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What’s Happening in Sports: April 9, 2022

April 9th, 2022 features four NBA games headlined by C.J. McCollum leading the play-in bound Pelicans into Memphis to face the two-seeded Grizzlies with Ja Morant possibly making his return, as well as the short-handed Warriors taking on the Spurs, who just clinched the final spot in the Western Conference play-in. In the MLB, a full 15-game slate is headlined by another Yankees-Red Sox rivalry game after Josh Donaldson‘s pinstripes debut culminated in a walk-off win and Justin Verlander battling Noah Syndergaard as the Astros visit the Angels.

See what happened in sports on April 9th last year, headlined by San Diego Padres SP Joe Musgrove throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history while Jayson Tatum (53) and Zach LaVine (50) each recorded career-highs in the NBA, as well as what happened in sports on April 9th, 2020 ft. the Houston Texans acquiring WR Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams and 13-year MLB veteran Mark Reynolds retiring from baseball at the age of 36. 

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 04, 2022
Philadelphia Eagles acquired a 2022 1st Rd Pick (18th), 2023 1st Rd Pick, 2024 2nd Rd Pick, 2022 3rd Rd Pick (101st), & a 2022 7th Rd Pick (237th) from the New Orleans Saints for 2 2022 1st Rd Picks (16th & 19th) & a 2022 6th Rd Pick (194th)

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Apr 04, 2022
Detroit Tigers acquired OF Austin Meadows from the Tampa Bay Rays for IF Isaac Paredes & a 2022 competitive balance-B draft pick

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Apr 03, 2022
During Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto for the 1st time in 2 years, the Miami Heat got the win but Fred VanVleet broke Lowry’s Raptors season 3PM record with him in the building

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Apr 03, 2022
San Diego Padres acquired SP Sean Manaea & RP prospect Aaron Holiday from the Oakland A’s for prospects IF Euribiel Angeles & SP Adrian Martinez

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Apr 03, 2022
Future HOF RB Frank Gore has officially announced his retirement at 38 years old after not playing the 2021 season to conclude a legendary 16-year career which will end on a 1-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers where he’s the franchise’s all-time leading rusher (11,073)

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Apr 03, 2022
Sacramento Kings set a new NBA record for the most consecutive seasons (16) without a single Playoff appearance

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Apr 03, 2022
Toronto Blue Jays acquired C/DH Zack Collins from the Chicago White Sox for C Reese McGuire

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Apr 03, 2022
New York Yankees and New York Mets swapped 29-year-old lefty RP Joely Rodriguez with 4 years of team control left for 27-year-old righty RP Miguel Castro who’s a pending FA

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Apr 02, 2022
Kevin Durant dropped a career-high 55 points but the Brooklyn Nets fell short to the Hawks in Atlanta thanks to Trae Young’s double dose of daggers to lift ATL past BRK in the standings for the 8/9 seed

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Apr 02, 2022
New England Patriots acquired WR DeVante Parker & a 2022 5th Rd Pick from the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 3rd Rd Pick

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Kansas won CBB Title game

 

Raptors tribute for Kyle Lowry

 

FVV broke KLow’s 3PM record

 

KJ Martin caught a body

 

All-time RB Frank Gore retires

 

KD’s career-high 55pt game

 

Trae’s daggers downed Nets

 

Chargers top 10 plays in 2021

 

Dolphins top 10 plays in 2021

 

RoCo was on 1 vs. the champs

 

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Apr 04, 2022
In 2021, Austin Meadows recorded the most game-winning RBI (19) during 1 season in Tampa Bay Rays history

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Apr 03, 2022
Most 3PM during 1 season in Toronto Raptors history: 1. 2021-22 Fred VanVleet (240)^, 2. 2017-18 Kyle Lowry (238), 3. 2015-16 Kyle Lowry (212), 4. 2018-19 Danny Green (198), 5. 2021-22 Gary Trent Jr. (197)^

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Apr 03, 2022
Sacramento Kings set a new NBA record for the most consecutive seasons (16) without a single Playoff appearance

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Apr 03, 2022
Nikola Jokic has the most consecutive GP (3) of 35+ PTS/10+ REB/5+ AST/65+ FG% in NBA history

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Apr 03, 2022
Nikola Jokic has the most consecutive GP (3) of 35+ PTS & 10+ REB in Denver Nuggets history

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Apr 03, 2022
Tyrese Haliburton is the youngest (22) player to record 15+ PTS/15+ AST/0 TOV during 1 GP in NBA history

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Apr 03, 2022
Tyrese Haliburton is the youngest player (22) to record multiple GP of 15+ AST & 0 TOV in NBA history

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Apr 03, 2022
Tyrese Haliburton is the only player to record 15+ AST & 0 TOV during 1 GP in Indiana Pacers history, and now has 2 just in the 2 months since being traded

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Apr 03, 2022
Joel Embiid is the 1st player with 40+ PTS/15+ REB/5+ BLK/3+ 3PM during 1 GP in NBA history

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Apr 03, 2022
Frank Gore’s future HOF resume: 5x Pro Bowl – 2006 All-Pro 2nd Team – 2010s NFL All-Decade Team – Most GP (241) by a RB in NFL history – 3rd most RUSH YDS (16,000) ever – 49ers all-time leading rusher (11,073)

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NBA Saturday

6:00 PM: New Orleans Pelicans (36-44) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (55-25)

8:30 PM: Golden State Warriors (51-29) vs. San Antonio Spurs (34-46)

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NBA: SF Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons (turns 23)

MLB: 2B Luis Arraez, Minnesota Twins (25)

NFL: K Chase McLaughlin, Cleveland Browns (26)

NFL: WR/RS Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (27)

NFL: CB Fabian Moreau, Atlanta Falcons (28)

MLB: RP Caleb Baragar, San Francisco Giant (28)

NFL: RB Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins (30)

NFL: K Graham Gano, New York Giants (35)

MLB: RP David Robertson, Chicago Cubs (37)

2021: San Diego Padres became the final team to throw a no-hitter as SP Joe Musgrove pitched the 1st no-hitter in franchise history for a 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers

2019: Phoenix Suns SG Jamal Crawford broke Michael Jordan’s record as the oldest player to score 50+ points (51) during a game in NBA history and became the only player to score 50+ PTS during 1 GP for 4 different franchises in NBA history

2019: Miami Heat SG Dwyane Wade played his final home game, scoring 30 in a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks PF Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 in his final home game as both future HOFs were honored in their home arenas

2017: Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook passed Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles (42) during a season in NBA history as he recorded a 50+ PTS/16 REB/10 AST, capped off with the GW-3PM at the buzzer that completed a 14-pt comeback with under 5 minutes remaining

2011: Denver Nuggets PG Ty Lawson became the 1st player to go 10-10 on his 1st 10 3PA during a game in NBA history (finishing 10-11). Only Klay Thompson has since matched the record 

2000: Boston Red Sox SP Pedro Martinez recorded his MLB-record 10th straight GS of 10+ Ks. Pedro’s record still stands today

1994: Former Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan made his professional baseball debut, going hitless for the White Sox’ AA Birmingham club

1990: Phoenix Suns set an NBA record by recording 61 FTM (on 80 FTA) in an OT victory over the Utah Jazz which still stands today

1985: Chicago White Sox SP Tom Seaver started in his MLB-record 15th career Opening Day. He would extend the record to 16 which remains 2 above any other player in MLB history 

1981: “FernandoMania” began as Los Angeles rookie SP Fernando Valenzuela‘s 1st career start featured an Opening Day shutout of the Houston Astros that led to him becoming the 1st player to ever win the ROY and Cy Young awards during the same season

1980: Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson became the 1st & only player to record a triple-double in each of his 1st 2 career postseason games in NBA history

1978: On the last day of the season, Denver Nuggets SG David Thompson scored 73 points to finish the season with a 27.15 average, but San Antonio Spurs SG George Gervin scored 63 points to edge him out with 27.22 PPG in the closest scoring race (0.07 diff) in NBA history. They both broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record for points in a QTR (31) that day with Gervin (33) slightly topping Thompson (32)

1959: Boston Celtics became the 1st team to sweep the Finals, defeating the Minneapolis Lakers to win their 1st of 8 consecutive NBA Championships, starting 1 of the greatest dynasties ever seen in professional sports

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