Ex-NFL Star Domata Peko's Father-In-Law Sells Powerball-Winning Ticket, Gets Mil Reward
Ex-NFL star Domata Peko's father-in-law had a helluva Tuesday -- it turns out his gas station sold the $2 BILLION Powerball-winning ticket resulting in a $1 million payday!! The 37-year-old former Bengals nose tackle, who played the majority of his career in Cincinnati shared the exciting news just now saying, "My Father In-Law Sold the winning PowerBall (ticket) 2 billion $" Joe Chahayed, who owns the Joe's Service Center gas station in Altadena, CA turned into a local celeb after it was announced he sold the winning ticket with folks in the area heading to his store to take selfies with him. Joe told reporters he's had some winning tickets in the Super Lotto and Fantasy 5 at his location in the past, but those tickets were only worth up to $9,000.
Marcin Gortat To Kyrie Irving, Come To Poland W/ Me & Learn About Jewish History
Former NBA big man Marcin Gortat is inviting Kyrie Irving to come with him to his home country of Poland explaining to TMZ Sports he believes the trip would help educate the Nets star on Jewish history. Gortat, who is not Jewish, was born and raised in Poland, a country that experienced the terrors of World War II, Nazi Germany and the horrors of the Holocaust. He told us out in LA this week that he found Kyrie's promotion of the antisemitic film "Hebrew to Negroes: Wake Up Black America!" to be "completely wrong" and he then extended the 30-year-old an invite to Poland to help him learn why he feels so strongly about it all. Gortat, who played against Irving multiple times during his 12-year NBA career, wouldn't say whether or not he believed the punishment was fitting, noting it was a team decision.
Ric Flair Gets Fans Stoned With Weed Blower, Wooo!
Rick Flair came up with a convenient way to get everyone high on his signature weed ... by using his own ganja blower to get smoke in fans' faces!! The WWE legend threw on one of his famous robes and got the party started in a recent video ... saying, "Ric Flair Drip go Wooooooooooo!!" The Nature Boy then used the weed blower (if that's what it's called) to blow potent smoke in the faces of those around him ... and you can tell the 73-year-old was having the time of his life."Let’s Wake Up To Ric Flair ! See You Soon Vegas! WOOOOO!," the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion captioned the video.
Akon Doesn't Get Qatar World Cup Boycott, Every Culture Is Different
The World Cup is just a day away, and the biggest sporting event in the world is already mired in controversy -- much stemming from alleged human rights issues -- causing some to boycott the soccer tourney ... something Akom says makes no sense. TMZ Sports ran into the rap star, a big soccer fan, at LAX on Wednesday -- just four days before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar -- and we asked him about fans who say they won't watch because of the controversy surrounding the host country. "I don't understand the purpose of the boycott, me personally, I think everywhere you go in the world there's different cultures, different way of living, different life standards," Akon explained.
Biaggio Ali Walsh Talks Pressure Fighting As Muhammad Ali's Grandson
Muhammad Ali is arguably the greatest athlete of all time -- and a god amongst pugilists ... so when his grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh, decided to enter the family business, the decision came with a whole heap of pressure! Now, 24-year-old Ali Walsh is just days away from his PFL MMA debut (against Tom Graesser) ... and TMZ Sports talked to him about fighting as The Greatest's grandchild. "I definitely have pressure. I even had that pressure in football, and that's a completely different sport. I'm also doing MMA which is also a completely different sport from boxing, but it's also a combat sport, so I think there's gonna be a little bit more pressure there."
Cowboys Still Want Odell Beckham Jr. After Plane Incident, Says Mike McCarthy
The Dallas Cowboys aren't phased by Odell Beckham Jr.'s American Airlines controversy 'cause, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, they still wanna sign the star wide receiver! As we previously reported, the NFL free agent -- who's expressed interest in signing with teams like the Cowboys, Bills, and Giants -- was kicked off an AA flight Sunday morning after a flight attendant told authorities they believed the Super Bowl champ may have been experiencing a medical emergency after they were unable to wake him up.
Israel Adesanya Brass Knuckles Case To Be Dismissed If UFC Star Stays Out Of Trouble
Big break for Israel Anderson TMZ Sports has learned the UFC star's brass knuckles case will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the foreseeable future. According to a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney's Office, Adesanya's case was called on Tuesday -- and he was issued an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD). Per the spokesperson, that means if Adesanya keeps his nose clean for the next six months, he will no longer be facing criminal charges.
O.J. Simpson Says He Never Hooked Up With Kris Jenner, Isn't Khloe's Dad
O.J. Simpson is once again denying age-old rumors that he slept with Kris Jenner and fathered Khloe Kardashian, explaining the reason that can't be true ... she ain't his type.The Juice addressed the speculation in an interview on the "Full Send Podcast," where he was asked about gossip that he and Kris may have had an affair going on way back in the day when O.J. and Robert Kardashian were still good friends and before the murder trial. O.J. says there's no truth to the notion he hooked up with Kris, explaining he was never attracted to her ... and didn't think she was attracted to him. Not to mention, she was married to Bob at the time -- so there's that. He also flatly denies being Khloe's dad ... despite years of people suggesting he could be. O.J. says he doesn't know anything about that, but does float the possibility of someone else perhaps being her dad ... making mention of a "cook" rumor he's heard. In any case -- O.J.'s sticking to his story.
