the stretch to beat off the challenge of Belgium's Thomas Detry and seal a one-stroke victory.The 23-year-old becomes the first home winner of the Hero Open - formerly the English Open - since Lee Westwood in 1998, and the fifth English winner in total. The win also moves him to the top of the UK Swing ...
Tags: UK, Sport, Golf, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Dubai, Belgium, Evans, Orlando, Tiley, Slattery, Horsfield, Horsey, Sam Horsfield, Cormac Sharvin, Larrazábal Esp


Tropical Storm Isaias approaches Florida coast, expected to return to hurricane Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to return to hurricane status overnight as it approached the southeastern Florida coast Saturday night, according to the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. update. Hurricane warnings remained in effect from Boca Raton in Palm Beach County to the Volusia and Flagler county lines in Central Florida. Isaias downgraded to tropical-storm strength ...
Tags: Florida, News, Orlando, Palm Beach County, National Hurricane Center, Boca Raton, Volusia, Isaias, Florida Isaias


LAFC still confident despite withering in MLS is Back Tournament ouster

Los Angeles Football Club snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The Black and Gold’s run in the MLS is Back Tournament ended in a loss to Orlando City Soccer Club in the quarterfinal round. LAFC came within minutes of a 1-0 victory before a headed goal in the 90th minute by João Moutinho forced a penalty shootout won by Orlando City. LAFC defender Jordan Harvey, who put the club’s second penalty attempt off the crossbar, was the only player on either team to miss. LAFC’s offense dominated mo...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Orlando, Lions, Lafc, Bradley, Bradley Wright Phillips, Joao Moutinho, Bob Bradley, Los Angeles Football Club, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Wright Phillips, Orlando City Soccer Club


Universal Orlando Temporarily Closing Several Attractions During Phased Reopening

Universal Orlando theme parkreopened back in June, but it’s still in the process of getting the park back to normal operations. As part of their phased reopening, Universal has decided to place more attention on their marquee attractions, so they’ll be temporarily closing a handful of attractions. These are the Universal Orlando attractions closed temporarily during the park’s phased reopening: A Day in the Park with Barney Fast & Furious: Supercharged Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl Fear Fact...
Tags: Movies, Theme Parks, Universal, Orlando, Universal Studios, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, Kang Kodos


Alexander: A castoff comes back to burn LAFC

If you follow LAFC, maybe you remembered Joao Moutinho before Friday evening. You darned sure remember him now. He was the No. 1 pick of the 2018 MLS Super Draft, a Portuguese defender who played a college season at Akron and helped lead the Zips to the NCAA men’s soccer final four. But after 14 games in his rookie season in Los Angeles, he was traded to Orlando City that December for Mohamed El-Monir. The latter did not get off the bench when LAFC and Orlando City met Friday in the quarterfinal...
Tags: Disney, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Mls, Mlb, Ncaa, Seattle, Orlando City, Real Salt Lake, WNBA, Nani, Orlando


Moutinho helps Orlando City knock LAFC out of MLS is Back Tournament

Los Angeles Football Club entered the MLS is Back Tournament as favorites to win it all, but the team’s run in central Florida is over after losing a penalty shootout to Orlando City SC in the quarterfinals on Friday. Los Angeles Football Club was moments away from a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Orlando, but a goal by former LAFC defender Joao Moutinho in the final moments of the match forced the teams into the shootout. LAFC defender Jordan Harvey missed the team’s second attempt, and despit...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Seattle, Orlando City, Orlando City SC, Nani, Orlando, Lions, Kenneth, Los Angeles Fc, Lafc, Orlando Fla


Moutinho helps Orlando knock LAFC out of MLS is Back Tournament

Orlando City defender Antonio Carlos (25) blocks a shot on goal by Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi (9) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Orlando City midfielder Oriol Rosell, center, and Los Angeles FC forward Latif Blessing, right, tangle during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles FC fo...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Seattle, Orlando City, Orlando City SC, Nani, Orlando, Lions, Los Angeles Fc, Lafc, Orlando Fla, Bradley Wright Phillips


