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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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Convention center expecting big year in 2022

Dec. 12—The Owensboro Convention Center and the Sportscenter were both on track in 2020 to have their most successful years since the convention center opened in 2014.

And then the coronavirus pandemic reached Owensboro, and both venues had to close on March 8.

And it was months before either was back to anything approaching normal.

At the end of May 2021, Laura Alexander, general manager of both facilities, said, “We’re turning the corner. The summer is looking very good.”

In July, conventions finally returned to the convention center after a long 15 months of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kentucky Water & Wastewater Operators Association was the first to return.

“We are expecting a larger turnout for conventions in 2022,” Alexander said. “Fourteen conventions that represent over 8,600 hotel room nights have already committed to 2022, and we still have more that are in the works.

“We only

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Evan Mobley is a future Defensive Player of the Year

ESPN analyst and former 15-year veteran JJ Redick on Wednesday said Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley has the potential to become a future NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Mobley entered the NBA this season highly touted given his ability on both ends of the floor. He established himself as an elite defender in college at USC and that ability has translated over to the NBA given his athleticism and skill to guard every position on the floor.

The third pick is averaging 14 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, two blocked shots and one steal. He leads the rookie class in blocks and ranks seventh among all players. He recently became just the fifth player in history with at least 50 assists and 30 blocks over his first 20 games.

Redick, speaking on “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt,” praised Mobley.

Evan Mobley is unbelievable defensively. I don’t think people

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Orioles’ Trey Mancini wins AL Comeback Player of the Year, Ryan Mountcastle named AL Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards

From the moment he stepped back onto the field in spring training to mark the beginning of his comeback from colon cancer, Orioles star Trey Mancini has been warmly welcomed by his peers.

Their admiration for his return to play after missing all of 2020 for chemotherapy and treatment earned him American League Comeback Player of the Year in the 2021 Players Choice Awards, while fellow Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle was named the league’s Outstanding Rookie. The winners were announced during Wednesday night’s “SportsCenter” broadcast.

“It means the world. I’m so honored and humbled to receive this award,” Mancini said on ESPN. “When I got my diagnosis, I wasn’t totally sure that I’d be playing baseball again, so to be able to come back and play a whole season and receive this award means everything to me.”

Mancini, 29, played an entire season this year despite not having stepped

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