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Oscar Pistorius

Murder Trial Begins

I Heard 'Bloodcurdling Screams'

3/3/2014 5:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303-oscar-pistorius-GettyOlympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrived to court in South Africa for Day 1 of his murder trial Monday -- and it's already getting intense ... with a neighbor saying she heard "bloodcurdling screams" the night of the shooting. 

Pistorius -- aka "Blade Runner" -- shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 -- and he's been charged with premeditated murder. Oscar pleaded not guilty to the shooting -- and claims it was accidental because he thought Reeva was an intruder who got inside the house. 

Today, Oscar's neighbor recounted what she remembered from that night -- "Just after 3, I woke up from a woman's terrible screams. Then I also heard a man screaming for help. Three times he yelled for help."

The neighbor said her husband immediately called authorities. 

The entire trial is expected to last about 3 weeks -- if convicted, Oscar faces life in prison.

Jadeveon Clowney

I've Never Seen Anyone Run Like Him

Says Olympic Sprinter

2/24/2014 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0224-maurice-jadeveon-getty-01Jadeveon Clowney's INCREDIBLE 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine didn't just impress the football community -- it blew away an Olympic sprinting legend who tells TMZ Sports he's never seen anything like it.

In case you haven't heard, Clowney -- who weighs 266 pounds -- ran a blazing fast 4.47 ... faster than almost ALL of the running backs at the combine.

We spoke to Maurice Green -- the former 100 meter dash record holder -- who tells us plain and simple -- "Jadeveon is a freak athlete."

Green -- who trains a bunch of NFL stars including Richard Sherman and Reggie Bush -- says, "You don't get too many guys with his size and speed. Guys like Jadeveon don't come around that often. If I was a QB in the NFL I'd be worried."

Still, Green says he'd destroy Clowney in a footrace -- "My best 40 time was 3.8."

That's fast.


Olympian Jamie Anderson


I'm Too Hot for App Dating

2/22/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

U.S. Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson says she's officially ditching her Tinder account ... telling TMZ Sports she's way too good-looking to be hunting for dudes through an app.

Anderson -- who won gold in Sochi -- famously told the media she used Tinder to meet other sexy athletes in Olympic Village ... but now, Jamie says she's having a serious change of heart.

"I don't need it," Jamie says ... telling us the app didn't ever lead her to a quality hookup during her stint in Russia.

So, what's Jamie's plan now? 

There's always Jdate ... ChristianMingle ... BlackPeopleMeet ... FarmersOnly ...

US Hockey Team


If They Beat Canada!

2/21/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0220-brazzers-hockey-01As if the men's USA Men's hockey team wasn't under enough pressure ... now a major porn company is making things worse -- by offering them 10 YEARS of free porn if they win gold.

... and not just any porn, HD PORN!!!

TMZ Sports has learned ... Brazzers says each player on the squad will get a month-long membership to the hardcore porn site if they beat Canada today ... and if they win the gold-medal game -- they'll get a full 10-year smut pass!

That's a whooooole lotta smut.

Don't screw it up Oshie.

Andy Cohen

My Fave Part of the Olympics


2/20/2014 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Here's something you've probably never seen before ... ANDY COHEN ON A SPORTS WEBSITE!!!


Anyway, the Bravo icon was out in NYC last night when we started talking Olympics. Even though Andy admitted he doesn't fancy himself much of a fan, he says there's one event in Sochi he can't stop watching -- THE BOB COSTAS PINK EYE SAGA!!!

It doesn't stop there ... Andy also explains why he's rooting HARD against Mother Russia.

Check out the clip ... GO USA!!!

Jamaican Bobsled Team

Watermelon Helmets?

Watermelon Helmets.

2/17/2014 8:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_jamaica_watermelon_helmets_sochi_olympics_launch_v3File This Under: "Questionable Decision Making" ... but the Jamaican Bobsled Team competed over the weekend wearing helmets that looked like watermelons.

Of course, in the U.S. ... there's a well-known stereotype about black people and watermelon -- but in fact, it's not really a "thing" in Jamaica.

Still, a little weird to see a team consisting entirely of black people wearing helmets that look like watermelon.

