| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:04 PM
One moment, you're covering your eyes and cheering for losses.
The next, you're off the couch and cheering for miracles.
One moment, Kobe Bryant is missing 13 of 14 shots and Jeremy Lin is turning an important play into a Sesame Street skit —...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Chicago Bears have played awful football in their last two games — losing at New England 51-23, getting a week off to regroup, then losing at Green Bay 55-14. All Bears (even Yogi) deserve derision, led by head coach Marc Trestman....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
The Magic faced the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night, and it was impossible to tell which team is tanking.
The Magic just wiped out the modest progress they had been making. They hit the low point of the season and in the Dwight Howard rebuild —...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:22 PM
No matter what Kobe Bryant thinks of former Magic star Dwight Howard — and his feelings are quite clear after an on-court spat — their split was Kobe's loss.
Kobe needed Dwight more than Dwight needed Kobe in L.A. if he wanted to salvage the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Dan DeVos was talking about his father, Magic owner Rich DeVos, 88, before the club's 105-98 home-opening loss Thursday night to the Washington Wizards.
He said Rich's health is good. It might even better than his team's.
"He's got a bruise on his...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner was at Amway Center, but Wednesday was Nik Vucevic Day, unofficially.
Low-key and largely quiet, Vucevic is not even the speaker of the Magic locker room. His big smile said it all, though:
First, Vooch learned he...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
After 43 wins the past two seasons, the Magic were supposedly heading into this season looking "to turn the corner," according to club CEO Alex Martins.
Waiting around that corner has been an oncoming train.
A rebuilding team that needs every break...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:59 PM
A Lakers opener that began slowly and soberly ended, in awfully appropriate fashion, with sadness.
Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the best young Lakers hope in a season already devoid of much hope fell to the Staples Center floor with a loud...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Ryan Totka is the quintessential sports guy: an eternal optimist who won't quit.
You may remember him from a few years back, when he spent 15 grand on an ill-fated campaign to get a certain Mr. Howard to stay and play in Orlando.
The "Stay Dwight"...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Elfrid Payton's hair is unruly but his game is in order.
The Magic shouldn't have to deliberate: Start the kid with the chronic case of bed-head.
They need to start Payton at point guard when the regular season opens and check back in a decade or so...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:53 PM
On Monday night, the Magic continue their preseason road tour against a team whose building blueprints they might want to study.
We've heard so much about the Magic's desire to emulate San Antonio and Oklahoma City, largely because young GM Rob Hennigan...