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Dinos decline cited

NEW YORK—Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.

It’s the latest contribution to a long-running debate: did the asteroid reverse the fortune of a thriving group of animals?

Or were dinosaurs already struggling—and the disruptive effects of the asteroid pushed them over the edge to extinction?

Nats fall to Marlins

MIAMI—Jose Fernandez stomped off the mound after an arduous second inning—cursing and smacking himself on the head with his glove, which sent his sweat flying.

Blame the outburst on a lack of control.

The Miami Marlins’ ace endured early wildness before regaining his command and his winning touch at home to beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 last night.

Edwards wins at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn.—Carl Edwards took his first celebratory back flip of the season and easily stuck the landing.

“I considered not doing it,” he admitted.

“I haven’t done one for a while.”

He earned that acrobatic moment because his No. 19 Toyota gripped Bristol Motor Speedway much better than his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates yesterday.