TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 calls placed by Team USA sprinter Torrin Lawrence moments before he was killed in a big rig crash ... in which he calmly explained that his car had spun out on the highway and he needed help.
During the call, Lawrence couldn't have been nicer -- telling the operator he was on his way home to Florida when his Ford Taurus blew a tire and got stuck in the middle of Interstate 75.
The operator tells Lawrence that help is on the way.
Moments later, a big rig smashed into the Ford -- which then struck Lawrence who was still waiting near the vehicle. Lawrence was killed in the collision.
He was 25.
Porn Star Skin Diamond
Rejects U.S. Olympian
... 'He's Cute Though'
7/29/2014 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bad news for U.S. Olympic sprinter Josh Mance -- the porn star of your dreams isn't interested in a relationship ... at least not right now.
TMZ Sports spoke with Skin Diamond -- star of "Weapons of Ass Destruction 7" -- who tells us she watched the video of Josh asking her out on a date this weekend ... and was flattered ... but she's sorta in a relationship already.
But there's GOOD NEWS too -- Skin says she thinks Josh is "cute" and would consider going out with the guy in the future ... but notes, "He'd really have to do something wild to get my attention."
"I'm hard to please."
Will Josh accept the challenge? Will he move on instead? Will he just find more Skin Diamond videos on the Internet and pretend he's in a relationship with her?
We're gonna reach out to Josh -- stay tuned!
FIRST DAY ON MOVIE SET
In New Amy Schumer Flick
7/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James' movie career is officially underway ... with the NBA star roaming the NYC set of the new Judd Apatow flick he's filming with Amy Schumer ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Back in May, Bron secured a cameo in the movie "Trainwreck" -- a movie that's been getting a lot of buzz ... in part due to the fact producers are desperately trying to keep the plot under wraps.
Unclear what LeBron's role will be in the flick -- but he's not the only jock expected to make a cameo ... earlier this month, WWE superstar John Cena was spotted on the set.
Tilda Swinton and Daniel Radcliffe are also slated to appear in the movie -- we're guessing they'll have bigger roles ... since, well, they're professional actors.
LeBron's pregnant wife also made an appearance on the set. They haven't said when the baby is due ... but we're guessing some time in the next 9 months. Congrats!
Manchester United Star
Lil Wayne Is Good for Soccer
7/29/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Wayne's decision to get into business with Cristiano Ronaldo "can't be a bad thing" ... so says Manchester United star Ashley Young.
Young was out in D.C. with the rest of his Man U teammates when we asked how Ronaldo's decision to hook up with Weezy's new sports management company will impact the world of soccer.
It's clear Young thinks it's a good move. He also happens to be a fan of Young Money.
But the big question -- who's gonna be client number 2?
I Didn't Give That Woman Herpes!
7/28/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cam's Miami-based attorney Adam Kenner continues ... "She's angry, vindictive and mean because he has another woman, and a baby in his life."
Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Cam Thomas is adamant .. he did NOT give herpes to his ex-girlfriend ... despite her allegations in an explosive new lawsuit.
TMZ Sports spoke with Cam's lawyers who claims the woman behind the lawsuit is a "bitter girl" whose lawsuit is a shameless attempt at a money grab.
Kenner says the fact that she tested NEGATIVE for herpes during their relationship is strong proof he's not the one who passed along the disease ... and claims the fact she tested positive 5 months AFTER they stopped having sex means it's impossible to pin Cam as the transmitter.
We asked Cam's lawyer if the NFL player does in fact have herpes -- to which we were told, "I'm not his doctor but we're going to get him tested as a result of this baseless accusation."
As for the allegations of physical abuse -- Kenner says those allegations are also B.S. ... saying, "This guy is like a gentle giant. He would never lay a hand on her."
Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes
Showing the Ropes
To New WWE Superstar
7/28/2014 4:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the biggest free agents in pro wrestling just checked in for WWE duty ... and he's already getting some knowledge from a Hall of Famer.
Fergal Devitt started fine tuning his moves Monday morning at WWE's Performance Center in Orlando ... and none other than Dusty Rhodes gave him a tour.
Devitt wrestled in Japan for years under the name Prince Devitt -- and was famous for painting his face to look like comic book characters.
The WWE announced Devitt's signing today and said he'll begin in their NXT division. Unclear at this point if he'll continue face-painting here in the states, but it's pretty badass ... so, let's hope so..
Assault Suspect Rants ...
Illuminati Out To Get Me!
7/28/2014 4:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The homeless man who allegedly threatened to kill Michael Strahan went on a CRAZY rant in court Monday ... calling the judge the n-word and accusing his lawyer of belonging to the Illuminati.
Andre Johnson was in court for his arraignment and repeatedly demanded new legal representation ... saying his lawyer is part of the Illuminati -- the secret society that allegedly runs the world.
According to the NY Post ... the judge ordered Johnson to take a mental competency exam, and he yelled ... "That's some bullsh*t n****r!"
Johnson was arrested July 1st when he pulled a knife on a security guard outside the "Good Morning America" studio and said he was there to kill Strahan. He's been charged with 3 counts of attempted assault.
Loses Court Case
To Block Clippers Sale
7/28/2014 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:25 PM PT -- Outside of court, Shelly talked about the judge's ruling -- saying Donald will actually be HAPPY with the court's decision.
She added, "We do have love for each other and I hope it will work out between us. And it will and everything will be good."
Shelly also says she believes the league will LIFT the ban on Donald Sterling and he'll be able to attend Clippers games together in her brand new floor seats.
