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Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Florida early Sunday morning.Spokesman Lorenzo Veloz of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news conference Sunday that Fernandez, 24, was one of three men killed in the accident.?The Coast Guard arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. to find a 32-foot boat upside down on a jetty off Miami Beach. Two of the victims were found dead under the vessel. One was found dead in the water. None of the deceased was wearing a life vest.Fernandez died from trauma -- not drowning, Veloz said.The names of the other two individuals initially were withheld pending notification of relatives, the Coast Guard said. On Monday, the?Miami-Dade medical examiner confirmed to ESPN that the names of the others were?Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25.No further details could be provided on their connection to Fernandez because the case remains under investigation. However, the next of kin have been notified, the spokesperson said.Speed is suspected to be a factor in the accident because of the impact with the jetty, Veloz said. There was no evidence of alcohol or illegal drug use.It does appear that speed was involved due to the impact and the severity of it, Veloz said. It does appear to be that they were coming at full speed when they encountered the jetty and the accident happened.Veloz said Sunday the boat was owned by a friend of Fernandezs, but on Monday the FWC said in a statement that the registered owner of the vessel was Fernandez.The Marlins announced that Sundays game at home against the?Atlanta Braves?was canceled. A 16 -- Fernandezs uniform number -- was painted on the mound at Marlins Park on Sunday morning, and flowers rested on the rubber. Major League Baseball announced that there would be a league-wide moment of silence before each of Sundays games.Sadly, the brightest lights are often the ones that extinguish the fastest, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement. Jose left us far too soon, but his memory will endure in all of us. At this difficult time, our prayers are with his mother, grandmother, family and friends.Marlins president David Samson said in a news conference that Mondays game against the?New York Mets?will be played as scheduled. He said Fernandez will be a member?of the Marlins all time.The way he played this game, the way he was on the field, thats a way how these guys can honor him, Samson said.Manager Don Mattingly and some Marlins players broke down during Sundays news conference. Mattingly said Fernandez played with the joy of a little boy.Slugger Giancarlo Stanton didnt speak but later posted a tribute on Instagram.Following the news conference, buses took Marlins players and executives to Fernandezs mothers home so they could offer her support and condolences.?That smile Im not going to see anymore. That personality and that love of the game, the love of everything, really. He was so accessible too, Braves first baseman?Freddie Freeman?said at Marlins Park after Sundays game was canceled. The Marlins were done with batting practice [Saturday], but he was still out here talking to?everybody and having a great time.The Tampa Bay Rays canceled a scheduled pregame ceremony to recognize retiring?Boston Red Sox?slugger David Ortiz, per his wishes, after Sundays tragedy. Ortiz was seen in tears during the moment of silence before Sundays game in Tampa, Florida.I dont have the words to describe the pain I feel, Ortiz said.The Miami Dolphins held a moment of silence for Fernandez before their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Fernandez?announced on Instagram last week that his girlfriend is pregnant. The Marlins announced during Sundays news conference that the baby is a girl.All of Baseball is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. He was one of our games great young stars who made a dramatic impact on and off the field since his debut in 2013. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Miami Marlins organization and all of the people he touched in his life.MLBPA executive director Tony Clark also released a statement Sunday morning: We are devastated by the news that Jose Fernandez has tragically passed. Jose was a remarkable young man and a tremendously gifted athlete, who at just 24, established himself as one of the games biggest and brightest stars. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joses family, friends, teammates, Miami Marlins organization and legions of fans in the United States and Latin America.?Fernandezs next start had been pushed from Sunday to Monday to make room for Adam Conleys return from the disabled list.Fernandez immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 2008, after three failed defection attempts, and settled in Tampa, Florida. He became a United States citizen last year. He was a 2011 first-round pick, taken 14th overall by the Marlins, out of Tampas Alonso High School.At Citi Field in New York, fellow Cuban?Yoenis Cespedes?and the Mets?hung a team jersey with Fernandezs name and No. 16 on the back in the dugout. Dodgers outfielder?Yasiel Puig, who is also Cuban, hung a Dodgers jersey with Fernandezs name and No. 16 in Los Angeles dugout.Chicago Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler played with Fernandez when the two were growing up in Cuba. They traveled together to Venezuela for a youth tournament, and Soler said Fernandezs ability was obvious, right from the start.Since he was a child, since we were kids, I knew he had something, Soler said through a translator. He had a talent. It was very impressive.Fernandez was 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA this season, earning his second appearance in the All-Star Game. Fernandez, who was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013, was 38-17 with a 2.58 ERA in 76 career starts for the Marlins.Third baseman Martin Prado?said Sunday that Fernandez told one of his Marlins teammates that his last start against the?Washington Nationals was his best ever, and now hes gone. In that start,?Fernandez pitched eight innings and struck out 12 as he allowed just three hits in a 1-0 Marlins victory.Fernandez joins a long list of active baseball players to die in accidents.?Cleveland Indians pitchers Tim Crews, 31, and Steve Olin, 27, were killed in a boating accident in Clermont, Florida, on March 22, 1993. Indians pitcher Bobby Ojeda was also on the boat and lost four pints of blood, but he survived.ESPN staff writer James Walker and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Cheap NBA Jerseys China .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. Discount Nike Basketball Jerseys . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. http://www.cheapnbajerseysbywholesale.com/ . 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Josh Okogie had 16 points and Tadric Jackson scored 15 for the Yellow Jackets.Georgia Tech (3-1) led 40-20 at halftime only to watch Sam Houston State pull within 55-47 on Jamal Williams layup with 8:49 left, but the Jackets answered with a 10-2 run and held on from there.The Bearkats pulled within seven points late, but did not seriously threatenJohn Dewey III had 15 points and Dakari Henderson scored 12 for SHSU (2-2).Sam Houston State was within two after Aurimas Majauskas layup with 10:31 left in the first half before the Jackets pulled away with a 17-point run. 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