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What’s Happening in Sports: April 14, 2022

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 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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Apr 11, 2022
Sacramento Kings will not be retaining interim HC Alvin Gentry, as they’ll hire a new HC this offseason

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Apr 10, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers will be firing HC Frank Vogel after an extremely disappointing season where the preseason 2nd favorites ended up finishing with a bottom-10 record just 2 seasons after Vogel led the Lakers to a Championship in the bubble during his 1st season as LA’s HC

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Apr 10, 2022
Cleveland Guardians rookie OF Steven Kwan is off to a historic start to his MLB career after reaching base 6/6 times as part of a 17-3 win for the team’s 1st victory since changing their name

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Apr 10, 2022
Obi Toppin (42 PTS & 10 REB) & Immanuel Quickley (34 PTS/12 AST/10 REB) both erupted for career-high scoring nights during the Knicks final game of the season

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Apr 10, 2022
Houston Rockets SF Jalen Green became the 1st rookie to record 40+ PTS & 0 TOV during 1 GP in NBA history

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Apr 10, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers picked up their largest win (+50 PTS) in franchise history as they crushed the Thunder 138-88 to move to 6-1 since Paul George’s return as they enter the play-in tournament red-hot

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Incredible catch by Grichuk

 

Kyrie couldn’t miss vs. Cavs

 

KD was doing it all in play-in

 

Pat Bev clutch steal seals win

 

Rays walk off the A’s in Tampa

 

Angels get walk-off win vs. MIA

 

Cleveland clutch win vs. cincy

 

Absolutely brutal HBP in ATL

 

Brett Phillips inspirational HR

 

Best game-winners of 2021-22

 

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Apr 12, 2022
Kyrie Irving became the 1st player to record 30+ PTS/10+ AST/100% 2P/50+ 3P%/100% FT during 1 GP in NBA history [including postseason]

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Apr 12, 2022
Patrick Beverley has only missed the postseason 1 time in his career and it was when he only played 11 games in 2018 (9/9 in all other years)

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Apr 12, 2022
San Francisco Giants bench coach Alyssa Nakken became the 1st female on-field coach in MLB history after 1st base coach Antoan Richardson got ejected

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Apr 12, 2022
Yu Darvish became the 1st player to allow 0 Hits during a GS and then allow 9+ ER in under 2 IP during the very next GS in MLB history

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Apr 12, 2022
Steven Kwan has extended his MLB record, now with the most times reaching base (18) during a player’s 1st 5 career GP in MLB history

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Apr 12, 2022
Steven Kwan reached base the t-most times (18) during any player’s 1st 5 season GP in MLB history

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Apr 12, 2022
Steven Kwan saw the most Pitches (115) without a swing & miss to start a MLB player’s career since at least 2000

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Apr 12, 2022
Seiya Suzuki became the 1st player with 8+ RBI & 4+ BB during a player’s 1st 4 career GP in MLB history

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Apr 11, 2022
Steven Kwan reached base the most times (15) through a player’s 1st 4 career GP in MLB history

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Apr 11, 2022
Jordan Romano recorded the most consecutive SV (26) without a Blown SV 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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