As one Jamaican source put it ... "I don't know about any stereotype ... all I know is we eat them, not put them on our heads."

Bode Miller

Don't Blame Reporter For Painful Olympics Interview

... Blame NBC!

2/17/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Bode Miller says he's NOT upset with reporter Christin Cooper ... after she pushed him so hard about the skier's dead brother during a post-race interview yesterday, he broke down in tears.

Instead, it appears Bode is placing the blame on Christin's bosses at NBC.

The interview took place moments after Bode placed 3rd in the Men's Alpine Super G event in Sochi -- when Cooper kept asking questions about Bode's bro Chilly, who passed away recently from a seizure.

Bode broke down and cried -- ending the interview ... and almost instantly, the cyber-backlash began against Cooper.

But last night, Bode went to Twitter and wrote, "I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment."

He continued, "My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasn't trying to cause pain."

Here's where it gets interesting ... 'cause a short time later, he re-posted a tweet from a fan who wrote, "Bode. It wasn't her fault. It was the fault of @NBCOlympics producers. She was being told what to ask."

Subtle, but clearly he signs off on the fan's opinion.


Sochi Fail Photos


2/13/2014 4:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's goin' DOWN in Sochi right now ... at least, some of the Olympic athletes are ... HARD.

Check out these pics of the worlds' greatest athletes takin' a spill -- at the very least, it'll make you feel better about sitting on your computer all day.


Tinder to Team USA:

Focus On Winning

... Not Boning!

2/13/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Team USA is obsessed with Tinder -- the app that helps you find people to bang -- but now, the company's co-founder is begging the athletes to KEEP IT IN THEIR PANTS until after their events.

Earlier this week, gold-medal winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson told US Weekly, "Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level ... There are some cuties on there.”

She added, "There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting. I deleted my account to focus on the Olympics.”

We spoke with Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, who has a surprising message for the Olympians: Focus on kicking ass ... not tapping it.

"Tinder is a great way to meet new people when you're traveling and want to get the most out of your experience in a new city, but for now, focus on giving it your all while competing."

"Tinder will always be here when you're done."

Of course, Olympic Village has a reputation for being a "debaucherous" sex party ... and the app only makes it that much easier to find an athlete to bone.


Team USA Snowboarder

Sex Games in Sochi Are About to Begin!

(So, I've Heard)

2/12/2014 8:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Things haven't even begun to heat up in Sochi yet ... at least when it comes to the storied SEX PARTIES in Olympic Village ... so says someone who would know, Team USA snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg.

Kotsenburg -- who just won THE GOLD in Snowboard Slopestyle -- is back in the U.S. and earlier today, we HAD to ask about the international bangfest that athletes have been raving about for years!

OLYMPIC SEX NOTE -- tons of athletes have talked about the rampant sex in Olympic Village, including UFC bad ass Ronda Rousey, who told us the scene is pure "debauchery."

But Sage tells us ... none of the athletes are playin' hide the pirozhki just yet ... explaining, "Toward the end of the week, people get pretty rowdy I heard."

On a related note, Sage says he might head back to Russia before the games are over.

Atta boy!!!!

Winter Olympics


Male or Female?!

2/12/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The chiseled asses are out in force in Sochi ... both men and women ... showing off their incredible physiques.

But the million dollar question ... with Spandex running rampant, can you tell the difference between a taught male tush and a hard female heiny?

It's time to go for the gold ...

The Band Perry

U.S. Skiers Crushed Our Song

Come Play With Us on Tour!

2/11/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0211-the-band-perry-USACountry music superstars The Band Perry have invited members of the U.S. Olympic ski team to PLAY WITH THEM IN CONCERT ... after watching the athletes cover their biggest hit in Sochi, TMZ Sports has learned.

We know ... the band recently saw the incredible clip of Stacey Cook, Jacqueline Wiles and Laurenne Ross rockin' out to their huge song, "Better Dig Two" and LOVED IT!!!

In fact, a rep for the band tells us ... they've already been in contact with the Olympians in the hopes they can bring them on stage at one of their shows to play the song together.

The band even gave us this note to pass on to the skiers -- "We love you guys! Go Team USA!"


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