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Miami Marlins Teammates, Officials Break Down During Emotional Press Conference Surrounding The Death Of Star Pitcher José Fernández

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We're still reeling from the death of such a young, promising talent who had such fun on the baseball field.

ICYMI this morning, Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández died overnight in a boating accident in Miami, and the team canceled their game today after reeling from the unimaginable tragedy.

Related: Actor Bill Nunn Dead At 62

A few hours ago, the Marlins held a press conference about Fernández, and as you can see by watching the club's President of Baseball Operations, Mike Hill, speak (above), José clearly meant a LOT to that team.

Players, coaches, manager Don Mattingly, and the club's front office executives all gathered in the stadium to meet the media and discuss the tragedy that took place overnight.

It wasn't just Hill breaking down with emotion, though — team President David Samson spoke, too, reading off a statement from him and owner Jeffrey Loria:

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Miami Marlins Star Pitcher José Fernández Killed In Boating Accident

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This is unimaginably tragic.

Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was killed in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning, the MLB team has confirmed. He was just 24 years old.

Related: Actor Bill Nunn Dead At 62

The pitcher and two other unidentified people were pronounced dead early Sunday after a Coast Guard patrol found a 33-foot boat overturned on a jetty about 3:30 a.m. local Miami time, according to Coast Guard Chief Nyxolyno Cangemi.

The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The Marlins, who were set to play the Atlanta Braves today, have canceled their game in light of the tragedy surrounding Fernández (pictured above, left, laughing with an umpire during a game last week).

The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):

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Colin Kaepernick Takes A Knee For TIME Magazine — Get Your First Look At The Controversial Cover & Essay!

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a lot of controversy when he protested the national anthem during NFL games by not standing.

A month later, the conversation isn't dying down as the athlete has landed on TIME Magazine's cover (above)!

Related: Man Shot During Charlotte Protest Has Died

There's been a lot of talk about the 28-year-old's actions since he first kneeled, but on Thursday TIME took to Twitter to announce the athlete will grace the cover of their mag next month!

The established publication tweeted out:

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Former NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Would Rather See Colin Kaepernick Protest The National Anthem Than 'Put His Hands Up & Get Murdered'

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Marshawn Lynch just made a very powerful point in support of Colin Kaepernick.

In the wake of Tulsa police fatally shooting unarmed Terence Crutcher, the Seattle Seahawks alum just perfectly defended the quarterback's decision to peacefully protest the National Anthem.

Related: Colin Says Tulsa Officer Should Be In Jail For Killing Terence Crutcher

On Tuesday, the retired NFL star joined Conan O'Brien on his late-night show to literally stand up for the San Francisco 49ers player, poignantly saying:

"With what's going on, I'd really rather see him take a knee, than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered."

So incredibly well-said, while tragically highlighting the serious police profiling problem throughout our country.

The 30-year-old hopes Colin's movement causes a societal shift across the nation, which will make everyone aware of the racism that still exists, and ultimately end it, adding:

"My take on it is, sh*t's gotta start somewhere. And if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that there's really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop."

The ex-running back also called out everyone against the athlete's harmless display:

"And, I mean, if you're really not racist, then you won't see what he's doing as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have."

Watch the powerful full clip (below):

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Colin Kaepernick Says Tulsa Police Officer Should Be In Prison For Killing Terence Crutcher Amidst Continued Death Threats

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When will enough be enough?

Colin Kaepernick wasn't the least bit surprised about the backlash he got over his national anthem protest… and sadly, that included receiving death threats.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback recently revealed he's been targeted by "couple different avenues" since he started sitting, then kneeling, during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality in the country.

Video: South Park Pokes Fun At Kaepernick With Own National Anthem!

Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, the athlete admitted that he's yet to alert team officials to the threats, explaining:

"To me, if something like that were to happen, you've proved my point. And it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened. And that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now."

We sure hope it doesn't come to that… but he has a point!

Though it's scary that the 28-year-old has to worry about death threats, we were reminded why he's protesting when yet another unarmed black man was shot and killed by an officer in Oklahoma earlier this week.

On top of being devastated by Terence Crutcher's murder, Kaepernick took further issue with the fact that Tulsa Police didn't even treat him like a human being, telling press:

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Ryan Lochte Just Scored Another Endorsement Deal — With A Very Appropriate Slogan…

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Looks like Ryan Lochte is (slowly) getting back in business!

Even though his time on Dancing With The Stars was especially short-lived, the disgraced Olympic swimmer is trying to make a comeback, and now, he's doing it with… Debt.com?!?!

Related: Cheryl Burke Defends Ryan After The DWTS Protest!

OK, so it's not Speedo or any of his other old, cushy endorsement deals, but Lochte now has two companies under his belt for personal endorsements, and that's… something?!

The swimmer already had a deal with Pine Brothers throat lozenges, and as of Tuesday, he's

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Triathlete Gives Up First Place Victory To Help Stumbling Younger Brother Cross The Finish Line! Watch The Heartwarming Video!

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So much for sibling rivalry!

British triathlete Alistair Brownlee ruined his own chances of winning the gold at the World Triathlon Series so he could carry his dehydrated brother to the finish line!

Jonathan Brownlee was in first place over the weekend at the race in Cozumel, Mexico — but started wobbling near the end of the 6.2 mile running portion of the triathlon.

Related: DWTS's Jana Kramer Injured Herself During Premiere

With only a few hundred meters left, the athlete began to shake and came to a halt, until his 28-year-old brother rounded the corner and scooped Jonny up to help him finish!

As South Africa's Henri Schoeman pulled ahead, Alistair supported Johnny in his arm until they reached the finish line — where he pushed his 26-year-old brother ahead of him to secure second place.

Alistar, who took bronze in the race, told NBC Sports after the finish:

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