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What’s Happening in Sports: July 9, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: July 9, 2022

July 9th, 2022 features an action-packed 15-game MLB Saturday slate highlighted by an ace matchup between Carlos Rodon‘s Giants and Yu Darvish‘s Padres. Aaron Judge‘s Yankees continue their heated rivalry with Rafael Devers‘ Red Sox, young stud Alek Manoah goes for Toronto against the resurgent Mariners, and Kyle Schwarber‘s Phils visit Paul Goldschmidt‘s Cards as NL Wild Card hopefuls battle. NBA Summer League rolls on after Harden and Lilliard signed extensions, while NFL players workout in anticipation of training camp.  

 

See what happened in sports on this day in recent years:

– July 9, 2021 ft. Shohei Ohtani setting an AL HR record, Cleveland’s 2nd consecutive walk-off HR, and more!

– July 9, 2020 ft. the MLB releasing their 2021 Schedule, Brooklyn signing PF Michael Beasley, and more!

– July 9, 2019 ft. the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, standout performances in the NBA Summer League, and more!

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: These posts showcase everything you need to see in sports all in one place EVERY DAY. This 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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Jul 08, 2022
Portland Trail Blazers signed PG Damian Lillard to a 1-year max contract extension worth up to $62M for the 2025-26 season with a 1y/$62M player option for the 2026-27 season, adding onto the 3y/$137M he already had left for the total value to potentially reach $259M over 5 years

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Jul 08, 2022
Philadelphia 76ers agreed to re-sign G James Harden to a 1-year deal worth about $32.5M with a 2nd-year player option for the same amount, which represents a $15M pay cut from what he could’ve earned in 2022/23 on his $47.4M player option

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Jul 08, 2022
MLB announced the 2022 All-Star starters with the AL being: C Alejandro Kirk, 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 2B Jose Altuve, SS Tim Anderson, 3B Rafael Devers, OF Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, & DH Shohei Ohtani. The NL features: C Willson Contreras, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr., SS Trea Turner, 3B Manny Machado, OF Ronald Acuna, Joc Pederson, Mookie Betts, & DH Bryce Harper

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Jul 07, 2022
Las Vegas Raiders named Sandra Douglass Morgan the team’s new President, becoming the 1st Black female President in NFL history

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Jul 07, 2022
Spencer Strider made MLB history with another gem as he racked up a career-high 12 Ks (9 Ks in 1st 3 IP) but the Cardinals beat Atlanta in the 11th inning

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Jul 06, 2022
Carolina Panthers acquired QB Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns for a 2024 5th Rd Pick that could turn into a 4th if Mayfield plays 70% of snaps. Baker trimmed $3.5M in guaranteed salary with the Browns paying $10.5M of his salary and the Panthers only owing him $5M GTD

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Jul 05, 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder #2 overall pick Chet Holmgren impressed during his Summer League debut with 23 PTS and a historic combination of BLK (6) & 3’s (4)

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Jul 05, 2022
Brooklyn Nets signed F TJ Warren to a 1-year deal after he missed most of the last 2 seasons with due to foot injuries

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Jul 04, 2022
After Seiya Suzuki’s rare 9th inning go-ahead inside-the-park HR, the Brewers tied it up to force extras where former-Cubs C Victor Caratini got sweet revenge on his old team with the walk-off 3-run HR

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Jul 04, 2022
Byron Buxton & Gio Urshela recorded the 1st 8-5 (CF to 3B) triple-play in MLB history

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DAME’S LOYAL TO THE SOIL

 

BEARD IS BACK IN PHILLY

 

DUNKED ALL OVER DENVER

 

ROOKIE 5-STAR CATCH

 

DEVERS CAN PLAY DEF TOO

 

1 OF THEM HAD TO CATCH IT

 

FIRE THE 3RD BASE COACH

 

MANY FRIDAY WALK-OFFS

 

INSANE MiLB ROBBED HR

 

WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS

 

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Jul 08, 2022
Damian Lillard’s HOF resume: 6x All-Star – 2018 All-NBA 1st Team, 4x 2nd Team, 2014 3rd Team – 2013 NBA ROY – NBA 75th Anniversary Team – Most 3PM (12) in 1 Playoff GP – Blazers career 3PM (2,143) leader

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Jul 08, 2022
Damian Lillard’s Blazers records: Career PPG (24.6), 3PM (2,143), FTM (3,917), & FT% (89.3) – Top7 season 3PM (275) & Top2 PPG (30.0) – Season FT% (92.8) – Seasons of 1,500+ PTS (9) or 400+ AST (9) or 200+ 3PM (7) – Consecutive seasons (9) of 20+ PPG

