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Mexican Soap Star What Did el Cinco Fingers Say To the Reporter's Face?

10/12/2017 8:07 AM PDT

Mexican soap star Eduardo Yanez is making a name for himself in the U.S. -- around the world, really -- after slapping the hell out of a reporter in Los Angeles.

The telenovela star's violent confrontation with a Univision reporter is going way more viral than any acting he's ever done. The reporter, Paco Fuentes, asked Yanez this week how he felt about his son setting up a GoFundMe page to pay for car repairs.

Yanez was so offended by the question he maniacally flipped out, and slapped the reporter while everyone watched in complete shock.

Yanez is known for his temper with reporters ... so we're guessing Paco won't get an apology anytime soon.

Jahlil Okafor on Fight Video I Was Mad We Sucked ... and Drunk

10/11/2017 8:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

Jahlil Okafor is opening about his infamous '15 streetfight in front of a Boston nightclub -- saying he lost his cool hours after the 76ers blew their chance to finally win a game that season. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Okafor went on a violent bender on Nov. 25, 2015 -- socking at least 2 men in the face outside Storyville Boston nightclub hours after Philadelphia (0-15 at the time) lost to the Celtics. 

Okafor is now explaining the situation to SB Nation saying, "We were almost about to win that game against the Celtics and it ended up getting away from us in the fourth quarter," Okafor said.

"I remember just being upset because I thought we were about to get our first win. And I just decided I'm going to go out that night. I don't remember a lot of it, because I was really intoxicated."

"And me being drunk, I wasn't in my right state of mind. I remember being taunted -- just random stuff I would hear all the time on the court. I just reacted differently."

Okafor says he was so embarrassed after the fight, he didn't leave his house for 2 weeks. 

The good news ... Okafor says he's grown and matured as a person since that incident -- and he's essentially stayed out of trouble ever since. 

Rapper Z-RO No Felony Indictment in Just Brittany Beating Case

10/10/2017 5:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Houston rapper Z-RO will not face felony criminal charges for allegedly beating his then-gf Just Brittany ... TMZ has learned.

According to court records, a grand jury failed to indict Z-RO Tuesday on felony assault charges. TMZ broke the story ... Z-RO's ex-gf claimed the rapper slapped, punched and dragged her around his house while holding a pistol.

Brittany even handed over an audio recording of the alleged beating, prompting cops to arrest Z-RO in July.

Brittany later told us -- on "Raq Rants" -- Z-RO rapped about the alleged incident, and claimed he had "no soul in his eyes" during the attack. 

Z-RO's attorney, Charles Adams, tells TMZ ... there were huge inconsistencies between the recording and the written statement Brittany provided cops. He believes that's ultimately why the grand jury exonerated Z-RO.

Raiders Fan: Donald Penn Is Lying ... He Threatened Me First

10/9/2017 12:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Raiders fan who got into it with Donald Penn after Sunday's game claims the NFL star is lying through his teeth -- saying it was Penn who first threatened violence ... and he's got the proof. 

TMZ Sports spoke with 27-year-old Sal Chavarria ... who says he only waited for Penn after the game because Penn challenged him to a face-to-face confrontation after some Instagram smacktalk earlier in the season. 

Sal admits he was heavily critical of Penn's play on social media -- and was shocked when Penn hit him up in his DM to insult him and challenged him to "say it to my face."

Sal says he did NOT throw a water bottle at Penn during Sunday's encounter, as Penn has alleged -- and claims he has several witnesses to back him up ... including security personnel. 

As for Penn's claims that Sal was trying instigate a physical assault in order to shake Penn down for money, Sal says that's BS too ... he doesn't want a cent from the NFL star. 

The good news ... Sal says he's such a big Raiders fan, he's open to burying the hatchet with Penn -- if the Raiders ask him to. 

UFC Star Tony Ferguson Woulda Fought Overweight Kevin Lee ... Manager Says

10/6/2017 3:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If Kevin Lee wouldn't have been able to make weight, Tony Ferguson woulda fought him at UFC 216 anyway ... so says Tony's manager. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Audie Attar after the dramatic weigh-in Friday morning when Lee initially weighed in 1 pound over the 155 lb limit ... putting the fight in jeopardy. 

Officials gave Lee an hour to lose the extra pound -- and if he didn't, Tony could have opted out of the fight. 

But Attar says Ferg wasn't about to let Lee off the hook that easy -- "If Kevin wanted (to) move forward, Tony definitely did."

Ultimately, Lee made weight ... and the fight is on. 

Of course, this ain’t the first time Tony’s had an opponent with weight issues -- his UFC 209 fight was scrapped after Khabib Nurmagomedov had medical complications during his weight cut.

FYI, the winner of Ferguson vs. Lee could be the next in line to face undisputed lightweight champ Conor McGregor ... especially with Nate Diaz demanding BIG money for a trilogy fight.

UFC Star Kevin Lee I Love the F-Word

10/4/2017 4:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC stud Kevin Lee loves the F-word so much, he's wearing it on a bandana -- even during TV interviews. 

We would know. 

Lee joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show when we brought up some of the viral moments he's created over the past year ... starting with punching Michael Chiesa in the face at a UFC media event. Good times. 

That's when Lee (who's fighting at UFC 216 this weekend) decided to push the envelope again ... dropping a few unexpected F-bombs on the guys. 

Lee is hilarious -- and goes off about everything from Chiesa to Tony Ferguson during the full interview, which you gotta watch on FS1. 

