EXCLUSIVE Ice Cube's got a message for the Qatari investors he's suing for over $1 BILLION ... after they allegedly went back on their agreement with the BIG3. "We gon’ win. Stay out of American sports if you don’t wanna do the right thing," Cube said on his way into Power 106 in L.A. to promote VH1 "Hip Hop Squares," which premieres Wednesday night. TMZ Sports broke the story -- Cube and his BIG3 partner, Jeff Kwatinetz, are suing a bunch of Qatari investors who were supposed to invest $5 mil in Cube's pro hoops league. In fact, they recently added the CEO of Qatar Airways to the list of defendants. Cube says the Qataris made up every excuse in the book to avoid ponying up -- and now him and Jeff are seeking $1.2 BILLION in damages. Clearly, Cube's confident these billionaire dudes are gonna get schooled in the courtroom -- and he ain't afraid to let 'em know. The BIG3 founder also told us why fans should be hyped for Season 2 -- and we … [Read more...] about Ice Cube Stunts on Rich Qataris He’s Suing for $1B, ‘Stay Out of American Sports’
EXCLUSIVE If you think Conor McGregor's bus attack pissed people off in New York, wait 'til ya get a load of this old lady from Ireland ... who went NUCLEAR on Conor at LAX!! THIS CLIP IS HILARIOUS!!! Our photog was asking Brandon T. Jackson a question about McGregor when this woman came outta nowhere, hijacked the interview and unleashed hell on the Irishman. "He's a big a** ... absolutely disgusting man. Nobody likes him in Ireland," she told TMZ Sports. She continued -- "Absolute disgrace. If Mayweather ever sees him again, I hope he kicks his ass!" Brandon loves it ... and is the perfect hype man as she goes HAM. "You about to get a whoopin' by grandmama right here ... I got my money on her, Conor!" Yeah ... might wanna look into extending that vacay. … [Read more...] about Epic Irish Lady Ethers Conor McGregor, ‘Disgusting Man, Absolute Disgrace’
EXCLUSIVE Meek Mill got some surprise visitors in prison this week -- Philadelphia 76ers stars Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons ... TMZ Sports has learned. We're told 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin organized the visit ... hoping Meek could provide some inspiration for the rookie stars so they can make a push for the NBA playoffs. Rubin's been a huge supporter of Meek while he's been locked up, visiting often and bringing along other players, like Joel Embiid. One source with knowledge of the situation tells us ... "the conversation was very positive and Meek's spirits are still high. He is also proud of the 76ers." Meek also dished out some "words of wisdom" for the guys. Remember, Meek also received a ton of support and love from the Philadelphia Eagles during their Super Bowl run -- so, maybe he's the key to success?! Stay tuned ... … [Read more...] about Meek Mill Gets Prison Visit from 76ers Star Rookies
EXCLUSIVE Floyd Mayweather is already spending his new fortune -- dropping millions on a brand new red Bugatti, TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with Floyd's car guy, Obi Okeke -- aka Doctor Bugatti -- who tells us Floyd hit him up 2 days ago to purchase a "triple red" 2012 Bugatti Grand Sport Convertible. Obi says the car is "one of one" -- and costs $3.3 MILLION!! We're told Floyd wanted the car to make a splash on his way to the weigh in for the McGregor fight Friday afternoon. Floyd's expecting to make around $300 MIL for the fight ... so, what's a couple mil on a new whip, right? … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather Drops Millions On New Bugatti, Pre-Fight Present!
