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Left Tackle Cordy Glenn Agrees to Multi-Year Contract Extension with Buffalo Bills

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Left tackle Cordy Glenn will remain with the Buffalo Bills for another five years.

The team announced Tuesday that both had agreed to a five-year contract extension, which sources tell ESPN is worth $65 million, with $36 million guaranteed.

The 26-year-old, who was given the franchise tag earlier this offseason, was selected from Georgia as a second-round pick in the 2012 draft.

Glenn has started 57 straight games for the Bills.

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Tom Brady Granted Extension to File Motion for Appeal in ‘Deflategate’

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.

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Bryce Harper Extends Endorsement Deal with Under Armour

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.

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Tigers’ Justin Verlander Engaged to Model Kate Upton

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.”

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Olympic Gold Medalist Gets Apology from TSA for ‘Humiliating’ Airport Screening

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.

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Richard Childress Racing Makes Pit Crew Changes

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, 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.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/2/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:


Washington 2, Kansas City 0
Milwaukee 8, L.A. Angels 5


Minnesota 6, Houston 2
Seattle 4, Oakland 3
Texas 2, Toronto 1


St. Louis 10, Philadelphia 3
San Diego 2, Colorado 1
Chi Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 2
N-Y Mets 4, Atlanta 1
San Francisco 9, Cincinnati 6


Cleveland 104, Atlanta 93
Oklahoma City 98, San Antonio 97


Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2

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Former 49ers Star Dana Stubblefield Accused of Raping Disabled Woman

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has been charged with raping a developmentally disabled woman.

Santa Clara County prosecutors allege that Stubblefield attacked the 31-year-old woman in April 2015 when she showed up to be the family’s nanny at his home in Morgan Hill, California.

“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny according to ABC News affiliate KGO-TV. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”

According to prosecutors, Stubblefield’s DNA was found on the woman when she reported the attack to police.

Stubblefield faces five felony counts and a prison sentence of up to 16 years and eight months. Bail has been set at $250,000.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Josh Ravin Suspended 80 Games for PEDs

Sarah Crabill/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin has been suspended for 80 games after he violated the MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

The 28-year-old had already been on the team’s 60-day disabled list because he broke his left non-pitching arm in a car accident.

“We are disappointed to hear that Josh has violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “The Dodgers fully support MLB’s policy toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the sport and, as per the Joint Drug Program, we will have no further comment on this suspension.”

In a statement released through the MLB Players Association, Ravin said he was using supplements during spring training to help him recover from illnesses.

“During 2016 spring training, I came down with a severe case of intestinal flu and strep throat. I was put on antibiotics and lost a total of 20 pounds in less than seven days,” Ravin said. “To try and speed up my recovery, I took some supplements that I thought would help. Unfortunately, I was not as careful as I should have been and one of the supplements contained a banned substance.

“I later learned that the substance showed up in a regular drug test done of me during 2016 spring training. This has been a very painful lesson for me. I have always tried to avoid doing anything in violation of the system and I take full responsibility for the consequences of my actions and my bad judgment. So, I have decided to accept the suspension and continue my ultimate goal to be able to pitch again in the major leagues.”

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