Tiger Woods says second place is the first loser -- seems Nigeria didn't get the memo, 'cause the country's table tennis team just took 3RD at the '14 Commonwealth Games ... and went totally INSANE.
It all went down when Nigerias' Ojo Onalopop (ranked 488th in the world) beat India's Kamal Achanta (ranked 50th in the world) to seal a bronze medal for the Nigerian team.
There was cheering. There was emotion.
... and then the pants came off.
Check it out -- This is THE video to start your Monday, a celebration that makes you forget they just won third place at TABLE TENNIS.
Team USA Soccer Star
PARTYING WITH PARIS HILTON
... And Charlie Sheen!
55 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Team Germany may have Rihanna ... but Team USA has PARIS HILTON! And Charlie Sheen! And Chris Brown! And Tyga ... just ask Jermaine Jones!
The World Cup star (who scored that epic goal against Portugal) got an invite to Paris Hilton's epic beach house party in Malibu this weekend ... and partied with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Jones and the gang partied 'til the sun went down ... and funny enough, that's when Paris LEFT her own party and got on a private jet bound for Ibiza.
As for Jones, he has been on a celebrity tear since he got back from Brazil -- besides the Hilton party, he's kicked it with huge stars like Mike Tyson, Pau Gasol and Matt Barnes.
Manziel Will Be Great In Cleveland
7/28/2014 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The world nearly exploded when Jerry Jones had the opportunity to draft Johnny Manziel -- and passed -- but now the Dallas Cowboys owner tells TMZ Sports he thinks JM will dominate in CLE.
Jones was on a grocery run in Malibu (the team is training in SoCal) ... and we asked if he thinks the kid will be able to find success in a Cleveland Browns uniform.
It's clear Big Jer is a fan of Johnny Football -- telling us he's a "great player" ... which only makes us more curious as to why Jones didn't swoop him up when he had the chance.
Bonus -- Jones also talks cheerleaders ... and why the squad out in Big D always has the hottest squad.
Wrestling Star Buff Bagwell
My New Move is Porn
7/28/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Buff Bagwell in the Buff ... is what we think Vivid will title what could be his first XXX flick.
Buff -- who starred on "Gigolos" -- caught the eye of Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch, who calls a BB film an "absolute blockbuster."
Hirsch and Buff met recently to hammer out a deal ... and there was a third person in the room -- Buff's wife, Judy.
Judy has got to be the envy of every wild husband in America. In addition to flirting with porn, Buff has intimated he has sex with the women for whom he gigolos. And she's cool with that, too.
U.S. Olympic Sprinter
There's One Porn Star
I Really Wanna Date!
7/28/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics ... but Team USA sprinter Josh Mance says the real prize would be a date with his favorite porn actress -- the star of "Weapons of Ass Destruction 7."
The 22-year-old speedster was at LAX when he told us he's got a serious crush on Skin Diamond -- who's appeared in more than 139 films and won AVN awards for Best Oral and Best DP in 2014.
"She's killing the game right now," Mance tells TMZ Sports ... "She has this innocence to her."
No word if Miss Diamond is interested or not -- but we'll find out. In the meantime, check out the pics ...
HOOPSTER OR HIPSTER?
Can You Guess Who's Who?
7/28/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade leading the charge, the hipster look is taking over NBA fashion -- but are you fashion forward enough to tell the difference between a hoopster and a real life hipster???
Check out the gallery and give it a shot ... guaranteed you miss at least one. GUARANTEED!!
Pro Tip -- If you're having trouble guessing correctly, try putting on a pair of glasses with the lenses popped out!
Gas Station Robbery
THWARTED BY MMA CHAMP
Hero Praised By Dana White
7/27/2014 9:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The semi-pro MMA fighter who beat the crap out of 3 would-be gas station robbers in Texas is being hailed as a hero ... by none other than UFC honcho Dana White.
The hero is Mayura Dissanyake -- who was working at Fuel Depot in Houston on July 10 when he saw 3 scumbags roll up on a co-worker who was returning from the bank.
Mayura -- a former MMA national champion in his native Sri Lanka -- jumped into action ... beating the living hell out of all three guys. It was frickin' AMAZING.
