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Sports briefs: Arizona’s Peterson banned for PEDs

  • FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Dallas Wings' Liz Cambage, left, drives against Connecticut Sun's Brionna Jones during a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Wings have traded Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces' first two picks in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 16, 2019, because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday, May 16, 2019 which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)


The Associated Press
Thursday, May 16, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

The NFL did not specify on Thursday which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used.

Peterson can participate in all offseason workouts and preseason games. He will be eligible to return on Oct. 14.

Peterson is still one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks at 28. The fifth overall pick of the 2011 draft, he has 23 career interceptions despite teams rarely testing him.

College BasketballYale’s Jones extended

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him at the school through the 2025-26 season.

Jones is coming off a 22-8 season and an Ivy League championship. Yale didn’t announce the terms of the deal.

He has 310 wins over 20 seasons at Yale, tying him with former Penn coach Fran Dunphy for the second most in Ivy League history.

WNBA BasketballCambage dealt to Las Vegas

NEW YORK — WNBA star Liz Cambage was traded from Dallas to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two picks in 2020 on Thursday.

The deal was announced by the teams, ending four months of speculation over the future of the 6-foot-8 Australian.

Cambage finished second behind Breanna Stewart in WNBA MVP balloting last year. She said in January she no longer wanted to play in Dallas.

Potential deals the past few weeks that never materialized. All of which weighed on Cambage, who took to social media with emotional posts this week. Cambage is in Australia and is expected to be in Las Vegas this weekend.

The 27-year-old center set a league record last season by scoring 53 points against New York. She averaged 23 points and 9.7 rebounds last year.

The move gives the Aces a formidable frontcourt by pairing Cambage with rookie of the year A’ja Wilson.