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Kate Upton Rips MLB Writers Over Cy Young Snub ... You 'F'd' Justin Verlander!!!

11/16/2016 4:10 PM PST
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1116_kate_upton_justin-verlander_tmz-2Kate Upton is FURIOUS Justin Verlander didn't win the A.L. Cy Young Award -- sending a scorching note to the MLB writers who voted on it ... YOU F**KED MY FIANCE. 

Verlander came in 2nd in the voting behind Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello -- despite the fact Justin had more 1st place votes. 

FYI -- the Cy Young voting system is weighted. Writers fill in a name for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place -- a 1st place vote is worth 7 points. 2nd is worth 4, 3rd is worth 3, 4th is 2 and 5th is 1. 

Verlander had 14 1st place votes. Rick had 8 ... but Rick beat Verlander out in the overall scoring. 

Enter Upton who went all scorched Earth on the process. 

"Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to f**k @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn't have him on their ballot?"

"He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB"

"Sorry Rick but you didn't get any 1st place votes? you didn't win. #ByeFelicia @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers."

Vin Scully Blown Away By White House Call 'I'm Just An Old Baseball Announcer'

11/16/2016 2:52 PM PST
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This is awesome!!!!!!

Vin Scully couldn't believe his ears when he got a phone call from the White House Wednesday informing him that he's receiving an honor from President Obama ... saying, "Oh my gosh, no. Are you sure?"

Cameras were rolling when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the L.A. Dodgers legend to let him know he's a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ... the highest civilian honor any President can give.

The always humble Scully reacted in the very way you'd expect -- "I'm just an old baseball announcer."

Earnest explains why Obama tapped him for the medal -- it's an extremely cool moment.

Pope Francis Cubs Won the World Series? ... It's a Miracle!

11/15/2016 9:13 AM PST

1115-pope-archbishop-cupich-twitter-01Even Pope Francis is jumping on the Chicago Cubs bandwagon -- flossin' his brand new Cubbies hat and signed ball ... AT THE VATICAN! 

His Popeness was pope'in around with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich -- the Archbishop of Chicago -- who came bearing some baseball-themed gifts.

So long, curse! 

#TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyGoat

Tracy McGrady Could I Strike Out Tebow? HELL YEAH!!!!

11/11/2016 7:04 AM PST
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Tracy McGrady is 100% sure he'd Nolan Ryan Tim Tebow ... as in STRIKE HIM THE HELL OUT if the two men ever faced off on the baseball diamond.

McGrady had a short stint as a pitcher with the Sugar Land Skeeters a couple years back ... so when we got him out in L.A. we asked if he thought he could get 3 strikes by that other new baseball star.

He didn't even hesitate ... the guy is confident.

BTW ... McGrady had a 6.75 ERA in 4 appearances for the Skeeters, and Tebow is currently batting .156 in Arizona fall league. So, not exactly Clemens vs. Bonds here ... but still fun to think about.

Anthony Rizzo Teams Up With Brett Eldredge ... For 'Go Cubs Go' Duet

11/10/2016 9:02 AM PST
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Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo is nowhere close to slowin' down the victory party -- the World Series hero joined country singer Brett Eldredge to sing "Go Cubs Go" in a bar Wednesday night.

Rizzo and Eldredge -- who sang with the guys after last week's parade -- gave the folks at Chicago's Bub City quite a show ... singing the team anthem for what seems like the billionth time, but fans still can't get enough.

Who we kidding? They'll be singing this right up to Opening Day but hey, it's been 108 years.

Cubs' Pedro Strop Nightmare Car Customization ... Drops $30k To Fix Bad Job

11/7/2016 12:35 AM PST
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MLB pitcher Pedro Strop can breathe a sigh of relief after a custom car job gone bad ... 'cause the Chicago Cubs reliever gave his car a complete $30,000 makeover.

Strop hit up Alex Vega at the Auto Firm to re-pimp his 2015 Infiniti QX80. We're told the original job -- from a friend's recommendation -- had a front grill made of chicken wire and rims that 'looked like boat propellers.'

But Vega worked his magic and completely stripped the car of its old look to give him a white satin, white pearl and glossy black detail to help forget about the old maroon mess.

Vega did a solid for sure ... but not for free (this is America) ... final price tag, $30k.

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Jose Fernandez Bar Won't Be Punished For Serving Star Before Boat Crash

11/5/2016 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1104-jose-fernandez-GETTY-01The bar where Jose Fernandez and his 2 friends were last seen partying and drinking before the fatal boat crash will NOT be investigated for possibly over serving the group ... officials tell TMZ Sports.

In many states, bars can be held criminally liable if they over serve a patron who is obviously intoxicated -- if that patron gets in a car crash or something like it as a result of being drunk. 

