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Post Malone I Witnessed Usain's Pimpness ... Ultimate Ladies Man

8/25/2016 6:29 AM PDT
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When Usain Bolt was getting his swerve on in a London nightclub this weekend, rapper Post Malone was RIGHT THERE partying alongside him ... and tells TMZ Sports, "It was awesome!" 

Bolt has been on a tear with the ladies this past week -- despite the fact he's got a GF back home in Jamaica -- and Post saw the legend in action at Cirque le Soir club on Monday night. 

"He's a ladies man," Malone said.

"Fastest man in the world ... even if the cops were chasing him, he could escape ... [if they were chasing him] in a vehicle. He fast as hell so he can do whatever he wants to do."

Malone -- the guy behind the hit "White Iverson" -- says he may FINALLY meet the NBA inspiration for his song ... but it's gonna be halfway around the world!

Check out the clip.  

In London with the fastest man dem @usainbolt

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Team USA's DeMar DeRozan Wasn't Digging 'Flotel' ... We Wanted Olympic Village!

8/25/2016 12:45 AM PDT
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Not everyone on Team USA was thrilled with the super swanky floating hotel the squad stayed on in Rio ... DeMar DeRozan says he HATED the digs ... and would've rather shacked up in the Olympic village.

In case you forgot ... Team USA basketball stayed on board a RIDICULOUS cruise ship called the Silver Cloud in Brazil ... which featured a pool, gym, cigar lounge AND bar.

We got the newly crowned gold medalist out in L.A. and asked him a question normies all over the world want the answer to ... what was it like to live in that incredible floating mansion on the sea?

Check out the clip -- DeMar gives a typical rich guy answer ... claiming -- for good reason -- that the posh accommodations weren't all they were cracked up to be.

Uh huh ... we'll take your word for it, bro.

Hope Solo Hit with 6 Month Suspension ... For Trashing Sweden

8/24/2016 4:58 PM PDT
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0824_hope-solo-gettyHope Solo has just been benched by Team USA soccer for SIX MONTHS -- for trashing Team Sweden as a "bunch of cowards" after they beat the U.S. in an Olympic match earlier this month.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced the suspension Wednesday afternoon -- saying the comments were "unacceptable and do not meet the standards of conduct we require from our National Team players."

But what's really interesting ... Gulati says Solo got such a harsh suspension because of her history of embarrassing off-the-field issues ... like the time Hope and her husband went joyriding in a Team USA soccer van without permission, while her husband was drunk. She was suspended 30 days for that incident. 

"Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we've had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action," Gulati said. 

Translation -- the team is sick of Hope's crap.

After the suspension was announced, Solo released the following statement on Instagram.

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Gabby Douglas SHOOTS HER SHOT I'm 'In Love' With Hot British Actor

8/24/2016 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Attention, hot British actor Alex Roe -- GABBY DOUGLAS WANTS A PIECE!!! 

For those unfamiliar, Roe's the super handsome 26-year-old star of that movie, "The 5th Wave" ... and Gabby likey. 

In fact, when we saw the U.S. Olympic legend in NYC -- not only did she tell us she wants to work with the guy in front of the camera ... but she wants a crack at dat ass too!

Don't be stupid, Roe ... these kinds of opportunities don't come knocking down your door every day!!!!

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Kerri Walsh Jennings BACK OFF RYAN LOCHTE 'He's Not a Terrible Person'

8/24/2016 12:43 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Lochte has a strong ally -- Olympic legend Kerri Walsh Jennings who says people need to STOP treating the swimmer like a super-villain ... adding, "He's not a terrible person."

Kerri was at the ASICS Long Beach World Series of Beach Volleyball when she told us people are being way too hard on Lochte ... after that whole gas station incident in Rio. 

"He's not a terrible person," Walsh Jennings said ... "He made a mistake it sounds like and he's going to pay for his mistake."

"I don't think we need to crucify the guy."

There's more ... we asked Kerri -- who won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Games -- if she plans to compete in 2020 ... check out the clip.   

Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece

8/24/2016 10:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0824_kevin_durant_deandre_jordan_party_sub_footerHere are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos.

After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to Greece and proved once again that America is #1 ... at partying our faces off.

Check out the pics and vids ... and remember that some Americans don't have to tarnish a country's reputation to have a good time.

Ryan Lochte Phelps Got 6-Month Suspension ... And He Could Have Killed Someone

8/24/2016 1:00 AM PDT
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0819-four-us-swimmers-ryan-lochte-rio-gunnar-bentz-jack-conger-jimmy-feigen-GETTY-02Ryan Lochte is going to get punished by the USOC ... but sources connected with the 4 swimmers don't think it's fair for the organization to annihilate them to appease those who are out for blood.

Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, tells TMZ he has faith in the USOC and that the organization will punish Lochte in a manner that matches his conduct during the drunken Brazilian escapade. Ostrow would not say more.

Michael Phelps' punishment for his 2 DUIs is unquestionably relevant. The reality is ... but for the grace of God, Phelps could have killed an innocent person while driving drunk. After his second DUI in 2014, the USOC imposed a 6-month suspension.

The org. did not strip Phelps of his medals or keep him from competing in the 2016 Olympics.

As for Lochte and crew, they were drunk as well, but none got behind the wheel. Our sources say worst-case scenario ... Lochte damaged a sign outside a gas station bathroom and peed on the grass.

