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.
MLB's Biggest Hits
6/1/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before Disastrous First Pitch
5/28/2014 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... PROOF ... that 50 Cent's arm isn't as terrible as it seemed during his legendarily awful first pitch at Tuesday's Mets game.
Just before he took the mound at Citi Field and threw a pitch so terrible, even Gary Dell'Abate had to laugh at it ... 50 was warming up the bullpen and displayed some pretty decent accuracy.
Check out the clip ... sure, he could use some work on his mechanics ... but it's not really that terrible.
Unfortunately, it's not really what you do in practice that counts ...
50 Cent's First Pitch
5/27/2014 8:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You can find him in the clubhouse ... humiliated on a national level -- because Tuesday night 50 Cent may have thrown out the worst first pitch in MLB history.
Fiddy was given the honor at the NY Mets game at Citi Field before the Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
There was a wind up. There was a pitch. There was a disaster.
Seriously, it was bad.
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.
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.
I Was SAVAGELY BEATEN By Cops
... In L.A. County Jail
4/2/2014 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lenny Dykstra claims he was beaten within an inch of his life while in custody at L.A. County Jail ... and the former MLB great says his attackers were corrupt cops ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports.Dykstra -- who was locked up for bankruptcy fraud -- is suing L.A. County claiming back in April 2012, roughly 6 sheriffs entered his cell, yanked him from his bed and began beating him for no reason.
Dykstra says he was punched in the head, face, nose, mouth, arms, legs and body -- and his head was slammed into a wall. He also claims he was kicked and beaten until he was "barely breathing."
In his lawsuit, Lenny claims he suffered serious injuries -- including bruises, scabs and some of his teeth were knocked out.
And get this ... Lenny claims corrupt law enforcement officers prevented him from getting proper medical attention after the beating -- instructing nurses and doctors to NOT do their job.
Dykstra also says the Captain of the jail had it out for him -- and had him labeled as crazy and told the medical staff to forcibly medicate him with drugs to discredit him.
And for theatrical flair, Dykstra, in his suit, compared the cops to the corrupt officers in the Stallone flick "Copland" ... which, for the record, was NOT Sly's finest work.
We reached out to the Sheriff's Dept. for comment -- so far, no word back.
‘Mentalist’ Star Robin Tunney
Give it up Cubs Fans
You'll Never Win Another World Series!
3/26/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chicago Cubs fans praying for a World Series title are wasting their time, 'cause according to "Mentalist" hottie Robin Tunney, it ain't happening ... EVER.
Robin was out in West Hollywood this weekend when we asked the Chicago native -- and White Sox fan -- what would happen in Chi Town if the Cubs pulled it together and finally won the World Series again.
And that’s when Robin delivered the truth bomb.
Fun Fact – Robin once competed in the World Series of Poker … which is one more World Series than the Cubs have been to since 1908. Ouch.
I'M BACK FROM AUSTRALIA
... Now Let's Hit the Clubs!
3/24/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hours after the L.A. Dodgers returned from their series in Australia ... Yasiel Puig did what anyone would do after a long flight around the world -- HE HIT THE CLUBS!!!!
Puig -- along with fellow Dodgers star Juan Uribe -- hit up Greystone Manor in Hollywood last night ... and just to make sure everyone knew he was there, Puig rolled up in his $300,000 Rolls Royce Ghost.
Puig had been under fire from Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who recently compared Puig to the boy who cried wolf because he's always acting like he's injured -- but he looked pretty healthy last night.
Big War Over 'Big Hurt' Shoes
3/19/2014 1:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Thomas is coming out swingin' at Reebok -- claiming the company had NO RIGHT to re-release his iconic "Big Hurt" shoes back in 2013 ... and he's out to make them pay.
You remember the famous "Big Hurt" shoes from the '90s -- Frank says he had a deal with Reebok from '95 to '98 to let the company use his "Big Hurt" trademark on all sorts of Reebok products.
Now, here's the problem ... according to a lawsuit, filed by Thomas in Illinois, Frank says Reebok resurrected the "Big Hurt" brand for a "Classic Retro Campaign" in 2013 ... but they never got his permission.
Frank says Reebok put the retro Hurts out anyway ... and now Frank's pissed -- claiming the release of the shoe makes it look like Frank signed off on the deal ... when, in fact, he did not.
Frank wants a judge to forbid Reebok from selling any "Big Hurt" shoes ASAP -- plus he wants damages, including any profits Reebok made from the sale of the retro Hurts.
MLB in Australia
Epic Timelapse Footage
Shows Baseball Diamond Built from Scratch
3/18/2014 8:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks have touched down in Australia for their historic series Down Under ... but the most impressive thing -- how the locals erected the entire baseball diamond from scratch.
The teams will face off at the historic Sydney Cricket Grounds ... which is essentially a giant circular field of grass.
Officials rolled in the heavy machinery ... and built a regulation-size MLB field in a matter of weeks ... and TMZ Sports has the incredible timelapse video of the transformation.
LA and AZ face off in AUS on March 22 -- 100 years after the country hosted an exhibition game between the White Sox and the New York Giants.
Bday Party Catered
By OSCAR WINNER!!
3/18/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
CC Sabathia took the celebrity chef craze to a new level for his 33rd bday party -- because the whole thing was catered by Three 6 Mafia member (and Oscar winner) DJ Paul ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The party for the Yankees pitcher was insane -- it all went down at Phil Maloof's mansion in L.A. back in the Summer ... and we're told it was packed with superstars like Joba Chamberlain, Derek Jeter, Carl Crawford and Chris Brown.
But according to multiple sources, the best part was the food -- and the man responsible was DJ Paul ... who moonlights as a private chef for a TON of famous people when he's not in the studio.
"I'm good friends with the Maloofs," Paul tells TMZ Sports ... "A lot of times they'll pay me to come cook for their celebrity parties ... which, with them, is often."
Paul says he's rocked the kitchen for stars like Michael Phelps, the New England Patriots, the Yankees, Dodgers and more.
So, what was on the menu for CC's bash?
"I made spaghetti with a vodka marinara, barbeque chicken, sausage, ribs, carne asada," Paul said ... "Chris Brown went crazy over the spaghetti with the vodka sauce."
Paul says his celebrity friends are usually shocked when they notice him in the kitchen at the A-list parties he caters -- "The first thing people say is, 'Oh s**t, this is good! Did you really make this?'"
He adds, "I love cooking. I'm from Memphis, Tennessee. All we do is eat ... eat and get diabetes."
Now, who's hungry?
Miss Dominican Republic
Manny Ramirez Broke My Heart
3/17/2014 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Manny Ramirez should be ASHAMED of himself ... not just because he cheated and destroyed his baseball career ... but because he made Miss Dominican Republic REALLY SAD!!!
Miss D.M. Bobbi Dean was leaving the Queen of the Universe Pageant in L.A. this weekend when we asked how she felt when the Dominican-born baseball star was busted for performance enhancing drugs.
"I like to think of our people as very honest," Dean said ... "it was a little disappointing to find out that he wasn't as honest as we would've hoped."
Still, Miss Dominican Republic says she's still confident that players from the D.M. are still WAY BETTER than players in Cuba ... even without the 'roids.