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McKayla Maroney's Mom 'She's Not Doing Great' ... But I'm Proud of Her

10/19/2017 2:15 PM PDT
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McKayla Maroney's mother says the Olympic gymnast is still reeling after going public with allegations she was molested and drugged by the team doctor ... but the family is proud of her. 

"She's doing as expected," Erin Maroney said Thursday ... "She's not great, not fine. She's just low-key doing okay."

The 2012 Team USA Olympic gold medalist has claimed Dr. Larry Nassar repeatedly sexually assaulted her under the guise he was performing routine medical care ... starting when she was 13 years old. 

Several high-profile Team USA gymnastics members have offered up their support to Maroney -- and according to her mother, she could use all the positive energy she can get. 

Nastia Liukin 'Hearts and Prayers' to McKayla Maroney

10/19/2017 6:46 AM PDT
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Team USA gymnastics stars Nastia Liukin and Laurie Hernandez say they did NOT experience abuse at the hands of former team doctor Larry Nassar -- but they feel horrible for those who did. 

"We feel for them," Liukin said on the way to a charity event in NYC ..."Our hearts and prayers go out to all that were affected."

One of those affected is McKayla Maroney -- who says Nassar repeatedly sexually abused her during her gymnastics career ... beginning at age 13. 

Maroney's 2012 Olympics teammate Gabby Douglas was also out in NYC last night -- and says she has not spoken with McKayla since she went public with the allegations ... but insinuated that she would be reaching out. 

Besides Maroney, more than 120 women claim they were victimized by Nassar. For his part, he claims he was just performing routine medical procedures. 

McKayla Maroney: I Was Drugged and Molested By Team USA Doctor

10/18/2017 6:15 AM PDT
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McKayla Maroney says she was sexually assaulted by the team doctor for the U.S. women's gymnastics team and Olympic team -- and the abuse started when she was 13 years old. 

The former U.S. Olympic gymnast went public about the alleged abuse Wednesday morning -- saying Dr. Larry Nassar repeatedly molested her under the guise of administering "treatment."

The 21-year-old says, "Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving 'medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years.'"

"It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn't end until I left the sport."

"It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated.' It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my Silver."

Maroney says Nassar gave her a sleeping pill on a flight to Tokyo when she was 15 -- "and the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a 'treatment.' I thought I was going to die that night."

McKayla joins a long list of women accusing Nassar of sexual misconduct -- 125 women, including former gymnasts, have already filed suit against him for alleged incidents over the years. 

For his part, Nassar has claimed "procedures" in which he would treat women intra-vaginally were medically appropriate. 

Usain Bolt Makes Fastest Food Run ... Speeds Through KFC

10/5/2017 9:03 AM PDT
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Now that he's retired, Usain Bolt is letting himself go ... to KFC! 

The Olympic legend hit up the chicken joint in Bristol, England this week and left with a full bag of the Col.'s goodness. Plus a fountain drink! 

Bolt's final race was back in August -- and he's been enjoying the noncompetitive life ever since ... partying, smoking hookah and eating delicious fast food. 

In fact, he likes fast food so much ... dude inhaled 1,000 chicken nuggets during the Beijing Games, according to him. 

Hey, if anyone can burn those calories ...  it's this guy, right? 

U.S. Olympian Across the Street from Vegas Shooting ... 5 Hours in Lockdown

10/2/2017 6:39 AM PDT
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U.S. Olympic pole vaulter Sandi Morris says she was "across the street" from the Vegas shooting Sunday night -- and was kept in lockdown at the Luxor Hotel for 5 hours until officials deemed it safe to leave. 

The Luxor is actually closer to the site of the shooting than the Mandalay Bay -- and Morris says she was inside the hotel watching The Blue Man Group show when the incident began. 

Morris -- who won silver at the 2016 Olympics in Rio -- details how officials stopped the show and locked down the building to keep everyone safe. 

She says show officials passed out blankets, water and food -- including bananas that were supposed to be used in the show.

Summer Olympics Go Hollywood L.A. Gets 2028 Games

9/13/2017 11:04 AM PDT
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Traffic is gonna be soooo bad. 

The International Olympic Committee has officially announced what was all expected ... the 2028 Olympic Games will go down in Los Angeles. 

Several high-powered celebs were part of the campaign to get the Games to La La Land including Dr. Dre and Magic Johnson.

The heads of the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Rams, Warner Brothers, and Disney were all on the team as well.

Moments ago, the IOC announced L.A. will get 2028 ... and Paris will get 2024. 

See you in 11 years. 

Olympic Runner Found Dead In Arizona Swimming Pool

8/29/2017 6:45 AM PDT
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Olympic runner David Torrence -- who made the finals in the 5,000 meter race in the '16 Games -- was found dead at the bottom of a pool at an Arizona apartment complex. 

