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Peyton Manning Downs 'Tennessee Whiskey' Belts Out Country Hit With Chris Stapleton

5/24/2017 11:26 AM PDT

Turns out Peyton Manning's voice is good for more than just yelling "Omaha," and we have video proof ... with the future Hall of Famer hitting the stage and going country with Chris Stapleton.

This all went down at the Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside Denver, where Manning got up onstage during Chris' show and joined him for Stapleton's song, "Tennessee Whiskey," and we gotta say, Manning wasn't half bad.

Peyton's showed off his pipes before, he duetted with Lee Brice last year for a rendition of "Rocky Top," but let's face it, that song is kinda like a lay up for Manning.

That's two times now, so, new career maybe.

Ezekiel Elliott Rear-Ended In Car Crash Hits Head, Misses Practice

5/24/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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Ezekiel Elliott was in a car accident early Monday morning ... and sustained a minor head injury after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended in the Dallas area ... TMZ Sports has learned.

After hitting up a charity event thrown by Tony Romo and Clutch bar Sunday night, sources tell us Zeke was the passenger in a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle ... 'causing the Cowboys star to hit his head.

We're told the car was "rear-ended pretty bad."

The Cowboys confirmed the accident ... and said Elliott -- who missed OTAs all week -- was being held from practice strictly as a precaution.

This isn't the first time Zeke's been in a car accident ... back in January, Zeke was involved in a minor car crash near the Cowboys facility.

Johnny Manziel Throwin' The Pigskin With OBJ

5/24/2017 6:29 AM PDT
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Johnny Manziel recruited one of the best receivers in the league this week to help with his NFL comeback -- Odell Beckham!!

We're told Manziel and OBJ hit the gridiron for some passing drills while hanging with Odell's custom cleat artist, Kickasso ... and we're told the ex-Browns QB was firing the ball around -- lookin' like Johnny Football again.

Odell -- and few other receivers -- ran routes while Manziel threw them passes. Word is his arm looked strong, and his feet looked fast.

It's been a busy week for Odell, too ... the Giants superstar just reportedly signed the biggest Nike shoe deal EVER for a football player ... with a 5 year, $25 MILLION contract.

Shaun Alexander Cortez Kennedy Mentored Me

5/23/2017 4:18 PM PDT
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Cortez Kennedy took a young Shaun Alexander under his wing ... schooling him on life skills that he used during his All-Pro career ... the star running back tells TMZ Sports.

We talked to Alexander about the passing of his former teammate and friend ... a guy Alexander says was instrumental in his career.

Shaun reminisces about a day back in 1990 when Kennedy and Ricky Watters invited S.A. to chill and watch the Miami vs. Notre Dame football game.

There were nachos ... and a lot of life advice ... from how to spend money, to getting married.

Dennis Erickson -- who coached Tez at the U and in the pros at Seattle -- echoed Shaun's praise of the HOF'er ... saying Kennedy was just as great off the field as on it.

Cortez Kennedy 911 Dispatch Audio 'Patient Is Cold'

5/23/2017 1:16 PM PDT
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Cortez Kennedy was unconscious and "cold" when EMTs responded to his house Tuesday morning. 

In the emergency dispatch audio, obtained by TMZ Sports, you hear the dispatcher say they were responding to an "unconscious patient" with "no vitals." They said the patient was a 49-year-old male, although Kennedy was 48.

Cops say the call came in around 10:20 AM to his house in Orlando. It's unclear who called 911.

No cause of death has been released.

Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy Dead At 48

5/23/2017 9:44 AM PDT
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NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy is dead at the age of 48 ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Kennedy played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks ... and was an 8x Pro Bowler. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

We spoke to Orlando PD who confirmed Kennedy's passing ... but they added "there is nothing suspicious" about his death.

We've spoken to family members who say they're currently traveling to Orlando.

Cause of death is still unclear.

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker said, "The entire Hall of Fame family is stunned and deeply saddened to learn the news of Cortez Kennedey's passing."

"Cortez will be remembered not only for all his great achievements on the football field but how he handled himself off the field. He epitomized the many great values this game teaches which serves as inspiration to millions of fans."

Story developing ...

Manchester Born Broncos Player Scumbag Terrorist Won't Break Us

5/23/2017 8:03 AM PDT
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Manchester born and raised Denver Broncos tackle Menelik Watson says the scumbag terrorists who attacked his home city are only gonna make Manchester stronger.

Watson -- who was drafted in the 2nd round of the '13 draft, and plays tackle for the Broncos  -- was visibly shaken when we spoke to him ... saying "this one hurts a lot."

Despite the pain Watson and others from the city are feeling, he says Manchester is a tough place that won't be broken ... and will instead "band together."

