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Ja’Marr Chase overtakes Mac Jones as Rookie of the Year favorite

Rookie of the Year debate: Has Chase passed Jones entering Week 18? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The race for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award saw a dramatic swing in Week 17 thanks to a historic performance.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones entered Sunday’s games as the betting favorite for the award. He played quite well, too, throwing for 227 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in a dominant 50-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Even though Jones was excellent, his performance was nowhere near as impressive as what we saw from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

Curran: Win over hapless Jaguars open to interpretation for Patriots

Chase had one of the best games by a wide receiver in league history. He tallied 11 receptions for 266 yards and three touchdowns as the Bengals upset the Kansas City Chiefs to clinch

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NBA G-Leaguer, Lakers fan favorite Andre Ingram wins over $31k on Wheel of Fortune

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More than three years ago, NBA G-Leaguer Andre Ingram earned a permanent place in the hearts and minds of Los Angeles Lakers fans with his unlikely and inspirational emergence: A 32-year old rookie with a day job as a math tutor in addition to his gig with the Lakers’ farm club, Ingram had a spectacular NBA debut with 19 points on eight shots after finally being called up to the big leagues.

Since then, Ingram has continued to excel in the G-League, but he has once again found the spotlight: On Friday night, Ingram appeared on Wheel of Fortune’s Secret Santa series, earning a role on one of his favorite shows: According to a report by Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Ingram made time to watch Wheel every night after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the G-League to shut down while continuing his training. Eventually, he made the decision

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Paul Finebaum Declares The New Heisman Trophy Favorite

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

Is the 2021 Heisman Trophy race locked up?

Not quite, but ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes we have a clear leader following Saturday’s rivalry games.

According to the ESPN college football analyst, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has taken the lead in the race for the Heisman Trophy.

“About halfway through yesterday, it was nobody, because nobody seemed to want it,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter on Sunday morning. “At the end of the day, Bryce Young may have won it. He still has a huge game remaining. He had his most pedestrian day yet for Alabama, but all that matters is how he finished. And in the most important drive of the season for Alabama, he was flawless. He was unbelievable. He still needs to finish the job next week

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There’s 1 Clear Favorite For Chet Holmgren’s Commitment Today

Chet Holmgren dribbles up the floor.

Chet Holmgren dribbles up the floor.

Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 high school basketball recruit in the country, will be announcing his commitment on Monday afternoon.

The five-star big man out of Minneapolis, Minnesota is set to announce his decision at noon E.T. on ESPN. Holmgren, a 7-foot center, is reportedly down to seven schools: Georgetown, Gonzaga, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio State.

There is one very clear favorite for Holmgren’s commitment: Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs are coming off a near-perfect season that ended with a loss to Baylor in the national title game. However, Mark Few’s program could be right back in national title contention in 2021-22, thanks in part to a likely commitment from Holmgren.

All seven of the “Crystal Ball” predictions from 247Sports have Holmgren committing to Mark Few and the Bulldogs.

Holmgren, a Minneapolis native, played at the same high school as Gonzaga star freshman

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