The 31-year-old grew up in L.A. -- but competed internationally for Peru. In fact, he set the Peru record for the fastest mile in 2017 with a time of 3 minutes 53 seconds. 

Torrence's body was found around 7:30 AM on Monday morning. Unclear what happened. Cops are investigating. 

The runner had moved from L.A. to Arizona a few weeks ago to train for more races. 

Story developing ... 

Usain & D-Wade GO FULL DMX ... In Greek Nightclub

8/23/2017 7:45 AM PDT
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They stopped. They dropped. They shut 'em down AND opened up shop. 

Usain Bolt and Dwyane Wade went all the way back to '98 at a nightclub in Greece Tuesday night -- grabbing the mic and busting out DMX's legendary "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" ... and it was AWESOME! 

D-Wade's in Mykonos for an anniversary trip -- no word on why Bolt's there -- but they met up behind the DJ booth in a Mykonos nightclub and partied like they were old friends. 

We're sure DMX woulda loved to have been there too ... if he wasn't on house arrest

Simone Biles Drugged Up After Surgery ... Watch Me Whip!

7/27/2017 8:39 AM PDT
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The wisest part of getting your wisdom teeth removed is having someone record you when you're coming down off the drugs ... and Simone Biles knows it!

The Team USA Olympic gymnast hit the oral surgeon's office -- and after the procedure, she was OUT HER DAMN MIND!

At one point, Biles thought she was driving a truck -- and even honked the imaginary horn!

Good news ... she's fine now and even joked about it on social media.

"Hope yall get a good laugh!!"

Bengals WR John Ross I'm Down To Race Usain Bolt!! ... For a Good Cause

7/22/2017 12:05 AM PDT

The world's fastest man is getting a challenge from the best 40-yard-dash sprinter in NFL combine history ... 'cause Bengals rookie John Ross says he's down to race Usain Bolt.

We spoke with the ex-Washington star about going up against the 8-time Olympic gold medalist ... and Ross says he's open to facing off with Bolt after he gets his rookie season under his belt.

Ross -- who blew scouts away when he ran a 4.22 at this year's combine -- also believes the speed showdown could raise some money for charity in the process.

Of course, Bolt is set to retire in August ... so, maybe Ross would have a chance??

Ryan Lochte Cleared of Criminal Charges In Rio 'Robbery'

7/14/2017 4:26 PM PDT
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Ryan Lochte has been cleared of all charges in connection with his Rio hijinks.

An appeals court has thrown out the criminal charge filed against Lochte for allegedly lying to authorities when he told them he was robbed at gunpoint. Lochte was charged with false communication of a crime.

The judges ruled Lochte did not go to cops and report the incident ... they came to him after hearing stories in the media. So he never set out to create a lie, and that was the turning point in the case. 

As you know, Lochte told NBC he and 3 other members of the U.S. swim team were stopped by men he thought were impersonating police officers. Surveillance video later showed the real story was Lochte and co. were stopped by owners of the gas station they'd vandalized.

Ryan Lochte No Way In Hell Phelps Beats Shark

7/14/2017 6:15 AM PDT

Does Ryan Lochte think Michael Phelps will win his race against a great white shark??


The 12-time Olympic medalist was leaving the Treats Party at the Dream Hotel with his Playboy model fiancee, Kayla Rae Reid ... when he told us his Team USA bud is no match for White Death.

Phelps is attempting the 100-meter open-water race as part of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" next week ... but Lochte says even the GOAT will sink against his non-human opponent.

We also congratulated the new father on the birth of his son, Caiden ... and Lochte tells us he's "so f**kin' happy" to be a dad.

Ryan Lochte 'I Was Not Suicidal After Rio'

6/7/2017 9:35 AM PDT

Ryan Lochte NEVER thought about killing himself -- or hurting himself in any way -- after the 2016 Rio Olympics ... despite media reports suggesting otherwise, this according to Lochte himself. 

Earlier this week, Lochte told ESPN he "was about to hang up my entire life" after the Rio incident -- and when asked if that meant he considered suicide, nodded his head slowly. 

But Lochte tells TMZ Sports, "To be clear, yes I was in a very dark place after Rio, but I never thought about taking my own life."

"That’s the media twisting what I told ESPN. I would never do that. That’s not me."

Lochte goes on ... "I’m a fighter, always have been, and always will be. I knew that I would do whatever necessary to get through that horrible time, and most importantly to once again earn the trust of my friends, family, and the public, who have always been so supportive of me."

Lochte says he's in a great place now -- both personally and professionally -- and he's excited for his fiancee, Kayla, to give birth to their son any minute now. 

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