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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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Marlins leave hats on mound for Fernandez (0:34)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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."

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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Gordon honors Fernandez, then homers (1:33)
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Yankees and Blue Jays clear the benches twice (0:59)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of Giants out at Rashad Jennings Giants Night of Comedy. Jennings doing good work for his charity, specifically The Reading Challenge.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher will join Spectrum SportsNet as a game day studio analyst for Lakers coverage this season, the network announced Monday. Fisher, who played 12 1/2 seasons and won five championships with the Lakers, will make about 20 appearances this season.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees and Blue Jays have had two near-brawls in the first two innings tonight, precipitated by Toronto starter J.A. Happ hitting Chase Headley, which the Yankees apparently thought was retaliation for Luis Severino grazing Josh Donaldson on the elbow pad in the first. The first woof session resulted a warning to Happ and the ejection of Joe Girardi. Things really got heated when Severino clearly threw at Justin Smoak, hitting him in the hip. Severino got tossed and the two teams pushed and shoved for awhile.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are, in fact, bringing in free-agent RB C.J. Spiller tomorrow for a workout, as others have reported. Spiller was cut recently by the Saints. The Jets studied Spiller when he was a free agent in 2015.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

On a night of poignant, personal tributes, devastating emotions and indelible images, all of the Miami Marlins are wearing number 16 jerseys emblazoned with Jose Fernandez's name. Left-handed hitter Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first inning by taking the first pitch as a righty, in tribute to Fernandez, who was a right-handed prodigy. After taking a second ball as a lefty, Gordon swung at Bartolo Colon's next pitch and struck a towering home run to right field, his first of the year in more than 300 at bats. He cried as he rounded the bases. And as he embraced his teammates in the dugout, Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen, who had been in tears during the pregame -- as had his SNY TV booth mates Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez -- said, "I don't care who you are, who you root for or how badly you want the Mets to be in the postseason, THAT was phenomenal."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee said Jeff Horancek told him that he needed to work on conditioning because the Knicks are ‘going to run a lot' this season. NY ranked in the bottom 10 in pace the past three seasons. Seems like Hornacek hopes to change that. Hornacek's Phoenix teams pushed the pace.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings says this year feels like a ‘new beginning' - in part because his Achillies injury is fully healthy. "I'm back to looking like my rookie year again, skinny - which is okay with me…. I feel like this is an opportunity for me to prove myself again & come back. Be Brandon Jennings again."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis is excited about the return of Lance Thomas: "I told him at the end of the season, 'Don't leave us, you've got to stay with us'.... He's not the guy that everybody adores but he's going to do the work and he's there every night." Thomas was re-signed to 4-year, $27 million deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is in better shape than he's been ‘in a long time' due to playing in the Olympics. "That gave me an opportunity to come into training camp ready." NYK hopes to ease the scoring burden on Anthony, so it's reasonable to expect his assists to increase from last year's career high of 4.3

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis had a fresh approach to weight training this season: "Last offseason, we made a little mistake that all I did was work upper body and try to get bigger. This offseason, I really focused on my lower strength, my legs, core, make sure that it's strong."

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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