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After losing one of the youngest running backs in the NFL for the season, the Washington Redskins are turning to one of the oldest ones. Washington has signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson, the team announced Monday. The team hosted Peterson for a workout earlier in the day. Financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported it is a one-year contract.
After losing one of the youngest running backs in the NFL for the season, the Washington Redskins are turning to one of the oldest ones. Washington will sign veteran running back Adrian Peterson, several outlets reported Monday. The team hosted Peterson for a workout earlier in the day. While financial terms were not disclosed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported it is a one-year contract. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport were the first to report the agreed-upon deal.
Carson Wentz continues to ramp up football activity in practice, but the Philadelphia Eagles are not ready for expose their franchise quarterback in exhibition games. Wentz, recovering from December surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL, participated in 11-on-11 drills on Sunday and was again part of workouts Monday. But Wentz said he won't be on the field this week against the Cleveland Browns for the third, and typically most important, preseason game of the summer for the Eagles.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Brandt Snedeker birdied the final hole to boost his winning margin to three strokes at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Sedgefield Country Club. Snedeker closed with a 5-under-par 65, leaving him at 21-under 259. C.T. Pan, who was tied for the lead before double-bogeying No. 18, and Webb Simpson shared second place. Snedeker, who shot 59 in the opening round Thursday, overcame a bogey on No. 13 on Sunday before recovering for a birdie two holes later.
DALLAS—Coming into Saturday's MLS game, host FC Dallas had only one loss at home while Minnesota United sported the worst mark in the league for road games at 1-10-1. The statistics played out, as Dallas (13-5-6, 45 points) came away with an uneventful 2-0 win, ending a two-game losing streak. The win leaves Dallas on top of the table in the West. Minnesota (9-14-2, 29 points) saw its playoff hopes grow more distant with the loss.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mikie Mahtook homered and drove in four runs and Ryan Carpenter collected his first career victory as the Detroit Tigers held off the host Minnesota Twins 7-5 at Target Field on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mahtook's second homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth, gave Detroit a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Ronny Rodriguez contributed a two-run double and Jim Adduci added two hits and a run scored. Carpenter (1-1), a rookie left-hander, gave up three solo homers but lasted 5 1/3 innings. Shane Greene got the last four outs for his 26th save.
BRISTON, Tenn. — Kurt Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson over the final 13 laps and drove to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season on Saturday night, Aug. 18, at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol. The win ended a 58-race winless streak for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and gave him his sixth victory at the high-banked BMS short track.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer's three-run, pinch-hit homer highlighted a four-run seventh and the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday. Mauer's second career pinch-hit homer made a winner out of Kyle Gibson (7-9), who gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in seven innings. Eddie Rosario and Tyler Austin also homered for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the four-game series. Taylor Rogers recorded the last out for his first career save.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jonquel Jones made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-79 victory over the visiting Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, Aug. 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Connecticut (20-13) won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine. Layshia Clarendon tallied 14 points and Courtney Williams contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs and Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 15-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Aug. 16, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Miguel Sano homered and drove in three runs, Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run home run and scored twice and Joe Mauer had two hits, a walk and three runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits and won its third consecutive game.