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What’s Happening in Sports: April 14, 2022

April 14th, 2022 features an 11-game MLB slate with Nolan Arenado‘s Cardinals visiting Brandon Woodruff and the Brewers in a NL Central division battle, as well as Kevin Gausman‘s Blue Jays facing Luis Severino‘s Yankees, plus the Braves start a new series against Joe Musgrove and the Padres. The NBA sees a one-day break in action as the Cavs and Clippers prepare to host the Hawks and Pelicans during Friday’s final play-in games for the last spot in each conference. Also, NFL Draft talks are heating up with the big event exactly two weeks. 

See what happened in sports on April 14th last year, headlined by Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon‘s no-hitter and Dallas Mavericks G Luka Doncic‘s absurd game-winning three against Memphis after Grayson Allen missed both free throws that could’ve iced the game, as well as what happened in sports on April 14th, 2020 ft. the retirements of 2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce and eight-year NBA veteran Trevor Booker. 

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 13, 2022
Las Vegas Raiders signed QB Derek Carr to a 3y/$121.5M extension ($65.5M gtd) with a full no-trade clause

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Apr 13, 2022
34-year-old SP Clayton Kershaw made his season debut after recovering from tendon strain where he went 7 perfect IP but was controversially pulled by Dave Roberts with the Perfect Game intact and LA’s bullpen ended up giving up 1 hit

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Apr 13, 2022
After getting spiked that resulted in a bloody finger, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. showed his MVP-caliber ability with a 3-HR performance to lead Toronto to a 6-4 win over Gerrit Cole’s Yankees

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Apr 13, 2022
CJ McCollum’s 27 1st half points helped the New Orleans Pelicans eliminate the San Antonio Spurs in the 10-9 play-in game to face the Los Angeles Clippers with the final West Conference Playoff spot on the line

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Apr 13, 2022
Atlanta Hawks dominated the Charlotte Hornets at home in the 9 vs. 10 play-in game to end their season where Miles Bridges memorably threw his mouth at the wrong fan after being ejected early

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Apr 13, 2022
Houston Texans signed CB Steven Nelson to a 2y/$10M deal

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Apr 12, 2022
Kyrie & KD led the Nets past Cleveland in the play-in game to face Boston in an Eastern Conference Round 1 rematch

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Apr 12, 2022
Despite KAT’s poor performance, D-Lo and Ant Man stepped up in the clutch to lead the T-Wolves past the Clippers in the play-in game as PatBev reached the Playoffs again (9/9 in healthy seasons)

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Apr 11, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies pulled off an electric 8th inning comeback against the Mets where they erased a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4 due to a 5-run outburst against Joely Rodriguez & Seth Lugo

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Apr 11, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves signed HC Chris Finch to a multi-year extension after successfully leading the team to the play-in as the No.7 seed (46-36), their 2nd most Wins since 2003-04

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Raiders extend their GOAT QB

 

Perfect Kershaw season debut

 

Vladdy’s 3 bombs in the Bronx

 

BI brought the house down

 

CJ was dominant in the 1st half

 

Hawks ended Hornets season

 

D-Backs walked off the Astros

 

Best NBA QB passes in ’21-’22

 

Kayvon was a problem at OU

 

Incredible catch by Grichuk

 

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Apr 13, 2022
Derek Carr’s career resume: 3x Pro Bowl – 2016 finished top-3 MVP & top-6 OPOY – 2015 NFL GWD (4) & 4QC (4) leader – Raiders all-time career PASS YDS (31,700) & PASS TD (193) leader

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Apr 13, 2022
Derek Carr’s Raiders records: Career PASS YDS (31,700), TD (193), CMP (2,896), CMP% (65), RTG (92.4), & GWD (30) – Seasons of 1,000+ to 4,000+ PASS YDS or 5+ to 25+ PASS TD – Top3 season CMP% (70.4) & GWD (7) – Season PASS YDS (4,804) & CMP (428)

