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Adrian Beltre Kyler Murray … Can Play In Both MLB And NFL

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One of the greatest hitters in MLB history says Kyler Murray can play BOTH football and baseball … with Adrian Beltre saying he actually WANTS to see it happen!!!

Of course, tons of ex-athletes say there’s just no way in hell Kyler can suit up as a QB for an NFL team and then manage to successfully hit the MLB diamond in the offseason.

But, Beltre ain’t buyin’ all that talk … telling TMZ Sports, “He can do both. Why not??”

If there’s anybody that knows the rigors of baseball … it’s Beltre — dude played 21 years in the league and logged over 11,000 at bats.

And, in his opinion, it’s clearly possible Kyler can do all of that and also help a team on the gridiron on Sundays.

“If he’s comfortable with it, he can do whatever he wants.”

Kyler’s put his name in for the NFL Draft … but still has time to decide if he wants to spurn the Oakland A’s for whatever team picks him in April.

So, stay tuned.

Antonio Brown Gunning to Play for 49ers … Says Jerry Rice

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Jerry Rice says he had a long talk with Antonio Brown about his NFL future — and the guy REALLY wants to play for the San Francisco 49ers. 

“He wants to come here really bad,” Rice said on the “Joe, Lo & Dibs” show on 95.7 The Game. 

“He’s talking about running the hills with me, doing all that and just working out … just picking my brain.”

Of course, A.B. is on his way outta Steel City after his recent antics led Steelers owner Art Rooney to say last week it’s “hard to envision” the WR coming back in 2019.

But, Rice says the Niners NEED to step in and trade for the wideout — guaranteeing Brown will behave — and flourish — if he’s given the opportunity in S.F.

“I would be looking forward to just passing some of that knowledge on to him and being around this guy because I know he’s a great individual.”

“If it was left up to me, he would be here in a heartbeat.”

Seems Jerry’s got a pretty strong finger on A.B.’s pulse — the two talk often … and Brown even has a painting of Rice up in his home gym.

And, per Jerry, Antonio’s a stand-up guy that would only make the Niners better.

“I don’t know what happened in Pittsburgh. But, I know that if this guy comes here to San Francisco, he’s going to do everything possible to help this team to win.”

Translation … get it done, Lynch!!!

Kyler Murray Can’t Play Both Football AND Baseball … Says Drew Henson

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Kyler Murray won’t succeed if he tries to play both football AND baseball at the same time … so says Drew Henson, who tells TMZ Sports the two tasks are just too tough.

Don’t get it twisted … Drew clearly thinks Kyler’s got the talent — he just knows, as a guy who played both on the diamond and under center, that it just wouldn’t work.

“The position of quarterback, it’s a year-round job,” Henson says … “Any team that’s going to invest that type of money in you isn’t going to want you to be away in the offseason.”

“As far as baseball, developing as a hitter is a constant thing. Getting in at-bats year after year … so to be the best baseball player you can be, you really need that time and those reps.”

So, how would Drew handle it if he were in Kyler’s shoes now??

Henson picked the Yankees over an NFL career after his days at Michigan were done … but bounced back to the NFL just a couple years later.

Drew says if he could do it all over again, he woulda stuck with baseball longer … and advises Kyler to pick the one sport he ENJOYS more — not just the one he’s got more potential at.

“If there’s a sport you like better, that’d be my first choice.”

We also talked to Brian Jordan — who was an NFL player and an MLB All-Star — and he says he thinks Murray CAN do both … under 1 condition.

Kyler’s got to make a final decision on the NFL draft by Sunday.

High School Basketball Star Maori Davenport Can Play … Judge Rules

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High school basketball superstar Maori Davenport will be ALLOWED to play in her game Friday night after a judge called off her suspension. 

Davenport’s story became national news when athletic officials in Alabama ruled her ineligible after learning she received an $ 857 check from Team USA basketball for playing in a tourney back in August. The check covered lost wages and expenses. 

The check was sent to Davenport as the result of a clerical error — she never sought out the payment. 

Davenport initially cashed the check under the assumption it was a standard operating procedure for people playing for Team USA. When the organization realized the error, they asked for the money back and she returned it the next day. 

Still, officials in Alabama believed cashing the check violated the rules — and deemed her ineligible for her senior year. 

It’s a big deal considering 6’4″ Davenport is one of the best players in the country — and committed to attend Rutgers next year. 

Huge stars like Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Billie Jean King and more spoke out in Davenport’s defense — calling the suspension ridiculous and insisting she did nothing wrong. 

An emergency motion was filed in Pike County Circuit Court and on Friday the judge decided to repeal the suspension — pending the outcome of a hearing on the matter. 

Translation, Davenport can play with her high school team for now. 

Grandmaster Flash R. Kelly’s My Friend But I Will NOT Play His Music!!!

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Even R. Kelly‘s longtime friends are turning on him, like hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, who says you won’t hear him play a single Kelly hit song from now on.

