ESPYs Winners 2016 – See Full ESPY Awards Winner List!

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ESPYs Winners 2016

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ESPYs Winners 2016


The 2016 ESPYs will honor the best in sports on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop has a full list of the winners!

Now in its 24th year, the ESPY Awards “commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.” To celebrate the year’s biggest accomplishments in the sporting world, awards are handed out in more than 30 categories. And many of the winners are chosen by fans.

Nominated this time around for Best Team are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Royals, Alabama Crimson Tide, UConn Huskies, Villanova Wildcats, and the Denver Broncos. The Best Male Athlete nominees are Steph Curry, Cam Newton, Bryce Harper and LeBron James. And the Best Female Athlete contenders are Breanna Stewart, Elena Delle Donne, Katie Ledecky, and Simon Biles.

In addition, Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach will all receive the Icon Award. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award is going to Zaevion Dobson posthumously, Craig Sager will get the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, and the Pat Tillman Award for Service recipient is Sgt. Elizabeth Marks. Gossip Cop will update the winners list below as each award is announced live during the ceremony, which will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime, check out the categories below!

Best Male Athlete
LeBron James
Best Female Athlete
Breanna Stewart
Best Team
Cleveland Cavaliers
Best Championship Performance
LeBron James
Best Moment
Cleveland Cavaliers Winning NBA Championship
Best Comeback Athlete
Eric Berry
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Jake Arrieta
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Steph Curry
Best Upset
Holly Holm over Ronda Rousey
Best Game
NBA Finals Game 7
Best Play
Aaron Rodgers’ “Hail Mary”
Best Coach/Manager
Tyronn Lue
Best International Athlete
Cristiano Ronaldo
Best NFL Player
Cam Newton
Best MLB Player
Bryce Harper
Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby
Best Driver
Kyle Busch
Best NBA Player
LeBron James
Best WNBA Player
Maya Moore
Best Fighter
Conor McGregor
Best Male Golfer
Jordan Spieth
Best Female Golfer
Lydia Ko
Best Male Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Male College Athlete
Buddy Hield
Best Female College Athlete
Breanna Stewart
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Dungey
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Jamie Anderson
Best Jockey
Mario Gutierrez
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Richard Browne
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Tatyana McFadden
Best Bowler
Jason Belmonte
Best MLS Player
Sebastian Giovinco

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