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Enes Kanter Blasts Back After Kevin Durant's Anti-OKC Tweets

9/19/2017 4:07 PM PDT
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Enes Kanter is standing up for the OKC Thunder after his former teammate Kevin Durant ripped the organization on Twitter ... saying K.D. is dead wrong.

As we previously reported, Durant tweeted that he hated playing in OKC because he didn't like his coach and former teammates (aside from Russell Westbrook.)

Kanter fired back with a tweet of his own ... saying "I don't care what anyone says. Oklahoma City Thunder is the best and most professional organization in the NBA and got the craziest fans."

"We win-We lose but the most important thing we stick together because we are one."

Kanter added ... "and those cats, I call them FAMILY."

Earthquake 7.1 Rocks Mexico ... Buildings Explode, Collapse

9/19/2017 1:31 PM PDT
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Central Mexico is trembling after a devastating 7.1 earthquake that's leveled dozens of buildings to nothing but rubble.

The powerful quake struck Tuesday afternoon in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but it was felt nearly 100 miles away in Mexico City. There are reports of at least 104 deaths, and there's also extensive property damage -- some buildings exploded and others totally collapsed moments after the shaking. 

The quake comes on the anniversary of the tragic 8.0 earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 people in 1985. The country was still reeling from an 8.1 earlier this month that killed 61 people.

Serena Williams on Mom: Taught Me 'Power of a Black Woman' ... Now I'll Teach My Baby

9/19/2017 12:41 PM PDT
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New mom Serena Williams just penned a powerful letter to her own mother -- thanking Oracene Price for showing her how to be a strong, black woman in a world filled with ignorance and hate. 

"I'm not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman," Williams wrote.

"Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges -- ones that I enjoy."

In the letter, Serena addresses all the harsh criticism she heard on her way to the top -- including being labeled a man and a steroid user -- and says she never could've overcome it without her mom's guidance. 

"I've been called man because I appeared outwardly strong. It has been said I don't belong in women's sports -- that I belong in men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do."

"It has been said that that I use drugs (No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage)."

"I am proud we were able to show them what some women look like. We don't all look the same."

Serena says she's gonna pass on those life lessons to her newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia ... and asks for her mom's continued help along the way. 

Billy Bush & Wife Split After 20-Year Marriage

9/19/2017 12:20 PM PDT
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Billy Bush and his wife of 20 years have called it quits ... TMZ has confirmed.

A rep for Billy tells TMZ ... the former "Today" co-host and Sydney Davis are "separated for the moment to evaluate their life together." The rep goes on to say, "They love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future." The couple has 3 kids.

Billy had a rough 2016 after a video surfaced showing then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump talking to Billy about trying to bang chicks back in 2005. Trump referred to the conversation as "locker room talk."

"Today" suspended Bush over the incident, before ultimately settling with him on his exit for a reported $10 mil.

Kevin Durant: Regrets Bashing OKC Coach On Twitter ... Denies Secret Account

9/19/2017 11:39 AM PDT
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Kevin Durant says it was "childish" and "idiotic" to slam his former OKC Thunder coach and teammates on Twitter this week ... but insists he was NOT trying to do it from a secret 2nd account. 

KD just addressed the situation at TechCrunch Disrupt -- where he was asked straight-up if he intended to post the anti-OKC tweets from an anonymous account so nobody would know it was him.

Durant denied the allegation ... only admitting to another Instagram account -- "but that's just for my friends and family so I wouldn't say I was using that to clap back at anybody."

KD says he enjoys engaging with basketball fans on Twitter but, "I happened to take it a little too far" when he told 1 fan that he left OKC because he "didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan."

"I don't regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter," Durant said at TechCrunch ... "I do regret using my former coach's name and the former organization that I played for."

"That was childish. That was idiotic. All those type of words ... I regret doing that and I apologize to him for doing that."

KD says he felt bad about it ... but will continue to use Twitter.

Cris Cyborg Ronda Rousey's a Loser I Don't Want to Fight Her Anymore

9/19/2017 9:56 AM PDT
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Cris Cyborg says she's OVER her feud with Ronda Rousey -- because Ronda is no longer on her level and belongs in the WWE instead of the octagon.  

Cyborg called out Rousey for years -- once telling TMZ Sports she wanted to kill the first UFC women's champ to end their soap opera ... but Cris says Ronda ain't worthy of the scrap anymore after a pair of brutal losses.

"When I wanted to fight her it was because she was at the top of her game and she had all of the confidence in the world," Cyborg said in a statement.

"She had not been KO'd twice in a row and some people were actually saying she could beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight."

"Both of us are now at different chapters in our careers and for me that chapter is finished."

Cris says she'd only take on Rousey in the WWE ring ... cause that's the only place they'd be on even ground. 

Cyborg's message is in response to Ronda's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan ... who called for the super-fight in an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday, saying Cris was "too slow" to beat Rousey.

Cyborg responded by saying Edmond's "nothing but a joke of a coach."

As for Ronda ... she's rumored to be transitioning to WWE after cutting a backstage promo earlier this month.

Ryan Phillippe Denies Beating Ex-Girlfriend ... Devastated by Her Claims

9/19/2017 9:27 AM PDT
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Ryan Phillippe is strongly denying he laid a hand on his ex-girlfriend.

His camp tells TMZ ... "As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated. Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused."

