Sorry baseball ... Floyd Mayweather is just not that into you.
In fact, Floyd's so indifferent about America's pastime, the legendary gambler is sitting out of one of the biggest sporting events of the year -- the World Series ... TMZ Sports has learned.
As you know, Floyd's quick to drop anywhere from $20k to $1 MILLION on a football game (college or pro) ... but our sources tell us Floyd won't touch the MLB.
And why not? As one source puts is ... "He's just not into baseball."
Don't worry ... basketball season's right around the corner -- and he's all about wagering on the NBA.
Jumps On Royals Bandwagon
... After Cardinals Blew It
10/21/2014 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget that regional rivalry garbage, Nelly says it's OK for Cardinals fans to root for the Royals in the World Series ... with the St. Louis native telling TMZ Sports it's all about supporting the Show Me State.
The rap star was leaving Siren Studio in L.A. Monday night when he talked about his beloved Cards getting knocked out of the NLCS -- "We didn't deserve to win man."
"We gave away too many runs and that makes it easier to cheer for KC ... Show Me State in the building!"
We also told Nelly about those radio stations in San Francisco that have banned Lorde's hit song, "Royals" until the W.S. is over -- check out the clip.
Dodgers Star Hanley Ramirez
My Lambo Spits FIRE!
10/20/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.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.
Jenni Rivera Crash
Husband She Ditched
Wants Millions For His Loneliness
10/16/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jenni Rivera's husband wants $35 million from the owners of the plane that crashed and killed her ... even though the couple had filed divorce papers prior to the crash.
Jenni filed for divorce from former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza more than 2 months before the plane she was on went down in December 2012 ... but the paperwork hadn't been finalized when she died, so they were still married.
According to court docs ... Loaiza is suing Starwood Management for $25 million in lost future income, $5 mil in past earnings, and -- get this -- $5 mil more in loss of companionship.
Remember, they'd already separated ... so you'd think the S.S. Companionship would have sailed long before Jenni's death.
Gotta hand it to him -- pitcher's got balls.
Yanks Will Suck For A Long Time
I'm Looking at You, A-Rod
10/15/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Artie Lange cares about one thing more than NY sports -- keeping it real when NY sports teams blow ... and the diehard Big Apple fan tells TMZ Sports his beloved Yankees are SCREWED ... especially with Alex Rodriguez coming back.
Lange was out in NY when we asked him the question on every Yankees fan's mind ... now that "Number 2" is out to pasture -- and he's showing the Bombers ZERO fanboy love.
Watch the clip -- Artie blasts everyone ... from A-Rod to Eli Manning. Yeah, he's that down on the state of Empire State sports.
Tom Brady on the other hand ...
Clay Buchholz's Wife
I'VE BEEN HACKED
Those Pics Were For My Husband ONLY
10/15/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The wife of Boston Red Sox star Clay Buchholz says she's the latest victim in the nude photo hacking scandal -- and tells TMZ Sports the racy photos were ONLY meant to be seen by her husband.
We spoke with Lindsay Clubine -- a former "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model -- who tells us she was devastated when she found out someone had hacked into her husband's phone.
"This is a terrible crime," Clubine said ... "I have my attorneys removing the pictures. This is very upsetting to my family and I."
Clubine says she doesn't blame her husband at all for keeping the pics on his phone ... saying, "Clay and I are good. I send him pictures on the road."
However, Clubine says she IS upset that she's been wrongly identified in some of the more hardcore pics that were hacked from her husband's phone.
"There are pics on his phone that [a teammate] sent some of the guys that are NOT me."
When asked if she would be following Gabrielle Union's lead and contacting the FBI -- Clubine said, "We're taking all the necessary measures."
MLB Slugger Yoenis Cespedes
Extreme Car Makeover
... On $500k Lambo
10/15/2014 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
HR Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes just dropped $500k on a sick new Lamborghini -- only to chop it up and rebuild it so it's EVEN SICKER ... and TMZ Sports has footage of the insane renovation.
Cespedes just picked up a jet black 2014 Lamborghini Aventador (0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph) ... but that wasn't good enough for Yoenis -- who's dropping ANOTHER 6-figures to pimp it out.
We spoke with Alex Vega, owner of the Auto Firm in Florida, who tells us Cespedes' marching orders were simple -- make it swaggy.
"He's spending 100k just to get the car customized" Alex says, "I am about to do something crazy. You just gotta stay tuned."
Here's what we know ... the car is getting the full Avorza customization treatment -- with killer interior, rims and a brand new paint job -- candy blue.
Cespedes tells TMZ Sports he's pumped -- saying, "I just wanted to do something that has never ever been done before, I don't know what he's gonna do, but I know Alex always does nice things to cars."
MLB Star Barry Zito
Rent My Giant S.F. Mansion
... $25k Per Month!
10/14/2014 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He once signed a $126 MILLION contract ... but former MLB pitcher Barry Zito could still use a few extra bucks -- which is why he's trying to rent out his S.F. mansion for $25k per month.
The ex-San Francisco Giants hurler has listed his 2-acre estate in Marin County, CA to rent or buy ... the latter will run you about $9 million.
The place is pretty sweet -- 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, pool, outside fire-place with seating area, a guest house ... and privacy, privacy, PRIVACY!!!
The former Cy Young winner bought the place in 2007 for $8.8 mil ... but clearly, he's over it.
Zito's also selling another mansion he owns in the Hollywood Hills.
No word on where he plans to live now ... but it's probably somewhere nice.
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]."
St. Louis Cardinals
MLB Beefing Up Playoff Security
... In Wake of Civil Unrest
10/11/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The St. Louis Cardinals tell TMZ Sports they have a "heightened awareness" of the explosive situation in the streets of St. Louis and will take extensive security measures to keep fans safe at this weekend's playoff games.
All hell is breaking loose in The Lou ... with angry protesters clashing with police over the recent shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Vonderrit Myers Jr. -- who were both killed by police gunfire.
With the Cardinals hosting the NLCS on Saturday and Sunday, a rep for the team tells us, "Our people have been coordinating with the St. Louis Police Department and Major League Baseball security" in an effort to protect the fans.
The rep notes that there is always increased security for the playoffs, but says the charged racial tension and potential for chaos is definitely "on our radar."
PRE-GAME SEX IS CRUCIAL
... 'Let the Poison Out'
10/9/2014 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bravo's Andy Cohen is a HUUUUGE St. Louis Cardinals fan ... he even named his dog after a player ... and he's got some great advice for the team before their next playoff game -- GET LAID!!!
Andy was out in NYC Wednesday when we asked how he felt about pre-game sex ... since so many World Cup teams BANNED their players from banging during the tourney.
But Andy is all about it ... telling us, "They should burn it out, let the poison out!"
Check out the clip -- Andy also tells us his special routine for watching games ... and yeah, his adorable pooch plays a key role!
Warns Cardinals Fans
Careful Where You Wear RED in L.A.
10/6/2014 5:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cardinals 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.
No On Jeter,
Yes on Gym Owner
10/4/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Derek Jeter ain't getting married at Oheka Castle in NY today ... despite serious buzz.
We know various high end vendors had been contacted to work a "Derek Jeter event" at the historic location this weekend ... but it turns out, it's just not true.
There IS a wedding going down at the Castle tonight -- but the groom is not a future Hall of Famer ... he's the owner of a Crunch gym franchise in Florida ... which is still pretty baller ... but it's not Jeter.