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Ray McDonald

Allegedly Hit Woman Holding a Baby ...

Bears Cut Him Loose

5/25/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray McDonald's latest arrest came after an early morning dispute at his home with a woman who was holding a baby ... according to Santa Clara PD.

TMZ Sports obtained McDonald's mug shot ... taken after police responded to his Santa Clara home around 3:45 AM Monday. Officers say McDonald struck the unidentified woman while the infant was in her arms ... and then fled to another house in nearby San Jose.

Cops tracked him down at the home -- reportedly belonging to 49ers star Justin Smith -- and arrested him for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. Police are not releasing the victim's name.

It's worth noting -- McDonald and his ex-fiancee had a baby in March. That's the same woman who accused him of domestic violence last summer. The defensive lineman was arrested, but the D.A. did not press charges because she refused to cooperate with his prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears wasted no time cutting McDonald ... who had inked a 1-year deal back in March. GM Ryan Pace said, "We were very clear what our expectations were," and he did not meet them.

Chicago Bears Ray McDonald

New Domestic Violence Arrest ...

2nd in Less Than a Year

5/25/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-ray-mcdonald-getty-01Former 49ers star Ray McDonald has been arrested in Santa Clara, CA for alleged domestic violence and child endangerment.

There are reports McDonald was taken into custody at the home of his former 49ers teammate Justin Smith. As for the child endangerment -- he and his ex-fiance had a baby earlier this year ... but police haven't said if she or the baby were involved in this incident.

McDonald was also arrested for domestic violence last summer -- and was accused of a sexual assault in December. The D.A. did not file charges in either case, but the 49ers released their star defensive lineman ... saying he'd made "poor decisions."

The Chicago Bears signed McDonald in March.

The latest arrest was first reported by NBC in the Bay Area.

John Salley

SMOKE WEEEEED

... Legalize It In NBA!!

5/25/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If Kevin Durant wants to smoke weed for medical reasons, he should be able to BLAZE UP without fear of punishment from the NBA ... so says 4-time NBA champ John Salley.

John is a HUUUGE proponent of medical marijuana -- in fact, he was rockin' a pro weed sweatshirt at LAX this weekend -- and explained why NBA teams should EMBRACE the ganja.

So, with Durant getting into a car that seemed to have had weed in it this weekend ... Salley says the OKC Thunder should "buy a dispensary for him" to help the superstar heal from a foot injury.

FYI -- weed is still outlawed by the NBA, but in a recent interview with GQ, Commissioner Adam Silver seemed pretty open minded about changing the policy.

Chris Weidman, Floyd Mayweather

Two Champs

Hangin' in Vegas

5/25/2015 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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UFC champ Chris Weidman mixed fun with mixed martial arts this weekend, mugging with Floyd Mayweather at a Vegas pool after his title victory.

Chris didn't look the worse for wear after his 1st round submission against Victor Belfort at UFC 187. The sunglasses are pretty big and could be hiding a bruise or 2, but Weidman took care of business pretty quickly so probably not.

The 2 champs chilled at the pool at The Palms, where Weidman was hosting a post-fight event.

Both fighters share something pretty impressive .... they're both undefeated.

Warren Sapp

Ex-Hookers Schooled Me

On the Street Life

5/25/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0518-warren-sapp-mug-shot-1Warren Sapp graduated from the school of hooker hard knocks -- as part of his amazing plea deal in his Phoenix prostitution bust -- and TMZ Sports found out the curriculum.

Sapp got the solicitation charge dropped from the Super Bowl weekend arrest by completing a one day course, and according to his attorney ... the Hall of Famer's class featured some intense guest speakers. Craig Mehrens says Sapp heard from Phoenix PD Vice Squad officers as well as ex-prostitutes.

Both shared their experiences working the streets -- so you might say Sapp got it from both sides ... again.

His next step is getting the assault charge dropped, and Mehrens says Warren will be completing 15 anger management courses over the next few weeks to achieve that. We're told he can attend those classes closer to home in Florida.

By the way, no plea deals for the hookers who got busted with Sapp. They're planning to take their cases to trial in July. 

Carlos Boozer

Batman Can't Touch ...

My $250k Blackmobile

5/25/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0522_boozers_benz_launchFor Carlos Boozer black is the new black -- the Lakers forward just dropped $50k to cover his Mercedes Benz in darkness, and TMZ Sports has pics of the finished product.

Boozer just copped a brand new 2015 Mercedes Benz G63 for $200k, but before cracking the door ... he shipped the whip down to the Auto Firm in Miami to get it blacker than Snooki after a 3 day weekend on the Jersey shore.

Alex Vega, who runs the joint tells us Boozer had them paint the whole thing "satin black" ... and then jacked it up to add Avorza 22-inch wheels and a brand new body kit.

The only non-black items added to Boozer's ride -- some sweet LED lamps embeded in the front bumper.  

Don't be afraid of the dark. 

Jen Selter

Check Out My Behind...

The Scenes Photos

5/25/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jen Selter's famous ass is going international -- the Instagram phenom just landed her first magazine cover, but TMZ Sports got a few behind the scenes shots. 

Jen's butt got tapped for the new issue Forever Sports ... a British-based sports lifestyle mag, which wisely saw the value in a cover girl with Selter's stats -- as in her 6 million IG followers.

