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2018 ESPYs Fashion Best and Worst Athlete Swag

7/18/2018 3:32 PM PDT

It's that time of the year -- when the biggest ballers in the world show off their awesome (and not so awesome) fashion tastes at the ESPYs ... and we've got all the pics!!

Adam Rippon -- to no one's surprise -- showed up and slayed in his eye-popping fit ... and NFL brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin took twinning to a whole 'nother level with their matching custom suit lining!!

JaVale McGee was all Gucci'd out ... rockin' a red fanny pack with his custom suit for quite the unique look!!

As for JuJu Smith-Schuster ... we really don't know what to say.

Everyone from Chloe Kim to Cris Cyborg to Kareem Hunt put their style to the test for Wednesday night's show hosted by Danica Patrick ... so be sure to check out the dope (and nope) swag!!

Robert Griffin III Wife Training For 2020 Olympics ... She's Faster Than Me!

7/16/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Griffin III says his wife wears the (track) pants in their relationship ... 'cause Grete Šadeiko is not only making a run at the 2020 Olympics -- she blows him away in races!!

We got the adorable couple -- and their cute 1-year-old baby, Gloria -- out in Bev Hills when RGIII made the revelation to TMZ Sports.

"Track is her realm," he says. "She owns the track."

Big-time praise for sure ... considering the NFL star once ran a 4.38 40-yard dash and did do some track events at Baylor.

But Grete's legit on the turf ... she crushed the heptathlon at Florida State -- once running 13.92 in the 100-meter hurdles -- and is making a serious run to compete for Estonia in the 2020 Games.

As for the real takeaway from all this ... watch out for baby Gloria in about 17 years!!

Ryan Lochte Lawyer Rio Case Is 'Absurd and Disgusting'

6/29/2018 10:46 AM PDT
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With Brazilian officials STILL trying to prosecute Ryan Lochte over the infamous gas station incident during the '16 Olympics in Rio ... his lawyer says the whole thing is "absurd and disgusting."

Prosecutors have gotten the green light to try Lochte for spreading false information to the media about what really went down when Ryan told NBC he and other athletes were robbed at gunpoint.

Officials said Lochte made the story up to cover up what really happened -- security guards confronted the group after they vandalized a gas station

Lochte later said he wasn't lying -- and described it as an "over exaggeration."

A panel of judges had previously ruled that Lochte's actions did not constitute a crime -- but a different court sees it differently and will allow prosecutors to move forward with a case against him. 

We spoke with Lochte's attorney, Jeff Ostrow, who says the whole thing is a joke -- and Lochte "would never be treated this way in this country."

As for the chances of Lochte returning to Brazil to face the charges, Ostrow says they're keeping their options open ... but you gotta think there's no chance in hell Ryan's going back to Brazil. 

Greg Louganis I Was Mocked as a Kid 'Called Me Loose Anus'

6/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

U.S. Olympic legend Greg Louganis -- the greatest diver of all time -- says even world-class athletes like him aren't immune from bullies ... telling TMZ Sports he was mocked as a kid for his last name. 

"Loose anus," Louganis says ... "That's what they used to call me."

Greg says he didn't really let the name-calling bother him because he was a kid at the time and chalked it up to kids being kids. 

Of course, Greg went on to become a world-famous 4-time gold medal winner, who many believe is the greatest EVER in his sport. 

"I mean kids do that," Greg said ... "I can't remember some of the other names from kids in my class. I think loose anus was probably the worst one."

Olympian Kayla Harrison MMA Fighters Are Afraid Of Me ... Here's Why.

6/20/2018 3:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

U.S. Olympic legend Kayla Harrison -- who won gold in judo in '12 and '16 -- is finally making her MMA debut this week ... and says she's ready to wreck shop. 

Kayla is a beast -- and she tells TMZ Sports it was hard to even lock down an opponent because people are scared to fight her. 

The good news ... Brittney Elkin has stepped up and will fight Kayla at the PFL event in Chicago on Thursday, and Kayla tells us she can't wait to scrap. 

"I have 500 judo matches under my belt," Kayla said ... "I have some experience -- just not with a locked cage behind me."

So, how will she handle taking a live punch to the face for the first time? 

"I'm kind of a bull. It's gonna take a lot more than 1 punch to take me down."

#CantWAIT!

Bode Miller 911 Call Daughter in Pool Several Minutes

6/12/2018 10:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bode Miller's neighbors seemed to do all they could as they worked feverishly trying to save his 19-month-old daughter's life after she fell into a pool.

Orange County Fire released the 911 call that was placed moments after little Emeline was taken out of the water. A woman made the call, and told the 911 operator someone was already performing CPR.

The operator asked if Emeline was breathing, and the woman said no -- however, there was a brief moment of hope when the person doing the CPR said he could feel a "small pulse" on the child. When the operator asked how long Emeline had been in the water, someone said "a couple of minutes," but the caller said she wasn't sure.

Once they had the pulse, they turned Emeline on her side to get water out of her lungs. You can hear someone in the background saying the water just keeps coming out. The woman on the phone kept saying, "c'mon baby girl!"

The call lasted about 5 minutes, and at the end you can hear firefighters arriving.

As we reported, the Olympic skier's wife, Morgan, was at a neighbor's home when the tragic accident happened.

Emeline was transported to the hospital, but paramedics and doctors were unable to resuscitate her.

Michael Phelps Swimming In Dough If Home Sells for $4.1 Mil

6/12/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Phelps is about to strike gold again ... this time on his Arizona home, which he's hoping to sell for $1.6 million more than he paid for it.

Phelps bought the house in Scottsdale a couple years back for $2.5 million. The 5-bedroom, 7-bath spread was brand spanking new at the time. It's now listed for $4.125 million.

