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Miami Marlins apologise for blaming rival Rays for death of Steve Irwin

Tweet came during two-game series between Florida teamsAustralian TV presenter was killed by stingray in 2006The Miami Marlins have said sorry after their official Twitter account blamed their cross-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the death of TV…

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‘It was intentional’: Braves and Marlins brawl after Urena hits Acuna with 97mph fastball

Ronald Acuna had been on streak of leadoff home runsJose Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker ejected from gameRonald Acuna’s chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins’ Jose Urena hit him with his first…

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How three cities are fighting back against the oldest scam in US sports

Billionaire owners have for years leveraged the threat of relocation to line their pockets. Here’s how three cities are fighting back against one of the longest-running scams in American sportsDoes this story sound familiar: a sports team pleads povert…

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Giancarlo Stanton set to move from Miami Marlins to New York Yankees

Slugger on brink of joining up with Aaron Judge at Yankee Stadium.Derek Jeter’s Marlins likely to land Starlin Castro as part of the deal. After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yank…

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Is Miami the worst place to celebrate the MLB All-Star game?

The Miami Marlins owner is an ode to everything that’s distasteful about US sports. He is the least palatable host for baseball’s showcase

For most owners in Major League Baseball, hosting the All-Star festivities this week would be a source of immense pride and a chance to show off their organization and city to a watching nation.

But for the Miami Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria, the mid-season showcase of baseball’s best talent is little more than a lucrative open house as he looks to secure a billion dollar profit on his $158.2m purchase of the team in 2002. Many in the city will see any sale as a merciful ending to his tenure in Miami.

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly agree $1.3bn deal to buy Miami Marlins

Bush and Jeter part of five-man group ready to buy team from Jeffrey LoriaDeal is reportedly worth $1.3bn but could take months to finalizeThe Miami Marlins could shortly have some new and famous owners, after Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter agreed a deal to …

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in bid to buy Miami Marlins

Former GOP candidate, Yankee captain reportedly teaming up to buy teamJeffrey Loria looking to sell franchise he purchased for $158.5m in 2002Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have reportedly teamed up in a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.The former Florida govern…

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in bid to buy Miami Marlins

Former GOP candidate, Yankee captain reportedly teaming up to buy teamJeffrey Loria looking to sell franchise he purchased for $158.5m in 2002Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have reportedly teamed up in a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.The former Florida govern…

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Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria reportedly to sell team for $1.4bn profit

  • Loria, who paid $158.5m for Marlins in 2002, to sell team for $1.6bn
  • Marlins won World Series in 2003 but haven’t been back to playoffs since

The Miami Marlins are for sale, and owner Jeffrey Loria may have a buyer.

Loria has a preliminary agreement to sell the team to a New York businessman, but the deal could fall through because the final purchase price hasn’t been determined, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins have not commented publicly on the negotiations.

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial moments of the 2016 season

It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball history was busy pulling the Chicago Cubs back into a boiling cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis’ eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman had turned Cleveland’s Progressive Field into a mosh pit, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians fans ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations.

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José Fernandez death: autopsy finds cocaine and alcohol in pitcher’s system

  • Miami Marlins pitcher, 24, died in boating accident on 25 September
  • Medical examiner reports that Fernandez suffered blunt force injuries

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, according to toxicology reports released on Saturday.

Related: Marlins’ José Fernández posthumously named NL Comeback Player of the Year

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Marlins’ José Fernández posthumously named NL Comeback Player of the Year

  • Marlins pitcher named NL Comeback Player of the Year for 2016
  • Fernández was killed in boating accident last month at age of 24
  • Two-time all-star selected for honor by panel of 177 NL players

Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was named the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday by his fellow players, one month after he was killed in a boat crash.

Fernández, in his first full season since recovering from Tommy John surgery, finished with a career-high 16 wins, a 2.86 ERA, set a franchise record with 253 strikeouts in 182.1 innings pitched and made his second all-star appearance. His 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings pitched ranked best in the majors.

