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Lance Armstrong

Ice Driving Was a Bad Idea

[Video]

4/25/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lance Armstrong is not an idiot ... he knows he screwed up in Aspen last year -- and now, he's finally talking about it. 

Armstrong appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" this week to talk about why he's participating in Bo Jackson's "Bo Bikes Bama" charity ride on May 2nd. 

During the conversation, Lance talked about how much Bo's support has meant to him during some of his tougher times. He also talked about spin class and beer pong. 

That's when he brought up the incident in Aspen -- where he pled guilty to careless driving after crashing into two parked cars back in December. 

It's the first time he's mentioned the incident ... and he took total responsibility.

Check out the clip. 

Deontay Wilder

I'll Fight Shannon Briggs

... But He Needs Practice!

4/25/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-deontay-wilder-shannon-briggs-TMZ-GETTY-01Boxing stud Deontay Wilder -- the reigning WBC heavyweight champion -- says he's ready and willing to fight Shannon Briggs ... but says the guy needs to PROVE himself before he steps in the ring. 

Wilder and Briggs -- a FORMER 2-time heavyweight champ -- went ballistic on each other during a boxing event in NYC on Friday. And now, Wilder says he's ready to back up his smack talk. 

"If he wants to fight me, I'll fight. Enough talking," Wilder tells TMZ Sports ... "But he needs to get some fights under his belt first and get back into the top 15."

Briggs has been gunning for a fight with Wladimir Klitschko ... but now it seems he may have a new target. 

Stay tuned ... 

Kris Humphries

During Bruce Jenner:

'Glad I Got Out When I Did'

4/24/2015 11:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0424-bruce-jenner-interview-04While the rest of Hollywood was praising Bruce Jenner as a "hero" and "brave" for talking openly about his sexual identity, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries took what appears to be a direct shot at Bruce and the family.

Right in the middle of the west coast airing of Bruce's interview with Diane Sawyer ... as Bruce was discussing how his decision to go public has impacted his family ... Kris went to Twitter and wrote:

"Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou."

You stay classy, Kris.

Diddy

$250,000 Bet with Mark Wahlberg

Over Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

4/24/2015 5:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wanna see a couple of rich guys demonstrate their richness in ridiculous fashion? 

Well, here's Diddy and Mark Wahlberg making a $250,000 bet on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight ... like it ain't no thing. 

Diddy's got Floyd. Mark's got PacMan.

The best part of the video is how casually these guys throw around their dough. In fact, the bet started at $100,000 ... but Mark wanted to know, "Why so little?"

For the record, the man who's wagering the MOST on the fight isn't even in the video ... it's 50 Cent -- who says he'll be plunking down $1.6 MILLION on Floyd. 

#EvenIfHeLosesHesStillRich

Mark Wahlberg

Ringside Seats To Watch Pacquiao

... Train

4/24/2015 5:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports

0424_manny_pacquiao_mark_whalberg_photos_launchMark Wahlberg might've been a week early and minus a Floyd Mayweather ... but he still had the best seat in the house to watch Manny Pacquiao today ... dropping in on Pac Man's gym session.

Wahlberg brought his entourage (see what we did there) to Wild Card Boxing in Hollywood and got an up close and personal look at the Filipino slugger just days before the May 2nd mega fight.

Things had been really tight at Wild Card recently -- with Manny's trainer Freddy Roach restricting anyone who wasn't on the training staff from watching Pacquiao work ... including Dave Chappelle.

Guess Whalberg can keep a secret ... 'cause it was all smiles and handshakes today as Mark's crew got full access to watch the strategy that could finally put a blemish on Mayweather's record.

Dan Bilzerian

Defaces NASCAR Vehicle

4/24/2015 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-dan-bilzerian-nascar-TMZ-01Dan Bilzerian is new face of NASCAR ... well, at least for one race ... 'cause the billionaire playboy's grill will be on the front hood of a car competing in Saturday's Sprint Cup Race ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

So, how the hell did he make that happen? Dan's a huge poker player --and he recently beat the snot out of BK Racing owner Ron Devine.

But instead of forcing Ron to pay up in cash, Dan wanted to go all Ricky Bobby ... so he made a deal to get his mug plastered on one of Ron's NASCAR whips, which will be competing at Richmond International Speedway.  

The final product is hilarious ... with Dan's giant bearded face right on the front of Matt DiBenedetto's #83 car. He also added a sticker of Dan's pet goat Zeus to the rear for good measure. 

Baaaaaaad ass. 

#GoatJoke

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Boxing Champ Deontay Wilder

Explodes On Shannon Briggs

... You're a Joke!

4/24/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Things just went NUCLEAR between heavyweight boxing champ Deontay Wilder and former champ Shannon Briggs -- with the two TEARING INTO EACH OTHER in the middle of NYC. 

