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Jarret Stoll

Partying with Kings Teammates

... During Vegas Drug Arrest

4/21/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420_jarrett_stoll_la_gettyJarret Stoll had been raging in Vegas with several of his L.A. Kings teammates in the hours before the NHL star was busted for trying to bring a BUNCH of cocaine and molly to a pool party ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Multiple sources confirm ... the Vegas vacation was essentially an unofficial end-of-the-season celebration to unwind and party as a team.

As far as how many Kings were part of the festivities -- sources tell us there were more than a dozen people from the organization on hand ... many of whom continued to party in Vegas throughout the weekend even AFTER Stoll was arrested. 

We know Drew Doughty and Martin Jones were part of the Vegas crew -- but they were NOT arrested or accused of any wrongdoing whatsoever. In fact, the only person who got into any trouble was Stoll

We reached out to the players and the Kings organization -- but no one wanted to comment on this specific story. 

Gary Payton Sued

Accused of Battering Woman

Payton Alleges Shakedown

4/20/2015 5:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420_gary-payton_TMZGary Payton is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA legend beat her up over and over again during a quick getaway to Seattle ... though Payton denies the whole thing and says it's nothing more than a shameless cash grab. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit filed by Trishtan Williams -- who claims Payton invited her as his date to an awards function in Seattle back in January ... but after the ceremony, things got violent. 

According to the suit, Gary and Trishtan went to a local bar -- where she claims Payton shoved her over something she said. Williams did not say exactly what set Payton off. 

Eventually, Williams claims they got in a car to leave together and he assaulted her again. 

Williams says Payton struck her a third time when they got back to their hotel room. 

Now, she's lawyered up with Gloria Allred -- and is seeking a ton of money.

We spoke with Payton's agent, Aaron Goodwin, who claims the whole thing is nothing more than a shakedown in an effort to get Gary to cut a fat check.

Goodwin also says Williams has changed her story several times -- and has "no physical evidence to substantiate these claims."

"Unfortunately, with the climate of claims against athletes for monetary gains, Mr. Payton is just another victim and will fight this frivolous lawsuit."

Cris Carter To Britt McHenry

You're On TV

... You Gotta Treat People Right

4/20/2015 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cris Carter has a message for embattled co-worker Britt McHenry ... with great celebrity comes great responsibility ... telling TMZ Sports McHenry has a lot to learn about being in the spotlight.

Carter was out in D.C. when we asked the ESPN football analyst about McHenry's tow truck tirade and if he thought his fellow four letter personality was getting a raw deal from the public.

Check out the clip -- Carter dishes out the wisdom like a TV Yoda ... telling our camera guy if Britt is gonna live her life on camera, she needs to know how to treat people.

Bonus -- The NFL Hall of Famer makes a pretty sick one handed catch from our camera guy.

Take notes Britt ...

UFC's Paige VanZant

You're No Ronda Rousey

... Says UFC Champ

4/20/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

She's coming off the biggest win of her career ... but UFC's new rising female superstar Paige VanZant would get MURDERED in a fight with Ronda Rousey ... so says UFC stud Demetrious Johnson

Johnson -- the reigning flyweight champ -- says VanZant COULD be the next great female fighter ... but don't go crowning her just yet. 

FYI -- 21-year-old VanZant extended her UFC record to 2-0 this weekend with a DOMINATING performance at "UFC on FOX 15" this weekend.

Clearly, Johnson doesn't think VanZant stands a chance against Rousey in the octagon ... but there is one arena he'd like to see them compete. 

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UFC's Corey Anderson

Teeth Bashed In

During Insane UFC Fight

4/20/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Here's UFC fighter Corey Anderson ... GETTING HIS TEETH PUT BACK IN HIS FACE ... after a crazy violent fight with Gian Villante at "UFC on FOX 15" this past weekend. 

By the way, Anderson also suffered something called "HOLE IN HIS CHIN" ... which needed to be stitched up after the fight. 

