Yasiel Puig When In Japan ...
11/14/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive DetailsYasiel Puig has landed in Japan ... and the guy's LOVING IT.
The L.A. Dodgers slugger is part of an MLB All-Star team that's taking on the Japanese national team in a 5-game series ... but when he's not on the field, Puig's been taking in as much culture as he can.
"We visited some temples, that was a very spiritual experience," Puig tells TMZ Sports ... "We took the bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo, very cool."
"I have not been shopping yet, but I will go here in Tokyo."
Puig says he's a HUGE fan of sushi -- and has been scarfing up as much raw fish as he can get his hands on ... saying, "I LOVE IT!"
Puig and his MLB All-Star teammates are reportedly getting $100k each for participating in the series.
Talk about a paid vacation.
Dodgers Star Hanley Ramirez My Lambo Spits FIRE!
10/20/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVEL.A. Dodgers star Hanley Ramirez wanted a hot car ... so he got one that SHOOTS FIRE!!!!
TMZ Sports has learned ... Hanley dropped around $550k for a white 2014 Lamborghini Aventador -- but wanted to make it stand out ... so he went to The Auto Firm in Miami and upgraded the exhaust to one that spits flames.
We're told Hanley has already shipped the car back to Los Angeles -- so if you see a pimped out fire-breathing white Lambo on the 405 ... it's probably best not to tailgate.
Magic Johnson's Daughter I THINK DAD'S HANDLING DODGERS LOSS WELL 'I Don't Really Watch Baseball'
10/13/2014 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another reason to love Magic Johnson: He's not forcing his kids to watch baseball -- even though he OWNS the Dodgers ... so says Magic's daughter Elisa.
The 19-year-old was out at a birthday party in Beverly Hills when we asked how her father was doing after the Blue Crew was bounced from the MLB playoffs earlier this month.
That's when Elisa hit us with a refreshing dose of honesty -- "My dad is probably doing really well ... I don't really watch baseball."
The best part -- her friend has NO IDEA her dad has a relationship with the team either ... and she has to explain that Magic "owns like part of [the Dodgers]."
The Game Warns Cardinals Fans Careful Where You Wear RED in L.A.
10/6/2014 5:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVECardinals are red ...
Dodgers are blue ...
But be careful where you rock those colors ...
Or it could mean THE END of you.
At least, that's what The Game told us out in L.A. the other day -- when he warned Cardinals fans that sporting RED in certain parts of town could be bad for your health.
Game is clearly referring to the Bloods (red) vs. Crips (blue) rivalry ... telling us:
"It depends on where you out out here ... because the Cardinals are red ... you get caught slippin' in the wrong hood, it might not be about baseball. It might be about baseball bats."
Consider yourself warned.
Dodgers Star Andre Ethier 'This Town Might Burn Down' ... If We Win World Series
10/3/2014 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Los Angeles should brace itself ... 'cause if the Dodgers win the World Series, "this town might burn down" ... so says Dodgers superstar Andre Ethier.
The outfielder was out at Madeo last night -- takin' a bunch of people out for a pre-playoff game dinner -- when we asked how he was going to celebrate if when the Dodgers win the Series.
"This town might burn down, eh? But we'll address that when that happens," Ethier joked.
Sure, he was kidding ... but let's get serious -- it's a legit concern ... especially after the Lakers NBA Championship riots of 2000 ... and 2009 ... and 2010.
But it won't happen a 4th time ... will it?
Tommy Lasorda Crash Judge Blasts Accuser You're Outta Here, Liar!
9/6/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He wrecked the guy in traffic ... and now Tommy Lasorda just wrecked his accuser in court -- after the victim in a fender bender demanded $10k from the Dodgers legend ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Tommy had already admitted fault in a rear-ender that went down in Orange County, CA back in 2012 -- but the victim claims he suffered serious injuries and demanded $10k to pay for medical bills.
Bu Tommy called BS -- and after a hearing in small claims court ... the judge didn't only side with Lasorda ... he RIPPED the accuser, claiming the guy LIED in an effort to score a payday.
In fact, the judge said ... the plaintiff's claim he was rear-ended at 30mph was "so wildly implausible given the physical evidence (photos of the two involved vehicles showing essentially no damage) that it served to completely undermine plaintiff's credibility."
Translation -- victory for Lasorda ... who had to pay exactly ZERO dollars to his accuser.
Mo'ne Davis CRUSHES FIRST PITCH At Dodgers Game
9/3/2014 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another dominant performance from Mo'ne Davis ... who fired a PERFECT ceremonial first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers game last night ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The 13-year-old Little League phenom was introduced by Queen Latifah as "an amazing young woman" ... and confidently took the mound like a champ.
Then came the pitch that put 50 Cent to shame (even more shame) ... when she delivered a perfect strike.
That's not even the best part.
The best part was when Yasiel Puig came over and asked HER for an autograph.
Magic and Doc DONALD WHO? Hit Baseball Game with New Clips Owner
8/20/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a photo of the new L.A. Clippers owner in a public photo with TWO black people.
Take THAT Donald Sterling!
Steve Ballmer hit up the L.A. Dodgers game with Magic Johnson and Clippers President Doc Rivers last night.
It's interesting ... considering it was a photo featuring Magic Johnson that led to Donald Sterling's downfall ... when he blasted V. Stiviano for posting a photo of Magic on social media.
In audio posted on TMZ Sports, Sterling screamed at Stiviano for being seen in public with black guys and told her not to bring any black people to his games.
Earlier this week, Sterling himself admitted -- "I'm finished. I'm over."
Matt Kemp Turns Two at Hollywood Nightclub Smokin' Hot Chicks
8/19/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp took advantage of his day off yesterday and hit the Hollywood club scene -- only to drive off with two hot ladies ... one of which was an absolute smokeshow.
TMZ Sports has the footage showing the Dodgers outfielder bee-lining to a waiting SUV outside of DBA nightclub ... followed by a modestly dressed woman who got into the passenger seat ... and another woman dressed in some Daisy Dukes and a tiny top who got into the back.
Kemp and the Dodgers are set to take on the Padres in a few hours -- hopefully he's got some energy left.
Evelyn Lozada DISSES OCHOCINCO He Can't Compete With My New Man!
6/27/2014 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!
The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December.
That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010.
Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.
Donald Sterling The Magic Picture That Triggered Racial Rant
4/27/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is the picture that triggered the conversation between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend ... the conversation in which he said he did not want her bringing Magic Johnson or any other African American to his games.
In the pic -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- V. Stiviano is on the right. The woman on the left is V's friend, Rachel Rodriguez.
Stiviano says on the audio -- and Sterling acknowledges -- he made her take the pic off Instagram because he didn't want her seen in public with an African American.
In another tape ... Sterling expressed similar disdain for posting this pic (above) -- also obtained by TMZ Sports -- of Stiviano with L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp.
Both pics were taken months ago -- apparently at Dodger Stadium -- but she posted them only recently and then took them down at Sterling's behest.
Matt Kemp Reacts to Sterling Audio 'Racism Is Kind of Old'
4/27/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp has just spoken out about being mentioned in the new Donald Sterling recording ... saying it would be "tough" for him to attend Clippers games as long as Sterling owns the team.
As we previously reported, Sterling can be heard instructing his girlfriend to remove a photo of Kemp from her Instagram account because Sterling doesn't believe she should be seen with a black guy in public.
Moments ago, Kemp addressed the situation to the media saying, "Racism is kind of old."
Also interesting ... Kemp says he remembers taking the photo with V. Stiviano ... and while laughing, said he never imagined it would blow up like this.