The boxers were at the weigh in for the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings fight when they started talkin' smack to each other. 

Shannon called Deontay a phony champion ... "they GAVE you that belt."  And Deontay essentially called Shannon a pathetic has-been.

The whole exchange was captured on video by ANOTHER boxing champ, Lennox Lewis -- who posted the footage on Twitter. 

Briggs has been trying to lock up a fight with Klitschko ... but now, his focus may be changing. 

Stay tuned ... 

Jarret Stoll

Working on Mind & Body ...

After Vegas Drug Arrest

4/24/2015 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Embattled NHL star Jarret Stoll is looking to get his chakra back in order after his Las Vegas drug arrest ... hitting a yoga studio today for a full mind and body workout. 

Stoll returned to L.A. after being charged with possession of cocaine and molly last Friday -- after he was busted trying to bring the drugs into a Vegas pool party (allegedly). 

On his way out of the yoga studio, Stoll told us he was doing well ... but didn't feel like talking about the fallout from the arrest ... or the current status of his relationship with Erin Andrews

Namaste.  

George Foreman

Mayweather Is Better Than Muhammad Ali

4/24/2015 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0424-floyd-mayweather-muhammed-ali-george-foreman-TMZ_GETTY-01George Foreman says Floyd Mayweather is RIGHT ... telling TMZ Sports, "Pound for pound, Floyd is better than me and Muhammad Ali ever were."

Mayweather received tons of criticism this week after saying HE should be considered the greatest fighter of all time ... and now, it seems Foreman's backing him up in a major way.  

"This is a better generation BY FAR," Foreman tells us ... "They're smarter, they're stronger, they're overall just better fighters."

Of course, Foreman is extremely qualified to weigh in on the subject, having fought Muhammad Ali in the famous, "Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974 ... in addition to his 80 other pro fights. 

"We were good and we liked the attention that we got. But boxing is on a different level. This is an amazing generation."

As for the fight, Foreman says he's rooting for Mayweather -- and believes he's the better fighter -- but says he thinks Manny will ultimately win the fight. 

"Mayweather is the superior talent, but the best guy doesn't always win ... Floyd's gonna have his guard down. Manny's gonna take the first couple of rounds and there won't be enough rounds for him to catch up."

WNBA's Brittney Griner

Wins 'Mugshot of the Day'

... On Sheriff's Website

4/24/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WNBA superstar Brittney Griner won ANOTHER big award Thursday ... "Mugshot of the Day" ... a title bestowed upon her by the people at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

As we previously reported, Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson were each arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence after an argument at their Arizona home turned violent.

The M.C.S.O. posted their mugshots on their official website -- as it does with EVERY mugshot -- where they ask users to vote for their favorite mugshot of the day.

On Thursday, Brittney won by a landslide. 

So ... congrats? 

Daniel 'Booby' Gibson

I Will Always Love Keyshia Cole

4/24/2015 8:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

More progress in what was one of the most bitter breakups EVER -- with ex-NBA star Daniel "Booby" Gibson saying he still loves his estranged R&B star wife Keyshia Cole

Don't forget, these two went to WAR with each other -- trading nasty insults in public ... until they hashed out a truce in the last few weeks. 

And good news -- seems like things are still POSITIVE ... with Gibson telling TMZ Sports he'll ALWAYS love Keyshia ... and is dedicated to being a good father to their son.

There's more ... Gibson also praises Cole's parenting skills, which again, is huge progress. 

#PositiveFriday

Brian Urlacher

NFL Turned Blind Eye ...

To Patriots' Deflategate

4/24/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL superstar Brian Urlacher clearly believes Roger Goodell treats the New England Patriots like they're above the law ... and Deflategate is the definitive proof. 

Urlacher was hanging with Jay Glazer at their Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood ... when we asked how he felt about President Obama joking about the scandal yesterday. 

That's when the former Chicago Bears star attacked the issue with biting sarcasm. 

"That didn't happen right? I thought it went away. No one ever got fined for it right? I haven't heard anything since the Super Bowl."

Urlacher proceeded to explain how the Falcons and the Browns got in trouble for far less serious infractions ... yet the Patriots have yet to face ANY consequences for the alleged cheating scheme. 

Check out the clip. 

Rob Gronkowski

Dating Ex-Patriots Cheerleader

4/24/2015 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sorry ladies, Rob Gronkowski is officially taken ... dating a super hot former New England Patriots cheerleader ... multiple sources close to Gronk confirm to TMZ Sports

The object of Gronk's affection is Camille Kostek -- who was on the cheerleading squad in 2013 and 2014 ... before switching careers and becoming a TV reporter. 

There have been multiple sightings of the couple out and about recently -- but now, our Gronk sources say it's official ... they're dating and they're not trying to hide anything. 

Congrats!! 

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