"Scumbags want to impose their will on people through terror, and it doesn't work. It never works. The city of Manchester will only get stronger from this."

As for the "scumbag" terrorists ... Watson says, "I have no sympathy for them, none whatsoever. I hope none of them rest easy."

NFL Player Matt Elam Arrested For Domestic Battery And Grand Theft

5/22/2017 1:24 PM PDT
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NFL free agent Matt Elam was arrested again Monday morning in Florida after allegedly fighting his girlfriend over a cell phone.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, police were called to his girlfriend's Delray Beach home around 4 AM.

Cops say they spoke with his girlfriend and her mom, who told them Elam -- who last played for the Baltimore Ravens -- had just came by their house to pick up his car.

According to the report, his girlfriend told police Elam tried to grab her cell phone out of her hand because he had paid for it. She told cops they fell onto the ground while fighting over the phone.

Cops say he got ahold of the phone and took off on foot. They said his girlfriend had small cuts on her finger and left foot from the fight.

Police say they found Elam a couple hours later at a house in the area. He told cops he asked his girlfriend for money and when she refused, he took her phone. He said she took his phone in return.

Elam -- who was arrested on drug charges back in February -- was booked for domestic battery and grand theft. He's currently being held on $4,500 bond.

25-year-old Elam was a star player at the University of Florida. The Ravens picked him in the 1st round in the 2013 draft.

NFL's Travis Kelce New GF Is Super Smokin' Hot ... And Smart!!!

5/22/2017 12:17 PM PDT
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Here's pictures of Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce's GF to once again prove that being good looking, athletic and rich is the way to true American happiness.

TMZ Sports has learned Kelce's been dating model/TV personality Kayla Nicole for the last six months ... and guess what? She's amazingly beautiful.

Travis previously chronicled his quest for love on a reality show called "Catching Kelce," and even though he fumbled there, he clearly made up for it in the non-reality-show-actual-life way.

Peep this, not only is Kayla smokin' she's also a Pepperdine grad ... meaning the woman's got brains as well as ...

Yeah, just check out the gallery.

Darrelle Revis No NFL Punishment ... In Dropped Street Brawl Case

5/22/2017 9:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

NFL superstar Darrelle Revis WILL NOT be punished by the NFL for his February arrest -- a case that was later dropped -- a league spokesman told TMZ Sports.

The Pro Bowl corner was arrested following a street brawl that left 2 men unconscious outside a bar. Revis was charged with aggravated assault and robbery ... before his childhood friend copped to the fight and all charges against Darrelle were dropped.

Even though Revis was cleared legally ... until today, it was unclear if Revis would be punished by the NFL for any role he might've had in the incident.

It's good news for D.R., who is still looking for a new NFL team after being released by the NY Jets in February.

Jeremy Maclin I'm Married!! Star-Studded Wedding

5/22/2017 7:35 AM PDT

Kansas City Chiefs star Jeremy Maclin got hitched over the weekend ... and the new couple celebrated by jammin' out to some classic Ja Rule!!

Maclin and his longtime girlfriend, Adia Kuzma, tied the knot on Saturday ... and NFL stars like LeSean McCoy, Alex Smith and Ty Hill were there to help celebrate the marriage.

No word on whether Chiefs coach Andy Reid danced his face off ... but Maclin and his new bride stole the show with Rule's 2000 hit, "Put It On Me."

"Where would I be without youuu?"

Tom Brady Tops ATL Falcons Star's QB Hit List

5/22/2017 6:18 AM PDT
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Bad news for Tom Brady ... 6'6", 318lb. Atlanta Falcons star Ra'Shede Hageman is out for Super Bowl 51 revenge!!

TMZ Sports spoke with the former 2nd round pick about NFL quarterbacks he'd love to meet in the backfield ... and Hageman says TB12 will always be at the top of his hit list.

Of course, Hageman was on the other end of Brady's 25-point comeback in SB51 this past February ... so it's no surprise he's gonna want to put that behind him.

Hageman also gives us the rest of his top 3 ... which includes Cam Newton and "any rookie who think they the s**t."

Al Michaels Tony & Jay Will Be Great On TV ... If They Do This

5/21/2017 12:35 AM PDT
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Tony Romo & Jay Cutler better LISTEN UP ... one of the greatest voices in the history of sportscasting is about to give you a foolproof tip on how to kill it behind the mic.

We got Al Michaels out at the Palm in Beverly Hills and asked him if there's one piece of advice he could give to Tony and Jay since both guys are now off the field and in the broadcast booth.

Al -- who's been doing it for NEARLY 50 YEARS -- gives up the secret, and then gives the guys someone to shoot for, telling us who he thinks the greatest analyst of all time is.

Here's a hint ... it's not O.J.

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