The 25-year-old sustained the facial injuries in the first minute of the fight, but continued to battle ... until he was knocked out in the closing seconds of the fight. 

The good news -- Anderson got a $50k bonus for being "Fight of the Night" -- which is cool ... but damn, that's gotta hurt. 

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Warren Sapp

Video Of Hooker Arrest

'Stop Talking And Oral Me'

4/20/2015 11:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of Warren Sapp speaking with cops moments after his Feb. 2nd prostitution arrest in Arizona -- in which he says he told a talkative hooker to shut up and use her mouth for other things instead.  

In the video, which was recorded by law enforcement, Warren explains his side of the story ... how he picked up two women in a Phoenix hotel bar and offered them money for sexual favors.  

"I put the $600 dollars on the table, everybody got naked," Sapp explained.  

At one point, Sapp says one of the escorts started talking ... so he told her, "Why don't you use your mouth on me, instead of using it?!" 

During the video, Sapp says he was snapping photos and joking around with the women because ... as he put it ... "I'm silly like that sometimes."

At one point during the interview, Sapp realizes he's going to jail -- and has a bit of a mental breakdown.

Sapp says a dispute began when one of the women asked for a "tip" -- and he told both of the women to leave. Sapp says one of the women grabbed his cell phone and called hotel security.

Sapp says the woman then spit on him -- which angered the other escort ... and the two women began to argue.

Eventually, Sapp says the argument spilled into the hallway ... and he chased after them while naked to get his phone back. 

Luckily, Sapp says the dead bolt kept the door from closing and he went back into the room.

Warren was charged with two counts of assault and one count of soliciting prostitution. Sapp denies ever laying a hand (aggressively) on either woman. 

If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.  

MLB Star Josh Hamilton

Wife Blindsided By Divorce

'I Never Cheated On Him'

4/20/2015 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420-josh-hamilton-katie-hamilton-Getty-twitter-01Josh Hamilton's wife Katie says she was completely "blindsided" by her husband's decision to file for divorce -- telling TMZ Sports she'll always love the baseball star. 

Hamilton filed the divorce docs back in February ... seeking to end their 11-year marriage. 

"It came out of nowhere," Katie says ... "There was no big fight or blow up. Nothing sparked it."

As for reports that Katie cheated on Josh, Katie says they're ENTIRELY FALSE ... "I never cheated on my husband. Are you kidding me? I did my marriage the entire right way."

Despite the shocking split, Katie says she has nothing but love for Josh -- and wants nothing more than for him to be happy and successful in life. 

"I've always stood by him and I'll always stand by him. I support and love him now and down the road."

Katie and Josh have 4 young children together.

Just one month before Josh filed the divorce docs, the couple seemed as into each other as ever ... and went to a romantic dinner at Mastros. She posted a pic to Instagram and wrote, "Date night with my love."

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Jarret Stoll Arrest

Busted Smuggling 8-Ball

... In Board Shorts

4/20/2015 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NHL star Jarret Stoll tried to smuggle an 8-ball of cocaine and 8 grams of Molly into a Vegas pool party ... by hiding them in his board shorts ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

The L.A. Kings player was busted around 4:30 PM on Friday while going through the security area -- that EVERYONE goes through -- on the way in to the Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand. 

Despite the sign CLEARLY warning people that they will be patted down on the way inside, Stoll took his chances ... and a Wet Republic security guard found a pink baggie with white powder and numerous "gel-caps" with an off-white powder inside consistent with the drug "Molly." 

According to the police report ... when asked if the powder inside the baggie was coke, Stoll said, "Yes."

Cops say Stoll had 3.3 grams of coke ... and 8.1 grams of Molly. 

Stoll -- who's famously dating "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Erin Andrews -- was transported to a nearby jail ... where he was booked for drug possession

He was eventually released after posting $5,000 bond. 

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Tim Tebow

Philly Cheesesteak Joints Confused

What the Hell Are Eagles Thinking?!

