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Alex Rodriguez

I'M SORRY I CHEATED

... Again

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

Vida Guerra

Hey Derek Jeter ...

I'm the Hottest GF You Ever Had

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

Escapes East Coast Blizzard ...

Bringing Back Ripped Jeans

1/27/2015 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012715_derek_jeter_launch_v2While most of the East Coast was hunkering down in the blizzard, NY Yankees legend Derek Jeter wasn't even rockin' a coat -- strollin' around Bev Hills in a pair of ripped jeans like it was '86 all over again. 

Jeter's out in L.A. (we're told he's taking meetings with some Hollywood people) -- and Monday night we ran into #2 on his way out of Mastro's Steakhouse. 

FYI -- apparently, distressed jeans are "in" ... at least according to GQ and Women's Wear Daily, which recently published an article saying: 

"After a few years of dark denim dominance, it's only natural that distressed denim would reenter the game with rips and tears galore."

Def Leppard is so happy right now ... 

Yankees Star CC Sabathia

CHILL STEINBRENNERS

I'll Kill My Beard Before the Season!

12/4/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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120414_cc_sabathia_launchIt's one of the most famous Yankees rules ... NO BEARDS DURING THE SEASON!!!

But with star pitcher CC Sabathia, who's growing out his whiskers in the off-season, we had to ask the 34-year-old if he was planning to rage against the machine this year ... and fight to keep his face warmer when it's time to put on the pinstripes.  

Don't worry Steinbrenners, Sabathia told us he's gonna play by the family rules ... even though he likes his new scruff. 

There have been rumblings over the years that the Yanks would consider reversing the follicle ban -- but team officials have shot down the rumors every time.

Derek Jeter

Vegas Reunion with an Ex-GF!

Not Her, Or Her, Or Her ...

11/19/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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When you've banged as many chicks as Derek Jeter ... running into exes becomes an occupational hazard, and Tuesday night it was Jessica Alba's turn for the awkward moment.

Jeter and Alba were both guest speakers at the Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. Jeter was there for his new website (theplayerstribune.com) and Alba was talking about her Honest Company baby products.

The after party went down at Hyde Bellagio Nightclub -- and sources inside tell us Jessica and Derek did have a 10-minute chat while they were there. Nothing hot and heavy, we're told ... just enough to talk about her kids and his retirement. 

Still ... Cash Warren and Hannah Davis can't be thrilled.

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Ben Affleck

I Like Derek Jeter

... Even Though He's the Enemy

11/8/2014 10:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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And here it is ... yet another tribute to #2 ... courtesy of Red Sox superfan Ben Affleck.

Ben was out at a "Project Greenlight" event on Sunset last night when we asked if he's GLAD the NY Yankees superstar finally called it quits this season.

And that's when Ben got mushy -- "I like Derek Jeter a lot. I have a lot of respect for Derek Jeter."

He added, "It's nice that we're not playing against him."

If Ben really wants to honor the guy ... he can buy Derek's game-used dirt for just under $400. Seriously.

Derek Jeter

Game-Used Dirt For Sale

11/5/2014 11:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Derek Jeter fans can literally buy the DIRT he walked on -- because a sports memorabilia company is selling a collage of "dirt capsules" obtained from the 30 ballparks where #2 racked up his 3,465 hits.

We spoke to Brandon Steiner from Steiner Sports, who tells us ... his people went from stadium to stadium collecting the dirt -- which was all authenticated by Major League Baseball.

And the price ... $359.99 per collage.

Steiner says he's expecting big sales on the item ... telling us, "The Derek Jeter items have performed beyond my wildest imaginations."

Artie Lange

Yanks Will Suck For A Long Time

I'm Looking at You, A-Rod

10/15/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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101514_artie_lange_launchArtie 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 ...

Oheka Castle

No On Jeter,

Yes on Gym Owner

10/4/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1004-derek-jeter-tmz-01Derek 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.

Anyway, congrats!

Derek Jeter

Huge Party Planned At NY Palace

Possible Secret Wedding?

10/3/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Derek Jeter will be front and center at a MASSIVE secret party at a historic castle on Long Island this weekend, TMZ Sports has learned ... and now we're hearing buzz it could be a wedding. 

Here's what we know ... the party is set to go down at the famous Oheka Castle -- which was used for the exterior shots of Charles Kane's mansion in the 1941 Hollywood flick "Citizen Kane." 

Multiple sources tell us ... several high-end party vendors have been called in for a very important "Derek Jeter event." 

Now here's where things get tricky -- we've spoken with multiple sources who tell us the event in question is a retirement party for #2 ... and other sources who SWEAR it's a wedding. 

Of course, 40-year-old Derek has been dating 24-year-old supermodel Hannah Davis for the past couple of years ... but if they got engaged, they've done a helluva job keeping it a secret. 

We reached out to Derek's people for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Model Hannah Davis

Hangs with Unemployed Baseball Player

9/29/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hannah Davis has a heart of gold -- she gave some out-of-work guy the time of day and a cup of joe today in NYC.

The S.I. swimsuit hottie walked out of a coffee shop in the West Village with the guy ... who was dressed in ratty jeans and a t-shirt. She even allowed the idle dude to chat her up for a while.

Clearly, he has nothing to do with his time.

Hannah was also flaunting a ring on her left hand. It doesn't appear to be an engagement ring, but she probably just wants the guy to think she's taken.

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Derek Jeter

Famous NYC Deli Honors #2

... With $28 Sandwich

9/29/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It might be the most special of all the Derek Jeter tributes -- TMZ Sports has learned the legendary Carnegie Deli in NYC will now offer a $28 sandwich to honor the Yankees captain. 

So, what does one get for $28? 

A rep for the deli tells us ... the "Derek Jeter Triple Club Sandwich" comes piled high with 2 classic meats (because he's #2) -- turkey and bacon. 

Plus, several slices of American cheese -- with tomato and lettuce ... served on toasted white bread.

Mmmmmmmm. 

The deli rep adds, "We chose American Cheese because nothing is more American than baseball."

BONUS -- if you sit down to eat at the restaurant, you get complimentary pickles!

Jerry Seinfeld

Jeter Made a Mistake

He Shouldn't Have Played in Boston

9/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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092814_jerry_seinfeld_launch Apparently Derek Jeter CAN do wrong in the eyes of Yankees fans ... so says Jerry Seinfeld who tells TMZ Sports ... #2 should NOT have played his final game in Boston!!!

It's a pretty big issue in the Yanks community -- a lot of New Yorkers believe Jeter should've hung up his cleats after his last game at Yankees Stadium last week ... and NOT played out the final games of the season at Fenway against the Red Sox. 

Clearly, Seinfeld thinks Jeter chose poorly ... saying, "He should NOT have played in Boston. You don't owe anybody ANYTHING!"

Of course, Jeter got a standing ovation in Beantown ... with the crowd chanting his name ... but according to Jerry, the storybook ending went on a few pages too long.

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