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Orlando Magic, Uber partner for ride-sharing spots near Amway Center
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The Orlando Magic will set aside a dropoff and pickup lot at Amway Center only for Uber passengers.

Located at the corner of South Hughey Avenue and West Pine Street — about a block north of the arena’s trademark illuminated spire — the lot will be available before and after games,adidas Auston Matthews jersey, starting Jan. 16 when Orlando plays Minnesota.

 declining to provide details.,The Magic spoke with multiple ride-hailing companies before choosing Uber, Magic CEO Alex Martins said

 which ticket holders can earn by selling unused game tickets back to the team.,In what amounts to a sponsorship agreement between the two companies,Authentic Henrik Sedin jersey, the Magic will incorporate Uber into their app. That will allow season-ticket holders to pay for Uber rides using Magic Money

 depending on events, it can take the stress out of coming to Amway Center,” Martins said. “It gives us the opportunity to make it easier on the fans in a downtown area where sometimes,“With all of this construction on I-4,Authentic Alex Ovechkin jersey, parking can be limited.”

The deal will be Uber’s first major partnership in Central Florida, the company’s Florida general manager Kasra Moshkani said.

 noting that ridership in the area has increased.,“It’s an opportunity to work with the Magic as downtown Orlando continues to develop,” he said

 the Florida Panthers in Sunrise and the Tampa Bay Lightning.,adidas T. J. Oshie jersey,Other Florida teams that have partnered with Uber are the Dolphins, Heat and Marlins in Miami

 set minimum levels for of insurance coverage and required background checks for drivers.,The move comes shortly after the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that preempted local regulations of ride-for-hire app companies like Uber and Lyft. The bill, which was fought by taxi and limousine companies

Moshkani said the statewide regulation opened up opportunities to pursue more local deals.

The Magic-Uber deal grows a digital presence the team has focused on the last several years.

” Martins said.,“It increases our focus on technology, which is a priority of ours in particular as it relates to the fan experience overall

The team was one of the first in sports to develop an app for the Apple Watch platform and in late 2014 was the first to accept payments using Apple Pay.

 exits and merchandise shops within the mobile app.,The next year, 900 beacons were installed at Amway Center to direct fans to concession stands

“The majority of what we do and how we interact is done with mobile devices,” he said. “We need to be able to react to that and be at the forefront of providing that level of service to our fans.”

Located at the corner of South Hughey Avenue and West Pine Street — about a block north of the arena’s trademark illuminated spire — the lot will be available before and after games, starting Jan. 16 when Orlando plays Minnesota.

 declining to provide details.,The Magic spoke with multiple ride-hailing companies before choosing Uber, Magic CEO Alex Martins said

 which ticket holders can earn by selling unused game tickets back to the team.,In what amounts to a sponsorship agreement between the two companies, the Magic will incorporate Uber into their app. That will allow season-ticket holders to pay for Uber rides using Magic Money

 depending on events, it can take the stress out of coming to Amway Center,” Martins said. “It gives us the opportunity to make it easier on the fans in a downtown area where sometimes,“With all of this construction on I-4, parking can be limited.”

The deal will be Uber’s first major partnership in Central Florida, the company’s Florida general manager Kasra Moshkani said.

 noting that ridership in the area has increased.,“It’s an opportunity to work with the Magic as downtown Orlando continues to develop,” he said

 the Florida Panthers in Sunrise and the Tampa Bay Lightning.,Other Florida teams that have partnered with Uber are the Dolphins, Heat and Marlins in Miami

 set minimum levels for of insurance coverage and required background checks for drivers.,The move comes shortly after the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that preempted local regulations of ride-for-hire app companies like Uber and Lyft. The bill, which was fought by taxi and limousine companies

Moshkani said the statewide regulation opened up opportunities to pursue more local deals.

The Magic-Uber deal grows a digital presence the team has focused on the last several years.

” Martins said.,“It increases our focus on technology,Authentic Patrik Laine jersey, which is a priority of ours in particular as it relates to the fan experience overall

The team was one of the first in sports to develop an app for the Apple Watch platform and in late 2014 was the first to accept payments using Apple Pay.

 exits and merchandise shops within the mobile app.,The next year, 900 beacons were installed at Amway Center to direct fans to concession stands

“The majority of what we do and how we interact is done with mobile devices,” he said. “We need to be able to react to that and be at the forefront of providing that level of service to our fans.”

