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L.A. Clippers Blake Griffin Punch Victim 'No Longer Works For Team'

7/27/2016 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727_Matias-Testi_blake-griffin-tmzinstagramThe L.A. Clippers equipment staffer who was punched in the face by Blake Griffin during a fight in Toronto earlier this year is off the team -- and will NOT be back for the '16/'17 season ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We spoke with a rep for the Clippers who confirmed Matias Testi "no longer works for the team."

Testi had been employed by the Clippers for years -- and was on the road with Griffin back in January when the NBA superstar snapped and punched him in the head.

Griffin broke his hand during the incident and was later suspended by the team.  

It seemed the two sides buried the hatchet -- with Blake and Matias shaking hands at a Clippers game one month after the fight. 

The Clippers wouldn't say whether Testi was fired or if he quit -- or if the fight had anything to do with the situation. 

Ezekiel Elliott Accuser Takes Case to City Attorney ... Investigation Underway

7/27/2016 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0722_ezekiel-elliott-TMZEzekiel Elliott's not out of the woods yet ... because his accuser in the domestic violence case has gone to the city prosecutor -- which has launched a full investigation into her allegations. 

We broke the story ... Elliott's ex-girlfriend told police the Dallas Cowboys running back struck her during an altercation in Ohio on Friday morning ... and had been physical with her earlier that week. 

Four witnesses told cops they did NOT see Elliott lay a finger on the woman -- and cops say there was not enough evidence to make an arrest.

The accuser was told to follow up with the prosecutor's office if she wanted to move forward. 

Well, now we know ... that's exactly what she did. 

The city attorney's office confirms the accuser has already spoken with investigators and doesn't appear to want to drop the case anytime soon. 

"We currently have an open investigation," a rep for the Columbus City Attorney tells TMZ Sports.

"We are collecting as much evidence as possible. Once the investigation is complete, our office will determine if there is sufficient evidence to establish probable cause. Basically, whether there is enough evidence to charge him or not."

Elliott has adamantly denied striking the woman -- and tweeted, "Evil NEVER prevails."

Johnny Depp Amber's Gonna Ruin My Credit

7/26/2016 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-johnny-depp-amber-heard-getty-03Johnny Depp believes he can't get a fair shake in his courtroom showdown with Amber Heard until his lawyers grill her in a deposition -- and if that doesn't happen it could cost him dearly.

Depp's team was in court Tuesday for an emergency hearing to settle critical issues in the case. His side says Johnny has every right to confront Amber over her "meritless" accusations of domestic violence.

In docs, Depp says if he can't depose her he'll be behind the 8 ball in his effort to defend himself, and could lose the case. And there's this -- he's worried a loss could affect him emotionally and financially. He points out a permanent restraining order would appear on future credit checks.

Yes, even with an estimated net worth of $400 mil ... he's worried about credit.

As we reported ... Amber's depo has been delayed because they couldn't agree on a date, but the judge settled the matter. It's now scheduled for August 6 -- a Saturday.  

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Lindsay Lohan It's War with Egor Over My Topless Art

7/26/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0726-lindsay-lohan-pegasus-street-art-naked-02Lindsay Lohan's fiance, Egor Tarabasov, moved out of their apartment Tuesday and she claims he tried to make off with some of her stuff.

As we previously reported ... LiLo skipped town Monday after their blowout, but we're told she had staff at the London pad when Egor and his mother returned for his things.

The staffers told Lindsay, Egor and Elena were trying to take her prized Marilyn Monroe pop art. The custom painting was done by street artist Pegasus and is based on Lindsay's 2012 Playboy shoot.

Lindsay's dad, Michael, fired off a series of scathing texts to Egor over the weekend ... and we're told he sent another today to Egor and his mother, accusing them of jacking the painting.

We've reached out to Egor multiple times, but still no reply. 

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Ezekiel Elliott All Smiles Again After Domestic Violence Allegations

7/26/2016 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0726-ezekiel-elliott-instagram-01-Ezekiel Elliott doesn't look like he's too worried about last week's domestic violence allegations -- posting a photo to social media with a big ol' smile on his face. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Elliott's ex-GF claimed the Dallas Cowboys star struck her during a parking lot altercation early Friday morning -- and later claimed he had a history of violence against her. 

But cops spoke with 4 witnesses who say they never saw Elliott lay a finger on the woman -- and in the end, officers did NOT arrest Elliott because they didn't feel there was enough evidence to prove he committed a crime.

The woman was referred to the prosecutor's office -- but clearly, Elliott ain't sweatin' it. 

Johnny Manziel The Apology Note ... After Hawaii Fight

7/20/2016 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0720-johnny-manziel-apology-tmz-01TMZ Sports has obtained a pic of the handwritten apology note Johnny Manziel sent to the guy he fought with before a wedding in Hawaii last week ... in which he admits he "should never have done that."

We broke the story ... multiple witnesses tell us Manziel punched the guy in the face Friday night at the rehearsal dinner at the Four Seasons on the Big Island.

The next day, the other guy in the fight got a visit from room service -- a champagne and orange juice delivery with a note that read: 

"Truly apologize should have never done that. Know this won't make it better, but hope it starts the day off alright. Best, Johnny Manziel."

