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Four-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson has made a startling admission today that puts his 2014 season, yet another impressive outing for the cornerback, into perspective.
Elsewhere, Duke were crowned NCAA Tournament champions whilst the Brooklyn Nets continued their impressive form in the NBA. Meanwhile, New York Yankees fans had an interesting reception for Alex Rodriguez on MLB Opening Day.
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We begin in the NFL where Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has confirmed that he was diagnosed with diabetes early in the 2014 season. The Arizona Cardinals star admitted it has made a big difference but assured fans the situation is now under control.
"I'd rather not go into deep detail about that," explained Peterson in an interview with The Arizona Republic. "It was a situation that occurred during the season. The team docs found it and got it all under wraps."
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The LSU product had another all round impressive year in 2014, registering his second ever career sack as well as three interceptions and 50 tackles. It appears that, thanks to the Cardinals medical staff and Peterson's ability to fall inline with requirements, the situation was under control by October.
It is unclear at this point which variation - Type 1 or Type 2 - Peterson is suffering from, and the star man didn't feel the need to elaborate further.
"I am a diabetic," Peterson said. "Let's just keep it that way."
While the issue will change the CB's routine moving forward it shouldn't stop him turning out for Arizona. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for instance has been playing in the league for years as a known diabetic.
Across to college basketball and Duke are this year’s NCAA Tournament winners.
The Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin 68-63 in the Championship Game last night to secure their fifth national title. Freshman Tyus Jones top scored in the game with 23 points.
Meanwhile, in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets continued their impressive run of form with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Brook Lopez was the star of the show, scoring 32 points to help the Nets improve their playoff chances. The New York franchise now sit seventh in the Eastern Conference after a 8-1 recent run.
Finally, in baseball, New York Yankees fans gave Alex Rodriguez a standing ovation as he completed his first game since September 2013.
The controversial star couldn’t help the team to victory though with New York going down 6-1 versus Toronto Blue Jays.
Cardinals fans: Does this show just how good a player Patrick Peterson really is? And Yankees, were you amongst those applauding A-Rod's return? Let us know in the comments section below...
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