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Dak Prescott's H.S. Coach No Romo? No Problem! He's Always Game Ready

8/31/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830_Dak-Prescott_cowboys_gettyChill out, Cowboys fans ... 'cause rookie backup QB Dak Prescott will have NO PROBLEM filling in for injured star Tony Romo, despite his inexperience ... his old H.S. coach says.

TMZ Sports spoke with Rodney Guin -- Prescott's football coach at Haughton High in Louisiana -- who says the rest of the world might be shocked by D.P.'s play ... but he ain't.

FYI -- Prescott's played at a RIDICULOUS level through the first 3 preseason games ... racking up 7 TDs (5 passing, 2 rushing) and 0 INTs on more than 500 total yards.  

“Dak always prided himself in being ready to play," Guin told us. "He was the most prepared guy on the team ... he was a leader in practice, he earned the respect of all the older players and I can see him doing that on a professional level."

“I’m not really surprised by his great start. I always knew he would be successful, but it is impressive to see him play so well so early.”

In other words, maybe all hope isn't lost for Cowboys fans ...


Baylor Football Player Suspended 3 Games ... For Dog Beating Video

8/30/2016 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830-ishmael-zamora-getty-01Baylor sophomore receiver Ishmael Zamora has been handed a 3 game suspension, community service, and counseling after an animal abuse incident in June ... TMZ Sports has learned.

"Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone," Baylor interim Head Coach Jim Grobe said. "We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions."

Along with the suspension, Zamora "must undergo counseling and must relinquish the dog to an animal-friendly home," according to a statement released by Baylor.

A gruesome video showing the incident surfaced on the internet earlier this month, sparking outrage from animal rights group PETA.

0823-sub-ishmael-zamora-video-5"We have received communications about this incident from many passionate individuals over the past 10 days, and I am aware of their concerns," Grobe said.

"Our goal is for this discipline to be educational and restorative, and I believe that we have taken corrective measures to help Ishmael learn from his actions and better understand the behavior we demand of all students at the University."

Ishmael accepts the punishment, and vows that the incident "will never, ever, happen again."

"I truly love my dog, however, I know that my actions showed differently and I know that I made a big mistake."

Baylor Football Player PETA Demands Drug Tests, Counseling ... After Dog Abuse Vid

8/23/2016 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0823-ishmael-zamora-peta-getty-03PETA has declared WAR on the scumbag Baylor football player who beat up his dog -- calling for an immediate steroids test, claiming increased testosterone may have contributed to his violent rage.  

Sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora has been under serious fire ever since footage surfaced from June showing him mercilessly whipping and kicking a small dog.  

0823-sub-Ishmael-Zamora-video-2Baylor interim coach Jim Grobe has said Zamora will be disciplined for his actions -- but the exact punishment is unclear. 

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are asking the school and the court system to drop the hammer. 

"PETA is calling for drug testing, since testosterone is particularly aggression-inducing, as well as psychiatric counseling and anger management, for everyone's sake, at his own expense," Stephanie Bell tells TMZ Sports.

"And he should be suspended and banned from ever owning animals again."

Bell -- PETA's senior director of cruelty casework -- is also praising Baylor for "recognizing that this man's behavior is dangerous to animals and that such a violent outburst against a defenseless individual does not bode well for his future."

Zamora has reportedly sent his dog to live with relatives since the incident.

Lisa Ann Hardcore Fantasy Football Advice ... From A Porn Legend

8/22/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Ann -- star of the legendary "Nailin' Palin" -- is about to use her mouth to bring joy to your life ... by telling you exactly what she'd do with Tom Brady

You gotta watch the clip ... Lisa Ann (who does a FF show on SirusXM) really knows her stuff ... and wants to make sure you don't embarrass yourself come draft day. 

Seriously ... look up, pay attention and take notes ... you might learn something if you can stop thinking about inappropriate things for the next 120 seconds of your life.

A7FL Tackle Football League No Pads, No Helmets FULL CRAZY

8/16/2016 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What if we told you there was a full-contact tackle football league where ex and future professional players break each other off viciously WITH NO HELMETS? Crazy, right?

Crazy enough to be damn true ... it's called A7FL ... a 7-on-7 pigskin league with absolutely zero safety equipment protecting the players from demolishing each other.

We spoke to A7FL's CEO and co-founder, Sean Korkusuz, who says the 2-year-old organization is starting to pick up steam.

"The response we have been getting since we have been doing this has been tremendous," Korkusuz says.

As far as the players ... Sean says there's athletes of all talent levels who play in the A7FL right now ... and some of them have left to pursue careers in the softer, less hardcore league.

"Daryl Virgies is a guy who came through our league then went to a small college in Virginia, he just had his NFL pro day in the last few months."

As far as the safety of the players, competing in such a brutal game with no protection ... Sean had only one thing to say. 

"All athletes sign a player injury waiver and all athletes must be 18 or older."

You've been warned ... 

Steve Sarkisian I've Reevaluated My Life ... Open to Coaching Again

8/16/2016 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-USC football coach Steve Sarkisian is a changed man -- sober, happy and excited about his new gig with FS1 ... but tells TMZ Sports he's still open to coaching college football again. 