Spot-on Nani fires Orlando into MLS restart semis

Orlando (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Nani scored the winning spot-kick as Orlando upset Los Angeles FC in a penalty shoot-out to reach the semi-finals of the Major League Soccer restart tournament on Friday.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Mls, Major League Soccer, Nani, Orlando, Los Angeles Fc, Afp


Daily Crunch: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack

Three arrests are made following this month’s celebrity Twitter hack, Microsoft may be working to acquire TikTok’s U.S. business and Facebook launches licensed music videos. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 31, 2020. The big story: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack In a hack earlier this month, high-profile Twitter accounts like Apple, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were compromised and posted messages promoting a cryptocurrency scheme. Now an investigation by the FBI and Departme...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Hack, Fbi, Ford, Genomics, Helix, Department Of Justice, Nih


Are theme park visitors ready to return this summer?

Relief has turned to grief for theme park operators who anxiously awaited reopening this summer only to find themselves reducing hours, cutting back on weekly operating days and dropping reservation requirements even as they contend with state-mandated attendance caps. Lower than expected attendance has forced regional theme parks across the United States to reassess their operating plans after reopening following extended coronavirus closures. Which begs the obvious question: Are visitors ready...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Maryland, California, Virginia, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Seaworld, Orion, Ohio, Michigan


Pace of Home Sales Trending Well Ahead of Last Year

This Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending July 25 Seattle, WA – July 31, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homes shifting from for-sale to pending, a leading indicator of completed sales, are 16.1% higher than last year, Zillow’s Weekly Market Reporti shows. New listings are not keeping pace with buyer demand, causing homes to typically sell after only two weeks on the market — a record pace in Zillow data that dates back to the start of 2019. Newly pendi...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Indianapolis, Austin, Radio, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Zillow, Baltimore, Orlando, Birmingham Al, Seattle Wa, Boston MA, Nashville TN, Atlanta Ga


Truck brings compassion to people in need

Eric Camarillo was once homeless, and now it's his mission to help the thousands of people experiencing homelessness in his city of Orlando.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Orlando, Eric Camarillo


Opinion: Lakers-Clippers game shows grind-it-out mentality will likely determine NBA champion

The Los Angeles Lakers' grind-it-out win over the rival Clippers was a microcosm of what it will take to win an NBA title in the Orlando bubble.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Usa Today, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, Clippers, Lakers Clippers


Alexander: Relocated Lakers vs. Clippers rivalry still entertains

If you’re a Lakers or Clippers fan, I don’t blame you if you feel like you’ve been robbed. Under normal circumstances, the road to the NBA championship would have already run through Staples Center. In the pre-pandemic Western Conference, L.A.’s teams were 1-2, and either could make a convincing case for its championship credentials. The Lakers were 49-14, had polished off Milwaukee and the Clippers on the final weekend before the suspension of play, and LeBron James was assembling a serious MVP...
Tags: Hbo, Milwaukee, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Staples, West, Soccer, Nba, Chargers, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Denver, Staples Center


Pelicans, Jazz and Lakers, Clippers lock arms and kneel during national anthem before NBA restart openers

All players and coaches, as well as the referees, knelt during the anthem to protest systemic racism ahead of the NBA's first games in Orlando.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Usa Today, Orlando, Pelicans Jazz and Lakers Clippers


LAFC aims to ride momentum against upstart Orlando City

Los Angeles Football Club turned a corner against the Seattle Sounders in the Round of 16 of the MLS is Back Tournament and is now three wins away from being crowned champions. Monday’s 4-1 victory was LAFC’s best performance since the team landed in Orlando. LAFC hopes to maintain that momentum against tournament host and darling Orlando City Soccer Club in the quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Friday. “Against Seattle, we started very well, picked the tempo up and really pushed the game,” LAFC head c...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Seattle, Orlando City, Seattle Sounders, Montreal Impact, Sounders, Orlando, Carlos Vela, Lions, Lafc, Bradley, Diego, Diego Rossi