Henry Winkler Explains Patrick Mahomes Bromance, We're Doing Dinner Soon!
Henry Winkler tells TMZ Sports he and Patrick Mahomes do, indeed, have a genuine bromance going on ... and he said it's blossomed so much in the past few weeks -- they're actually going to do dinner soon!!! The Fonz broke down the improbable friendship for us out at Il Pastaio recently ... explaining the whole thing actually started when he praised the Chiefs star during an interview on "The Rich Eisen Show" some six months ago. Winkler called Mahomes one of his "heroes" ... and gushed over the QB's talent. A few months later, the 27-year-old signal-caller heard the kind words and invited him out to the Chiefs vs. Chargers game in LA. Winkler ended up coming -- and the two shared an amazing moment in the pregame at SoFi Stadium. And, the 77-year-old acting legend tells us they've remained tight ever since.
NFL Draft Prospect KD Davis Cops Iced-Out Shark Pendant, 35 Carats of Diamonds
College football star KD Davis is celebrating the start of his NFL rookie season just a little early ... recently coppin' a diamond-filled shark pendant!!! TMZ Sports has learned the senior linebacker at University of North Texas hit up Atlanta's "Scoobie Da Jeweler" in December to make a piece that resembled his love of the game."He's a shark at what he does," Scoobie told us on Friday, "relentless in his passion for football." Davis led the Mean Green in tackles for three consecutive seasons and was top 10 in the nation with 71 solo tackles this year. He also had 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception this season. The Texas native declared for the draft on Dec. 19 ... and you can expect to see the prospect iced out when his name is called at the selection show in April.
Lions' Taylor Decker Says FedEx Lost His Newborn's Milk, Company Vows To Help
FedEx is vowing to help Detroit Lions star Taylor Decker ... after the star tackle accused the delivery giant of losing a delivery of breast milk meant for his newborn baby and initially refusing to make amends. It started when 29-year-old Decker ripped FedEx on Friday ... saying the company lost a big shipment of frozen milk for his 3-month-old baby girl, Daisy Faye Decker, and then refused to pay him back, infuriating the OT.
Cops Say Jay Briscoe's Two Daughters Injured In Fatal Car Crash, Critical Condition
The car crash that killed pro wrestling star Jay Briscoe on Tuesday also left his two daughters in critical condition ... cops announced on Wednesday. According to Delaware State Police, the wreck happened in Laurel at around 5:09 PM ... when the driver of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 suddenly veered into Briscoe's lane, and slammed head-on into his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Cops say the driver of the Silverado 1500, 27-year-old Lillyanne Ternahan, and Briscoe (real name Jamin Pugh) were pronounced dead at the scene ... but Briscoe's two passengers, his 9-year-old and 12-year-old girls, survived. Both, however, were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Tom Brady Pissed Over Question About NFL Future, Drops F-Bombs
"If I knew what I was f***ing doing, I'd have already f***ing done it." Tom Brady is fed up with everyone asking if he's going to retire ... 'cause the legendary quarterback just unloaded on his "Let's Go!" SiriusXM podcast cohost Jim Gray for trying to get an update on his decision. The awkward moment went down as the two discussed the remaining teams in the NFL playoffs on Monday ... when Gray switched topics to Brady's future. Also worth noting -- Gray asked Brady if he's picked up a football since getting eliminated from the playoffs after losing in the Wild Card round ... and his response is pretty interesting.
Eagles' Josh Sills Indicted on Rape, Kidnapping Charges Days Before Super Bowl
The Eagles just released a statement on the charges ... saying, "The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Josh Sills. We have been in communication with the league office and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time." Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges ... just 11 days before Philadelphia is slated to play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. According to prosecutors in Ohio, the charges stem from an incident that happened in Guernsey County back on Dec. 5, 2019. Officials allege that Sills -- a rookie reserve lineman for the Eagles who made the team this year as an undrafted free agent -- "engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will." Prosecutors say the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into the case -- and a grand jury eventually indicted Sills on one felony count of rape and one felony count of kidnapping this week.
NASCAR Star Kyle Busch Says He Was Detained In Mexico Over Firearm, Apologizes
NASCAR star Kyle Busch says he was detained by authorities in Mexico last month ... after he says they found a handgun in his bag at an airport. Busch said it all happened following the conclusion of his vacation with his wife, Samantha, in late January. According to the 37-year-old driver, he was going through airport security screening ... when he realized he accidentally brought his firearm in his luggage.
Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Selfie Kid Ryan McKenna Arrested In Florida
Ryan McKenna is learning life comes at you fast ... 5 years ago he was cheesing with Justin Timberlake in a viral Super Bowl moment at age 13, and on the eve of this year's big game cops say he was drunk and fighting with friends in a California Pizza Kitchen. Ryan, famous for snapping a selfie with Justin on live TV in front of 113.7 million viewers during the Super Bowl 52 halftime show, had another eventful Super Bowl weekend ... only this time, we've learned he ended up in jail on a felony charge.