What’s Happening in Sports: June 29, 2022

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June 29th, 2022 features a stellar 15-game MLB schedule highlighted by Alek Manoah continuing his breakout campaign as Toronto looks for a sweep over Boston after Vlad Guerrero‘s walk-off single. The ageless wonder Justin Verlander and Houston try to take a fourth straight against Pete Alonso‘s Mets, Atlanta and Philly continue a huge NL-East set, while Shohei Ohtani goes for LAA vs. the White Sox. The Knicks are amongst teams clearing cap space as free agency approaches, plus NFL franchises look to lock up stars after McLaurin re-signed in DC. 

See what happened in sports on June 29th last year, headlined by Atlanta taking ECF Game 4 to even the series vs. Milwaukee despite Trae Young‘s absence after Giannis missed the second half with a rough-looking knee injury and Lou Williams‘ big outing (21 PTS, 8 AST, 7-9 FG) in place of Ice Trae, plus Kyle Schwarber‘s homer streak continued as well as what happened in sports on June 29th, 2020 ft. Ryan Zimmerman and many other MLB players opting out of the 2020 season plus J.R. Smith signing with the Lakers to replace Avery Bradley

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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Jun 28, 2022
Washington Commanders signed WR Terry McLaurin to a 3y/$71M extension ($34.6M GTD)

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Jun 28, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers extended C Ivica Zubac on a 3y/$33M deal

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Jun 28, 2022
New York Knicks traded G/F Alec Burks (1y/$10M) & C Nerlens Noel (1y/$9M) along with a 2023 2nd Rd Pick (DET) & 2024 2nd Rd Pick (MIA) to the Detoit Pistons to clear $19M in cap space to presumably sign Jalen Brunson

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Jun 28, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves signed PF Taurean Prince to a 2y/$16M extension to avoid free agency

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Jun 28, 2022
Utah Jazz are hiring Boston Celtics asst. HC Will Hardy as the team’s new Head Coach with former Celtics GM Danny Ainge now in the Jazz front office making decisions

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Jun 27, 2022
Brooklyn Nets G Kyrie Irving exercised his $36.9M player option to push off free agency for 1 year

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Jun 27, 2022
Houston Rockets and PG John Wall agreed to a buyout to save $6.5M of his $47.4M 2022-23 salary that allows him to reach free agency where he intends to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers

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Jun 26, 2022
After getting no-hit into the 7th inning, Giancarlo Stanton hit a HR to spark the Yankees’ comeback that was capped off with AL MVP favorite Aaron Judge’s 3-run walk-off bomb in extra innings

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Jun 26, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves on Sunday Night Baseball despite trailing 2-0 in the 9th inning as they tied the game against former Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen before former Brave Freddie Freeman hit the go-ahead RBI in the 10th that was matched by new Brave 1B Matt Olson’s RBI in the bottom of the 10th before Chris Taylor finally delivered the final blow in the 11th inning

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Jun 25, 2022
Houston Astros shockingly no-hit the best team in baseball New York Yankees a day after ending their 15-game home winning streak

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MULLINS MADE A BIG PLAY

 

MIAMI WALKS OFF THE METS

 

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Jun 28, 2022
Terry McLaurin had the lowest DROP% (1.0%) & lowest catachable TGT (62.7%) among players with 100+ TGT during 2021

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Jun 28, 2022
Terry McLaurin was the 1st Washington player with consecutive seasons of 1,000+ REC YDS since 1996

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Jun 28, 2022
Colorado Rockies are the 1st team to hand a loss to a 8-0 pitcher or better & a pitcher with multiple Cy Youngs during back-to-back games (either order) in MLB history

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Jun 28, 2022
Shohei Ohtani has recorded the most batted balls (15) of 115+ MPH in Angels history, with only Mike Trout (10) also having more than 1

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Jun 27, 2022
New York Yankees recorded the most comeback Wins (4) while trailing by 3+ Runs during a 6-game span in franchise history

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Jun 27, 2022
Kevin Gausman recorded the most Ks (97) through the 1st 15 GP with the Toronto Blue Jays since Roger Clemens in 1997 (113), and the 2nd most ever

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Jun 27, 2022
Baltimore Orioles recorded the most consecutive BF (43) without allowing a Hit at 1 away ballpark (Mariners’ T-Mobile Park) by a MLB team in 40+ years

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Jun 27, 2022
Chad Kuhl recorded the 1st CG-SHO vs. the Dodgers at Coors Field in MLB history

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Jun 26, 2022
New York Yankees’ offense suffered the most consecutive IP (16.1) without a hit in the MLB Expansion Era (since 1961)

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Jun 26, 2022
Aaron Judge is the 1st player to record multiple walkoff 3-run HR before July during 1 season in MLB history (not including grand slams)

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NBA: PF Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (turns 24)

MLB: 3B/1B Jose Miranda, Minnesota Twins (26)

MLB: SP Tanner Houck, Boston Red Sox (26)

MLB: 1B Bobby Dalbec, Boston Red Sox (27)

NFL: EDGE Sam Hubbard, Cincinnati Bengals (27)

NFL: EDGE Carl Lawson, New York Jets (27)

NBA: SF Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers (31)

NBA: SG/SF Joe Johnson, Free Agent (41)

MLB: 1B Harmon Killebrew, Hall of Fame (86)

2019: New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox became the 1st 2 teams to play a regular-season game on European soil (London) in MLB history and encountered a historic slugfest

2016: Indianapolis Colts made Andrew Luck the highest-paid QB in the NFL with a 5y/$122M extension that included $87M in guarantees. He ended up retiring just 3 years later before the 2019 season at 29 years old

2004: Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets completed a 7-player trade that sent SG Tracy McGrady, SF Juwan Howard, and PG Tyronn Lue to Houston, and PG Steve Francis and SG Cuttino Mobley to Orlando, among others

2004: Arizona Diamondbacks SP Randy Johnson became the 4th pitcher in MLB history to record 4,000 career strikeouts 

1994: After Purdue SF Glenn Robinson Jr. went #1 overall to the Milwaukee Bucks, future Hall-of-Famers Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were selected by the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, respectively

1990: Oakland Athletics SP Dave Stewart (vs Toronto) and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Fernando Valenzuela (vs St. Louis) both threw no-hitters within hours of each other representing the only day with multiple no-hitters in MLB history

1984: Montreal Expos 1B Pete Rose surpassed Carl Yastrzemski as the all-time leader in total games played (3,309). Rose finished with 3,562 GP which still stands as the MLB all-time record

1982: Future Hall-of-Famers James Worthy (1st) and Dominique Wilkins (3rd) were both drafted within the top-3 picks

1941: In the 1st game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators, New York Yankees OF Joe DiMaggio tied George Sisler’s AL record of 41 consecutive games with a hit. He broke the record in the 7th inning of the 2nd game en route to a MLB-record 56-game hitting streak that still stands today

1916: Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds played an entire 9-inning game with just 1 single ball

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