We got Flash Thursday at LAX and asked him if DJs, in general, should join the #MuteRKelly movement. Little did we know that Kelly and Flash are pals. The Bronx legend told us, “I’ve been knowing him for a very long time.”

Still, he didn’t hesitate to say, “I can’t play his music.” Now, the question Flash really wrestled with was … what happens the next time he sees his “friend?”

Despite his stance on Kelly’s music, Flash says he wouldn’t turn his back on him, personally. He has some thoughts on what kinda help Kelly needs.

Now, taking a photo with Kelly??? Grandmaster Flash says that’s a different story.

Watch … as he puts it, “It’s looking kinda bleak for Robert.”

Tyrese Judge Allows Daughter to Play Soccer … After Parents Squabble

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Tyrese‘s daughter is now allowed to bend it like Beckham, after a judge ordered that she can.

Tyrese and ex-wife Norma Gibson were in a fight over whether 11-year-old Shayla can enroll in her school’s soccer program.

Tyrese had refused, saying her grades weren’t up to snuff and she should focus on academics. Norma countered Shayla is “emotionally devastated” she’s not allowed to play, adding her grades are good enough. Norma says it got to the point where Shayla “cries, feels humiliated and does not want to go to school.”

The judge ruled Norma can enroll Shayla in the soccer program. When Shayla is in Tyrese’s custody, however, the judge says he does not have to let her play.

The judge wants to hear more on the subject next month.

This isn’t the first argument of its kind. Back in October, Norma wanted Shayla to play basketball but Tyrese refused. He eventually relented. Norma claims Tyrese also refused to let Shayla participate in a school play, saying it costs too much money. He agreed to let her do it when Norma agreed to pay half.

And, there’s more. According to Norma’s docs, there was a school field trip to a downtown eatery and Shayla was on the bus when Tyrese had her taken off the bus. 

Danielle Staub’s Ex She’s Got a Bad Image … So She’s Spinning to Play the Victim

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Danielle Staub‘s estranged husband says she’s getting serious social media blowback for the way she treats people … so she’s trying to take the heat off herself by making up bogus claims about him.

Marty Caffrey tells TMZ … Danielle’s got a major public relations problem in the wake of the final 3 episodes of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” because they revealed her “horrific” treatment of him, his kids and the other cast members.

He claims bad PR is behind Danielle calling cops to his home this week and it’s also why she filed for a protective order against him. According to Marty … Danielle told him she’s been getting “terroristic death threats” online, and she’s blaming them on him.

Marty doesn’t doubt she’s getting threats on social media, and tells us he’s looking into them himself to assure their safety … but denies having any role in them.

As for cops removing him from the house he still lives in with Danielle after she accused him of “emotional torment” and “toying” with her … Caffrey calls BS. He says the 2 have zero interaction and adds, “That’s a joke … I don’t know what kind of mind comes up with this stuff.”

Marty also denies Danielle’s accusations of dragging out their divorce, claiming she took 2 extra months to respond to his settlement terms and tried to lowball him with an offer on their home.

Marty listed their NJ mansion in November — allegedly without telling her — and tells us he’s contemplating taking legal action to determine whether or not she can keep living there.

Yep, this divorce seems on course to get way nastier.

Mo’ne Davis Commits to Hampton University … To Play Softball

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Ex-Little League baseball phenom Mo’Ne Davis is all grown up — and she’s signed a letter of intent to play college softball at Hampton University in Virginia. 

Remember, Davis SMOKED EVERYBODY with her insane 70mph fastball during the 2014 Little League World Series — becoming the first girl to toss a shut out in post-season play. She was only 13 at the time. 

Now, she’s a senior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia — where she’s still murdering the competition on the softball field, the soccer pitch and the basketball court. 

Davis has been recruited by a ton of major college programs — but ultimately decided on Hampton because of the prestigious communications department, according to her parents. 

Davis will reportedly be a middle infielder at Hampton. Unclear if she’ll play basketball too, but we know she’s a BALLER on the court. 

Back in 2015, Mo’ne was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters after COOKIN’ Kevin Hart in a celebrity basketball game. 

Congrats!!

LeBron James Sends Message To Magic Johnson ‘I’ve Always Wanted To Play Along Melo’

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LeBron James ain’t the GM of the Lakers … but it sure seems like he sent a message to the guy who is Tuesday night, saying, “I’ve always wanted to play along Melo.”

Of course … rumors of Carmelo Anthony teaming up with LBJ in Los Angeles have been smoldering ever since John Salley told TMZ Sports it could happen.

Those rumors weren’t quieted when Bron and Melo were spotted on a double date with their wives at an NYC steakhouse Monday night.

And, on Tuesday, Bron seemed to send a clear message to Magic Johnson after L.A.’s loss to the Nets that if he can make the Carmelo move happen, LBJ would be a happy man.

“I don’t run the team. And, obviously there’s some things that would need to be worked on both sides,” LeBron told reporters in the postgame locker room.

“But, I’ve always wanted to play along Melo and if the opportunity presents itself, it’d be great. So, we’ll see what happens.”

Translation … make it happen, Magic!!!