4/20/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0420-tim-tebow-geno-steaks-patsking-of-steaks-GETTY-01Two major Philadelphia rivals -- Pat's and Geno's -- are finally uniting on something ... they both have no idea what the Eagles were thinking in signing Tim Tebow

We spoke with managers from both of the legendary Philly cheesesteak joints (Anthony from Geno's and Tommy from Pat's) ... who tell us they're just trying to make sense of the whole thing. 

Anthony from Geno's -- "We’re all very confused by this whole off-season. Last time I checked you have to be able to throw in order to be a successful QB."

Tommy from Pat's -- "We can only play one QB at a time, and now we have one that hasn't played since 2012!? Does he still know how to play? I don’t know where Chip Kelly is going with this one."

Despite the confusion, both guys say they wish Tebow nothing but the best -- and have each personally promised Tim a free sando if/when he drops by. 

Artie Lange

Hey Eagles Fans ...

Good Luck with Your New Virgin!

4/20/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Artie Lange says the best football players ... are the ones who get laid ... which is (partly) why he's TRASHING the Philadelphia Eagles for signing Tim Tebow

Lange -- HUUUUGE sports fan -- was out in NYC this morning ... when he crapped all over the Bird Gang ... "I don't think Tim Tebow can help you on any level."

Check out the clip ... Lange explains why he's convinced there's a direct correlation between constant bangin' ... and talent. 

Team USA Soccer Goalie

Defends Britt McHenry

'She's a Great Kid'

4/20/2015 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0416-ashlyn-britt-getty-twitterFinally, Britt McHenry has someone in her corner -- a Team USA soccer player who says she's known Britt for years and insists she's not the raging bitch she appeared to be in that video. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Ashlyn Harris -- a goalie on the U.S. National Women's Team -- who played soccer on the same team with Britt at Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida. 

"This doesn't seem like her at all," Harris said ... "Britt has always been really quiet, laid back. She's a really big sweetheart."

"You know with videos these days people can take that and screw things around, not really sure if that happened here."

"All I know is that the Britt that I knew in high school was a great kid, a really good friend and teammate."

Hernandez Double Murder Case

Victim's Family Still Patriots Fans

4/20/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The family of one of the victims in the Aaron Hernandez double murder case says they will still root for the Patriots ... and will not hold Aaron's heinous crimes against the NFL team. 

We spoke with Susan Vincente ... cousin of Safiro Furtado, one of the two people killed in a drive-by shooting outside a Boston-area nightclub back in 2013. Hernandez is the prime suspect. 

"He needs to be brought to justice," Susan says ... "My cousin never had an enemy. He was calm and loving."

Susan says Safiro's mother is still devastated over the death of her son -- "It's still an open wound. It's been tough for her since day 1." 

Officials say Hernandez plotted the attack because someone in Furtado's party accidentally spilled a drink on the former NFL star inside the club. Hernandez has been charged with murder and his trial is expected to begin later this year. 

But when it comes to the Patriots, Susan says she does NOT hold anyone in the organization responsible for the murder -- "I'm still a Patriots fan. [Aaron] was just one person."

Floyd Mayweather

-220 Degree Cryotherapy Bath

...To Heal Aches & Pains

4/20/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0417-floyd-mayweather-sub-zero-recovery-MAIN-01Floyd Mayweather will do anything to beat Manny Pacquiao ... even subject himself to -220 degree nitrogen gas during Cryotherapy sessions ... intended to heal his body.

TMZ Sports spoke to David Levi ... owner of SubZero Recovery in Vegas ... who tells us Floyd makes daily ... and sometimes nightly ... trips to his business for the insanely cold therapy.

The Cryo sessions last 90 seconds to 3 minutes ... and according to Levi, it helps to enrich blood, expel toxins and also does a bunch of other cool stuff. 

"Floyd comes in every day," Levi said, "I'm used to getting calls at 3 or 4AM with Floyd asking me to open the facility so he can use the machine."

As for the misery of sitting in -220 degree cold ... "Floyd hates getting in, but he knows what it does for him, so he tolerates it."

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