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What’s Happening in Sports: August 30, 2021

What’s Happening in Sports: August 30, 2021

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August 30th, 2021 features a battle between division leaders as All-Star Corbin Burnes and the NL-Central leading Brewers take on the NL-West leading Giants, while the AL’s top team in Tampa Bay hosts Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox, who are fighting for a Wild Card spot. With the NFL Preseason officially wrapped up, teams have until Tuesday to make their final 53-man roster cuts which will lead to plenty of notable transactions. NBA Free Agency is slowing down as the first preseason game is a little over a month away.

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See what happened in sports on August 30th last year, headlined by Jamal Murray‘s 50-piece to force a Game 7 against Utah, the Clippers closing out Luka and the Mavs, and an incredible comeback from the Yankees. This daily sports article includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, top performances of the day, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

More content will be uploaded throughout the day. 

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Air-enado from his knees!

Yoshi goes yard to walk it off

Bader makes another play in CF

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NBA: SF Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (turns 25)

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NBA: SG Dwayne Bacon, New York Knicks (26)

MLB: P Taylor Hearn, Texas Rangers (27)

NFL: OT Duane Brown, Seattle Seahawks (36)

NFL: OT Joe Staley, Retired after 2019 (37)

MLB: SP Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (40)

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MLB: SP Cliff Lee, Retired after 2014 (43)

NFL: RB Shaun Alexander, Retired after 2008 (44)

NBA: C Robert Parish, Hall of Fame (68)

MLB: OF Ted Williams, Hall of Fame (103)

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2019: Oakland Raiders extended C Rodney Hudson to a 3y/$33.8M deal, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL at the time

2006: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Greg Maddux earned his 330th career win, passing Steve Carlton for the 10th most of all-time

1995: By making their 1,914th appearance together, Detroit Tigers 2B Lou Whitaker and SS Alan Trammel tied the AL record for a double-play duo

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1988: Philadelphia Phillies RP Kent Tekulve made his 1,000th career pitching appearance, becoming just the 2nd in MLB history to reach the mark (Hoyt Wilhelm)

1987: Minnesota Twins OF Kirby Pucket went 6-6 with 2 home runs after a 4-5, 2 HR game the day before, tying the AL record for hits in a 9-inning game (6) and the MLB record for hits over a 2-game span (10)

1984: Boston Red Sox OF Jim Rice grounded into his 33rd double play of the season in a victory over the Minnesota Twins, setting a new MLB record

1922: For the 5th time of the season, New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth was ejected and subsequently suspended 

1906: In the 1st game of a doubleheader victory over the Washington Senators, New York Highlanders SP Joe Doyle became the 1st pitcher in MLB history to debut with 2 consecutive shutouts

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1905: HOF OF Ty Cobb made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers, recording a double for the 1st of his 4,189 career hits

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