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Erin Andrews I Almost Ruined My Fiance's Proposal ... Here's How

1/14/2017 12:25 AM PST
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Listen up, ladies ... Erin Andrews is about to tell you how she almost messed up one of the sweetest storybook proposals of all time ... and the culprit was HER FEAR.

We got the future Mrs. Jarret Stoll out at LAX ... and she talked to our photog about the super precious Disneyland proposal she got from the NHL star.

What you didn't know is that it almost got TOTALLY SCREWED UP ... and there was one ride at the Happiest Place On Earth that would've been to blame.

Watch, learn, then head to Anaheim and ride the ride 'cause it's awesome.

NHL's Florida Panthers Stanley Panther Sues How Could You Fire a Depressed Mascot???

12/24/2016 12:35 AM PST
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1223-florida-panthers-mascot-GETTY-01Stanley Panther says he was BETRAYED by his own NHL team -- claiming he was unfairly fired as the team mascot after a serious bout with depression because the honchos didn't like his attitude.

The man behind the lawsuit is Raphael Estevez -- who says he was hired to play Stanley full-time in 2012 and everything was cheertastic until March 2016 ... when he was hospitalized for depression. 

Estevez says he missed a week of work -- and when he came back, he was treated like an outcast ... and was falsely accused of taking money from fans and having a major attitude problem. 

Estevez says he was removed from the Panthers "Energy Team" -- and was later fired in April. 

In the lawsuit, Estevez says he believes he was fired for his disability -- essentially saying the team didn't want a depressed guy in charge of pumping up the crowd.  

He's suing for unspecified damages. We called the Panthers for comment, so far no word back. 

Rick Fox I Told You So ... League of Legends Is Bigger Than NHL

12/10/2016 12:05 AM PST
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Rick Fox is serving up a big "I Told You So" to anyone who balked at his prediction League of Legends would outgrow the NHL ... and says their recent historic sell out of Staples Center is proof he was right.

We had talked to Fox a little while ago at LAX (guy flies more than Superman) and he'd told us he thinks eSports has a chance to pass the NHL as the nation's fourth sport.

Some balked at the idea ... but that was before the recent League of Legends championships sold out Staples center in an incredible 45 minutes and drew 36 million viewers ... something that doesn't happen in the NHL.

When we got Fox -- who, of course, owns an eSports team -- at LAX ... it was time for the 3 time champion to win another ring ... at gloating.

NHL's J.T. Brown Smashes Fan's iPhone ... After On-Ice Brawl

11/22/2016 12:41 PM PST
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Tampa Bay Lighting winger J.T. Brown didn't get all of his aggression out on the ice Monday night -- smashing a fan's iPhone moments after he was sent to the penalty box after an all-out brawl. 

Brown went straight Conor McGregor on Nashville Predator defenseman Ryan Ellis after a blindside hit in the 3rd period.

As Brown was sent off the ice, Preds fan Brendan Johansen began to heckle him ... and that's when Brown reached up and smashed the cell phone.

We spoke with Johansen who says he's not mad and isn't taking any legal action -- but says he hopes the Lightning will spring to get him a new phone ... because his screen got shattered in the mayhem.

As for the game, the Predators won 3-1. 

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Wayne Gretzky Shows Love For Alex Ovechkin ... 'I Hope He Breaks My Goals Record'

11/8/2016 12:45 AM PST
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Wayne Gretzky isn't afraid of losing his seat at the top of the all-time regular season goals list ... matter of fact, he HOPES Alex Ovechkin passes his total of 894.

TMZ Sports ran into the Great One at LAX ... when we asked him if the Washington Capitals star could break his nearly untouchable goals record.

"I hope he does, he's a great player." Gretzky says. "Records are made to be broken."

Gretzky also shares why he doesn't golf with PGA's star son-in-law, Dustin Johnson ... and it's a pretty legitimate reason. Check it out.

Jeremy Roenick Anthem Protest 'Disgusting' Bench Players Who Don't Stand

9/10/2016 12:55 AM PDT
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NHL legend Jeremy Roenick says Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest is "pretty disgusting" -- and he believes coaches should be allowed to bench players who follow Colin's lead. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Roenick specifically about NHL coach John Tortorella -- who's also coaching Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. 

Tortorella recently warned his players if they sit during the National Anthem, they will sit for the entire game. Some people are pissed ... Roenick is NOT one of them. 

Roenick says the issues that Kaep is trying to spotlight are important -- but he needs to find another way to make his point without disrespecting the flag and the country.

Jeremy Roenick I Can Help Bieber's Hockey Game ... Call Me, Bro

8/12/2016 12:45 AM PDT
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NHL legend Jeremy Roenick says he wants to personally mentor Justin Bieber on the ice -- telling TMZ Sports he GUARANTEES he can take JB's skills to the next level.

Roenick says he saw the new hockey footage Bieber posted online this week -- and was genuinely impressed ... but says the guy has serious room to grow.

"He's pretty tough up top, I don't know about the calves and the thighs though ... it's a little weak."

So, what's the plan?

Jeremy says he'll put together a REAL comprehensive hockey-based workout plan for Bieber -- noting, "I will make you a WAY better hockey player."

"The personal invitation for tutelage is right here ... I can definitely make him the top scorer of any men's league team on the planet."

Evander Kane Pleads Not Guilty In Bikini Bar Incident ... Video Proves I'm Innocent!

