What’s Happening in Sports: August 1, 2022

2020: Indiana Pacers SF T.J. Warren went off for a memorable career-high 53 PTS (20-29 FG; 9-12 3P) during the Pacers victory against Philadelphia in the Orlando bubble

2016: Los Angeles Dodgers acquired SP Rich Hill and OF Josh Reddick from the Oakland Athletics for P Frankie Montas and 2 prospects

2016: San Diego Padres traded SP Luis Castillo to the Miami Marlins for SP Colin Rea just 2 days after originally acquiring him from Miami. Castillo was later sent to Cincinnati on January 17, 2017, and has become a premier Cy Young candidate now with Seattle

2011: During the 2011 NBA lockout, Oklahoma City Thunder SF Kevin Durant took his talents to the legendary Rucker Park in NYC where he dropped 66 PTS in iconic fashion with the crowd storming the court as the announcer declared him “the best”

1978: Cincinnati Reds 3B Pete Rose failed to record a hit in a 16-4 loss to Atlanta, ending his 44-game hitting streak — the longest since Joe DiMaggio’s record

1973: New York Nets acquired C Willie Sojourner and future HOF SF Julius “Dr. J” Erving from the Virginia Squires for the draft rights to PF Kermit Washington and cash considerations

1945: San Francisco Giants OF Mel Ott became just the 3rd player (1st in NL history) to hit 500 career HR in MLB history 

1936: 22 countries competed in the very 1st Olympic basketball competition in Berlin, Germany