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ESPYS Winners 2017 – Full ESPY Awards Winner List

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espy Winners 2017

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espy Winners 2017

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Wednesday’s 2017 ESPYS celebrate achievements in sports. Gossip Cop has a full list of the winners below!

The ESPY Awards, which stand for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, recognize accomplishments in a wide variety of sports. From baseball, basketball, boxing and bowling to soccer, golf, racing and tennis, athletes both male and female are honored. And while some of the awards focus on a specific sports star, others are for a team or a particular play or event that took place in the last calendar year.

Arguably, though, there’s three top awards: Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete and Best Team. When this year’s nominees were announced in late June, it was revealed Kris Bryant, Sidney Crosby, Michael Phelps and Russell Westbrook are competing for Male Athlete. The Female Athlete contenders are Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Candace Parker and Serena Williams. And the Team nominees include the Chicago Cubs, Clemson Tigers, Golden State Warriors, Pittsburgh Penguins, New England Patriots, South Caroline Gamecocks and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team.

Most of the winners are determined through online voting, which was to remain open up until the start of tonight’s awards show. Only three honorees are known in advance of the broadcast. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award will recognize the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award will go to Jarrius Robertson, and the Pat Tillman Award for Service will be bestowed upon Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro. Vin Scully will also get the Icon Award.

Gossip Cop will update the winners list as each award is announced beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. Check out all the categories below!

BEST MALE ATHLETE
Russell Westbrook
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Simone Biles
BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
Kevin Durant
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Dak Prescott
BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE
Michael Phelps
BEST UPSET
Mississippi State defeats Connecticut, Women’s NCAA
BEST GAME
Patriots vs. Falcons Super Bowl
BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE
Jordy Nelson
BEST MOMENT
Chicago Cubs
BEST PLAY
Aaron Rodgers and Jared Cook
BEST TEAM
Golden State Warriors
BEST COACH
Bob Hurley, Sr.
BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
Usain Bolt
BEST NFL PLAYER
Aaron Rodgers
BEST MLB PLAYER
Mike Trout
BEST NHL PLAYER
Sidney Crosby
BEST DRIVER
Lewis Hamilton
BEST NBA PLAYER
LeBron James
BEST WNBA PLAYER
Candace Parker
BEST FIGHTER
Demetrious Johnson
BEST MALE GOLFER
Sergio Garcia
BEST FEMALE GOLFER
Ariya Jutanugarn
BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER
Roger Federer
BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER
Serena Williams
BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
DeShaun Watson
BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Kelly Barnhill
BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Mark McMorris
BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Anna Gasser
BEST JOCKEY
John Velazquez
BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY
Steve Serio
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY
Becca Meyers
BEST BOWLER
Jason Belmonte
BEST MLS PLAYER
David Villa
BEST MALE US OLYMPIC ATHLETE
Michael Phelps
BEST FEMALE US OLYMPIC ATHLETE
Simone Biles

 


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