We got a slim, trim Sark out at LAX moments ago -- who confirmed he'll be part of FS1's college football team this season -- and says he's fired up about being around the game again. 

But his transition into broadcasting doesn't mean he's closed the door on a return to the sidelines -- telling us he still loves coaching and would consider reigniting his career. 

The most important part of the video ... Sark says he's had a chance to reevaluate his life after coming to terms with his alcohol problem and seems to be moving in a very positive direction.

"Life's good," Sark said ... "I'm just taking some time to focus on myself and to do the things necessary in all aspects of my life ... I feel really good."

Sylvester Stallone Rambo Ambushes College FB Player ... With Scholarship Offer

8/16/2016 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

081616_sly_stallone_primaryHere's Sylvester Stallone helping a college football player live out his real-life "Rudy" moment ... surprising the walk-on with a scholarship offer in front of the whole squad.

It went down at a recent Western Michigan football practice ... first, walk-on linebacker Kasey Carson was singled out by the coaching staff for his leadership and guts, then everyone was told to look up at the jumbo screen.

That's when Sly took it away ... informing the whole program the kid had earned a full ride, and praising him for his attitude ... all set to the 'Rocky' theme.

Check out the clip ... and wrap yourself in its awesomeness.

Daniel Radcliffe Tom Brady Is Fantasy Poison ... At Least in the 1st Round

8/16/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Fantasy Football Draft."

Listen up, Daniel Radcliffe is a MASSIVE fantasy football fanatic -- and with most fantasy drafts right around the corner, DR's telling us who he likes for his #1 pick.

Here's a hint -- it ain't Tom Brady ... or Cam Newton ... or any other quarterback. In fact, Daniel's pretty adamant that no QB should go in round 1. 

So, who's his number one pick? 

Here's another hint ... it'll probably make Jay Z happy.

Muhammad Ali's Grandson GOLDEN BEAR BOUND ... RB Commits to Cal

8/15/2016 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0815-biaggio-ali-walsh-bears-california-berkeley-TWITTER-caption-01Muhammad Ali's grandson -- high school football star Biaggio Ali-Walsh -- has committed to Cal ... after receiving offers from several top colleges. 

B.A.W. made his announcement while visiting the Cal campus over the weekend -- saying, "I've discussed with my family and I am blessed to say I am committed to California Berkeley!! #GoBears."

Biaggio is one of the top running backs in the country -- and is about to start his senior year at Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada ... the same place where Snoop's son Cordell Broadus played.

Oh, and if the college football thing doesn't work out -- remember, he's got a modeling contract with one of the top agencies in the country. 

Rumble young man, rumble. 


Dallas Police Org. To NFL Upset Over Rejected Decals 'It Hurts You Don't Support Us'

8/11/2016 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811_dallas_cowboys_dallas_fallen_soldiers_twitterA Dallas police organization says the NFL should reconsider rejecting the Cowboys' request to honor fallen cops with a helmet decal this season ... telling TMZ Sports "We are extremely upset by their decision."

We spoke to Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, who tells us the league should use its platform to support their cause.

"The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement," Pennie says.

"These teams and players have a spotlight on them and could have helped bring awareness. If a uniform policy is keeping them from this, then why don’t they have every team wear the decals?" 

Pennie says he appreciates the Cowboys' attempt, saying "they understand the sacrifices these officers made and we're happy they wanted to honor these heroes.”

"These are our friends and our loved ones ... it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us."

Leonard Fournette 'I'd Like to Apologize' 'Not Fighting, Just Slap Boxing'

8/10/2016 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-Leonard-Fournette-gettyLSU superstar Leonard Fournette is apologizing for the 1-on-1 incident with his teammate Garrett Brumfield -- but insists the incident was NOT a real fight.

"I would like to apologize to everyone, but we were not fighting, just slap boxing," Fournette tweeted.

"But again I would like to apologize to everyone again."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Fournette traded shots with Brumfield near Tiger Stadium earlier this week. LSU officials say they believe Leonard's story ... claiming it was just simple horseplay.

Billy Bob Thornton Fournette Vs. Teammate 'Looks Like A Fight To Me'

8/10/2016 4:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sorry, LSU ... Billy Bob Thornton ain't buyin that "horseplay" argument -- saying the Leonard Fournette video sure looks like a fight to him. 

Thornton joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) and said he was pretty confident that the footage in the video was 100% real.

We broke the story ... LSU officials claim Fournette and teammate Garrett Brumfield were just slap boxing ... and hugged it out after the video ended. 

FYI -- You're not gonna wanna miss BBT on the show Wednesday (airs 9 PM PT) ... dude is awesome as hell and really knows his sports. 

Snoop Dogg Cordell Quitting UCLA was 'Heartbreaking' ... But I Understand

8/9/2016 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Snoop Dogg admits he was "kinda mad" this week when he learned his son, Cordell Broadus, had quit the UCLA football team ... again ... but says he understands and supports his kid.

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"It was heartbreaking, it was crushing," Snoop said during an interview with Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97 ... "but at the same time, I seen it was a burden on his shoulders."

"I didn't never want him to feel like he had to do anything for me."

Snoop says he realized Cordell's spirit wasn't in the game -- he wanted to do other things -- and he supports his son.

"How can I be mad at you for discovering who you are and becoming you?"

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