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Tim Tebow Makes Best Grandma Video Ever

8/15/2017 8:13 AM PDT
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Fact: Grandma Margaret is a HUGE Tim Tebow fan. 

Fact: Miss Margaret's grandson wanted to surprise her with a video shout-out from Tim Tebow.

Fact: What ensues ... is definitely gonna give you the feels. 

The grandson of the year, Danny Terp, found Tebow in Tampa where the superstar was playing in a minor league baseball game with the St. Lucie Mets. 

He asked Tim to give a message to his grandmother -- who's recovering from a stroke -- and without hesitation, Tebow delivered. 

Danny brought the video to Miss Margaret and played it for her ... and it's a pretty amazing moment. 

Terp tweeted about it ... writing, "Shoutout to Tim for the shoutout to his biggest fan. Definitely made my Grandma's day. Biggest smile she's had since her stroke."

Giancarlo Stanton Showered in Beer!! After Breaking Marlins HR Record

8/15/2017 6:58 AM PDT
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Giancarlo Stanton has been on such a hot streak lately his teammates had to cool him down a bit ... with an ice-cold beer shower!!

The Miami Marlins star broke the team's homer record with his 43rd dinger of the season Monday ... and his teammates celebrated the feat with brews and shaving cream!!

Stanton got drenched. His boys went crazy. It's freakin' awesome.

G.S. is crushing the league in homers this season -- he has 7 more than Aaron Judge (who's in 2nd place).

Gotta love team bonding.

Johnny Bench Pete Rose Ain't Making Hall of Fame ... Period

8/12/2017 12:35 AM PDT
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Pete Rose can uncross his fingers and stop holding his breath -- he ain't ever going to Cooperstown, so says his former teammate Johnny Bench

The Cincinnati Reds legend -- who played with Rose for 12 seasons -- says "Charlie Hustle" broke the rules by betting on baseball back in the day and will have to live with the consequences. 

Bench says he wishes Rose would make the Hall ... but he knows it ain't ever gonna happen, despite Pete having the most hits in the history of the sport. 

Bench also talks about the L.A. Dodgers -- and says he absolutely loves this year's team. He does point out the squad's history of blowing it in the playoffs ... but explains why this team can break the trend. 

But could the '17 Dodgers beat the Big Red Machine? Check out Bench's answer. 

Evelyn Lozada Splits with Carl Crawford 'We're Still Friends'

8/10/2017 11:20 AM PDT
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It's all over for Evelyn Lozada and ex-MLB star Carl Crawford -- the two have broken up and called off their engagement, Lozada's rep confirms ... but we're told they're still friends. 

The "Basketball Wives" star got engaged to Crawford back in 2013 after he proposed with a 14.5 carat ring reportedly valued around $1.4 million. They have a 3-year-old son together. 

But a rep for Lozada tells us the two split back in February after Evelyn became suspicious of Carl's fidelity. We tried to contact Crawford for comment. So far, no luck.  

Still, Evelyn's rep says the two are focusing on being co-parents and remain on good terms. Carl is currently living in Houston while Evelyn is living in Arizona. 

Mike Trout Doused With Blue Icee, Raw Eggs ... In Bday Ritual

8/8/2017 7:40 AM PDT
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Wanna know what Mike Trout got for his birthday?

Blue Icee, raw eggs, coffee creamer, baby powder, dish soap and Frosted Flakes -- and he got it all over his face.

Trout's L.A. Angels' teammates sat the guy down in the locker room and doused the guy in everything they could find while singing "Happy Birthday."

It was disgusting. Trout loved it. 

As for the Angels, they got beat by the Orioles earlier that day -- but Trout killed it, smacking his 1,000th hit and a HR. 

Happy birthday. 

Ex-MLB Star Don Baylor Dead At 68 After Cancer Battle

8/7/2017 7:19 AM PDT
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Former MLB star Don Baylor -- the 1979 AL MVP -- has died at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer.

Baylor played 19 seasons in the majors for the Yankees, Red Sox, Twins, Orioles, Athletics, and Angels ... winning a World Series with Minnesota in 1987. He hit 338 home runs, and knocked in 1,276 runs in his career.

The former MVP hung up his cleats in 1988, but was still involved in baseball ... managing the Rockies and Cubs.

D.B.'s family says the slugger was diagnosed with multiple myeloma -- a form of cancer -- 14 years ago.

Baylor's wife, Rebecca, released a statement, saying, "Don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life." 

Mets' Noah Syndergaard Slays Dothraki ... in Epic 'GOT' Cameo

8/7/2017 6:38 AM PDT
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Team Lannister had a ringer in their battle against the Dothraki Sunday night ... as flamethrowin' Mets superstar Noah Syndergaard came outta nowhere with an EPIC spear throw. 

Noah, AKA Thor, lived up to his nickname in his few seconds on screen -- launching a fastball to take out a Dothraki soldier.

It was kinda hard to tell if that was actually Thor ... but the ace confirmed his cameo right after the episode, saying “Take that you mean Dothraki." 