Donald Sterling just LOST his bid to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
A judge just gave his tentative ruling -- that Shelly Sterling was authorized to cut the $2 billion deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for the sale of the team.
The judge said, "Shelly clearly had the authority to transfer the shares of [the Clippers].
Donald had argued he should never have been stripped of control of the team ... authority she got after 2 doctors determined Donald was mentally incompetent to handle the business affairs of the team.
But the judge begged to differ, concluding the medical examinations were valid and proper.
The judge also pooh-poohed Donald's testimony.
Although the ruling was tentative, it's almost certain it will become final.
TMZ broke the story ... Donald met with Ballmer last week as it became clear he was going to lose his court case. If Donald had some leverage, it's pretty much now lost.
NFL Lineman Sued
You Gave Me Herpes
7/28/2014 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman is being sued by a woman who claims he gave her herpes ... and tried to hide it from her by saying sores on his penis were caused by a zipper malfunction ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ SportsThe man at the center of the lawsuit is Cam Thomas -- a nose tackle who started 10 games for the Chargers last year.
According to the lawsuit, filed in San Diego, a woman named "Adrienne" says she started dating Thomas in 2010 and often had unprotected sex.
Adrienne claims she noticed "puss-filled bumps on his buttocks and inner thigh" and asked about them -- but he explained they were the result of sweat buildup caused by his football gear.
In the docs, Adrienne says she also noticed "bruises and sores" on his penis back in March 2010 -- but again, he had an explanation ... telling her "the sores on [the] penis came from getting it stuck in a zipper."
Adrienne claims she was tested for STDs in December 2010 but the results showed she was clean. It wasn't until February 2012 that she tested positive for genital herpes ... and she claims Thomas is the only person who could've passed along the disease.
In her suit, Adrienne also claims Thomas was physically abusive during their relationship.
She's suing for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud through intentional concealment and negligence. She's asking for unspecified damages.
We reached out to Thomas, Thomas' agent and Thomas' lawyer for comment -- so far, no word back from anyone.
USA Track Star
Dies In Car Wreck
Vehicle Struck by Big Rig
7/28/2014 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Team USA sprinter Torrin Lawrence -- one of the best sprinters in the country -- died Monday morning after his car was struck by a tractor trailer ... officials confirm.
The 25-year-old -- who recently won a gold medal with the U.S. in the 4x400 relay at the IAAF World Relays -- was driving in Georgia around 1:40 AM when his car blew a tire and came to a stop.
Lawrence got out of the car to call 911 -- but a big rig struck the vehicle ... which knocked the car into Torrin. Lawrence died in the wreck.
USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel issued a statement saying, "Torrin represented USATF with pride and passion, and had an incredible future ahead of him. We join those who will miss him deeply."
Lawrence was a standout at the University of Georgia -- and holds the NCAA record for fastest indoor 300m sprint.
MMA Robbery Hero
It's My Dream To Fight In UFC
7/28/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The MMA fighter who BEAT THE LIVING CRAP out of 3 scumbags during a robbery in Houston tells TMZ Sports he wants to go from the gas station to the Octagon ... to fight in the UFC.
The video has been exploding on the Internet -- showing Mayura Dissanyake unleashing the fury outside the Fuel Depot when he saw his co-worker getting robbed outside.
Now, Mayura -- a former MMA champ in Sri Lanka -- says he hopes his new found fame helps him get a shot with the greatest MMA organization on the planet.
"I want to make it to the UFC. That is my dream ... the whole reason I moved to the States"
UFC boss Dana White has already taken notice -- telling us he "LOVED" the footage and considers Mayura a hero.
Mayura says he has a fight in Houston next month -- and hopes he can prove he's got what it takes.
In fact, Mayura tells us he's still training 5-days-a-week ... when he's not manning the register at the gas station ... and says he loves his job because it works around his MMA schedule.
"The policy [at Fuel Depot] is ... if someone steals something, I'm told to not chase after them. But in this instance it wasn't someone stealing something, it was my friend who was in trouble. I HAD to help."
RAGING IN VEGAS
at Suspected Bachelor Party
7/28/2014 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The days of his-and-her bachelor parties are OVER for Tony Parker -- at least it seemed that way in Vegas this weekend where the NBA superstar was raging at a pool party with his boys.
The San Antonio Spurs player was gettin' wild at the pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel -- where they were surrounded by hot chicks in bikinis -- and people at the event are saying he was in town for his bachelor party.
Point of Information -- before Parker married Eva Longoria back in 2007, they had a DUAL bachelor/bachelorette party in France ... yeesh.
No official word on whether Parker's Vegas weekend was the "actual" bachelor party before his upcoming wedding to longtime GF Axelle Francine ... or just a guy's weekend.
We're hoping it's the former. He deserves it.
Stephen A. Smith
APOLOGIZES for Dom. Violence Comments
'Foolish Is an Understatement'
7/28/2014 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen A. Smith says his boneheaded comments about domestic violence were "foolish" -- and this morning he went back on ESPN to beg for forgiveness.
Smith got himself in some pretty deep trouble on Friday -- and really pissed off his ESPN co-worker Michelle Beadle -- who crushed Smith for implying that women can "provoke" domestic violence.
Now, Smith says he has realized the stupidity of his comments -- calling his diatribe the "most egregious error of my career."
In a 100 second apology on ESPN's "First Take," Smith says he doesn't truly believe that domestic violence is somehow a woman's fault ... and explains that he just did a poor job of expressing his true point of view.
The big question -- will Beadle accept the apology?