What’s happening in sport: August 31, 2021

What’s happening in sport: August 31, 2021

2020: Oklahoma City Thunder PG Chris Paul defeated James Harden/Russell Westbrook combined in the 4th Qtr (15-10) to see the comeback of OKC vs. Houston who forced a Game 7 in their 1st Rd matchup with a iconic CP3 staring down to his old teammate Harden

2019: Minnesota Twins put the MLB one-season team HR record (268) with a whole month left of the season. They extended their record to 307, finishing 1st over the New York Yankees (306) that season for the all-time record

2019: Houston Texans went through blockbuster moves trading EDGE Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks for a 3rd Rd Pick plus 2 EDGE rushers and acquiring OT Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins for multiple 1st Rd picks, a 2nd Rd pick and other players involved

1997: With plans to move to Nashville in 1999, the newly renamed Tennessee Oilers played their first-ever game in the state (in Memphis, albeit)

1990: Featuring OR Ken Griffey Jr. who joined his father on the Seattle Mariners, OF’s Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. the first father-and-son duo to play on the same team in MLB history as they would become back to back hits in their 1st AB together

1968: Pittsburgh Pirates SP Steve Blass was moved to LF after 1st out so RP Roy Face could make his 802nd appearance with the team, tying Walter JohnsonMLB’s single-team record. Pittsburgh announced that Face was being sold to the Detroit Tigers later in the game

1895: The very first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA; QB John Rollier was paid $10

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