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'Show goes on' for Marlins after loss of Fernandez

One day after the stunning news of Jose Fernandez's death, Marlins president David Samson discussed the almost cruel reality that the team had to return to the field and play Monday.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. Dee Gordon hits a leadoff home run in his first at bat since the passing of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. He's very emotional as he goes towards the dugout. Gordon wore this shirt under his uniform during warmups.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Wow, Dee Gordon probably just hit the longest home run of his life, into the upper deck. Looks like he's crying as he gets hugs in the dugout. We may all be Marlins fans tonight (sorry, Mets).

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Emotional scene of Marlins players surrounding the mound where No. 16 is spray painted to honor pitcher Jose Fernandez before Monday's game against the Mets.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Kneeling and praying on Jose Fernandez mound

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

A very poignant pregame ceremony to honor Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park, capped off by Mets and Marlins players meeting in the infield.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Baseball is ONE Family

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Seeing all those Marlins players wearing FERNANDEZ 16 jerseys ... seeing Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich with tears in their eyes ... seeing the fans leaving flowers outside the ballpark ... hearing the slowed down trumpet solo of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" ... the high school kids singing the national anthem ... Bonds crying ... Oh, man ...

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

A moment of silence for Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park in Miami with no dry eyes

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of emotion at Marlins Park from players on the field. Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich, for example, fought back tears as they embrace. All the players are wearing Jose Fernandez jerseys.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

10 minutes before game time. Incredibly subdued. No music. Almost eerily quiet.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Marlins president David Samson said the Majestic Athletic Apparel company opened its factory in Philadelphia on Sunday to produce all the No. 16 Jose Fernandez jerseys the players will be wearing tonight. Company employees flew to Miami on Monday to hand-deliver them. A nice gesture.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones good to go tonight coming off calf injury. Jones not overlooking the Saints' depleted secondary. "If you go into a fight just expecting, 'Oh, I'm going to whip this guy,' you're going to get beat," Jones said.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan getting warmed up. The Falcons QB has the highest passing yards per game average at the Superdome of anyone, including Drew Brees, at 317.1, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose missed the playoffs last season for the first time in his career, which could be a blessing in disguise for the Knicks. Rose said today that he's had more time to workout and relax this summer and feels refreshed coming into the season.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons 1st round pick Keanu Neal will make his debut tonight following a preseason knee scope. Dan Quinn said if Neal starts at strong safety, it will depend on what package the defense starts in. "But he'll play a lot," Quinn said. Neal should help with some of the tackling issues.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson: "What he has, a lot of guys play with." Carroll says the training staff knows how to manage the MCL sprain. Sounds more optimistic than this morning about Wilson's chances for playing.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons secondary coach Marquand Manuel trying to get one up on the players in terms of style points.

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked if he expects Russell Wilson to play Sunday, Pete Carroll said, "Yes." He expects Wilson to practice Wednesday, and they'll monitor him throughout the week.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Two former 49ers in ESPN's Steve Young and Falcons linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich. By the way, Young said he wants to see the Falcons use Matt Ryan in the shotgun and up-tempo rather than the rollouts, bootlegs.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the view inside Marlins Park as the team prepares to play its first game following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez. The first pitch against the Mets is at 7:10pm ET.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter admitted that he did second-guess himself on the decision not to call a timeout after Charles Sims' catch on the right sideline. He also said that clock management assistant Andrew Weidinger told him to take a timeout. Koetter said he wanted to call a particular play out of no-huddle that he thought could win the game.

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