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Saquon Barkley To Tiger Woods: ... Help Me!!

5/20/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Saquon Barkley has a problem that only Tiger Woods can fix -- he sucks at golf. 

Well, maybe "sucks" is a strong word ... but the NY Giants stud rookie running back knows he needs a lot of help on the links and thinks Tiger is just the man for the job. 

You've probably seen the pics of Barkley on the course ... dude looks like a monster with a club -- and he's revealing his new nickname, "Thigh-ger Woods."

"I need some lessons," Barkley joked to TMZ Sports ... "I need more than some lessons!" 

There's more ... Barkley -- who just became a first-time dad -- also talked about being a parent. 

But between changing diapers and training with the Giants ... good luck finding time to golf!!!

Rapper Jim Jones NY Giants Signed Lineman From My Arena Team!!

5/19/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The NY Giants just plucked an offensive lineman from an American Arena League team owned by rap star Jim Jones ... and Capo could not be more proud to let him go. 

The "We Fly High" rapper is a joint owner of the AAL's Richmond Roughriders -- which have already racked up a 7-1 record this season with a stacked roster, including Greg Hardy

But the NY Giants had their eye on the other side of the ball ... because they just signed 26-year-old offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche -- a 6'6", 320-pounder from UCLA. 

"This is a great feeling," Jones says ... "I'm smiling, man. I'm smiling! Smiling! Smiling!" 

Jones says everyone in the Roughriders organization is pumped for Bunche -- plus, it gives hope for other players trying to get to the NFL. 

In fact, Jones says he hopes the AAL can serve as a real feeder league to the pros -- putting a spotlight on players who deserve a shot at the next level. 

"This shows that it's very much possible. More than possible."

Lamar Jackson Clubbin' In Hollywood ... With Lil Uzi Vert!!

5/18/2018 10:09 AM PDT
Breaking News

Baltimore Ravens rookie QB Lamar Jackson has touched down in L.A. -- so, of course, he's gotta party with a celebrity! 

21-year-old Jackson -- along with fellow 1st round draft pick Calvin Ridley -- hit up Hyde on the Sunset Strip ... where they raged with rap star Lil Uzi Vert

The funniest part ... Jackson's wardrobe -- dude was allowed inside despite the fact he was rockin' Adidas slides!

Didn't stop him from turning up ... the guys danced away to Lil Dicky's "Freaky Friday."

Jackson and Ridley are both in town for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event ... which is supposed to educate high profile rookies about business moves off the field.

As for Lil Uzi Vert ... dude just likes to party.

By the way, Hyde is one of the most legendary clubs in L.A. -- back in the day, it was the most exclusive place in town ... where the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian would party together. 

Bob Kraft Being Deposed In Colin Kaepernick Case

5/18/2018 9:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Another major NFL honcho is being deposed in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case -- this time it's New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Kraft follows a long list of powerful NFL people questioned by Kaep's team -- earlier this week, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway answered questions at team headquarters in Colorado. 

Colin had personally attended Elway's deposition -- just as he had when Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was deposed in the case back in March. 

No word if Kaep is currently present at Kraft's depo ... but it's a pretty safe bet he's there, too. 

Other big wigs who have reportedly been deposed include Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, NFL commish Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Ravens coach John Harbaugh

As we previously reported, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league claiming owners and other high-ranking NFL officials were in cahoots to blackball Colin after his national anthem demonstration

Mark Wahlberg I See Bill Belichick In Brad Stevens

5/17/2018 4:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brad Stevens might be the best young coach in the NBA ... but is he on the level of Bill Belichick?

He's certainly on the way ... according to Celtics and Patriots superfan Mark Wahlberg ... who told us "that's a very, very good comparison."

TMZ Sports saw Wahlberg in L.A. ... and asked if the Celts head coach was "the new Belichick of Boston."

(Yeah, we know Boston is a part of New England -- but you get the point.)