As we reported, Elsie Hewitt got a protective order against Ryan and also sued him for more than $1 million ... claiming he attacked her in a drunken rage and threw her down a flight of stairs.

Ryan's camp says, "The claims are false."

RG3 Santana Moss Betrayed Me I Didn't Brag About Shanahan Firing!!

9/19/2017 8:51 AM PDT
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Robert Griffin III is flat-out denying Santana Moss' story claiming he bragged about getting Mike Shanahan fired from the Redskins ... saying "to openly lie about me is a betrayal."

ICYMI -- Moss opened up about his time with RG3 and the Redskins on Monday ... saying the Heisman-winning QB gloated about Shanahan presumably getting canned over his lack of playing time.

But RG3 says the story is complete B.S. ... and just responded to Moss on Twitter "No subtweeting needed. Santana Moss, I treat you like a brother & have always had your back. To openly lie about me is a betrayal....."

"Some so desperately want me to fit this negative narrative that has been pushed about me. But I don't fit it. Never have. Never will."

"Proved it in Cleveland. Voted Captain. Came back to play for my teammates just to help us win 1 game. With a broken shoulder. Stop the lies."

There's a lot more in Moss' interview with 'Dukes vs. The World' on 106.7 The Fan ... he hints that RG3's current unemployment is karma for the way he acted in Washington.

Mel B & Stephen Belafonte Judge Won't Close Courtroom For Domestic Violence Case

9/19/2017 9:19 AM PDT
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Mel B's efforts to get her domestic violence case sealed have fallen short ... the judge shot her down.

According to docs, the judge denied her request to have the courtroom closed, and to have all the records sealed from the public. As we reported, Mel says Stephen Belafonte will expose explicit sex tapes -- some of which feature the couple -- as evidence in the case ... and she doesn't want her children to find out about them.

The judge addressed that concern directly, saying "salacious details" like sex tapes are generally not reason enough to seal a case. He did acknowledge things directly related to the children, such as visitation schedules, would NOT be revealed in open court.

Basically, the judge said instead of making a blanket rule to seal the whole case -- he's decided, as the case moves along, which topics to keep public or sealed.

Neymar & Lewis Hamilton Fashion War at London Hot Spots

9/19/2017 7:19 AM PDT
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Neymar and Lewis Hamilton went out in London together on Monday -- in what turned out to be a VERY expensive battle for fashion supremacy.

See Neymar's red jacket? Yeah ... that's a Louis Vuitton x Supreme bomber varsity piece that's being sold on one fashion site for $23,000!

Hamilton was sporting a bunch of designer stuff that hasn't even been released to the public yet --including a Balenciaga sweatshirt and special gold Off White high top sneakers. 

The two hit up Zuma restaurant together before rollin' over to the famous Cirque Le Soir nightclub. 

Wonder who paid ... considering Neymar just signed a massive deal with Paris Saint-Germain that's expected to pay him more than $265 MILLION! 

Hamilton reportedly made $46 MILLION just last year. 

Yeah, it's good to be rich ... 

UFC's Luke Rockhold 'I Can't Feel My Feet' ... Gross Post-Fight Swelling

9/19/2017 6:48 AM PDT
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UFC superstar Luke Rockhold kicked so much ass this weekend, his foot exploded. 

Well, it certainly blew the hell up. 

Take a look at video of Luke's insanely swollen and bruised right foot -- which he earned during Saturday night's dominant TKO victory over David Branch at 'UFC Fight Night' in Pittsburgh. 

Maybe put some ice on it?

The good news ... Rockhold seems pretty comfortable recovering while chillin' at a rooftop pool in the Steel City.

Could be worse ... could be David Branch's face.

Dolphins Coach Adam Gase Clearly Annoyed By Lawrence Timmons Situation

9/18/2017 1:06 PM PDT
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Miami Dolphins head coach, Adam Gase, doesn't seem like a man concerned with the health of linebacker Lawrence Timmons -- he seems pissed off. 

We broke the story ... the Dolphins filed a missing persons report with police after Timmons disappeared from the team's Southern California hotel Saturday night.  

Timmons was found by LAX police early Sunday morning after he was trying to board a flight to Pennsylvania. ESPN has reported Timmons was supposed to meet with team doctors Monday. 

But when Gase was asked about the player and his situation -- he gave short answers and told reporters he hasn't spoken with LT and has no idea where he is right now. 

When asked if he's expecting Timmons to remain on the team moving forward, Gase said, "I have nothing to add for what I have right now. Really, just gathering a lot of information ... and I got a few other things I gotta deal with, with the guys that played yesterday."

Yeah, doesn't sound good. 

Joe Thomas Celebrates 10k Straight NFL Snaps ... With Bourbon!!

9/18/2017 6:29 AM PDT
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Cleveland Browns legend Joe Thomas threw a Fitz after his 10,000th NFL snap -- and it was delicious. 

The 32-year-old tackle threw a 1-man whiskey celebration after his record-breaking game on Sunday -- with a glass of Old Fitzgerald Prime. 

But it doesn't appear to be any old bottle -- it seems to be a more collectible (and really valuable) version of the brown stuff (we're still waiting for our liquor experts to wake up).

Thomas hasn't missed a single play since getting drafted back in 2007 ... and has played for 22 different quarterbacks during that time.

Yeah, if we had to play for the Brownies that long, we'd be drinking too ...

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