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Jeremy Piven

Cubs Will Win It All

... Thanks To Will Ferrell

3/28/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs ... Jeremy Piven says you're about to end one of the most legendary eras of futility in the history of sports ... and it's all 'cause of Will Ferrell.

Piven was out in NYC when we asked the Chicago born star if this is the year the furries from the midway finally get off the schneid and win a World Series.

Check out the clip -- Jeremy (Ari Gold, let's be real) says the Cubbies got it in the bag and its Ferrell's spring training antics that broke the curse. 

FYI -- Ferrell spent some time as the Cubs 3rd base coach during a Spring Training game earlier this month ... and it was hilarious.

If Piven's right ... the Knicks might wanna give Will a call. 

Evelyn Lozada

Gets Reality Show w/ MLB Fiance

... And Hot Daughter

3/25/2015 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0325_evelyn_lozada_Carl-Crawford_2Evelyn Lozada is getting back into the reality TV game -- starring in a brand new series with her MLB superstar fiance Carl Crawford ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Lozada spent 5 seasons on "Basketball Wives" before taking a hiatus from reality ... but now she's hooked up with Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network as star and exec producer of "Evelyn" (working title).

Sources connected to the show tell us the series will focus on Evelyn's relationship -- and raising their 1-year-old son ... while already being a parent to a smokin' hot 21-year-old daughter, Shaniece.

0325-SUB-evelyn-shanieceh-instagramSo far, no word if any of Crawford's L.A. Dodgers teammates are scheduled to appear on the show ... but with attention-loving stars like Yasiel Puig on the Blue Crew ... we wouldn't rule it out. 

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NY Congressman to A-Rod:

Image Rehab's Gonna Be Tough

... I Would Know

3/25/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If there's anyone who knows what it takes to bounce back after being humiliated on a national scale, it's NY Congressman Charlie Rangel ... who has some advice for A-Rod on how to weather the storm. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Rangel out in D.C. -- and asked how Alex Rodriguez could get back into the good graces of Yankees fans ... following his second PED scandal. 

Rangel knows a thing or two about image rehab -- he was infamously found guilty of multiple House ethics violations in 2010 (including failing to pay taxes) and was forced to beg for mercy on the House floor.

So, what advice does he have for the disgraced MLB star? Rangel didn't hold back. 

Check out the clip. 

MLB's Andruw Jones

Pete Rose Belongs In Hall of Fame

'It's About What You Did On the Field'

3/19/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The tide may finally be turning for Pete Rose ... with a former MLB star telling TMZ Sports it's finally time to put Charlie Hustle in Cooperstown.

We spoke with former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones -- 5-time All Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner -- who says it's about time the Commissioner finally LIFTED Rose's lifetime ban. 

"It's all about what you did on the field, not off the field," Jones explained about the man who broke Ty Cobb's career hit record.

Of course, the debate has new life ... with the head of the MLB Players Association publicly supporting Rose, who just reapplied to be reinstated ... after he was banned from the game in 1989 for betting on baseball.

Rose has apologized and begged for forgiveness for decades -- but now it's all up to Commissioner Bob Manfred ... who has said he will "deal with [Pete's] request on its merits."

Stay tuned ...

Roger Clemens

ROCKET HITS THE RUNWAY

At Houston Fashion Event

3/18/2015 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Can you spot the male model in this pic?  Trick question ... there are two! 

MLB legend Roger Clemens threw on his finest aqua bow tie and hit the runway at Theresa Roemer's Fashion Woodlands in Houston last week. 

The Rocket -- along with stars like Adrian Peterson and "Real Housewives" star Porsha Williams -- helped raise money and awareness for The Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation. 

We're told the charity event raised more than $100k ... and side note -- we're also told Adrian Peterson got a standing ovation from the crowd when Roger gave him a shout out from the stage. 

Tommy Lasorda

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT!?

3/17/2015 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's Tommy Lasorda ... bumpin', grindin' and singin' ... to the Lil Jon classic, "Turn Down for What" ... and it's glorious. 

Sure, he's 87-years-old ... but it's clear the L.A. Dodgers legend doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon -- remember, this is the guy who hit a burlesque show just a few weeks ago. 

No word on what inspired the 1-man dance party ... but who cares -- get it Tommy. 

[h/t BroBible]

John Madden

Blasts Will Ferrell

MLB Stunt Was a Travesty

3/13/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BOOM!!!!

John Madden just WENT OFF on Will Ferrell -- ripping the guy over his MLB Spring Training stunt ... saying it was disrespectful and insulting to the game of baseball ... and yes, he's being serious. 

The NFL legend called in to KCBS Morning Newswatch right before Ferrell took the field with 10 MLB teams in Arizona yesterday ... and essentially said the stunt robbed real players of REAL opportunities and made a mockery of the game. 