It's high praise for a guy who's only been on the job for a few years ... considering B.B. has 5 'chips and is believed by some to be the best damn football coach ever.

But, Mark says there is still 1 thing Stevens has left to do.

Win 5 rings.

President Trump Invites Eagles To White House Team Coordinating Trip

5/17/2018 4:03 PM PDT
Breaking News

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially been invited to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win ... and now the question is -- who's gonna show up?

The folks at 1600 Penn. announced the invite Thursday afternoon, saying "President Trump looks forward to welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on June 5th to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win.”

The Eagles seemed to accept the invite saying ... they're "working through the logistics of a trip to Washington DC, including a visit to the White House, on June 5th."

Here's the thing ... several prominent players have made it VERY clear they have no interest in meeting up with Trump ... including Torrey SmithChris LongMalcolm Jenkins and Dannell Ellerbe.

FYI -- the last team to be so outspoken about Trump -- the Golden State Warriors -- had their White House invite pulled after Stephen Curry opposed the visit.

So, while the whole team might visit the nation's capital next month ... there probably won't be perfect attendance when the players head over to Trump's crib.

Terrell Owens Behind The Scenes Look At HOF Bust

5/17/2018 3:06 PM PDT
Breaking News

Terrell Owens LOVES him some him ... even in retirement!!

Now that the NFL legend is FINALLY getting into the Hall of Fame this year ... T.O. got to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the bronze bust that'll live forever in Canton.

The 6-time Pro Bowler flew to Utah on Thursday to get the ball rolling on the project ... and in true T.O. fashion, he seemed to enjoy looking at the dozens of reference pics of himself pinned on the board.

As for the bust creator himself, Blair Buswell ... he's legit. He's made over 80 busts for the NFL HOF -- and told Owens he's also doing Randy Moss' and Ray Lewis' this year.

The finished products will be revealed in August ... get your popcorn ready.

NY Jets' Robby Anderson Wins Cop Fighting Case ... Charges Dropped

5/17/2018 8:22 AM PDT
Breaking News

Another legal victory for NY Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson ... who just beat the charges in his cop fighting case after other officers said they didn't see Anderson do ANYTHING wrong. 

Anderson was arrested and charged with resisting an officer with violence when he allegedly got physical with a cop at the Rolling Loud Festival in Florida on May 7, 2017. 

Officials say Anderson had backstage passes for the event -- but was denied access -- and a verbal altercation had broken out.

When cops arrived, Captain Ortiz claims Anderson was combative and pushed him ... and arrested him.

Anderson disputed the allegation and subpoenaed several officers involved in the incident -- and none of them could corroborate Capt. Ortiz's claim.

In fact, officials say Capt. Ortiz failed to appear for TWO scheduled depositions in the case ... leaving prosecutors with no choice but to drop the charges against Anderson.

It's the second legal victory for Anderson this year ... he caught a huge break in his speeding case where he allegedly threatened to bang an officer's wife, and ended up only having to pay a small fine.

Saquon Barkley Bros Out with Baker Mayfield ... Sam Darnold!

5/17/2018 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Check this out ... #1, #2 and #3 all hanging together at LAX and TMZ Sports has the video!!

NY Giants rookie Saquon Barkley -- along with Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold -- all touched down at LAX for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event ... and they all seemed pretty stoked to reunite! 

Barkley and Mayfield hugged it out ... and Saquon actually carpooled with Darnold (Jets and Giants mingling?!). 

Of course, Saquon couldn't have been nicer -- complimenting his new NY rival ... even saying he's rooting for him!

We also asked Barkley about Eric Dickerson's recent comments -- that he's hoping Barkley will NOT break his rookie rushing record, and Saquon even handled that with 100% class. 

"I don't care for that," Barkley said about breaking the record ... "I wanna win championships."

NFL's Derrius Guice If Trump Invited Me To White House ... I'd Go!