 Cody Ceci and Johnny Oduya are all injured, head coach Guy Boucher revealed that Derick Brassard, Nate Thompson,After a number of lineup regulars were not on the ice for practice Monday, while Matt Duchene is sick with the flu.

 and they could be all in," Boucher said. "They could be all out,Authentic Patrik Laine jersey,"We have to wait and see for (Tuesday), and it could be half-and-half. I don't know."

 exiting in the first period.,The only thing Boucher said was decided for certain is that Nate Thompson will not play,Authentic Daniel Sedin jersey, and will not return before the All-Star break in late January. Thompson sustained a lower-body injury during the Senators game last Friday against the San Jose Sharks

" Boucher said. "Right now we have to be prepared for all those scenarios, and it gives an opportunity for other guys to get those minutes and play well,"We have to go with the players that are ready to go, and tomorrow morning it'll be clearer what we're going to have."

Also added to the equation is that defenseman Mark Borowiecki skated in practice Monday wearing a contact jersey. He has been out since Nov. 19 after sustaining a concussion.

 so we're at the last step,adidas Daniel Sedin jersey,Authentic T. J. Oshie jersey, has he gotten enough reps for the timing on the ice," Boucher said. "It's not about the injury right now,"Right now it's more about, which is very positive.

 but maybe we're an emergency mode where if he can go,adidas Henrik Sedin jersey, if we can be more patient it would be smart,"It will depend also on if Oduya and Ceci are ready to go. If they're both ready to go, he can go."

 Ottawa coughed up a 3-0 lead of its own, the Senators stormed back to defeat San Jose 6-5 in overtime. The next night,adidas Alex Ovechkin jersey,Ottawa is looking for its third straight win following to high-scoring victories on home ice. After spotting the Sharks a three-goal lead on Friday, before scoring three more unanswered goals to defeat the first place Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3.

"It's been like that all year, and it's been tough to battle all year, all of a sudden,adidas Patrik Laine jersey," Boucher said. "Whenever we've gotten those good stretch games and we're playing good, the same thing. We've had injuries, to be honest with you, to be honest with you.", and guys sick, yes

The 2018 NFL draft pool isn't set yet, but the list of this year's most coveted prospects is starting to come into clear view with the start of the playoffs on the horizon. 

 UCLA signal-caller Josh Rosen and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley all announced their intentions to declare for the draft following bowl games. ,While official word proved elusive a week ago, former USC quarterback Sam Darnold

And with the non-playoff portion of the draft order finalized (pick Nos. 1-20)—with the exception of an impending coin flip between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders—we can start to make some more robust projections. 

Below, you'll find an updated first-round mock draft accompanied by a spotlight on three prospects and their best potential landing spots come April. 

 respectively, please note pick Nos. 21-32 are listed based on playoff seeding. Therefore, the No. 6 seeds in each conference (the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons) hold picks 21 and 22,As a bit of housekeeping, and so forth. 

 everybody take a chill pill,” Brown said. “So for old Case (quarterback Keenum) and (wideout Adam) Thielen and the boys, just relax and take a moment and ‘we’ll be all right, we’re going to do what we do.”,“There’s a ‘nobody thinks we can do it anyway’ because a home team has never hosted a Super Bowl,’ you know. Just relax

 the hall of fame coach.,Another advantage the Vikings have is Zimmer as coach, Brown said. Brown played seven of his eight seasons for Bud Grant

 and that’s all you can ask.,“There seem to be a lot of similarities between Bud and Zim,” Brown said. “Zim seems to be a no-nonsense guy who’s good with the players — the players seem to like him

“Zim’s got the calm, cool demeanor on the sidelines — you never see him get too excited. Bud never showed expression — maybe one time at the old (Metropolitan Stadium) Met I think he smiled the last 14 seconds of a game.”

” Brown said. “If somebody’s going to beat them, really well — I expect them to play well,“Zim’s got the boys playing really, they’re going to have to beat them — they’re not going to just give away the game.

 and that’s what it’s all about.,“The Vikings look pretty awesome, and they’ll probably go as far as the defense takes them — usually that’s what you need. They can play on the road and in weather. They’ve got to get some breaks here and there

 they can beat anybody and they’ve shown that.”,“If they can play clean, without holding and different penalties at the wrong time

 a former Rosemount High and Minnesota Duluth hockey star, who was born and raised in North Carolina but lives in Apple Valley,Brown,Authentic Auston Matthews jersey, has retired after 20 years as a Ramsey County probation officer. His son J.T. Brown, who are favored to win the Stanley Cup., 60, has a goal and an assist in 22 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-8-3)
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