It might be the last day of 2020, but it still feels like March. With that being said, this cursed year is almost over. Here's who won this year's Sports Things of the Year Awards.
Team of the Year: Liverpool: No one ruled the Premier League like the Reds did. The Premier League champions had a vicious attack, with depth at the forward position. Led by the likes Mohamed Saleh (19 goals last season), Sadio Mane (18 goals last season), and Jordan Henderson, Liverpool bought its diehard fans their first Premier League trophy in club history. The group gave its hopefuls a friendly reminder that "you'll never walk alone."
Male Athlete of the Year: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: How can you hate Patrick Mahomes? Kansas City's star quarterback has already won an MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and is favored to win another MVP this season. He already has 12,099 passing yards, a passer rating of 110.5, a career completion percentage of 66.1, 101 touchdown passes, and only 19 interceptions. One door's red and the other's blue, the Super Bowl is his to lose!
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Female Athlete of the Year: Naomi Osaka: Osaka has emerged as a dominant force in the tennis world. She also won the 2020 U.S. Open, her second title of the tournament in her career. She's even gone as far as obtaining the top ranking in women's tennis. She was the first Japanese athlete to ever win AP Female Athlete of the Year. She even has an anime based on her likeness coming out in the future! How awesome is that?
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Sports Moment of the Year: When the Coronavirus Struck: It was a moment that shook the sports world. When COVID-19 took its course in March, it caused postponements of every major league, ranging from the NHL to the NBA. You'll never see a moment like this in your lifetime again.
Sports Executive of the Year: Brett Veach: Veach constructed the dynamic Chiefs offense that dominated the NFL. With weapons such as Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Sammy Watkins, it was tough stopping Kansas City and it still is now. We could see a new dynasty in the NFL because of Veach's work.
Sports Owner(s) of the Year: Guggenheim Baseball Management (Los Angeles Dodgers): The group that built the well-rounded force known as the Dodgers finally won the team's first World Series title since 1988. By adding Mookie Betts and fortifying a solid rotation, the Dodgers rocked the competition. They are looking to repeat this season, with Clayton Kershaw and Betts returning to the field. MLB has been put on notice.
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