Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League is warning its players about consumption of meat in foreign countries. The organization issued a warning to players saying meats in certain countries like China and Mexico contain clenbuterol, which is banned under the league's performance-enhancing substance policy.
Clenbuterol is a muscle-building and weight-loss stimulant, according to ESPN.
The drug-testing program's administrator sent a memo to players, saying "consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test."
"Players are warned to be aware of this issue when traveling to Mexico and China," the memo read. "Please take caution if you decide to consume meat, and understand that you do so at your own risk."
Several players, including Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, took to Twitter after he recieved the memo.
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday revealed a new paint scheme for his No. 88 Chevrolet SS that he'll feature at Kentucky Speedway this July.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver tweeted a photo of the navy blue scheme, which supports Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Earnhardt, who is sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, will utilize the paint scheme when he races at Kentucky Speedway in the Sprint Cup Series' Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts on Saturday, July 9.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUE Kansas City 7, Washington 6 L.A. Dodgers 10, Tampa Bay 5 Milwaukee 5, L.A. Angels 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Seattle 8, Oakland 2 Cleveland 7, Detroit 3 Baltimore 4, N-Y Yankees 1 Toronto 3, Texas 1, 10 Innings Houston 6, Minnesota 4 Chi White Sox 4, Boston 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 6, Colorado 3 Chi Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 1 Miami 7, Arizona 4 San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 3, N-Y Mets 0 Philadelphia 1, St. Louis 0
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady has been given more time to file an appeal to overturn his "Deflategate" suspension.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Brady and the NFL Players Association an extra two weeks to decide whether to file written arguments for the court to hear his case.
On April 25, a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit ruled 2-to-1 to reinstate the New England Patriots star quarterback's suspension for his alleged role in the use of underinflated footballs at the AFC championship game last year.
Brady's attorney Ted Olson requested an extension on Friday and the NFL filed Monday for the motion to be denied. The NFL is looking to have the matter resolved so "a cloud of uncertainty would not hang over the 2016 season," according to its motion to oppose.
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been endorsing Under Armour since April 2011. But now, he has reportedly signed an extension with the company that could possibly be the biggest endorsement deal ever for an MLB player.
Under Armour on Tuesday confirmed that a multi-year extension had been signed but offered no other details. A source told ESPN the deal is for 10 years.
The company is scheduled to start selling Harper's first signature cleat later this summer.
Allen Kee / ESPN(NEW YORK) -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander is engaged to longtime girlfriend Kate Upton.
Upton's new engagement ring was on display Monday night at the Met Gala in New York. The model revealed to E News! that she is set to wed Verlander. She said a wedding date has not yet been set.
"I'm really excited. He asked me right before the season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she told E! News. "So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"
Verlander, 33, and Upton, 23, first met in 2012. Last year, Verlander told Forbes that his relationship with Upton was more "normal" than some may imagine.
"Kate’s there a lot for me," he told Forbes. "And we’re just normal people. You know, normal relationship -- believe it or not."
File Photo Courtesy of Transportation Security Administration(NEW YORK) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen received an apology from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after she says she was “humiliated” during a full-body search this weekend.
Van Dyken-Rouen, who became paralyzed from the waist down after a 2014 ATV crash, is wheelchair-bound and cannot go through a metal detector. She said she was rudely groped and “humiliated” during a full-body search at Denver International Airport.
“They go around your breast. They basically go under your butt. They touch things that are not appropriate and it’s really embarrassing,” Van Dyken-Rouen told ABC News.
Van Dyken-Rouen said she told the TSA agent who checked her that her wheelchair, hands and feet are normally checked for explosives. She said the agent then called for a supervisor who performed a full-body search, checking her breasts and other private parts in full view of other travelers.
“He said literally, ‘Every other airport is wrong and any other time you’ve flown through Denver and they did not do that, it’s wrong. I’m right,’” Van Dyken-Rouen said of the TSA agent.
Van Dyken-Rouen took to Instagram on Sunday to detail the incident, writing, “With the positive in my journey, there is also negative. Need to make changes for all in [wheelchairs].”
TSA issued a statement Monday apologizing for the incident.
"TSA works closely with the disability community to develop screening procedures that integrate the unique needs of those with disabilities or medical issues into the process. TSA reviews passenger complaints, and in this case determined that our officers did not follow correct screening protocols when Ms. Amy Van Dyken came through the security checkpoint at Denver International Airport (DEN) this weekend. TSA’s federal security director has reached out to Ms. Van Dyken. The officers involved are undergoing retraining, and TSA Denver is providing refresher training to all of its officers as well,” the statement read.
Van Dyken-Rouen said she accepts the TSA’s apology, as long as all disabled fliers get more respect.
“It’s really said,” she said. “I just want to be able to help other people who don’t have a voice, just fair treatment for everybody."
Van Dyken-Rouen, a former Olympic swimmer who has won six gold medals, severed her spinal cord in June 2014 when the ATV she was driving hit a curb and sent her flying over an embankment in Arizona.
Jason Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — LeBron James may turn up on the silver screen again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James may star in a sequel of the 1996 movie Space Jam, which originally starred Michael Jordan.
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Richard Childress Racing has made changes to pit crews of two of its teams.
Chase Masterson is now the front tire changer for Ryan Newman's No. 31 team, replacing Tim Sheets, PitTalks.com reports. Masterson previously worked in the XFINITY Series.
Sheets is now a member of the pit crew for Casey Mears' No. 13 Germain Racing team.
RCR has also promoted Justin Voss from the XFINITY Series. He'll serve as the rear carrier for Austin Dillon's No. 3 team. He takes over for Josh Shipplett, who will now work in the front for the No. 3 team.