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Jul 08, 2022
Damian Lillard’s Blazers 1-GP records: Top4 PTS (61) & Top3 3PM (11) – GP of 20+/30+/40+/50+/60+ PTS – GP of 1+/5+/10+ 3PM or 5+/10+ FTM – Season GP of 30+/40+/50+/60+ PTS or 1+/5+/10+ 3PM – Consecutive GP of 25+/30+/40+/50+ PTS or 5/6/7/8+ 3PM

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Jul 08, 2022
Damian Lillard Blazers Playoff records: Career 3PM (199) & PPG (25.7) [min 10 GP] – Top4 3PM (12) & Top2 PTS (55) in 1 GP – GP of 25+/30+/40+/50+ PTS – GP of 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10+ 3PM – Consecutive GP (61) of 10+ PTS – Consecutive GP of 1/2/3/4/5/6+ 3PM

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Jul 08, 2022
Most career 3PM in Portland Trail Blazers history: 1. Damian Lillard (2,143)^, 2. CJ McCollum (1,297), 3. Wesley Matthews (826), 4. Terry Porter (773), 5. Nicolas Batum (751)

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Jul 08, 2022
James Harden’s HOF resume: 10x All-Star – 6x All-NBA 1st Team, 2013 3rd Team – 3x Scoring Champ – 2018 NBA MVP – 2012 NBA 6MOY – 2017 NBA AST (11.2) leader – 2010 All-Rookie 2nd Team – 2010s NBA FTM (5,604) leader – NBA 75th Anniversary Team

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Jul 08, 2022
James Harden’s NBA records: Career PTS (23,477) by a lefty – FTM (5,694) in 2010s – Season AST (907) or FGM (843) or Top4 FTM (754) w/ 200+ 3PM – 30+ PTS vs. 29 teams in 1 season – 30pt Triple-Dub or 25+ PTS & 12+ AST (3x) in team debut

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Jul 08, 2022
James Harden’s 76ers records: 20+ PPG/10+ APG/5+ RPG in 1 season – 15+ AST/5+ STL with 25+ PTS or 10+ REB in 1 GP – 20+ PTS/15+ AST/5+ REB in 1 Playoff GP – 75+ PTS/25+ REB/25+ AST in 1st 3 GP – 25+ PTS & 10+ AST in debut or each of 1st 2 GP

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Jul 08, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the youngest (24) 1B to start multiple All-Star Games in MLB history

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Jul 08, 2022
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is now the only 1st Baseman to start multiple All-Star Games in Toronto Blue Jays history

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NBA: SG Jaylen Nowell, Minnesota Timberwolves (turns 23)

NBA: PF Lamar Stevens, Cleveland Cavaliers (25)

NFL: FB Alec Ingold, Miami Dolphins (26)

MLB: RP Steven Okert, Miami Marlins (31)

NFL: QB Trent Green, Retired after 2008 (52)

NFL: RB O.J. Simpson, Hall of Fame (75)

2016: The No.2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft D’Angelo Russell drained the buzzer-beating GW-FG for the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League win over the Philadelphia 76ers

2011: New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter collected the 3,000th hit of his legendary career on a full count Home Run in Yankee Stadium as the only Yankee with 3,000 Hits. Jeter finished his HOF career with 3,465 Hits which will be the most in franchise history for a long time

2010: Seattle Mariners traded SP Cliff Lee to the Texas Rangers in exchange for 1B Justin Smoak, 3 minor leaguers, and cash

2010: On the heels of SF LeBron James’ “Decision”, the Miami Heat acquired PF Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors to formulate the NBA’s newest “Big 3” with SG Dwyane Wade and held their pep rally where LeBron boldly stated “not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7…”

2006: The recent #1 overall pick of the NBA Draft, Raptors PF Andrea Bargnani, became the very 1st player to ever foul out of a Summer League game (10 personal fouls)

2002: Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter memorably robbed San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds of a HR in the 1st inning of the 2002 MLB All-Star Game

1968: Philadelphia 76ers traded legendary C Wilt Chamberlain to the Los Angeles Lakers for C Darrall Imhoff, PG Archie Clark, SF Jerry Chambers, and cash, making him the very 1st reigning MVP to be traded the next season

1932: Boston Braves (now Washington Football Team) officially formed as the NFL’s 8th team

1914: Boston Red Sox purchased the contract of SP Babe Ruth from the then-minor league Baltimore Orioles for $25,000

1914: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner became just the 2nd player to record his 3,000th career hit (Cap Anson) in MLB history

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