Sources tell us Manziel is adamant he did not instigate the fight -- but knows he shouldn't have engaged the other guy ... hence the apology. 

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Johnny Manziel Hawaiian Punch QB In Island Altercation

7/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719-johnny-manziel-tmzJohnny Manziel was involved in a fistfight at a fancy Hawaiian resort the night before his friend's wedding, TMZ Sports has learned ... but the QB insists he wasn't the aggressor.  

Here's what we know ... Manziel was at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island on Friday night when he got into it with another wedding guest. 

We're told things had been heated between the guys for a while -- but it all came to a head at the rehearsal dinner.  

Sources connected to Manziel tell us the QB felt like he was being hounded by the other man. We're told Johnny was adamant he was not the instigator. 

But things escalated ... and at one point during the altercation Manziel struck the other guy in the face.

We're told the fight was over almost immediately. We spoke with police who tell us they were NOT called to the hotel that night. We also reached out to Manziel multiple times -- so far, no comment. 

But get this ... the next day, the other guy in the fight got a surprise from room service -- a bottle of champagne and a note that read, "Truly apologize. Should have never done that. Know this won't make it better, but hope it starts the day off alright." 

It was signed by Johnny Manziel.

One more thing ... Johnny posted a photo from the day of the wedding with a bandage on his finger.

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Brock Lesnar Fails 2nd Drug Test On Day of UFC 200 Fight

7/19/2016 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0719-brock-lesner-getty-01Brock Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance on the DAY OF UFC 200 ... this according to the UFC. 

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified the UFC that a sample collected on July 9th tested positive for the same substance that was found in Brock's 1st failed test, which went down on June 28th. 

"It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed," the UFC said in a statement.

Brock's UFC 200 opponent, Mark Hunt, has already demanded Brock's $2.5 million purse -- guessing this is only going to fuel that fire. 

Jon Jones I'm Not a Cheater 'Don't Write Me Off Just Yet'

7/18/2016 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0718-jon-jones-TMZ-01Jon Jones says he's NOT A CHEATER -- and says he still believes he can clear his good name. 

Of course, Jon was yanked from UFC 200 after he tested positive for 2 banned estrogen blockers -- which are typically used in tandem with certain performance-enhancing drugs to limit side effects. 

He has been temporarily suspended from fighting in Nevada -- and a hearing is expected for later this year. 

But Monday afternoon, Jon went to Twitter to plead his innocence. 

"Don't write me off just yet, I know in my heart that I'm not a cheater," Jones said.

"I trust in the system to help me prove it."

Jones' camp has suggested that he may have unknowingly taken tainted supplements leading up to the fight. 

CM Punk Blasted By UFC Fighter ... You're a Joke!!!

7/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk doesn't deserve to be in the UFC -- and will likely get his ass beat in his UFC debut because he's not a real fighter ... so says UFC fighter Lorenz Larkin

Larkin has been a pro fighter since 2009 -- and essentially lays out why allowing the former WWE superstar in the Octagon is an INSULT to the sport. 

You gotta watch this clip ... Larkin throws the SHADE OF THE YEAR -- and says he'd be worried for Punk's life if the UFC ever allowed the two to square off. 

"The UFC doesn't have enough insurance for what I'd do to him."

FYI, Punk makes his debut at UFC 203 in September -- we'll see if Larkin's right.

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Urijah Faber Conor McGregor's Tough But Nate's Gonna Beat That Ass Again!

7/16/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor's on the fast track to ANOTHER ass whoopin' ... so says Urijah Faber who tells TMZ Sports the Irish superstar just doesn't have what it takes to beat Nate Diaz

Faber tried to help Conor prepare for his last fight against Diaz, but his advice fell upon deaf ears. 

Now, Urijah says ... despite all of the positive things Conor has going for him -- like toughness and skill -- a victory in the rematch is simply out of the question. 

By the way, we also asked 37-year-old Urijah if he was planning on retiring any time soon ... check out what he says. 

'Little Women: Atlanta' BIG Backup for Little Chicken Wing Fight!!

7/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

'Little Women: ATL' star Juicy caught a plate of chicken wings to the face during a fight with 2 of her castmates ... and TMZ got the footage.

It all went down at a restaurant in May, and as luck would have it ... show cameras were rolling. Minnie and her mother, Tammie, were pissed Juicy didn't believe Minnie was pregnant and had miscarried.

It got so heated ... Tammie, who is NOT a little person, decided to go HAM with the chicken. The clip, which airs in Wednesday's episode, is an instant classic. 

Juicy wasn't amused -- she got a temporary restraining order against Tammie after the incident, but a judge later dismissed the case. Still, Juicy refused to film with Minnie and her mom for a month afterward ... and there's still bad blood.

UFC's Alistair Overeem I'm Takin' Out Stipe Miocic ... In The 2nd Round!!

7/14/2016 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Alistair Overeem is so confident he'll destroy Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 -- he's calling his round!!! 

Overeem was out in Vegas recently when we asked about his big title fight with the UFC heavyweight champ in September ... a fight in which Alistair will be gunning for his 5th straight victory. 

You can tell his confidence is through the roof. 

By the way, we also asked the Dutch fighter to tell the best thing about Amsterdam ... and no, his answer wasn't the weed ... or the Heineken brewery ... or the red light district. 

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