What’s Happening in Sports: June 18, 2022

June 18th, 2022 features a 16-game MLB Saturday with many winning teams facing off including Michael Kopech‘s White Sox taking on the ageless Justin Verlander‘s Astros. AL Cy Young candidate Alek Manoah looks to quiet the red-hot Yankees as Toronto battles New York, Boston plays STL after the Cards’ comeback fell short, and LAD matches up with Cleveland in inter-league play. The NBA’s off-season gets started with trades and player moves following Golden State’s Championship, while NFL teams make signings to fill holes during camps.

See what happened in sports on June 18th last year, headlined by Terrence Mann‘s unlikely 39-point explosion to lead LAC’s massive comeback in Game 6 and eliminate No. 1 seed Utah as Kawhi Leonard sat out, Philly forcing Game 7 after Seth Curry‘s heroics helped beat Atlanta, and Kemba Walker being traded from Boston to OKC in Brad Stevens’ first move as GM plus what happened in sports on June 18th, 2020 ft. the news that Hard Knocks will feature both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. 

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 17, 2022
Los Angeles Angels All-Star 3B Anthony Rendon will miss the rest of the 2022 season after undergoing surgery on his wrist

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Jun 16, 2022
Golden State Warriors won their 4th Championship in 8 years after a 2-year hiatus on the back of Steph Curry’s strong Game 6 performance in Boston while Jayson Tatum struggled immensley (2 PTS in 2nd half)

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Jun 16, 2022
Steph Curry won his 1st career Finals MVP after becoming the 1st player to record 30+ PPG/5+ APG/5+ RPG/5+ 3PG & also the highest 3P% (44%; min 50 3PA] during a Finals series in NBA history

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Jun 15, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers signed 2x All-Pro 1st Team S Minkah Fitzpatrick to a 4y/$73.6M extension ($36M gtd), making him the highest-paid Safety ($18.4M AAV) in NFL history

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Jun 15, 2022
Dallas Mavericks acquired C/F Christian Wood (1y/$14.3M left) from the Houston Rockets for the 2022 26th overall pick, C Boban Marjanovic, PG Trey Burke, C Marquess Chris, & F Sterling Brown

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Jun 15, 2022
June 15, 2022 was the 1st to feature multiple immaculate innings during 1 day in MLB history, and it was recorded by the same team (Astros SP Luis Garcia & RP Phil Maton) against the same 3 batters (Rangers 1B Nathaniel Lowe, 3B Ezequiel Duran, & Brad Miller)

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Jun 14, 2022
St. Louis Cardinals SP Miles Mikolas lost a no-hitter with only 1 strike remaining as pinch-hitter OF Cal Mitchell got a hit during his 1st PA of the game

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Jun 14, 2022
The reigning World Series Champion Atlanta Braves are on a historic win streak that has now extended to 13 games

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Jun 13, 2022
Despite a historically bad shooting night from Steph Curry (0-9 3PA) and the team as a whole (9-40 3PA), Andrew Wiggins (26 PTS & 13 REB) & Klay Thompson (21 PTS & 5 3PM) helped lead the Warriors to a Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics to take a 3-2 NBA Finals series lead

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Jun 13, 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder acquired F JaMychal Green (who will pick up $8.2M player option) & a 2027 1st Rd Pick from the Denver Nuggets for the 2022 30th overall pick, a 2023 2nd Rd Pick, & 2024 2nd Rd pick

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MATTY V WINS IT FOR PHILLY

 

KERSHAW MAKING PLAYS

 

WARRIORS WILD 21-0 RUN

 

STEPH WON 1ST FINALS MVP

 

DUBS ARE CHAMPS AGAIN

 

BEST GAME 6 PLAYS EVER

 

RIZZO RAKES THE GW-HR

 

ROOKIE BROUGHT IT BACK

 

EL JEFE IS A YOUNG BEAST

 

MINKAH MAKING BIG MONEY

 

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Jun 17, 2022
Los Angeles Angels are the 1st team to break up 3+ no-hitters during the 7th inning or later within the same calendar month since the 1984 Astros in April

