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Gordon's homer tops Marlins' tribute to Fernandez

Playing with heavy hearts a day after the death of Jose Fernandez, the Marlins returned to the field and won one for their teammate Monday, sparked by Dee Gordon's emotional leadoff home run.

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Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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How the World Cup will be won

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Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Most receiving yards for tight ends in Week 3: Coby Fleener 109, Jimmy Graham 100.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis d'Arnaud said he was crying behind the plate too when Dee Gordon homered and then crossed the plate in tears.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins' Dee Gordon (left) and Giancarlo Stanton (center) thanked the Mets for being first class in the way they handled a very tough situation with them tonight.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The ball can touch the ground and still be in possession -- but first the receiver has to gain possession. That didn't happen on the interception, and the overturn was the correct decision.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (left) said he knows he wasn't supposed to wear his "RIP" tribute shirt for Jose Fernandez during warmups, "but that's a fine I'm willing to take."

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Matt Ryan has some protection now on his left hand after last sack.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (left) said today's game was "bigger than baseball." This was an emotional night and the team fought through it.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins discusses an emotional night and defeat for the Mets.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Defense is optional tonight in New Orleans. The Saints and Falcons have combined for 787 offensive yards with 10 minutes remaining in the game. It would be a disappointment if they fall short of 1,000 yards before the final gun.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints offense right back at it with a quick TD drive after the disastrous pick 6. A 5-yard TD pass to Mark Ingram that was his first TD catch in six seasons with the Saints. Saints have actually outgained the Falcons 420-367. But they still trail the Falcons 45-32 with 10:00 remaining.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie LB Deion Jones really stood out at the Senior Bowl workouts last January. He moves like a strong safety. Speed and lateral quickness. We saw that on his interception return for a touchdown.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals lost 15-2 to the Cincinnati Reds Monday night to lose more ground in the wild-card race. With just six games left, the Cardinals trail the Mets by 1 1/2 games and the Giants by a game. They are 33-42 at home and all their remaining games are at Busch Stadium.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The bad news? The Nationals got blown out 14-4 by Arizona - their sixth loss in nine games - and now lead the Dodgers by just one game for home field advantage in the NLDS between the two teams. The worse news? Washington lost All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos, who left in the sixth inning with what appeared to be a pretty serious knee injury.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints in huge trouble now after Falcons LB and New Orleans native Deion Jones returns an interception 90 yards for a touchdown off a tipped pass intended for WR Michael Thomas. Saints were closing in on a one-score game. But the jinx was in after the Saints had recently announced that Drew Brees became the third quarterback in NFL history with more than 300 straight passes without an interception. Atlanta leads 45-25 early in the fourth quarter.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins' Dee Gordon: "I don't know how any of us got out there and played today." He proceeded to call the Mets "first class."

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins players circle around the mound after beating the Mets, 7-3, to honor pitcher Jose Fernandez. Players then put their hats on the mound.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs won their 100th game of the season in blowout fashion, 12-2, over the Pittsburgh Pirates and in doing so reached the century mark in victories for the first time since 1935. They're 100-56 with six games remaining in the season.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Marlins beat the Mets, 7-3, on an emotional night dedicated to pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fans chanted "Jose! Jose!" as Miami was preparing for the final out.

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Jays loss drops Sox's magic number to 1
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Boston will have a chance to clinch the AL East on Tuesday when it visits the Yankees after Toronto fell 7-5 to New York tonight. Box score

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets cannot afford to lose games this time of year. But if there were ever a game that seemed acceptable not to prevail, Monday fit the description. Bartolo Colon allowed seven runs in 2.1 innings and the Marlins beat the Mets, 7-3, in the first game for Miami since the death of ace Jose Fernandez.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinal fans are running out of patience with this team, it would seem. The team drew 34,942 fans tonight, snapping a streak of 240 straight games of at least 40,000 in attendance. It was the smallest crowd, in other words, since 2013. Part of the problem is that the Cardinals are eight games below .500 at home and, barring a miracle, about to fall nine games under .500. They trail 15-2 in the eighth inning.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Congrats to the Indians for clinching their first division title since 2007. They did it by dominating the second-place Tigers, beating them in 14 out of 16 games so far. They did with a stellar rotation, a bullpen with the best ERA in the AL, and an offense that is second in the AL in runs. The Indians left no doubt who the best team in the AL Central was.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints' offense doing its part tonight. Now up to 25 points and 271 yards midway through third quarter -- which would be really impressive if Falcons didn't have 35 points and 291 yards. Lots of time and lots of points still to come in this one.

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Coleman rushes for third TD of game
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The third short touchdown of the game for Tevin Coleman gave the Falcons a 35-17 third-quarter lead in New Orleans on Monday Night Football.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Falcons are carving up the Saints' defense not via physical dominance but by out-scheming them. You rarely see such open spaces in a field available to an offense at the NFL level. The Falcons already have 291 offensive yards early in the third quarter.