Pelicans and Jazz lock arms and kneel during national anthem before NBA restart opener

All players and coaches, as well as the referees, knelt during the anthem to protest systemic racism ahead of the NBA's first game in Orlando.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Usa Today, Orlando


Verizon Will Stream NBA Games in VR Through League Partnership

Verizon is teaming with the NBA to stream a dozen of the games in the league's abbreviated special season in Orlando through virtual reality. Verizon-owned production company Ryot will orchestrate the broadcasts, which will stream through Yahoo Sports' NBA League Pass, though a Facebook Oculus Quest headset is required to view them. The multiyear marketing...
Tags: Verizon, Advertising, Nba, 5g, Orlando, Verizon Will Stream NBA, Yahoo Sports NBA League, Facebook Oculus Quest


A Reintroduction To SALES, The Unsigned Indie-Pop Duo Making Waves On TikTok

A year ago, Lauren Morgan, one half of the Orlando-based indie rock duo SALES, shrugged off her hometown. As Morgan explained to an interviewer, the Florida city, home to over a dozen theme parks, did not significantly shape her band's identity. "More than anywhere we're from the internet," she said. For seven years, … More »
Tags: Music, Florida, Interview, Sales, Orlando, Morgan, Lauren Morgan


Revisiting ‘The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World,’ Disney’s Kitschy and Truly Strange 1970s TV Special

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) One of the key parts of the Disney legacy, when it comes to the small screen, is the Mickey Mouse Club. During the nascent years of television, Walt Disney went all-in with his weekly primetime anthology series, but he also produced a five-days-a-week show featuring a group of clean-cut, cherubic kids in which they’d jump around, play, sing songs, and dance, in-between...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Disney, Features, Ryan Gosling, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Hudson, Walt Disney, Orlando, Winnie, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Annette Funicello, Tenet, Disney Springs


MORNING WRAP: Everything you need to know about Lakers-Clippers opener; How Angels blew leads and who was the Dodgers’ 13-inning hero?

The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters ONE: The wait is over, the Lakers and Clippers square off in tonight’s NBA restart at 6 p.m., and we’ve got it all covered. Follow today’s LIVE UPDATES thread and share your comments and follow throughout the game. Read today’s previews from both our reporters. Kyle Goon has the preview from Lakers Camp, and Mirjam Swanson...
Tags: Angels, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Mlb, Gillespie, Lebron James, Houston, TNT, Houston Astros, Usc, Seattle Mariners, Orlando, Lakers, Joe Kelly


NBA 2019-20 bubble restart burning questions: Are Lakers, Clippers best of the West? What's at stake for Bucks?

USA TODAY Sports experts reveal the burning questions that they want answered as the 2019-20 NBA season restarts in the Orlando bubble.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, West, Nba, Usa Today, Orlando, Are Lakers Clippers


Lakers-Clippers live updates: analysis, reaction, stats, scores

The NBA will finally return to the court Thursday night with a double-header in Florida. Following the game between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles based rivalry continues between the LeBron James led Lakers and Kawhi Leonard led Clippers. Anthony Davis is expected to play against the Clippers, after participating in Wednesday’s practice. Davis wore protective glasses and missed Tuesday’s practice after he was poked in the eye by Michael Carter-Williams in Saturday’s scri...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, TNT, Smith, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, Lakers


NBA schedule 2020: Dates, times, matchups for season restart that starts tonight

When the NBA restarts on July 30 in Orlando, here are the dates, times, matchups and other key info to know.
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Orlando


Joe Biden's running mate - none will satisfy all sections of the party

Kamala Harris? Val Demings? Democrats speculate but no single candidate will be able to satisfy all the interest groups and sectors of the partyIt doesn’t matter who Joe Biden picks as his running mate – somebody will be disappointed.The former vice-president and de facto Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday said he would make a selection in the first week of August.The selection process has largely been kept secret with as many as two dozen names floating around as potential running mates...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Maine, Susan Rice, Amy Klobuchar, Michigan, New Mexico