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YSU’s Peterson to run at USA Junior Nationals

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Youngstown State’s Sean Peterson will run in the 1,500m run at the USA Junior Nationals on Sunday in Bloomington, Ind.

Peterson’s race at Indiana University’s Hayes Track at the Haugh Complex is set for 4:05 p.m.

Browns OL Stephenson suspended two games

CLEVELAND

Browns offensive lineman Donald Stephenson has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy.

The league announced the suspension Friday, clearing up speculation about the tackle’s whereabouts after Donaldson was absent from Cleveland’s minicamp this week.

Stephenson signed as a free agent with the Browns in March. He’ll be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 17, one day after the Browns play New Orleans in Week 2.

The 29-year-old is eligible to participate in all of the team’s offseason practices and exhibition games.

Stephenson signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Browns. A former third-round pick by Kansas City in 2012, he played in seven games for Denver last season.

Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

Kawhi Leonard’s time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.

A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair.

The person said Leonard has decided that he is “unhappy with the situation” in San Antonio. Leonard played in only nine games with the Spurs this past season because of a leg injury — officially described as right quadriceps tendinopathy, and the Spurs listed him as out on their injury reports for much of the year citing “injury management.”

Leonard is due just more than $20 million next season, and can become a free agent in the summer of 2019. It’s unclear if the Spurs will go ahead and try to trade him.

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow

DALLAS

The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.

The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court administrator confirmed the settlement but said no terms were released.

The widow of former Longhorns defensive lineman Greg Ploetz sought to hold the NCAA responsible for his health problems long after his playing career. He played at Texas from 1968 to 1971.

So Yeon Ryu leads Meijer LPGA Classic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.

Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

The sixth-ranked South Korean star played her final nine holes in 5-under 31 to top the leaderboard at 13-under 131. She rallied after making three bogeys in a five-hole stretch on her first nine.

Sandra Gal and Sakura Yokomine each shot 64 to reach 12 under. Caroline Masson (66) was 11 under, and Lee-Anne Pace (67), Anna Nordqvist (68) and Su Oh (68) followed at 10 under.

Kelly Shon, tied with Ryu for the first-round lead after a 64, was four shots back at 9 under after a 71. Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko were 8 under, each shooting 67.

Lexi Thompson, the 2015 winner, had a 70 to get to 6 under.

U.S. Women’s Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn had a 70 to join sister Moria Jutanugarn (69) and defending champion Brooke Henderson (70) at 5 under.

Annie Park, who won the ShopRite LPGA Classic winner last week for her first tour title, missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 69.

Staff/wire report

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