Daily Update – May 18th, 2017

Sorry about yesterday, time was not my friend, but I’m back with a double sized recap and preview today.

Orlando City SC – Orlando (6-3-2, 20pts) played the San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-4, 16pts) to a 1-1 draw last night in San Jose. OrlandoCitySC.com recap here! Next up for the Lions will be New York City FC in Orlando Sunday at 7pm.

Orlando Magic – Magic get the 6th draft pick in the draft lottery. Speculation continues to run rampant over who the Magic will hire on as new Team President, with it seeming the Magic really want David Griffin for the jobs. Mike Bianchi from OrlandoSentinel.com covers the story here!

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays (21-22) won 2 in a row against the Cleveland Indians (20-19), 6-4 on Tuesday (MLB.com recap here!) and 7-4 on Wednesday (MLB.com recap here!). The Rays head back home now to start a series with the New York Yankees (24-13) on Friday.

Florida Fire Frogs – The Frogs (18-22) dropped 2 in a row to the Tampa Yankees (19-21), 3-0 on Tuesday (MiLB.com recap here!) and 4-1 Wednesday (MLB.com recap here!). Today is the final game of the series. It starts at 7:05pm at Osceola County Stadium and live audio streaming will be available here!

Orlando Solar Bears – The 2017-18 schedule is out for the Solar Bears. The season will open on the road October 14th, and will have their home opener on Oct 28th against the Atlanta Gladiators. The full schedule can be found here!

UCF Baseball – The Knights (36-17) lost to Florida Atlantic (31-18-1) 9-4 on Wednesday. UCFKnights.com recap here! Now UCF plays South Florida in a 3-game series to end the regular season beginning today, with the American Conference title on the line. UCFKnights.com preview, including title scenarios here!

UCF Men’s Golf – The Knights won the NCAA College Grove Regional and will be heading to the NCAA Championships May 26-31 in Sugar Grove, Illinois. UCFKnights.com recap here!

Seminole State Women’s Golf – The Raiders are in 2nd place, 16 strokes back from Daytona State heading into the final day of the NJCAA National Tournament Thursday. SeminoleStateRaiders.com recap here!

(Photo for @OrlandoCitySC Twitter)

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Daily Update May 12th, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – Rays (17-20) fall 6-0 to the Kansas City Royals (13-21) yesterday in Tampa. Game recap from MLB.com here! The Rays now head to Boston for a 3 game weekend series with the Red Sox (18-16), with game 1 today at 7:10pm. The game will be on Fox Sports Sun, game preview here!

Orlando Magic – The Magic interviewed a couple of players at the NBA Draft Combine yesterday including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson. OrlandoSentinel.com article by Josh Robbins covering the Magic’s day can be read here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Fire Frogs (18-17) beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers (16-19) 7-5 in Lakeland on Thursday. Game recap here! The two teams play again today in Lakeland at 6:30pm, live streaming audio will be available here!

E-Sports – CEO has announced that the 2017 CEO Fighting Game Championships (June 16-18) will be the last year the event will be held in Orlando. The event will move to Daytona Beach starting in 2018, coverage from bizjournals.com here!

UCF Baseball – UCF (34-15) are in Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats (26-23) in a three-game series this weekend, with game 1 today at 6:30pm, the game will be broadcast on 96.9 The Game. Series preview available here!

UCF Men’s Tennis – The Knights (#28) take on Louisville (42) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Ohio State today. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

UCF Women’s Track and Field – The Knights take part in the 2017 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship starting today. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

UCF Rowing – The American Athletic Conference Championship for Rowing takes place this weekend in Sarasota. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

Rollin’s College Baseball – The Tars (27-21) lost to the Tampa Spartans (35-12) in Tampa yesterday. Game recap from rollinssports.com here! Today the two teams will play a doubleheader, with game 1 at noon in Tampa.

Rollin’s College Sports – Men’s Rowing and Women’s Rowing will both compete in the Dad Vail Championships in Philadelphia starting today, live coverage will be available here!  Meanwhile the Women’s Lacrosse team will compete in the NCAA Tournament starting today.

(Photo from @RaysBaseball Twitter)

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Michael C. Engelbart

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