EXCLUSIVE Cam Newton was involved in a collision with a dump truck in Atlanta on Thursday ... and TMZ Sports has a photo from the scene. We're told the Carolina Panthers quarterback was driving his matte black Ferrari F12 (valued over $300,000) when the collision occurred around 4:00 PM local time. Atlanta PD confirms the accident occurred but says neither party wanted to fill out a police report. Unclear what caused the collision or who was at fault -- but calm down, Panthers fans, Newton appeared to be okay after the incident. In fact, he was seen walking the car around in his shorts and one of his funky hats. FYI, Newton is from Atlanta and still lives there. 28-year-old Newton has been involved in car accidents in the past -- he overturned his car in North Carolina back in 2014. He was hospitalized with minor injuries and ended up being okay. … [Read more...] about Cam Newton In Car Crash with Dump Truck
EXCLUSIVE Conor McGregor is hitting the beach after hitting the bus ... jetting down to the Bahamas to relax after getting approval from his bail bondsman, TMZ Sports has learned. Sources connected to McGregor tell us ... the UFC star flew out of NYC on Saturday bound for the islands. The issue -- because of his pending criminal charges against him in the bus attack case, Conor needed his bail bondsman to approve travel plans before leaving the country. We spoke with Conor's bondsman, Ira Judelson, who tell us he did in fact sign off on McGregor to travel -- but wouldn't confirm the destination to TMZ. Judelson also noted McGregor has been "100% compliant" with the terms of his bail package, so far -- which has essentially required Conor to check in and stay out of trouble. Conor is due back in NYC on June 14 ... we'll see if his tan sticks. … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor Jets to Bahamas After UFC Bus Attack
EXCLUSIVE If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there's only one way he can get the job done. "I would kick somebody's ass!" Rampage told TMZ Sports. "You fight -- you go down swingin' -- they ain't gonna kill you, most likely." The MMA star says the world's getting waaay too soft when it comes to bullying ... and throwing hands accomplishes something words never could. "You get your respect and people won't mess with you no more. Most people are cowards, anyway. Most bullies are cowards." And if Keaton needs to see how it's done, Rampage is scrappin' with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 192 in January. … [Read more...] about Rampage Jackson to Keaton Jones: World’s Gone Soft, Kick Your Bullies’ Asses!
Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for the death of racer Kevin Ward, Jr., TMZ Sports is claiming. The official announcement from the grand jury will be made available at 3:00 p.m. today.Last we heard was that the case was being put before a grand jury, who would decide whether the three-time Sprint Cup champ would stand trial for the death of the 20-year-old racer.According to TMZ, the grand jury viewed "enhanced video" of the August 9 incident, which saw Ward get out of his car in the middle of a sprint car race to angrily confront Stewart following a crash. As he approached the car, he was struck and thrown towards the track wall. He was attended to by medical personnel, but was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital near the Ontario County, NY track.We'll update this story once the grand jury's formal announcement is available.UPDATE: Michael Tantillo, the Ontario County, NY district attorney, has confirmed that Stewart will not be indicted on charges relating to Kevin … [Read more...] about Tony Stewart will not be indicted in Kevin Ward Jr death, says TMZ [UPDATE]
NASCAR is being sued for $500 million in a lawsuit that accuses the auto racing body of racial discrimination, reports Reuters. Terrance Cox and his company, Diversity Motorsports Racing, is behind the lawsuit and claims NASCAR prevents African-American-owned teams and drivers from competing in the sport.The lawsuit was filed last Friday in Manhattan, NY against NASCAR, its parent company, International Speedway, and all of the 18 teams. In addition to $500 million, Cox is looking for NASCAR to "fully integrate the African-American community," reports Reuters. According to the plaintiff, the lawsuit followed shortly after NASCAR refused Cox's bid to field a team or join the sport's Drive for Diversity program. NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program encourages "marketable" minority and female drivers with racing experience to pursue involvement with the sport.Cox also claims that none of the 48 drivers competing in the Sprint Cup are African American, while only one of the 18 teams has … [Read more...] about NASCAR accused of racial discrimination in $500 million lawsuit
Last year Cespedes rolled into the team's parking lot in everything from a customized Polaris Slingshot to a Alfa Romeo 8C.A look at TMZ Sports and Newsday shows that Cespedes is planning to kick this year's one-man car show up a notch with a kitted-out Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. He must be saving that for later as the first day he arrived in yet another Slingshot. As relatively inexpensive as they are, why not buy one for every day of the week? Stay tuned in the coming days for more as we delve into the Cespedes Spring Training Cars of 2017.Related Video: … [Read more...] about Cespedes Watch: The Mets outfielder’s one-man car show