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Jun 17, 2022
Josh Bell is the 1st player to record 3+ HR/5+ RBI/3+ BB during 1 day and not win a single game in MLB history

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Jun 16, 2022
This was the 1st Finals series where every single game was decided by 10+ PTS in NBA history

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Jun 16, 2022
Golden State Warriors went on the longest scoring run (21-0) during a NBA Finals game in 50+ years

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Jun 16, 2022
Best career Playoff WIN% in NBA history: T1. Draymond Green & Klay Thompson (70.3%), 3. Steph Curry (69.4%)

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Jun 16, 2022
Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a single Playoff series (18-0) when Steph Curry/Klay Thompson/Draymond Green start every game that series

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Jun 16, 2022
Steph Curry became the 1st player with 150 career 3PM during the Finals in NBA history

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Jun 16, 2022
Steph Curry recorded the highest 3P% (44%) during a Finals series in NBA history [min 50 3PA]

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Jun 16, 2022
Steph Curry is the 1st player to record 30+ PPG/5+ APG/5+ RPG/5+ 3PG during a Finals series in NBA history

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Jun 16, 2022
Steph Curry has almost as many Finals GP (10) with 5+ AST/5+ REB/5+ 3PM as all others COMBINED (11) in NBA history

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MLB Saturday

3:07 PM: New York Yankees (48-16) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (37-27)

4:10 PM: Chicago White Sox (30-32) vs. Houston Astros (40-24)

7:15 PM: Cleveland Guardians (32-27) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-24)

7:15 PM: St. Louis Cardinals (37-29) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-30)

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

NBA: PF Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers (turns 21)

NBA: SF Troy Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans (22)

NFL: P Jake Bailey, New England Patriots (25)

MLB: OF Jake Meyers, Houston Astros (26)

NFL: CB Jason Verrett, San Francisco 49ers (31)

NFL: CB Chris Harris Jr., Free Agent (33)

MLB: SP Matt Moore, Texas Rangers (33) 

MLB: C Jason Castro, Houston Astros (35)

MLB: RP Steve Cishek, Washington Nationals (36)

NFL: TE Antonio Gates, Retired after 2018 (42)

NFL: C Jeff Saturday, Retired after 2012 (47)

NFL: EDGE Bruce Smith, Hall of Fame (59)

MLB: OF Lou Brock, Hall of Fame (83)

2016: Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado became the 1st player to hit for the cycle and hit a come-from-behind walk-off HR during the same game in MLB history

2014: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw threw the only no-hitter of his career while recording the most Ks (15) of any no-hitter in Dodgers franchise history

2013: Miami Heat SG Ray Allen hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to send Game 6 to OT after a clutch Chris Bosh offensive rebound, where Miami would prevail 103-100 over San Antonio, forcing a Game 7 for the eventual back-to-back champions

1985: New York Knicks selected future HOF C Patrick Ewing out of Georgetown with the 1st overall pick after winning the 1st lottery in NBA history

1975: Boston Red Sox rookie OF Fred Lynn drove in 10 RBI with 3 HR, a 3B, and a 1B for an AL-record tying 16 total bases in a 15-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers

1974: Los Angeles Angels SP Nolan Ryan broke the record for the most career Ks (857) in franchise history during his MLB-record 3rd consecutive season of 300+ Ks. Over his illustrious 27-year career, Ryan spent 8 seasons for the Angels and recorded 2,416 Ks which still stands as the record today

1960: World Series favorites coming into the season, the San Francisco Giants replaced MGR Bill Rigney with Tom Sheehan, who at 66 years old, became the oldest rookie Manager in MLB history

1953: Boston Red Sox rookie OF Gene Stephens became the very 1st player in AL history to record 3 hits in the same inning as the Red Sox scored a MLB Modern Era (since 1900) record 17 runs in the 7th inning to fuel a 23-3 win over the Tigers

1938: New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth officially signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers as a hitting coach through the rest of the season

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