Now, he's getting the ultimate praise from Dana White -- who tells TMZ Sports he saw the footage and "I LOVE IT."
"Mixed Martial Arts is the new Martial Art that people are taking all over the world. Although I don't recommend crime fighting ... but dirtbags should beware."
By Spike TV
7/27/2014 8:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the deal ... tell us Spike execs contacted TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to break the news -- and the following day Carter informed members of her inner circle.
TNA's current deal with Spike reportedly runs through October. It's unclear at this point when "Impact Wrestling" will stop airing on Spike.
We're told there's no bad blood, and Spike gave TNA such advance notice so it would have time to shop for a new TV deal.
TNA's show debuted on Spike TV in October 2005 -- and helped the league rise to #2 on the wrestling scene … behind the WWE.
We've called TNA and Spike for comment ... so far, no word back.
Yes, We're In Business w/ Ronaldo
7/27/2014 5:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Young Money Entertainment is definitely in business with Cristiano Ronaldo ... this according to a rep for Lil Wayne's company ... who tells TMZ Sports they already have a project together set for this week.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Weezy is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo is client numero uno.
Ronaldo tweeted that there will be NO changes to his current management team -- which we're told is partially true ... no one is getting fired. He's just adding Young Money to handle branding, marketing and other sports management issues in the United States.
In fact, a rep for Young Money tells us Wayne and Ronaldo are 100% working together.
Stay tuned ...
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ...
I'm Golfing with ESPN Hosts
7/27/2014 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Happy time, people ... at least it was for "Pardon the Interruption" hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser yesterday when they snuck in a full round of golf with PRESIDENT OBAMA!
The gang all met up at the Congressional Country Club in Bethseda, Maryland yesterday ... along with a White House aide (who completed the 4-some) ... and played the 90-year old course.
It's not the first time the Prez hooked up with the PTI gang for some golf -- last year, they played at the course at the Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia.
So far, no word on who won.
Daniel Bryan Burglary
I Would Have Killed the Thief
... Says Ex-WWE Wrestler
7/27/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE tag team Crime Time says Daniel Bryan had every right to subdue one of the guys who broke into his home this week, and added … if it had been his crib, the thief would be dead.
Shad Gaspard and JTG were hanging out at Comic Con in San Diego when we asked them about the Thursday night break-in at former WWE champion Daniel Bryan's home.
Shad kept it simple saying, "If you step into my house, with my family you're dead. I don't care."
Puppies For Sale
7/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lookin' for an adorable puppy? Happen to be a Redskins fan? Got $1,200 laying around? Then you can buy one of DeSean Jackson's adorable baby American bullies!
As we previously reported, Jackson is getting into the breeding business after his American Bully gave birth to 11 cute, cuddly puppies last weekend.
Jackson has teamed up with Wood Werk Kennels in Los Angeles -- and owner Josh tells TMZ Sports the NFL star's highest priority is making sure they get into good homes with good families.
We're told the pups have a pricetag of roughly $1,200 each -- due to the fact it's a rare breed that comes from good stock.
Josh tells us DeSean is super-involved and really enjoys working with the animals -- but gives the Kennel control over the sale of the dogs because ... well, DeSean already has a job.
Arresting Officer Did NOTHING Wrong
... Cops Say
7/27/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The officer who arrested Justin Blackmon did NOT mistreat the NFL star during his marijuana arrest this week ... despite claims that the cop was "aggressive" ... this according to the Edmond PD.
After TMZ Sports posted the dash cam footage showing the Jacksonville Jaguars receiver's encounter with police on Wednesday ... the PD came under fire from people who claim the cop was a "bully" who "overreacted" during the incident in which Blackmon was handcuffed when cops suspected he had weed in the car (For the record, cops say they found 2 blunts).
But the Edmond PD is backing its guy -- telling TMZ Sports the officer "acted in compliance of and according to our policy in regards to how arrests are conducted."
"Placing someone in handcuffs in that situation is a safety issue not only for the officer, but the person involved who could react in a manner that would turn a minor violation into a felonious act."
The EPD notes that Blackmon was "fully cooperative and compliant throughout this incident."