• 2019 ESPY Awards: Winners' list

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    The biggest names in sports gathered Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater for the 2019 ESPY Awards to the honor the best and brightest in sports.

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    Hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan, show highlights included Rob Mendez, a high school football coach born without arms and legs, who received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, and NBA legend Bill Russell, who was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

    Members of the U.S. Women National Soccer Team, fresh off their World Cup victory in France Sunday, were at the show as Alex Morgan won the Best Female Athlete award and the best team award.

    Here is the winners' list:
    BEST MALE ATHLETE

    Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

    BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

    Alex Morgan, USWNT  

    BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

    Saquon Barkley, New York Giants 

    BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE

    Zion Williamson, Duke MBB – 2019 Wooden Award Winner  

    BEST TEAM
    U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

    BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

    Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) passed Peyton Manning’s 71,940 career passing yards to move into first place on the all-time list; most completions in NFL history, 6,300+ completions passes Brett Favre 

    BEST COMEBACK  

    The St. Louis Blues went from the worst team in the NHL in January to winning the Stanley Cup in June, marking their first championship victory in 52 years.

    BEST COACH 
    Three-time Division I national champion at UConn and University of Saint Joseph coach Jim Calhoun

    BEST VIRAL SPORTS MOMENT

    Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA Gymnastics – scores a perfect 10  

    ARTHUR ASHE AWARD FOR COURAGE 

    Boston Celtics legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell

    JIMMY V AWARD FOR PERSEVERANCE

    High school sports coach Rob Mendez

    PAT TILLMAN AWARD FOR SERVICE 

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis

    BEST INTERNATIONAL MEN’S SOCCER PLAYER

    Lionel Messi -Argentina 

    BEST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYER

    Sam Kerr, Australia 

    BEST NFL PLAYER

    Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 

    BEST MLB PLAYER

    Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

    BEST NHL PLAYER

    Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

    BEST DRIVER

    Kyle Busch, NASCAR

    BEST NBA PLAYER

    Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks  

    BEST WNBA PLAYER

    Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm 

    BEST MMA FIGHTER

    Daniel Cormier  

    BEST MALE GOLFER

    Brooks Koepka

    BEST FEMALE GOLFER

    Brooke Henderson

    BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER

    Roger Federer

    BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER

    Serena Williams

    BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

    Nyjah Huston (USA), skateboard

    BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

    Chloe Kim (USA), snowboard  

    BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

    Mark Barr – Triathlon

    BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

    Allysa Seely, Triathlon

    BEST BOWLER

    Norm Duke

    BEST MLS PLAYER

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy  

    BEST NWSL PLAYER

    Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

    BEST ESPORTS MOMENT (bracket-style voting)

    oLarry’s return to the NBA 2K League after the Jacksonville shooting

    BEST WWE MOMENT

    Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw, announces his Leukemia is in remission 

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