5/17/2018 6:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Washington Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice says he wouldn't be opposed to Donald Trump attending his games and says visiting the White House would be the "chance of a lifetime."

The former LSU star touched down at LAX for an NFLPA Rookie Premiere event ... rockin' his brand new Young Money diamond chain, given to him by Lil Wayne (he's signed to Weezy's agency).  

But since Guice will be playing in D.C., we asked if he had any strong feelings about the President ... and he made it clear he has no animosity towards the guy. 

"I mean he's running this country. Whatchu want me to do, hate a guy who's running this country? I stay in my lane, he stay in his."

When asked if he would accept an invite to visit the White House if Washington wins the Super Bowl, Guice explained why he would. 

"If I get the chance, yeah. That's the chance of a lifetime," Guice said ... "They got a lot of history in that White House."

Obviously, Washington has to win games first ... but with Alex Smith at the helm and Guice in the backfield, you never know!

Josh Allen Jalen Ramsey's Trash Talk Doesn't Faze Me

5/17/2018 6:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Buffalo Bills rookie QB Josh Allen ain't jawing back at Jalen Ramsey ... in fact, he's combating Jalen's trash talk with one of the nicest compliments you can give. 

Just last week, Ramsey -- the stud corner for the Jacksonville Jaguars -- retweeted some video of Allen throwing at Bills rookie minicamp and said, "That's a pick waiting to happen."

He later deleted the tweet ... but Allen definitely heard about it. 

So, when we saw the 21-year-old at LAX, we asked if he took offense ... 

"That's like one of the best corners in the league," Allen said. 

When asked if it bothered him even a little bit, he shot back -- "Not at all."

FYI, the Bills play the Jags in November ... we'll see if it stays this cordial on the field. 

Joel McHale Richard Sherman Deserves a Statue ... in Seattle!!

5/16/2018 4:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joel McHale says Richard Sherman will always be loved in Seattle despite signing with their hated rivals ... telling TMZ Sports the dude deserves a STATUE for bringing a Super Bowl to the Seahawks!!

We spoke with the 'Hawks superfan about R.S. joining San Francisco after getting released this offseason ... and McHale makes it clear Sherman will NEVER be Public Enemy No. 1 in Seattle, even though he signed with the Niners.

FYI -- Sherman was considered the best defensive player on the Seahawks when they whooped the Denver Broncos 43-8 in S.B. XLVIII ... spending 7 seasons in total with the squad.

McHale says the 12s won't boo Sherman when he makes his return to Seattle on Dec. 2 ... and says his homecoming will be like a musical.

Dallas Cowboys Coaches Cussed & Argued ... Over Anthem Protest

5/16/2018 2:32 PM PDT

Dallas Cowboys coaches had a heated meeting about the team's decision to take a knee as a team last season with one coach saying, "Who gives a f**k what the President says."

It's all part of a docuseries featuring the Cowboys called "All or Nothing," which featured a look inside a real team conversation surrounding the anthem protest. 

Before the Sept. 25 game against the Cardinals -- days after President Trump made inflammatory comments about players kneeling for the anthem -- Jerry Jones told the team he wanted everyone to take a knee in unity before the song. But he made it clear, when the music plays, "I want you to stand."

"I want us to, in front of God and everybody, walk out there together, all of us, and kneel down in the name of unity."

Jones goes on to say ... "Then they’re gonna play the National Anthem. And I do want you to stand with me. I do want you to stand."

After the game, head coach Jason Garrett talked to his coaching staff about the team's show of unity ... and it got intense.

O-line coach Frank Pollack says ... "What happened to blocking out the f*cking noise? Who gives a f*ck what the President says?"

"Let’s get our focus on what we’re trying to do. All this is doing is distracting us from what we’re trying to f*cking accomplish."

Aside from being a look inside how a team handled the controversy ... it's possible the footage could be used in Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL ... to illustrate the Cowboys' feelings towards the anthem protests.

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