The former Olympian and his wife, Nicole, welcomed baby no. 2 in February, so it's possible they're looking to expand ... although this pad ain't exactly small at 6k square feet. There are also 4 fireplaces and a 350-bottle wine storage.

Probably best of all is the huge pool where Phelps worked his stroke. Talk about a selling point! 

Bode Miller 19-Month-Old Daughter Dies In Tragic Pool Accident

6/11/2018 4:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6/13 -- We're told Bode was, in fact, not present at the time of the accident -- our sources say there wasn't a party either -- Morgan was simply at the neighbors' with Emeline.

Former Olympian Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter died after a tragic drowning accident ... TMZ has learned.

The Orange County Coroner's Office confirms Emeline Grier Miller passed away in a hospital. A source close to the family tells us Bode and his wife, Morgan, were attending a neighbor's party on Sunday -- and, somehow, Emeline ended up in a pool.

It's unclear how long she was in the water but, according to Orange County Fire, paramedics rushed to the scene and performed CPR before transporting her to a hospital. They were not able to resuscitate her.

Morgan and Bode said on social media ... "We are beyond devastated. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest everyday."

Emeline was the youngest of Bode's 4 children. She was named after Bode's grandmother.

Lindsey Vonn Dating P.K. Subban ... Finally Go Public at CMTs

6/7/2018 6:38 AM PDT
Breaking News

Fitting that Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban finally made their long-rumored coupling Insta official in Smashville Wednesday night, isn't it??

There have been rumors about the two for months ... but Vonn and the NHL star finally publicly confirmed their relationship last night ... hitting the red carpet together at the CMT Music Awards. 

The two have been spotted hangin' out a lot recently ... taking in a Red Sox game and a Celtics playoff game last month.

They also hit business classes together at Harvard last week ... and Vonn was at one of P.K.'s playoff games last month in Nashville too.

But, they've successfully avoided taking a coupley photo until Wednesday night, when Vonn made sure to caption their selfie with a yellow heart.

Maybe it was the Keith Urban love songs that did it??

Congrats!!

Adam Rippon on LeBron James It's Official ... Suit Shorts are In

6/3/2018 11:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adam Rippon just signed off on LeBron James' interesting pre-Game 1 attire, saying suit shorts are totally acceptable ... all because the King set the trend.

We got the Olympic figure skater Saturday at LAX and asked what he made of Bron's lack of pants heading into Oracle Arena Thursday ahead of his first game against the Warriors. Faux pas, or fashion genius? Adam seems to think LeBron falls into the latter category.

The Olympian has a perfectly reasonable explanation for why shorts on a suit are a-OK -- especially as we start heading into the summer months here. If anything, LeBron's ahead of the curve ... and or maybe just doing what feels good, we guess? Hard to say.

Either way, Adam's definitely the guy to weigh on such matters ... you might recall his Moschino harness suit to the Oscars this year ... which got a lot of people doing double takes.

So ... yeah, LeBron's in good company. At least Adam's got his back on the Urkel-inspired outfit. BTW ... LeBron is rockin' the suit shorts AGAIN for Game 2. Yep, it a thing now.

Adam Rippon Praises Pope Francis Pro-Gay Comments Were 'So Awesome!'

5/27/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Pope is gonna be stoked ... 'cause he just got some serious props from the guy who won "Dancing with the Stars!"

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon -- the first openly gay U.S. athlete to medal in the Winter Olympics -- says he heard about Pope Francis telling a gay man that his sexuality "does not matter" and thinks it's "so awesome!" 

Backstory ... Pope Francis had spent some time back in April with a man who was sexually abused by a priest. When the topic of his sexuality came up, the Pope reportedly said, "God made you like this. God loves you like this."

He added, "The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say."

Rippon LOVED the comments ... and told TMZ Sports, "I think that's so awesome what the Pope said. It would be pretty cool to like meet him one day."

Usain Bolt Parties With Famous 'Bolt' Statue ... Made of Real Bolts!

5/17/2018 10:53 AM PDT
Breaking News

Usain Bolt decided to go BIG for his restaurant opening in Jamaica this week ... bringing in a big ass statue of himself -- made mostly of real bolts. 

Turns out, the Olympic legend is a budding restaurant mogul -- he just opened his 3rd Tracks & Records eatery in Jamaica ... and he's got 15 more spots opening up in the U.K. 

So, to celebrate the grand opening of his Montego Bay joint Wednesday night, he threw a massive party ... with the grand unveiling of the famous "Bolt of Bolts" statue. 

The artist -- German musician Vita Diedel Kloever -- created the piece back in 2012 ... and said it took FOUR MONTHS to put together.

He installed it at the restaurant late last month. 

As for the restaurant, jury's still out on the "Escovitch Fish Sandwich" and the "Burgers a la Usain" -- but we're betting at the very least ... the food comes out fast.

Michigan State Strikes $500 Million Settlement ... with Nassar Victims

5/16/2018 9:11 AM PDT
Breaking News

Michigan State has agreed to pay $500 MILLION to the 332 female athletes who were sexually assaulted by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar

Nassar is the disgraced piece of human garbage who pled guilty to sexually assaulting hundreds of women and girls under the guise of performing routine medical treatments. 

Nassar treated hundreds of women at MSU -- including athletes from the softball, gymnastics, track and field, volleyball and rowing teams. Several of the women sued the university. 

Now, Michigan State and lawyers for the victims announced they reached the $500 million settlement. 

As for Nassar -- who also sexually assaulted women from the U.S. Womens Gymnastics team -- he's currently rotting away in a federal prison where he'll likely die. 

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