As for the "lies" -- our sources are adamant ... he and the other swimmers were taken out of a cab at gunpoint and ordered to turn over hundreds of dollars ... classic robbery. The sources acknowledge the swimmers were deceptive by implying they were pulled over in a moving cab.

Bottom line ... sources connected with the 4 swimmers say a 6-month suspension would be harsh given Phelps' punishment, but could still be justified. Anything more, they say, is just vengeance to appease the media and the public.

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U.S. Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Brazil Extorted Me ... For King's Ransom

8/24/2016 6:01 AM PDT
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0824-jimmy-feigen-getty-02Team USA swimmer Jimmy Feigen says Brazilian officials tried to shake him down following the gas station incident in Rio ... demanding more than $46,000 to let him leave the country. 

Feigen just spelled out the situation in a statement through his lawyer -- saying on the day he was scheduled to leave Rio -- hell broke loose at a Brazilian courthouse. 

Feigen says he was given two options: 

Option 1 -- Remain in Brazil while the police continued the investigation. "This process was estimated to take at least a month and I would be required to remain in Brazil."

Option 2 -- Pay a fine of $31,250 for the return of his passport and perform 15 days of community service. 

Feigen says he decided both options were unreasonable and shot down both deals -- the prosecutor responded by raising the fine to $46,875!

Finally, Feigen says all parties agreed to a $10,800 fine which would be paid in 3 days. If not, the fine would be raised to $46k.

Feigen paid the next day and got the hell out of Dodge. 

By the way, Feigen also says his group did NOT ever break into the gas station bathroom that night -- but they did "make the regrettable decision to urinate in the grass behind the building" because the bathroom was locked. 

Billy Bush Lochte Demanded Sit-Down with Lauer ... There's No Bad Blood!

8/23/2016 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Billy Bush says Matt Lauer did NOT bigfoot him out of the coveted first sit-down interview with Ryan Lochte ... telling TMZ Sports it was Lochte who called the shots.

There are reports that Lauer and his "Today" show team have been mean-girling Bush behind the scenes ... treating him like an "outcast" ever since he joined the show back in May.

And eyebrows were raised when, after Bush scored that huge exclusive 1-on-1 with Lochte on the beach in Rio (the one where Lochte straight up lied) ... the follow-up sit-down went to Lauer.

So, what happened?

Bush says it was Lochte who set the terms for the follow-up and hand-picked Lauer. Bush says any suggestion that Matt orchestrated some diabolical plot to hijack his story is just wrong. 

As for Lochte ... we asked Bush if the swimmer owes him an apology for lying to him on camera -- he didn't exactly say no.

Brandon Jennings Carmelo Anthony Is The GOAT ... Of Olympic Hoops

8/22/2016 3:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carmelo Anthony is the single greatest Olympic basketball player in history ... so says his Knicks teammate Brandon Jennings ... who says Melo is no doubt the international GOAT.

We got Brandon out in L.A. Sunday and asked about Anthony taking home his record-breaking 3rd gold medal ... and if it puts him ahead of other greats who've donned the red, white, and blue.

Brandon says Melo has done more than enough to prove he's the MAN on the world's biggest stage.

One thing's for sure ... Michael Jordan is gonna be annoyed by this.

Oh, and get this ... Jennings also explains why he has ZERO desire to play for Team USA. 

Check out the clip. 

U.S. Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Charity Donation to Boost Brazil's Olympians

8/22/2016 1:17 PM PDT
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0820-James-Feigen-gettySwimmer Jimmy Feigen's nearly $11k deal to avoid a Rio jail could backfire against future Team USA Olympians.

TMZ has learned Feigen's $10,800 donation has been tagged to spruce up training facilities for the Reaction Institute in the Rio favela known as City of God. Specifically, we're told the money is going to help fix walls and prevent weather damage to judo equipment. 

That equipment is used to give children from the favelas judo training, and put them on the road to becoming Olympians -- who might one day whoop-up on American judo fighters. Brazil's judo gold medalist this year, Rafaela Silva, once trained at the Institute ... so it has a good track record. 

As we reported, Feigen struck a deal with prosecutors in Rio ... who agreed to let him off the hook, if he made the donation.

Folks at the Reaction Institute are pumped for the dough, and tell us they hope Jimmy will visit once the work is done -- but we're guessing he won't be back in Brazil anytime soon. 

Ryan Lochte I'm Rethinkin' Drinkin' After Rio

8/22/2016 11:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ryan Lochte seems genuinely remorseful about his behavior in Rio ... and he not only says he was irresponsible when it came to excessive drinking ... he's not ruling out rehab. 

Our photog got Ryan in L.A. Monday, and he had a lot to say ... about Speedo firing him, how being suspended by the USOC would crush him, and what he'll do post-pool.

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Ryan Lochte Squeezed Out By Speedo 'Can't Condone His Behavior'

8/22/2016 8:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

0818-ryan-lochte-speedo-grettyRyan Lochte just lost one of his biggest sponsors -- with Speedo pulling the plug on the swimmer in the wake of his embarrassing Rio bathroom debacle.

The mankini company just issued a statement saying, "While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for."

"We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience."

Speedo also says it will donate a $50,000 portion of Lochte's fees to Save The Children -- a charity which will use the money to benefit children in need in Brazil.  

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