LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Fred VanVleet scored 21 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to their seventh consecutive win, a 109-99 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

The Raptors (49-18) improved to 3-0 in the NBA restart at the Walt Disney World bubble, moved closer to clinching second in the Eastern Conference, and swept the season series (4-0) against Orlando.

Six Raptors scored in double figures. Pascal Siakam had 15 points, Norm Powell finished with 14, Marc Gasol had 13, OG Anunoby chipped in with 12 and Serge Ibaka added 11.

Kyle Lowry had a rough 2-for-9 shooting

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NEW ORLEANS — Saints coach Sean Payton says the club’s decision to occupy four floors of a hotel during training camp is simply an effort to cut down on the sheer number of people going their separate ways each day during a pandemic.

Payton said that along with 80 players on the roster during camp, there are about 90 others — such as coaches and support personnel — who are involved in daily operations.

“You have 170 stories each day,” Payton said during a conference call Tuesday. “And then you take that and times it by seven, and then you

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Derrick Lewis will be looking to string together three straight wins for the first time in almost two years when he takes on fellow heavyweight Aleksei Oleinik on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 174 as a -210 favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Lewis is coming off a three-round unanimous decision win over Ilar Latifi at UFC 247 that lifted his professional MMA record to 23-7 going into Saturday night’s bout at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Lewis’s victory over Latifi as a -280 wager marked his second straight win since falling to defeat in

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