Read the Saints' statement about bounty penalties

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Read the Saints' statement about bounty penalties

From Comcast SportsNet
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints say they recognize "our fans' concerns" about Sean Payton's yearlong suspension and other punishments stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation. In a written statement from the team Wednesday, the Saints also say they are humbled by the support they've received from fans on the heels of the NFL penalties, which include an eight-game suspension for general manager Mickey Loomis, a six-game suspension for linebackers coach Joe Vitt and a 500,000 fine for the franchise. The Saints are asking that fans stick with them as they have in the past, when the team and city "have overcome greater adversities." The statement also apologizes to the NFL, adding that the club takes "full responsibility for these serious violations" and there is "no place for bounties" in football.

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx

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Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx

The Red Sox can clinch the A.L. East title for the first time since 2013, and do it at the home of their arch rivals, with a victory at Yankee Stadium tonight. 

Left-hander David Price (17-8, 3.91) takes the mound with the Red Sox magic number at 1. A Sox win, or a Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Baltimore Orioles, will give Boston the division title.

Brock Holt gets the start at third and Andrew Benintendi is in left field against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30).

The Red Sox (92-64) have the best record in the A.L., just ahead of the Texas Rangers (92-65), who have clinched the A.L. West title. 

The lineups:

RED SOX

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Xander Bogaerts SS

David Ortiz DH

Mookie Betts RF

Hanley Ramirez 1B

Brock Holt 3B

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Sandy Leon C

Andrew Benintendi LF

David Price LHP

 

YANKEES

Brett Gardner LF

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Gary Sanchez DH

Starlin Castro 2B

Chase Headley 3B

Didi Gregorius SS

Aaron Hicks RF

Austin Romine C

Tyler Austin 1B

Luis Cessa RHP