What’s Happening in Sports: May 17, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 17, 2022

May 17th, 2022 features the Conference Finals kicking off with Boston playing Miami in Game 1 of their 2020 ECF rematch. MLB has an action-packed 18-game slate highlighted by doubleheaders between NL contenders St. Louis and New York plus NL-West rivals Los Angeles vs. Arizona. Ace Nathan Eovaldi starts for Boston as they host the raging hot Astros while Atlanta plays Milwaukee after the Brewers’ 1-0 win Monday. While QB Drew Brees stated he may play football again, other QBs improve their chemistry with WRs before OTA’s next week.

See what happened in sports on May 17th last year, headlined by Gerrit Cole breaking Corbin Burnes‘ recent record of most consecutive strikeouts (62) without a walk, Ohtani showcasing his unlimited two-way potential, and long-time DC Edge Rusher Ryan Kerrigan signing with Philly as well as what happened in sports on May 17th, 2020 ft. the finale of the Last Dance starring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty.

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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Hot
May 16, 2022
Green Bay Packers signed CB Jaire Alexander to a record-breaking 4y/$84M extension, including the highest AAV ($21M) for any DB in NFL history ($30M signing bonus GTD)

Hot
May 15, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks shockingly eviscerated the Suns at Phoenix in Game 7 as Luka Doncic scored as many PTS (27) as the entire 64-win Suns during the 1st Half with CP3 & Booker collapsing during the final 2 games of the series

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May 15, 2022
Despite a historic series from reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the loss of Khris Middleton was ultimately too much for the defending champ Milwaukee Bucks to overcome as Grant Williams’ career-best game (7 3PM) fueled Boston’s 4th Conference Finals berth in the last 6 years

Hot
May 15, 2022
The Pittsburgh Pirates became the 6th team ever to win a game despite recording 0 Hits as Reds rookie SP Hunter Greene was lights out but got no run support

Hot
May 15, 2022
On Sunday Night Baseball, Adam Wainwright & Yadier Molina broke the record for the most Wins (173) by a starting Pitcher-Catcher duo in MLB history while Yadi also broke a franchise record and Pujols made a historic Pitching appearance

Hot
May 15, 2022
Miami Dolphins signed 3x Pro Bowl EDGE Melvin Ingram to a one-year deal worth up to $5M

Hot
May 14, 2022
Luis Barrera’s 1st career HR came in historic fashion as his 3-run walk-off bomb lifted the A’s over the Angels despite facing a 2-run deficit down to their last out

Hot
May 13, 2022
Jayson Tatum (46 PTS) & Giannis Antetokounmpo (44 PTS & 20 REB) had an all-time duel in Game 6 as the Celtics forced a Game 7 thanks to Tatum’s 4th Qtr takeover

Hot
May 13, 2022
“Game 6 Klay” returned to the big stage with a phenomenal 30-pt, 8-3PM performance to power the Warriors past the Morant-less Grizzlies to advance to their 6th Conference Finals in 8 years

Hot
May 13, 2022
New Orleans Saints signed 5x Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry to a 1-year deal worth up to $6M

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GW-HR’S TO START WEEK

 

CUETO ALWAYS MIXES IT UP

 

LUKA MADE A STATEMENT

 

BUCKS ONLY BIG PLAY IN G7

 

CELTICS LIT IT UP FROM 3

 

A CLASSIC ECSF SERIES

 

MIL V. BOS GAME 7 DEJA VU

 

BEST SEMIFINALS GAME 7’S

 

NO HITS NEEDED FOR WIN

 

LUX WINS IT IN THE CLUTCH

 

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May 16, 2022
Highest-paid DB in the NFL [by AAV]: 1. Jaire Alexander ($21M), 2. Denzel Ward ($20.1M), 3. Jalen Ramsey ($20M), T4. Marshon Lattimore & Marlon Humphrey ($19.5M)

Hot
May 16, 2022
Chicago Cubs have recorded the best run differential (+42) through a team’s 1st 5 home wins of a season in MLB’s Modern Era [since 1900]

Hot
May 16, 2022
Willson Contreras is the 1st leadoff hitter to hit a Grand Slam during the 1st inning in Chicago Cubs history

Hot
May 16, 2022
The 2022 New York Yankees have had 3 players reach 10+ HR the fastest (35 team games) in franchise history

Hot
May 15, 2022
Dallas Mavericks recorded the largest half-time pt differential (+30) during a Game 7 in NBA history

Hot
May 15, 2022
Dallas Mavericks allowed the fewest PTS (27) during a 1st half of a Game 7 by a road team in NBA history

Hot
May 15, 2022
Dallas Mavericks are the 1st road team to win a winner-take-all game by 30+ PTS since the 1st Game 7 in NBA history during 1948

Hot
May 15, 2022
Luka Doncic is the 1st player to match or outscore the opposing team’s PTS (27) during the 1st half of a Playoff game in NBA history [tracking began in 1996]

Hot
May 15, 2022
Luka Doncic has now recorded the top 2 most PTS (29 in 2021 & 27 in 2022) during the 1st half of a Game 7 in NBA history

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May 15, 2022
Luka Doncic is the only player to record multiple GP of 35+ PTS & 5+ 3PM during a Game 7 in NBA history

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NBA Conference Finals

8:30 PM:#2 Boston Celtics vs. #1 Miami Heat [Game 1]

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

NFL: OL Jedrick Wills Jr, Cleveland Browns (turns 23)

NFL: EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Las Vegas Raiders (25)

NFL: OL Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions (26)

NFL: RB Austin Eckler, Los Angeles Chargers (27)

MLB: OF Ben Gamel, Pittsburgh Pirates (30)

NFL: DB Terrance Mitchell, New England Patriots (30)

NFL: QB Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts (37)

NBA: PG Tony Parker, Retired after 2019 (40)

2021: New York Yankees SP Gerrit Cole broke Corbin Burnes‘ record set just a few days earlier for the most consecutive strikeouts (58) without a walk in MLB history. Cole’s record ended at 62 which remains the MLB record

2015: Houston Rockets completed a 3-1 series comeback over the Los Angeles Clippers with 3 straight victories capped off with a Game 7 victory to advance to the WCF for the 1st time in 18 years as the 9th NBA team to ever pull off a 3-1 Playoff series comeback

1998: New York Yankees SP David Wells pitched the 13th Perfect Game in MLB history, defeating the Minnesota Twins 4-0

1993: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan drained another buzzer-beating GW-FG in Cleveland to cap off Chicago’s Game 4 win to sweep the Cavaliers in the ECSF en route to their 3rd consecutive NBA Championship

1993: New York Knicks HC Pat Riley was named Coach of the Year in the closest balloting ever (beat out Houston Rockets HC Rudy Tomjanovich by a single vote) to become the 1st HC to win the award 2x in NBA history 

1988: Utah Jazz PG John Stockton tied Magic Johnson‘s playoff record with 24 assists in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Nobody has since tied or surpassed the record

1979: Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Chicago Cubs in what was the 2nd-highest scoring game in MLB history (45 runs: 23-22)

1978: Los Angeles Dodgers OF Lee Lacy hit his 3rd consecutive pinch-hit HR in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, setting a new MLB record

1973: California Angels OF Bobby Valentine scaled the outfield wall in an attempt to rob a HR, but his spikes got stuck and he suffered a career-threatening broken leg

1970: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron became the 1st player to record both 3,000 career Hits & 500 HR in MLB history. There are 6 others that have since joined the exclusive club: Willie MaysEddie MurrayRafael PalmeiroAlex RodriguezAlbert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera

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