"I hate it," Madden said of the stunt ... "That's a lack of respect for the game and for what players have to do to get where they are."

Unclear if Madden knew Ferrell's antics were part of a charity fundraiser that helped to benefit multiple cancer organizations. 

Still, probably shouldn't count on a Madden cameo in Ferrell's next flick. 

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Cincinnati Reds Prospect

Bar Fight Started

After He Was Cut Off

3/10/2015 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cincinnati Reds prospect Tanner Jeremy Rahier went into a drunken rage after he was cut off at an Arizona bar ... and that's what led to him accidentally hitting his girlfriend with a rock ... this according to the 911 call. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the call, made by an employee of the bar where the incident went down. In the 911 call, the employee explains that Rahier became enraged when he was cut off ... and that caused Rahier to throw rocks at the bar. 

The 911 caller told police one of the rocks was meant for another a customer, but missed ... and instead hit Rahier's girlfriend in the face. The caller described Rahier as "obviously nuts."

Rahier was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to injure. He told police he didn't know the woman and denied throwing the rocks.

TMZ Sports reached out to Rahier for comment. So far, no word back.

Jerry Seinfeld

I'm Bored

with A-Rod Drama

3/9/2015 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Alex Rodriguez storyline has grown tiresome ... so says MLB superfan Jerry Seinfeld who says plain and simple, "It's not very interesting."

Seinfeld was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood when we tried to ask if he thinks A-Rod's return to the Yanks will be a good thing or a bad thing for the ball club. 

Jerry's response? He couldn't care less. 

But he DID care about his beloved NY Mets ... and told us if the team is gonna be competitive this year, it's all gonna come down to one guy. 

No pressure. 

Tommy Lasorda

Nods Off at Hot Burlesque Show

[Video]

2/20/2015 1:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0222015_tommy_lasorda_launch_v2L.A. Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda sat front row for a smokin' hot burlesque show at an L.A. blues club Thursday night ... but he wasn't gettin' off ... he was nodding off.

It all went down at Harvelle's Blues Club in Santa Monica ... where a dancer named Miss Dakota set the stage on fire in front of Tommy and several of his friends. 

We're told Tommy's wife was not at the club -- but she had nothing to worry about because Lasorda was more interested in talking with his friends and taking the occasional nap than ogling the talent. 

Tommy hasn't let his age keep him from hitting the club scene -- the 87-year-old hit up Bootsy Bellows nightclub on the Sunset Strip back in April. 

#legend

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Alex Rodriguez

I'M SORRY I CHEATED

... Again

2/17/2015 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0217_alex-rodriguez_getty_2Alex Rodriguez is begging for Yankees fans to forgive him ... again ... penning a handwritten apology in which he "take[s] full responsibility" for pumping himself full of performance-enhancing drugs. 

In the letter, addressed "To the Fans" ... A-Rod says, "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season."

0217-WITHOUT-SWIPE-alex-rodriguez-apology-letter-SUB-TWITTER-01"I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major league baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association, and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."

He adds, "I accept that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that's on me."

"I'm ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball."

FYI -- Rodriguez first confessed to juicing in 2009 ... saying he used steroids in 2001, 2002 and 2003. 

Then in 2013, MLB investigated Rodriguez again ... and found he was using PEDs. He was ultimately suspended for the entire 2014 season. 

Johnny Damon

My Wife's Pregnant ...

With Our 7th Kid!!!

2/17/2015 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021715_johnny_damon_launchBig news for Johnny Damon ... the baseball star just told TMZ Sports his wife is pregnant with BABY #7!!!!

Damon was out in NYC for the "Celebrity Apprentice" finale when he broke the news ... telling us his wife Michelle is knocked up! 

FYI -- Damon started having kids back in '99 when his first wife Angela gave birth to twins. 

He married Michelle in '2004 ... they had a daughter in '07 ... another daughter in '08 ... twins (again!) in '12 ... and now she's with child again! 

Damon clearly LOVES being a father -- and even had some retirement advice for Derek Jeter ... start procreating!!! 

Congrats! 

Vida Guerra

Hey Derek Jeter ...

I'm the Hottest GF You Ever Had

2/10/2015 8:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0210_vida_guerra_sexy_thong_bikini_launchBefore Hannah Davis ... Minka Kelly ... Jessica Biel, Alba, Minnillo, Lima, etc. ... there was Vida Guerra -- and now she's on a mission to prove she's Derek Jeter's hottest ex.

Guerra (40) -- who shot to fame as an ass model -- tells TMZ Sports she respects Hannah Davis (24) and likes her S.I. Swimsuit Edition cover, but wanted to "respond" with a sexy shoot of her own. 

Hence the photos you see before you.

"Hannah is Derek's type for sure, he's always liked tall girls ... but she was like seven when him and I dated," Guerra says. 

"Curves are in -- and I have all of those."

#Truth

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