What’s happening in sport: August 30, 2021

What’s happening in sport: August 30, 2021

On August 30, 2021, division leaders like All-Star Corbin Burnes and the NL-Central leading Brewers will take on the NL-West leading Giants, while the AL’s top team in Tampa Bay receives Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox, fighting for a Wild Card spot. With the NFL preseason officially concluded, teams have until Tuesday to finalize their 53-man final roster, which will lead to plenty of notable trades. NBA Free Agency is slowing down as the first preseason game is in just over a month.

See what happened in sport on august 30th last year, headlined by Jamal Murray’s 50 piece to force a Game 7 against Utah, the Clippers knocking out Luka and the Mavs, and an incredible comeback from the Yankees. 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.

More content will be uploaded during the day.

Air-enado from his knees!

Yoshi goes garden to run it out

Bader plays in CF . again


MLB Monday

7:10 PM: Boston Red Sox (75-57) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-48)

9:45 pm: Milwaukee Brewers (79-52) vs. San Francisco Giants (84-46)

22:10: Houston Astros (77-53) vs. Seattle Mariners (70-61)

22:10: Atlanta Braves (70-59) against Los Angeles Dodgers (82-49)
*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NBA: SF Mikal BridgesPhoenix Suns (turns 25)

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

MLB: P Taylor Hearn, Texas Rangers (27)

NFL: OT Duane BrownSeattle Seahawks (36)

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

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

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: BY Ted Williams, Hall of Fame (103)

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

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

1995: Making their 1,914th appearance together, Detroit Tigers 2B Lou Whitaker and SS Alan Trammel have equaled the AL record for a doubles duo

1988: Philadelphia Phillies RP Kent Tekulve made his 1000th career as a pitcher, becoming only the 2nd in MLB history to reach the goal (Hoyt Wilhelm)

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

1984: Boston Red Sox OF Jim Rice grounded in his 33rd double play of the season in a win over the Minnesota Twins to set a new MLB record

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

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

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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