Terrelle Pryor Incident: Ohio State Insults Set Him Off ... New Video

10/4/2017 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained new video of Terrelle Pryor's post-game blowup from Monday night ... revealing the Redskins star got heated over insults about his alma mater.

In the new video, you can hear the fan say, "Hey Terrelle, you bitch! F*ck you! F*ck Ohio State!!"

Of course, Pryor played for the Buckeyes from 2008 to 2010 -- right before he was hit with a 5-year ban from OSU football amid an NCAA investigation into players receiving improper benefits.

Clearly, he's still proud of his school -- and launched his middle finger and an F-bomb after the Ohio State insults.

Pryor was also upset because his Skins lost to the Chiefs in Kansas City. 

NBA's Morris Twins Not Guilty In Basketball Attack

10/3/2017 4:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris have just been found not guilty of beating a man to a bloody pulp after a 2015 youth basketball game.

Both Marcus (who plays for the Boston Celtics) and Markieff (who plays for the Washington Wizards) appeared in an Arizona courtroom on Tuesday where they were acquitted on aggravated assault charges. 

As we previously reported, the brothers were accused of joining 3 others guys in a brutal beatdown of Erik Hood, a former acquaintance ... after Hood allegedly sent inappropriate texts to the mother of the twins. 

The jury began deliberating Monday afternoon and had a verdict on Tuesday. It's huge for the Morris brothers considering they were facing possible prison time if convicted. 

Sean Smith's Victim Needed Metal Plate In Face ... After Beatdown

10/2/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who claims he was attacked by Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith suffered so much damage to his face, he required major reconstructive surgery, including a metal plate. 

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ Sports ... the victim was diagnosed with 5 facial fractures following the July 4 attack, in which officials say Smith punched and stomped on him in the streets of Pasadena. 

Smith has plead not guilty to felony assault charges -- but we're told the victim is adamant Smith was his attacker. 

We're told the victim had been dating Smith's sister for 2 years -- and have known each other for 6 years. 

As for rumors that Smith was retaliating against the victim for an alleged violent attack on his sister, one source tells us that's "absolutely not true" -- there have never been allegations of domestic violence involving the victim and his GF. 

We're told the victim is extremely traumatized by the attack -- and has withdrawn from school where he was working on his master's degree in social work. 

Smith appeared in court this week where he entered his not guilty plea and his lawyer has said the NFL player will fight the case. 

NFL's Sean Smith Hit with Restraining Order Stay Away from Beatdown Accuser

9/29/2017 12:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he allegedly beat up on July 4, this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. 

Smith appeared in court today where he pled not guilty to felony assault charges. 

During the hearing, Smith's attorney agreed to the terms of the protective order -- requiring Smith to stay 100 yards away from the victim. He's also banned from contacting the victim in any way.

Smith is also not allowed to own or possess a gun. 

The terms of the protective order go into effect today. 

As we previously reported, the victim was dating Smith's sister at the time of the alleged assault. 

Story developing ... 

Dennis Schroder Initiated Fight at Hookah Bar ... Cops Say

9/29/2017 10:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Atlanta Hawks star Dennis Schroder shoved another man outside of a hookah bar in Georgia early Friday morning -- triggering a group beatdown that was all caught on video ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've obtained the police report which shows the 24-year-old NBA star was hanging out with a group of friends around 2AM at a restaurant called 6AM, which is connected to a hookah bar. 

Cops say they were called in response to a fight and when they arrived Schroder and his crew were trying to leave. 

Cops found surveillance video which show Schroder and his friends in a "verbal heated exchange" with another man. But things escalated when Schroder threw the first shove -- triggering his friends to basically jump the guy. 

"[The victim] was struck by hands and feet by the offenders."

Eventually, security broke up the fight. The victim was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. 

Schroder and his 3 friends were all arrested for battery

The surveillance video was collected and submitted as evidence. Guessing the Hawks are gonna wanna see that. 

UFC's Tony Ferguson Hey, Werdum ... I'll Seriously Beat Your Ass

9/29/2017 6:05 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Tony Ferguson says he wasn't messing around when he threatened to fight Fabricio Werdum during a UFC media lunch on Thursday ... despite nearly a 100 POUND difference.

Fabricio exploded during the lunch -- shouting insults and threatened to backhand Ferguson during (what was supposed to be) a routine media event.

After the incident, Werdum said he felt disrespected by Ferguson -- and claimed the fighter had a "dark energy" about him.

Ferguson told TMZ Sports it was Werdum who was "rude" -- and if he really wants a piece, he'll gladly beat his ass in front of everyone.

[h/t MMA Fighting]

Floyd Mayweather I'm a Billionaire ... 'It Was Easy'

9/28/2017 6:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather says he's officially a member of the Tres Commas club -- despite the fact he never cashed his TWO biggest fight checks.

The boxing superstar was leaving Warwick nightclub in L.A. -- not too far from his brand new Bev Hills mansion -- when he started talking about his favorite thing in the world ... his bank account. 

"I already made up a billion dollars," Floyd declared ... "That was easy!" 

But is it true? It's definitely possible. 

Before the McGregor fight, Forbes reported Mayweather had racked up slightly more than $700 MILLION in career boxing earnings.  

And with a reported $300 to $400 mil payday for beating up Conor, it would definitely put Floyd over the top. Funny part is, Floyd says the McGregor fight check (and the Pacquiao check) haven't even been cashed yet

"We got a lot of problems," Mayweather tells TMZ Sports ... "Money ain't one of our problems."

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