EXCLUSIVE While the Knicks are busy booting fans from MSG ... the Nets are on the brink of making the playoffs ... and DeMarre Carroll says the city's totally buzzin' for them!!! Of course ... New York's always been Knicks' territory. Even when the Nets came over to Brooklyn in 2012, the vast majority of folks held on to their beloved Knickerbockers and didn't care too much for the team from Jersey. But, as it turns out ... the Nets are currently 7th in the East thanks to breakout seasons from players like D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie. Earlier this week, BK had an insane 25-point, 4th-quarter comeback against the Kings ... behind Russell's 44 points. And, the Knicks ... well, their 14-58 record is the worst in the NBA. So, when we saw the NBAer out in L.A. on Thursday ... he said there's a lot of support for the squad as they head into the postseason. "I think everybody's excited about what's going on, so it's a big time for the city," Carroll says. We also asked Carroll how … [Read more...] about NBA’s DeMarre Carroll Says NYC’s Pumped for the Nets’ Playoff Push
EXCLUSIVE Robert Kraft's bid to make sure his prostitution sting video doesn't see the light of day might be a little more difficult ... because prosecutors are refusing to play ball. Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... the State's Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County declined to join in on the motion Kraft and 14 other suspects filed Wednesday in Florida ... seeking to prevent the release of any evidence, including video footage from inside the Orchids of Asia spa. This is a big deal because if prosecutors were on board with the motion to protect the evidence, it would be much more likely the judge would sign off on it. However, prosecutors opted to let Kraft and the other alleged Johns fly solo with their motion, so it's unclear if they'll get their wish. This begs the question -- why wouldn't the State's Attorney not cooperate in the effort to keep evidence under wraps?? Especially considering it's an open investigation where police have, very publicly, claimed to be … [Read more...] about Robert Kraft Prosecutors Refused to Join Effort to Block Spa Video Release
Exclusive Details Johnny Manziel's wife, Bre Tiesi, has DELETED all traces of the QB from her Instagram page -- and removed "Manziel" from her last name ... and all signs point to a breakup. Unclear what triggered the move -- we're working on the story right now. Bre just came back from a girls' trip to Bali while Johnny has been working on getting his football career back on track by signing with a team in the AAF league. Obviously, SOMETHING happened ... we're trying to figure out what. Bre and Johnny had been going strong for years ... the two hooked up back in 2016 -- and it only took about a year for Johnny to ask her to marry him. In fact, Manziel was so head over heels for Bre -- he gave her all the credit for pulling him out of his downward spiral that started with him being cut by the Browns after the 2015 season. "When you find a girl as amazing as I did that saved me from where I was in my life, you absolutely put a ring on it." But now, it seems the … [Read more...] about Johnny Manziel’s Wife Bre Tiesi Wipes QB From Social Media, Breakup?
EXCLUSIVE Rico Gathers cut a deal in his weed possession case and won't face jail time ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 25-year-old was arrested back in August in Frisco, Texas just after Cowboys' training camp ... when cops say they found him with less than 2 ounces of weed. Gathers was charged with possession of marijuana ... but on Thursday, he struck a deal with prosecutors and will avoid time behind bars for the incident. Court officials tell us Gathers had his charge reduced from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor in exchange for a guilty plea. Rico's punishment? He has to keep his nose clean for the next 90 days ... and if he does, the conviction will be wiped off his record. Rico also had to pay fines and court costs. It's good news for the young tight end ... his role on the Cowboys is in limbo after Dallas brought back veteran Jason Witten this offseason. Gathers -- a former basketball star at Baylor -- started four games for the Cowboys at tight end last season. … [Read more...] about Dallas Cowboys’ Rico Gathers Cuts Deal In Weed Case, Avoids Jail Time
EXCLUSIVE UFC's Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson says it's "disappointing" his friend, T.J. Dillashaw, tested positive for a banned substance ... saying, "He doesn't seem like the type of guy who would do that." Dillashaw has already relinquished the UFC bantamweight championship after officials say he failed a PED test following his January fight against Henry Cejudo. And, while officials aren't identifying the substance they allegedly found in Dillashaw's system, Thompson says the situation is a reminder to fighters to be very careful what they put in their systems. "I know T.J. We've hung out a lot. He doesn't seem like the type of guy who would do that," Thompson says. "But, that goes to show man, you gotta check everything that you take." It's obvious Thompson doesn't think Dillashaw intentionally cheated -- and says he hopes T.J. can "get this thing worked out." For now, T.J. has been suspended 1 year by the New York State Athletic Commission. Dillashaw … [Read more...] about T.J. Dillashaw Doesn’t Seem Like a Cheater, Says ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson