What’s Happening in Sports: April 8, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: April 8, 2022

April 8th, 2022 features nine NBA games including Darius Garland‘s Cavs facing off against the Brooklyn Nets led by the Cavs’ former star PG Kyrie Irving as the teams are one game apart in the 7 and 8 seeds and could be set to play each other in the play-in game, while Trae Young‘s Hawks battle the Jimmy Butler-led Heat who just clinched the No.1 seed. In the MLB, many teams play their first game of the season including Gerrit Cole‘s Yankees at home against their bitter rival Red Sox as part of a 13-game Friday schedule to kick off the weekend. 

See what happened in sports on April 8th last year, headlined by New York Mets OF Michael Conforto‘s extremely controversial walk-off HBP to beat Miami and DH Yermin Mercedes staying red-hot to start off his career with another monster home run for the Chicago White Sox, as well as what happened in sports on April 8th, 2020 ft. the contestants of the NBA’s H.O.R.S.E. competition being revealed including NBA stars Zach LaVine, Chris Paul, and Trae Young. 

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. 

MORE CONTENT WILL BE UPLOADED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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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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NFL: WR Ceedee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys (turns 23)

MLB: OF Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels (23)

NFL: LB Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears (25)

NBA: SF Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers (27)

NFL: DT Maliek Collins, Houston Texans (27)

MLB: SP Zach Eflin, Philadelphia Phillies (28)

NBA: C/F Dario Saric, Phoenix Suns (28)

MLB: 2B/UT Jeff McNeill, New York Mets (30)

MLB: SP Felix Hernandez, Last played in 2019 (36)

MLB: 1B Carlos Santana, Kansas City Royals (36)

MLB: C Gary Carter, Hall of Fame (68)

MLB: SP Catfish Hunter, Hall of Fame (76)

NBA: SF John Havlicek, Hall of Fame (82) 

2017: Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard scored a then career-high and franchise-record 59 points in a victory over the Utah Jazz. His 26 points in the 1st quarter tied his own franchise record. Dame now owns the top4 records for PTS (61 x2) in Blazers history 

1993: Cleveland Indians 2B Carlos Baerga became the 1st player to hit a HR from both sides of the plate during 1 inning in MLB history

1980: Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson became the only rookie to record a triple-double during his NBA postseason debut and recorded the most AST (16) in a playoff debut by any player in NBA history to this day

1978: Buffalo Braves played their very last home game — a loss to the New York Knicks — before moving to San Diego and becoming the “Clippers”

1975: Cleveland Indians MGR Frank Robinson became the very 1st African-American Manager in MLB history and he hit a HR in his very 1st AB as the team’s player-manager

1974: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th career home run, passing the immortal Babe Ruth for the most in MLB history. Aaron finished with 755 which stayed as the record until Barry Bonds surpassed him in 2007

1969: Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Pilots (Brewers) all played and won their inaugural MLB openers, which included the 1st MLB game ever featuring a team located in Canada (Montreal)

1966: As competition with the NFL ramped up, the AFL appointed 36 year-old Oakland Raiders HC Al Davis as the league’s new commissioner

1966: At the Astrodome in Houston, the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers played the very 1st baseball game on artificial turf in MLB history

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