Division leaders square off...Peterson signs with Washington...Crimson Tide AP's top
Aug. 20, 2018
UNDATED (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber and Boston right-hander Rick Porcello start when Cleveland visits Fenway Park tonight to begin a four-game matchup between AL division leaders. If either Kluber (15-6, 2.68 ERA) or Porcello (15-5, 4.04) get the victory, they would tie Washington's Max Scherzer and the Yankees' Luis Severino for the major league wins lead.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson joins his fourth team as he enters what would be his 12th NFL season. The 33-year-old is not guaranteed the starting job with Washington and will likely share responsibilities with Rob Kelley and third-down back Chris Thompson.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall has been suspended for the season opener at Green Bay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Hall can continue practicing in the preseason and play in the final two preseason games, but will not be allowed to practice during the week prior to the Sept. 9 opener. He'll miss the first game and can return to practice Sept. 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare feat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 18 first-place votes. Georgia is No. 3 and Wisconsin is fourth. The Badgers received one first-place vote. Ohio State was ranked fifth.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Doc Edwards, a major league catcher who went on to manage the Cleveland Indians for three seasons in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. His death in San Angelo, Texas, was announced by his family through longtime friends. Edwards spent more than a half century in baseball.