But not in Florida. 

In fact, when we reached out to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to find out if they would be investigating American Social in Miami, here's what we were told:

"[American Social] does not have any pending complaints and is not under investigation by DBPR’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco."

The rep added, "There are no Florida laws pertaining to the over service of alcoholic beverages, thus an investigation has not been initiated as a result of the findings in this incident."

Officials have said Fernandez and the other 2 victims reeked of booze when they were pulled from the crash scene -- and a receipt for alcohol from American Social was discovered in one of the victim's pockets. It's still unclear who was driving the boat at the time of the incident.

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LeBron James Shirt Sales Skyrocket After World Series Appearance

11/4/2016 3:05 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1104_lebron_james_gettyLeBron James' wardrobe choice for Game 7 of the World Series was a dream come true for a small clothing company ... 'cause orders have been through the roof since the King rocked their merch.

TMZ Sports spoke with Quincy Moore, founder of Knowlita ... who was shocked to see LBJ and his wife, Savannah, sporting his gear during one of the biggest sporting events ever.

"We had no idea," Moore says. "My phone started blowing up in the first inning."

"We weren't ready for something like this to happen, so we reacted as quickly as we could."

The shirt was only available through Saks Fifth Avenue at the time, so Moore rushed the shirts to his website and sold hundreds within an hour ... with over 5,000 hits to his site.

Moore says demand's so high 'cause of LBJ ... he's currently looking to hire more employees.

LeBron James: job creator, economy stimulator.

Chicago Cubs Fans Are INSANE ... Watch TRUST FALL!

11/4/2016 12:51 PM PDT

The Chicago Cubs victory parade is officially BANANAS!

Cubbies faithfuls are pulling this stunt, the trust fall, all over Chi-town -- climbing up utility poles, statues ... whatever gets 'em high enough, and hurling themselves into the crowd.

See what happens when your team doesn't win a World Series in 108 years?

Don't let this happen to you, Cleveland.

Cubs' Dexter Fowler CHEERS TO US Gets 108 Bottles of Scotch for Team

11/4/2016 10:37 AM PDT

1104-dexter-fowler-johnny-walker-blue-label-GETTY-01They've done the champagne and the beer ... but now the Chicago Cubs are getting hooked up with some fancy scotch -- courtesy of Dexter Fowler

The Cubs outfielder is gifting 108 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label to his coaches, teammates and front office people ... so says a rep for the scotch. 

We're told Fowler got Cubs manager Joe Maddon TWO bottles at the beginning of the season -- the first engraved with the words "Embrace the Target" and the other left blank. 

Now, we're told Maddon's 2nd bottle has been engraved with a special World Series message that reads, "108 Years Later. Fly the W. 2016."

In fact, Fowler had all 108 bottles engraved with that same message. 

"I decided to give everyone a special gift to thank them for their unwavering support and commitment to our success: engraved bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label," Fowler said.

"I figured 108 bottles was the right number and I’m honored to give them to my teammates, brothers, coaches, front office and everyone involved to mark this amazing achievement."

Drink up. 

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'Hamilton' Cast Best 'Go Cubs Go' Performance Ever?!

11/4/2016 9:39 AM PDT

It's been stuck in your head since Chicago won the World Series earlier this week ... but this is probably the best rendition of the classic "Go Cubs Go" victory jam you'll ever see.

The cast of the crazy popular "Hamilton" musical in Chicago paid tribute to the champs Thursday night, singing the corny yet super catchy tune to honor the Cubbies. 

The vid is amazing ... and the cast even waves the 'W' flag onstage.

Go ahead, sing along ... no one's looking.

Desiigner I'm A World Series Hype Machine ... Pumps Up Both Cities!

11/3/2016 4:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

What do Cubs fans -- ecstatic their team broke through for its first World Series win in over 100 years -- have in common with dejected Indians fans questioning their own existence?

Desiigner CAN PUMP BOTH OF YOU UP!!!

We got the super-hyperactive, always-jammed-up-through-the-roof hip-hop star at LAX and asked him if he could deliver a little of his signature inspiration to both cities.

Check out the clip -- he turns up for the winners ... he turns up for the losers ... Desiigner turns up for EVERYONE in this video.

Panda.

Jim Belushi 'We Slit the Goat's Throat' 'Can't Believe Cubs Won!'

11/3/2016 4:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chicago Cubs superfan Jim Belushi says he was crying and puking at the same time while watching his squad win the World Series ... saying he still can't really believe it happened.  

"I'm in post stress ... traumatic stress right now," Belushi said.

"When that ball hit Ross on that wild pitch, I though the goat came out into the stadium ... and then someone went out and slit the goat's throat!"

Congrats!

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