8/1/2016 7:43 AM PDT
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0801-evander-kane-TMZ-01NHL superstar Evander Kane just pled not guilty to charges he got physical with several women at a Buffalo bikini bar back in June ... and says VIDEO evidence will prove he did nothing wrong. 

The Buffalo Sabres star was arrested earlier this month -- after officials say he got violent during a night at Bottoms Up bar on June 24th. 

According to media reports, Kane allegedly yanked one of the women by the hair and grabbed her throat while pushing her into his car.

The bouncer tried to break it up and Kane put his hands on him too. The entire incident was reportedly captured on security video. 

But on Monday, Kane went before a judge in Buffalo City Court ... and pled NOT GUILTY to criminal trespassing, harassment and disorderly conduct.

If found guilty, Kane faces up to 90 days in jail ... however, first time offenders are rarely locked up, according to the DA.

Kane is due back in court on September 9th.

NHL Legend Ray Bourque .249 Blood Alcohol During Drunk Driving Arrest

6/27/2016 12:18 PM PDT
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0627_Ray-Bourque_getty-2Ray Bourque's blood alcohol level was more than 3 TIMES the legal limit when the Boston Bruins legend was arrested for drunk driving this weekend ... this according to the police report. 

55-year-old Bourque -- considered one of the greatest defensemen of all time -- was arrested in Andover, Mass. on Friday night after allegedly rear-ending a minivan at 11:30 PM. 

Cops arrived to the scene and arrested Bourque -- who admitted to "having a few drinks" at the Andover Country Club, according to the police report obtained by the Eagle Tribune

Bourque appeared in court earlier today and pled not guilty to OUI -- operating under the influence. 

Bourque issued a statement -- saying, "For the first time in my life, I find myself in unfamiliar territory. I am not happy about the situation I put myself into on Friday night."

"I am a very proud person that accepts the responsibility of my actions and have always accepted being in the media eye."

"I have used this popularity to try and positively impact as many lives as possible. I am happy that no one was hurt in the accident and thank everyone who has reached out in support of my family and me. Please be patient as I go through this process and respect my family and my privacy."

NHL's P.K. Subban I Want to Be Known As A Great Player ... Not Just A Black Player

5/10/2016 9:52 AM PDT
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P.K. Subban says he's sick of being known as the black guy in the NHL -- and would rather be known as "one of the best players in the league" ... regardless of race.

The Montreal Canadiens superstar was out at The Nice Guy in Hollywood Monday night -- when we asked him what it was like being one of only 20 black players in the league in 2015. 

"I like to be recognized as one of the best players in the league, not just a black player," Subban told us. 

FYI-- Subban's been a stud on the ice ... a 2-time All Star and the 2013 James Norris trophy winner for best defensive player in the league. 

Still, Subban admits he's in an interesting spot -- considering the lack of diversity in the league ... and says he's considering making a documentary on his journey. 

NHL's Sean Avery I Got a Role In Boston Bombing Movie

4/19/2016 8:52 AM PDT
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41916-sean-avery-instagramPretty big opportunity for ex-NHLer-turned-actor Sean Avery ... who says he just locked up a role in Mark Wahlberg's new movie about the Boston Marathon bombings. 

Avery posted a pic of himself in a Watertown PD uniform ... just days after announcing he got a role in "Patriots Day."

FYI -- The Watertown PD heroically hunted down the terrorists who placed the bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon. 

41916-mark-wahlberg-gettyUnclear how big of a role Avery will have, but he's clearly excited about it. 

As for Wahlberg, he was actually in character at the Marathon Monday to shoot scenes for the movie ... which co-stars John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons

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Blackhawks Sued Drunk Fan + Goal = Disaster

4/7/2016 4:18 PM PDT
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0807_blackhawks-united-center_gettyQuestion: How drunk is too drunk at a hockey game? 

Answer: When you sloppily fall out of your seat and crush the guy in front of you ... this according to a new lawsuit. 

A guy named John Cooke is suing the Chicago Blackhawks claiming he was enjoying the game at the United Center on May 23rd ... until some drunk jerk sitting behind him got so hammered, he couldn't stand up straight. 

The fan says people complained about the drunkard to security and arena staff -- but no one did anything. 

Problem is ... when the Blackhawks scored a goal in the 1st period, the drunk fan lost his balance and fell down 2 rows, allegedly crushing Cooke in the process.  

Cooke says he suffered injuries in the drunken disaster -- and he's suing the team and the United Center claiming the guy should have been kicked out long before he had a chance to fall on people. 

Cooke is suing for unspecified damages. So far no comment from the Blackhawks or the United Center. 

Dr. Drew Sings National Anthem for Kings ... KILLS IT!

3/27/2016 9:36 AM PDT
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Oh, say can you see Dr. Drew Pinsky -- mild-mannered radio and TV doctor -- singing like Boccelli, Domingo or Pavarotti??

Of course you can't, but turns out Dr. Drew really does have musical chops ... and he used 'em to belt out the Star Spangled Banner at last night's L.A. Kings game in Staples Center.

When Drew took to the ice, you could tell the crowd was a little shocked. But the good doc -- who's now hosting "Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood" on KABC radio -- tells us he's always loved singing.

He took vocal lessons during college, and even though he never lived out his opera dreams ... he kept training while practicing medicine.

Check it out, he even nailed that last note -- the one that makes you cringe 'cause you're never sure if the person can do it.

The playoffs are coming, Drew. Just sayin' ...

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