|_______________||1 || Baseball: Emotion, tears as Marlins pay tribute to Fernandez |
Miami Marlins players wearing No. 16 jerseys in honor of Jose Fernandez paid a tearful tribute to their fallen team-mate on Monday, a day after the star pitcher was killed in a boating accident. A night of wrenching emotion saw several of the Cuban-born player's team-mates choke back tears as they gathered on the pitcher's mound at Marlins Park ahead of their game against the New York Mets. Tributes followed throughout the game, eventually won 7-3 by the Marlins, with Dee Gordon breaking down in sobs after hitting his first home run of the season, before being embraced by team-mates.
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|_______________||2 || Marlins pay tribute to Fernandez with win over Mets |
(Reuters) - Miami Marlins leadoff hitter Dee Gordon honored former pitcher Jose Fernandez by hitting a home run in his team's first at-bat in an emotionally charged 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday. The 24-year-old Fernandez, a two-time All Star and 2013 National League Rookie of the Year, was killed early on Sunday in a boating accident, prompting an outpouring of grief around baseball. The Marlins canceled their game on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves and emotions were running high at Marlins Park when they returned to face the Mets on Monday.
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|_______________||3 || NFL's Saints slump as Falcons soar |
Matt Ryan threw two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons piled on the misery for the winless New Orleans Saints with a 45-32 victory at the Superdome. Tevin Coleman ran for two scores before rookie linebacker Deion Jones galloped 90 yards for a touchdown after collecting an interception from Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the fourth quarter. The win left the Falcons on top of the NFC South with a 2-1 record as the Saints slumped to 0-3 on a night to forget for the home team.
|2h 19min 44sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Falcons send Saints to 0-3 with 45-32 victory |
(The Sports Xchange) - Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes, Tevin Coleman ran for three and linebacker Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards to power the Atlanta Falcons to a 45-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The Falcons (2-1) scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions and added a field goal on their sixth drive to build a 38-25 lead late in the third quarter. Then with the Saints moving into position to cut the deficit to six, Brian Poole jumped a slant route and deflected Drew Brees' pass intended for Michael Thomas.
|2h 29min 57sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Spieth says US Ryder squad wants to honor Palmer |
Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth says the US Ryder Cup team is looking to pay tribute to Arnold Palmer this week after his death and bringing home the trophy would certainly qualify. The Americans have lost three in a row, six of seven and eight of the past 10 Ryder Cup showdowns to Europe ahead of Friday's start of the 41st biennial matches at Hazeltine. "As Team USA, we're all looking to do something to honor him this week," Spieth said.
|5h 55min 21sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Marlins don late pitcher's jersey in tribute |
Miami Marlins players wearing No. 16 jerseys in honor of Jose Fernandez led a wrenching pre-game tribute, a day after the star pitcher was killed in a boating accident. Several of the Cuban-born player's team-mates on Monday choked back tears as they gathered on the pitcher's mound at Marlins Park ahead of the start of Monday's game against the New York Mets. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said earlier Monday that the club would permanently retire Fernandez's "16" jersey number.
|6h 35min 51sec ago|