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Apr 13, 2022
Derek Carr’s Raiders single-GP records: Top3 PASS YDS (513) – Top2 CMP% (91.2) – GP of 1+/2+/3+ PASS TD – GP of 100+ to 500+ PASS YDS – Playoff ATT (54) & CMP (t-29) – Rookie PASS TD (4), CMP (34), CMP% (78.6), & RTG (140.2) Derek Carr’s Raiders Rookie records: PASS YDS (3,270) – PASS TD (21) – CMP (348) – ATT (599) – CMP% (58.1) – PASS RTG (76.6) – GP of 100+ (16) & 200+ (6) PASS YDS – GP of 1+/2+/3+/4+ PASS TD

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Apr 13, 2022
Highest CMP% during 1 GP in NFL history [min 32 PASS ATT]: 1. 2021 Derek Carr (91.2), 2. 2018 Derek Carr (90.6), 3. 2002 Rich Gannon (89.5), 4. 2016 Dak Prescott (88.9), T5. 2011 Drew Brees & 2020 Russell Wilson (88.6)

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Apr 13, 2022
Most career PASS YDS in Raiders franchise history: 1. Derek Carr (31,700)^, 2. Ken Stabler (19,078), 3. Rich Gannon (17,585), 4. Daryle Lamonica (16,655), 5. Jim Plunkett (12,665)

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Apr 13, 2022
Most PASS YDS during 1 season in Raiders franchise history: 1. 2021 Derek Carr (4,804), 2. 2002 Rich Gannon (4,689), 3. 2020 Derek Carr (4,103), 4. 2019 Derek Carr (4,054), 5. 2018 Derek Carr (4,049)

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Apr 13, 2022
Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw joined Dodgers SP Rich Hill in 2016 as the only 2 pitchers to be pulled after 7+ Perfect IP in MLB history (Both decisions by Mngr Dave Roberts)

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Apr 13, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the youngest (23) player to record 3+ HR/4+ XBH/1.000 AVG during 1 GP in MLB history

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Apr 13, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the youngest (23) player to record multiple GP of 3+ HR since 1964 and the 2nd youngest in MLB history

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Apr 13, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the most career multi-HR GP (8) by a player at age-23 in Toronto Blue Jays history

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NFL: CB Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos (turns 22)

NFL: DL Chase Young, Washington Commanders (23)

NFL: WR DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (25)

NFL: QB Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (27)

NFL: CB Joe Haden, Free Agent (33)

MLB: SP Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame (56)

MLB: SP Pete Rose, Retired after 1986 (81)

2021: Dallas Mavericks G Luka Doncic hit a wild GW-3PM to beat Memphis while Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon became the 1st player to throw a no-hitter within 2 years of Tommy John surgery that led to a MLB-record 9 no-no’s during 2021

2004: Los Angeles Lakers SG Kobe Bryant hit 2 iconic buzzer-beaters during the same game, draining a game-tying 3 to force OT then nailed a game-winning 3 at the OT buzzer to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers

1985: Utah Jazz C Mark Eaton concluded the 1984-85 season with 456 Blocks for an average of 5.56 BPG, both NBA records that still stand today. Eaton is still the only player with 400+ BLK in a season since tracking began 1973-74

1975: Led by SG Rick Barry‘s Playoff-record 8 STL, the Golden State Warriors’ 22 STL set an NBA Playoff record in their Game 1 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics. Only Allen Iverson has beaten Barry’s record while no other team has ever recorded more than 20 STL in a game

1969: The very 1st MLB game outside of the USA was played in Montreal, Canada, as the Expos defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in their home opener

1962: Los Angeles Lakers SF Elgin Baylor set 2 NBA Finals records with 61 points and 22 FGM during the Lakers’ Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics. Both NBA Finals records still stand today

1925: Cleveland Indians set an Opening Day scoring record by defeating the St. Louis Browns 21-14, which also set the AL record for most total runs (35) scored in an Opening Day while Cleveland also tied the MLB record for most errors (10) in any MLB game 

1910: William Howard Taft became the very 1st sitting U.S. President to throw the 1st pitch on Opening Day in D.C.

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