Cole only player missing from Patriots practice

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Cole only player missing from Patriots practice

FOXBORO -- Patriots defensive back Marquice Cole was the only player missing from the media access portion of Patriots practice today. He was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice report with a finger injury.

The session, which was the Patriots' first full practice this week after having a walkthrough on Wednesday, was held in Gillette Stadium. Players wore shells as a light drizzle fell.

Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

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Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

MIAMI - Dee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami's first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon pulled a 2-0 pitch from Bartolo Colon over the wall in right for his first homer of the season.

Gordon circled the bases slowly and was crying when he reached home plate. He tapped his chest and waved toward the sky, and then sobbed as teammates hugged him in the dugout.

Gordon took the first pitch batting right-handed, in tribute to the right-handed Fernandez. Gordon then switched to his normal left side.

Fernandez died Sunday morning, prompting the Marlins to cancel their game that day against Atlanta.