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Major League Baseball overcome by emotion during its final week

MLB experienced both celebratory and tragic goodbyes this week with the retirement of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and the death of pitcher José Fernández. Plus, a review of Major League Baseball’s have nots

On Friday night in Los Angeles, I sat next to my father inside Dodger Stadium. My dad, Mike Lengel, is a 75-year-old lifelong fan of the Dodgers, who grew up in New York city watching Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and the team of his childhood play in Brooklyn. But until Friday, he had never been been to LA or visited Dodger Stadium, where the team landed after leaving in 1957.

Related: José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

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Major League Baseball overcome by emotion during its final week

MLB experienced both celebratory and tragic goodbyes this week with the retirement of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and the death of pitcher José Fernández. Plus, a review of Major League Baseball’s have nots

On Friday night in Los Angeles, I sat next to my father inside Dodger Stadium. My dad, Mike Lengel, is a 75-year-old lifelong fan of the Dodgers, who grew up in New York city watching Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and the team of his childhood play in Brooklyn. But until Friday, he had never been been to LA or visited Dodger Stadium, where the team landed after leaving in 1957.

Related: José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

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Friend texted about worries for boat trip that killed José Fernández

  • Miami Marlins pitcher died in early hours of Sunday morning
  • Marcell Ozuna says he tried to stop Fernández from going on trip

Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday.

A friend of one of the victims said he warned him against the post-midnight trip, and Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna said he and at least two other team-mates turned down invitations to go and tried to discourage Fernández from going out.

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José Fernández: bag of baseballs signed by player washed ashore in Miami

  • Bag containing baseballs and checkbook found by beachgoer
  • Fernandez, 24, died on Sunday morning when his boat hit a rock

On Monday evening, less than 48 hours after Marlins pitcher José Fernández was killed in a boating accident, a bag containing four baseballs signed by José Fernández washed ashore in Miami Beach. José Fernández’s checkbook was also found.

The bag was given to a lifeguard in Miami Beach, approximately a mile from where the boat was found upside down on Sunday morning.

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José Fernández: Marlins confront tragedy as lawmaker politicizes death

The Miami Marlins are preparing to play their first game since the death of their team-mate José Fernández, who was killed in a boating accident on Sunday.

Fernández had been due to start against the New York Mets on Monday night but instead the Marlins will take the field without a beloved team-mate and one of the brightest talents in baseball. The pitcher was just 24 when he was killed.

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José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

The Marlins pitcher is dead at the age of 24. It is a tragedy made all the more painful after the adversity he had overcome in his short life

This is the year my son fell in love with baseball and for reasons that are still unclear he declared the Miami Marlins his second-favorite team. He often wears a black Marlins shirt to school with orange pants to match the team’s colors. And each night when we sit in front of the television to watch an hour of baseball before bedtime it is usually the Marlins we see. The most recent Marlins game we watched together was last Tuesday night when the team’s best pitcher José Fernández sliced through the Washington Nationals, striking out 12 on his way to a 1-0 victory.

Related: Marlins pitcher José Fernández killed in boating accident at age of 24

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Marlins pitcher José Fernández killed in boating accident at age of 24

  • Incident occurred in early hours of Sunday morning in Florida
  • Pitcher was one of best young players in MLB

Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of one of baseball’s best young players, the Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who was killed in a boating accident in Miami Beach early Sunday.

Divers from the Miami-Dade fire rescue department recovered the bodies of Fernández, 24, and two friends from the water after the crew of a coastguard patrol boat spotted their upturned vessel at about 3.15am, it was announced at a Sunday morning press conference.

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Why the New York Yankees can’t lose even when they try to

The Yankees raised the white flag, brought in the kids and still kept the buzz around the ballpark. Plus, what the Cubs and Donald Trump have in common

A-Rod who? The omnipresent slugger’s nickname, so long on the tip of our tongues, seemed long gone by the time two ballyhooed Yankees prospects bounced into the Bronx on Saturday. And so what was supposed to be a weekend awash with nostalgia – Alex Rodriguez’ departure, the honoring of the 1996 World Series champion Yanks and a Monument Park plaque for Mariano Rivera, became much more about tomorrow than yesterday.

The Yankees, for all their winning (some 27 World Series titles), have suffered in the past. Their most famous collapse came in 1965, when an empire that brought 10 titles, 15 pennants in 18 seasons, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and a host of Yankee elites, crumbled to the core.

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