What’s happening in sport: July 22, 2021

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An NL West matchup will take place on July 22, 2021, with Anthony DeSclafani getting the start for the division-leading Giants against Walker Buehler and second-place Dodgers, as the Yankees begin another four-game run with the Red Sox in Boston . The Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their 2021 NBA Championship with a parade through the city. 49ers just signed LB Fred Warner to a five-year contract extension with the extension of Colts LB Darius Leonard on deck.

See what happened in sports on july 22 last year, headlined by OF Mookie Betts signing the largest contract in MLB history, and NBA scrimmages starting in the bubble. This daily sports article features only real headlines (no clickbait rumours), all the best highlights, interesting facts from the NFL, NBA and MLB, the most important games to watch, top performances of the day, notable birthdays and a quick summary of important events on this day in sports history.

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Profar sacrifices himself for the taking

Meadows ends for Tampa

Bucks won the 2021 2021 NBA Finals

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NFL: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (turns 26)

NFL: CB Breon Borders, Tennessee Titans (26)

MLB: RP Tanner ScottBaltimore Orioles (27)

NFL: CB Quinton Dunbar, Detroit Lions (29)

NFL: OL Chris Reed, Indianapolis foals (29)

MLB: SP Kwang Hyun Kim, St. Louis Cardinals (33)

NFL: LB Sean Lee, Retired after 2020 (35)

NFL: RB Steven Jackson, Retired after 2015 (38)

NFL: WR Tim Brown, Hall of Fame (55)

2020: Los Angeles Dodgers signed OF Mookie Betts to a 12-year/$365M extension, making it the largest contract in MLB history and surpassing Mike Trout’s 12-year/$360M extension from the previous year. LA had acquired Betts from Boston before the 2020 season

2019: Houston Astros DH Yordan Alvarez set an MLB record by recording 35 RBI over his 1st 30 GP

2019: Tennessee Titans made Kevin Byard the highest paid Safety in the NFL by extending him on a 5-year/$70.5 million contract

2017: San Francisco Giants signed 3B Pablo Sandoval as a free agent 2.5 years after he left for a disappointing spell with the Boston Red Sox

2013: Chicago Cubs traded SP Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for 5 prospects, including RP’s Carl Edwards Jr. and Justin Grimm, who were both on the 2016 World Series roster

1997: Atlanta Braves SP Greg Maddux threw a complete game on just 77 pitches en route to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs

1992: The famous final Dream Team scrimmage took place where an unofficial torch transfer took place between Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan as MJ’s squad defeated Magic’s as the most talented team ever assembled prepared for the 1992 Olympics

1969: The MLB All-Star Game has been postponed for the very first time in its history due to heavy rain in Washington, DC

1967: Atlanta Braves used an MLB record of 5 pitchers in the 9th inning to cap off a 5-4 win over the Cardinals

1923: Washington Senators SP Walter Johnson became the first-ever pitcher in MLB history, striking out 3,000 in his career

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