• Friend of Man Boating With Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Texted Stay 'Close to Shore'
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    Friend of Man Boating With Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Texted Stay 'Close to Shore'

    The friend of a man who died along with Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, sent a text message warning to "please be careful" and "keep him close to shore," according to a screen shot posted to social media. The texts, posted to Instagram by Will Bernal Sunday, offered some potential insight into the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash in which Fernandez, 24, Eduardo Rivero, 25 and Emilio Macias, 27 died. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which is investigating, did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment regarding the allegations that Fernandez had been arguing with his girlfriend.

  • Cubs sign team president Theo Epstein to five-year extension
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    Cubs sign team president Theo Epstein to five-year extension

    The architect of the Chicago Cubs’ resurgence is going to stick around to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Team president Theo Epstein has agreed to a five-year deal to remain in the organization, the team announced Wednesday. #Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts announces the team and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have agreed to a five-year extension. Epstein joined the organization in 2011, and was tasked with turning around one of the worst franchises in the game.

  • Indians defeat Tigers, clinch AL Central for first division title since 2007
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    Indians defeat Tigers, clinch AL Central for first division title since 2007

    The Indians beat the Tigers 7-4 at Comerica Park on Monday night, clinching the AL Central for their first division title since 2007. Starter Corey Kluber lasted only four innings before exiting with right groin tightness, but the Indians were able to overcome the adversity. Coco Crisp gave the Indians their first two runs with a two-run home run in the second inning off of starter Buck Farmer. The Tigers would promptly tie the game on a two-run homer by J.D. Martinez in the bottom half of the inning. In the fifth, an RBI double by Jason Kipnis and a sacrifice fly by Mike Napoli put the Tribe back on top 4-2. The Tigers answered once again with a Miguel Cabrera RBI single in the bottom half to