TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed cornerback Kevin Peterson to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old Peterson played in 14 games last season and started three. He was pushed into a bigger role because of Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension and Robert Alford’s season-ending injury. He had 16 tackles, two passes defended and six special teams tackles after joining the team off waivers from the Rams in September.
UNDATED (AP) — USA Gymnastics will not hold any top-tier events the rest of this year. The organization announced it is scrapping the U.S. Classic and the national championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization had initially hoped to reschedule the events for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to the summer of 2021. USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung called the decision “in the best interest” of the gymnastics community. Leung made the decision after receiving guidance from health experts and consulting with coaches and athletes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day they were supposed to hold a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the team is billing as a “virtual celebration.” The Mystics originally planned to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, but that was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also set aside was a banner-raising ceremony scheduled for the home opener against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. It’s not known when the season will begin. So Saturday will feature online festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon’s death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed as they flew to a basketball tournament Jan. 26 at the Mamba Sports Academy when the chopper crashed in thick fog northwest of Los Angeles. The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters. The helicopter crash remains under investigation.
UNDATED (AP) — Golf Channel has found the right time to air a one-hour special on Tiger Woods sweeping the majors. The film was supposed to run the Sunday night of the Masters. But then the Masters was postponed from April until November. Golf Channel now will show the special on May 24, two hours after Woods and Peyton Manning play against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a match to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Woods swept the four majors in 294 days, starting with the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He's the only player to hold all four professional majors at the same time.