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What’s Happening in Sports: April 11, 2022

April 11th, 2022 features 12 MLB games including Vladdy Jr. and the Blue Jays taking on Aaron Judge‘s Yankees, Taijuan Walker starting for the Mets against the Phillies, and Manny Machado‘s Padres visiting Brandon Crawford‘s division-rival Giants. The NBA play-in games are finalized with #7 Nets vs. #8 Cavs and #9 Hawks vs. #10 Hornets in the East, as well as #7 Timberwolves vs. #8 Clippers and #9 Pelicans vs. #10 Spurs in the West that begin tomorrow. Every NFL team is focusing on the 2022 draft that’s a little over two weeks away.

See what happened in sports on April 11th last year, headlined by Charlotte Hornets F Miles Bridges‘ amazing dunk of the year candidate over Clint Capela and Boston’s incredible 31-3 run in the 4th quarter to come back against the Nuggets, as well as what happened in sports on April 11th, 2020 ft. the aftermath of the PI review reversal that originally was created after the Rams vs. Saints playoff game. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts & records from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

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Apr 09, 2022
Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid became the 1st international player ever & the 1st NBA Center to win the scoring title since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 after a 41 PTS/20 REB/82.4% FG performance

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Apr 09, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies set a franchise record with 55 PTS during the 3rd Qtr as they demolished the Pelicans in Ja Morant’s return as a tune-up before the Playoffs

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Apr 09, 2022
Baltimore Ravens re-signed DE Calais Campbell to a 2y/$12.5M deal ($6M gtd) plus $4M incentives

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Apr 09, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwyane Haskins unfortunately passed away after being hit by a dump truck on a highway in South Florida at the young age of 24

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Apr 09, 2022
Cleveland Guardians signed OF/SS Myles Star to a 5y/$25M deal with a $8M team option in 2027 & $8.5M team option in 2028, gaining team control of 3 free agent years from the 27-year-old

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Apr 08, 2022
Josh Donaldson hit the walk-off GW-Hit in extra innings during his Yankees debut to lead NYY over their division-rival Red Sox on their Opening Day

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Apr 08, 2022
Seattle Mariners signed SS J.P. Crawford to a 4y/$46.2M extension for the 2023-26 seasons, buying out 2 free agent seasons

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Apr 07, 2022
Nikola Jokic set a NBA record as the 1st player ever with 2,000+ PTS/1,000+ REB/500+ AST to further solidify his back-to-back MVP campaign

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Apr 07, 2022
Arizona Diamondbacks DH Seth Beer hit a walk-off 3-run bomb in the 9th inning off San Diego Padres RP Craig Stammen for the Opening Day win on National Beer Day

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Apr 07, 2022
Minnesota Twins acquired SP Chris Paddack, RP Emilio Pagan, & a player to be named later from the San Diego Padres for RP Taylor Rogers & OF/1B Brent Rooker

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Hayes detonated for the dunk

 

Memphis made history vs. NO

 

Justin Turner took it back

 

Mike Trout gets robbed of HR

 

Buxton’s big bomb not enough

 

Embiid went off for scoring title

 

Calais is staying in Baltimore

 

RIP Dwayne Haskins

 

Donaldson’s debut made it rain

 

GTJ GW to cap off comeback

 

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Apr 09, 2022
Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid became the 1st international player ever & the 1st NBA Center to win the scoring title since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 after a 41 PTS/20 REB/82.4% FG performance

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Apr 09, 2022
Joel Embiid is the 1st Center to record 30+ PPG & under 40 MPG during 1 season in NBA history

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Apr 09, 2022
Joel Embiid recorded the fewest MPG (33.8) during 1 season by a scoring champ or any player with 30+ PPG in NBA history

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Apr 09, 2022
Joel Embiid recorded the most GP (13) of 40+ PTS & 10+ REB during 1 season since the NBA-ABA merger

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Apr 09, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies recorded the most PTS (55) during 1 QTR in franchise history

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Apr 09, 2022
Ja Morant is the 1st Guard to lead the NBA in paint PTS during 1 season since tracking began in 1996-97

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Apr 09, 2022
Calais Campbell’s career resume: 6x Pro Bowl – 2017 All-Pro 1st Team, 2x 2nd Team – 2019 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year – 2010s NFL All-Decade Team – Most career TFL (107) in Cardinals history

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Apr 08, 2022
Josh Donaldson has the most walk-off Hits (12) in the MLB over the last 10 seasons since 2012 (his rookie year)

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Apr 08, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies are the 1st team to lead the NBA in REB, STL, & BLK during 1 season in NBA history

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Apr 08, 2022
San Diego Padres are the 1st team to have their SP record 6+ IP & 0 Hits during consecutive games at any point of a season in MLB history

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NFL: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (turns 23)

MLB: RP Alex Vesia, Los Angeles Dodgers (26)

MLB: 2B Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays (27)

MLB: RP Jose Cisnero, Detroit Tigers (33)

NFL: OT Mike Remmers, Kansas City Chiefs (33)

MLB: SP Kenta Maeda, Minnesota Twins (34)

MLB: 1B Mark Teixeira, Retired after 2016 (42)

MLB: C Jason Varitek, Retired after 2011 (50)

2021: Charlotte Hornets F Miles Bridges threw down a memorable Dunk of the Year candidate all over Clint Capela that was even further popularized by the commentary from Hornets broadcaster Eric Collins

2003: In the midst of his final retirement tour, the Miami Heat retired Washington Wizards SG Michael Jordan‘s #23 jersey number, becoming the 1st NBA team to retire the number of a player who had never played for them

1996: SP Greg Maddux MLB-record streak of 18 straight road Wins without a Loss (18-0) ended when the Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 to the San Diego Padres, Maddux’s 1st road loss in nearly 2 years (June 27, 1994)

1975: 10 years after the Braves moved to Atlanta, Hall of Fame OF Hank Aaron made his return to Milwaukee during his Brewers home debut

1969: Seattle Pilots won their inaugural regular season home game, defeating the Chicago White Sox 7-0; they would move to Milwaukee and rebrand as the Brewers just 1 year after their debut

1967Wilt Chamberlain‘s Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Division Finals to end Boston’s record 8-year championship run. The Celtics won the next 2 Championships to make it 10 titles in 11 years with Bill Russell leading the way

1962: New York Mets played their 1st game in franchise history, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals; NYM would lose their 1st 9 games of the season, but now own the best Opening Day win % (66%) of any team in MLB history

1961: Minnesota Twins played their 1st game after relocating from Washington as HOF 1B Harmon Killebrew recorded the 1st hit in Twins history with a win over the eventual 1961 World Series Champion Yankees in New York

1959: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Drysdale became the 1st pitcher to hit a home run during multiple opening days in MLB history

1947: Playing in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1B Jackie Robinson became the very 1st African-American to play professional baseball and his official debut in a MLB regular season game would come 4 days later

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