Spoiler alert: Syndergaard also defended his squad basically takin' an L -- “To my side's defense . . . they had a FRICKIN DRAGON!!!” 

It's all good, Noah -- you did your part. 

Ex-Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Dead at 55 After Brain Cancer Battle

8/6/2017 8:01 PM PDT
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Darren Daulton -- a former all-star catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies -- has died after a long battle with brain cancer.  

The Phillies released a statement Sunday night saying Daulton had passed away ... no other details immediately available. Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2013 after having 2 tumors removed. He announced he was cancer free in 2015, but the disease returned.

Daulton played professional baseball since 1980, and played almost his entire career with the Phillies before retiring in 1997. He was a key part of the Phillies winning the National League Championship in 1993 ... during which he had 24 home runs and 105 RBIs. He also went on to win a World Series with the Marlins in his final year. 

Daulton was inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame in 2010.

He was 55. 

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Epic Bullpen Dance-Off!! ... Animal Masks, Human Bowling!!

8/4/2017 6:15 AM PDT

How did the Chicago Cubs and Arizona D-Backs kill time during 2 1/2 hours of rain delays??

EPIC BULLPEN DANCE-OFF!!

Both teams took the competition from the diamond to the bullpen while waiting out the weather at Wrigley Field Thursday night ... and the results are absolutely hilarious.

Human Bowling? Check. Human Fishing? Yup. Upside down dancing man? Better believe it.

The Cubs even brought out animal masks for their act ... so you know there was some planning involved.

Once they finally got back to baseball, the D-Backs topped the Cubbies 10-8.

Yasiel Puig Crashes TMZ Tour ... Meets MLB Legend Onboard!

8/1/2017 12:35 AM PDT
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Think L.A. Dodgers superstar Yasiel Puig could pick World Series hero Luis Gonzalez out of a crowd?

You're about to find out ... courtesy of the TMZ Celebrity Tour!!!

Puig flagged down the bus (super comfy seats, btw) while eating at Villa Blanca in Bev Hills on Friday -- and got onboard to take pics and shake hands with the guests ... one of whom happened to be Gonzo!

Everyone had a blast and Puig was super cool -- but do ya think he knew he just shook hands with a 5-time MLB All Star (and former Dodger)???

Chris Christie Gets Right in a Cubs Fan's Face ... 'You're a Big Shot'

7/30/2017 2:42 PM PDT

Chris Christie wasn't having it this time with heckling fans at a baseball game over the weekend ... seeing how he got within inches of one guy's face. 

Christie was at Miller Stadium Sunday in Milwaukee for a Brewers-Cubs game, and this clip shows the tail end of what looks like a heated confrontation with a Cubs fan that luckily ended with just words. 

You clearly hear the NJ governor tell the dude, "You're a big shot" -- before he pulls back and continues down the steps ... nachos intact and all. Unclear what exactly set off the stare-down ... we haven't heard back from his office for comment. 

As we reported ... Christie got destroyed by Mets fans earlier this month when he caught a foul ball and was showered in BOOOs. He also hasn't fared well on sports radio. 

Seems like he's fed up with the ridicule lately.

Magic Johnson Dodgers Will Win World Series 'This Is Our Year'

7/28/2017 7:33 AM PDT
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Magic Johnson ain't mincing his words -- guaranteeing his L.A. Dodgers are going ALL THE WAY this year and winning the World Series. 

Magic grabbed the mic at Clayton Kershaw's Ping Pong 4 Purpose charity event at Dodger Stadium -- and told everyone straight-up, "The Dodgers are going to win the World Series this year."

"This is our year."

He then turned to the injured Kershaw and said, "Get healthy, lead us."

No pressure, bro. 

Could be a big year for Johnson -- since LaVar Ball has also guaranteed a deep playoff run for Magic's Lakers. 

Danny Tartabull Locked Up On Deadbeat Dad Charges

7/26/2017 10:09 AM PDT
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Danny Tartabull has finally been captured -- more than 5 years after a warrant was issued for the ex-MLB star's arrest on deadbeat dad charges ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Oh, and the reason he was caught? DUMBASSERY. 

Quick backstory: Officials say the former NY Yankees star -- who played in the MLB from '84 to '97 -- owes more than $275k in unpaid child support stemming back to a 2011 deadbeat dad conviction.

He violated his probation in 2012 and was ordered to surrender and serve 180 days in jail but never turned himself in. A warrant was issued. 

54-year-old Tartabull has basically been under the radar ever since ... until July 24, when he called police himself to report that his car had been broken into near his apartment in Agoura, CA.

When cops arrived, they ran Tartabull's name through the system and noticed the active warrant -- and immediately arrested him.

He was taken to a nearby station where he was booked in connection with the deadbeat dad case and has been locked up ever since. 

Tartabull is set to face a judge some time Wednesday. 

Fun Fact: Tartabull was the AL's highest paid player in 1992 after signing a 5 year, $27 million deal.10:32 AM PT -- Tartabull's attorney, Jacob Glucksman, tells TMZ Sports his legal team is working to obtain Danny's release from custody and settle this matter.

Glucksman says Danny has a good relationship with both of his adult children.

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