The photo shoot went down in Miami, and naturally features several mesmerizing photos of Jen's eyes. Kidding ... it's all about dat ass.  

Check em' out.

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James Harden

Officially Under Lil B's Spell ...

The Curse Is On!

5/24/2015 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-lil-b-james-harden-GETTY-01As if being down 3 games to zero wasn't hard enough -- Houston Rockets star James Harden now has to contend with the so-called "Based God curse" ... which is now officially on him, according to Lil B.

The rapper tells TMZ Sports he put the hex on Harden when he failed to apologize or give proper credit to Lil B for his "cooking it up" dance. B says, "He's cursed for the rest of the playoffs and further notice until he speaks on what dance celebration he's doing and where it comes from."

The curse has become the talk of the NBA playoffs, and couldn't come at a worst time for Harden ... whose Rockets are on the brink of elimination after getting crushed by the Golden State Warriors yesterday, 115-80. 

If, like most reasonable people, you're not buying this curse biz -- Lil B points out he gave Harden a final warning before yesterday's blowout, and ... "he lost by 35 points to match the jersey number of his former teammate [Kevin Durant] who is actively cursed right now."

Lil B famously threw the curse on KD last year. Now he's injured. 

B says he didn't want this to happen, and still hopes Harden has a change of heart. He adds ... "The Based God can take off his curse at anytime."

Reality? Harden's chances of coming back from 3-0 are already slim to none -- cursed or not.

WWE Superstars

Wedding Crashers

5/24/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-wwe-wedding-crash-TMZ-01Forget groomsmen .... A Syracuse couple got what they were after Saturday night when 3 huge wrestlers from the WWE barreled into their wedding reception.

Roman Reigns, R-Truth and Jimmy Uso (none the groom) were at a bar in the hotel when they heard the reception and made their way in.  What they didn't know -- the bride, Beth Samuels and her freshly-minted hubby Matt were huge WWE fans.  

Beth knew the WWE was having a show in Syracuse so she sent an email to the wrestling org inviting any of the wrestlers who might be looking for something to do.

Turns out the 3 guys didn't have a clue about the email ... they just dropped by and stayed 45 minutes.

Only thing more awesome ... if one of the guys face-planted someone in the cake.

Gloria Govan

Dear, Matt Barnes ...

Quit Blowing Our Kids' Money!!

5/24/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes' nasty habit of getting heavily fined by the NBA is pissing off his estranged wife Gloria Govan, who says he's blowing thousands upon thousands that's supposed to be going to their kids.

The ex "Basketball Wives" star told us she most recently read Matt the riot act after his verbal spat with James Harden's mother -- which ended up costing him $50k.

You gotta hear Gloria go off on Matt. She admits berating him to slow his roll on the court, but adds ... she has to come down hard because the fines are getting so damn expensive. She even takes a not-so-subtle jab at the NBA.

Double G and Matt's 2 kids have the money tagged for something else. 

Tom Brady

New Family Dog

'I'll Be Cleaning Up Scooby's Doo"

5/24/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Tom Brady isn't wallowing in his woes over Deflategate .... he's paper training his puppy.

Tom and Giselle are the proud parents of Scooby, who will join their 2 kids and another dog, Lua.

Giselle posted the pic on Instagram.

NHL Legend Mike Bossy

My Super Rare Puck Is On eBay

...And I Want It Back!!

5/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0522-mike-bossy-hockey-puck-TMZ-GETTY-01NY Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is eyeing a legendary NHL puck on eBay, but  refuses to pay a dime -- 'cause in his mind he's the rightful owner, and he's pissed someone's trying to sell it off.

Here's the deal ... in 1981, Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games -- a feat only accomplished by 4 other players -- but about 30 years ago the treasured 50th puck slipped out of his hands.

We spoke to the eBay seller, Jake Jacobson ... a HUGE Islanders fan and former swim coach, who claims he ended up with the prized puck when Bossy's young daughter gave it to him as a thank you for her swimming lessons.

A couple years ago he contacted Bossy and offered to return it, but claims Bossy "didn't really seem interested." He says Bossy offered him a signed stick and that's about it. "He couldn't even meet. It just wasn't a good offer."

0522-hockey-puck-ebay-art-EBAY-01So, now Jacobson's gone the eBay route, and Bossy's ready to drop the gloves. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum -- which also wants the puck -- tells us, "Mike's position is, if the puck was mistakenly given to the seller, it's his rightful property. He shouldn't have to buy it back."

Bossy hasn't lawyered up, and Jacobson's pressing forward with the auction ... which ends Tuesday. Here's the thing ... his opening bid is $850, and he has ZERO offers.

He says he's not worried ... "I've gotten a few offers this week outside of the auction. I want a true Islanders fan to have the puck. Bossy had his chance to get it back."

Too Short

I Wanted the Clippers to Win ...

So I Could Watch 'Em Lose!

5/24/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Revenge is a dish best served by Steph Curry, at least according to rapper Too Short ... who is bummed the L.A. Clippers got bounced from the playoffs before his Golden State Warriors could get a shot at them.

Too Short is happy his beloved Dubs are getting it done, but outside Warwick in Hollywood ... he told us he's kinda pissed their playing in Houston right now, instead of Staples Center.

Short is definitely holding a grudge about something -- check it out. 

And uhhh ... better luck next year?

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