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2014 Espy Award Nominees Unveiled
Posted by LaDale Anderson on Jun 25, 2014 - 6:53:27 PM

UNITED STATES—The nominees for the 2014 Espy Awards were unleashed on June 24 and there were quite a few surprises this year. The ceremony which will be hosted by rapper/actor Drake is slated to take place on July 16 and will be televised at 9 p.m. on ESPN. College football star Michael Sam will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ceremony.


More than 33 awards will be handed out from Best Female Golfer to Best Male Athlete.  A list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:


Best Male Athlete

-Miguel Cabrera

-Kevin Durant

-Peyton Manning

-Floyd Mayweather


Best Female Athlete

-Maya Moore

-Ronda Rousley

-Mikaela Shiffrin

-Breanna Stewart


Best Team

- Boston Red Sox

- Los Angeles Kings

- San Antonio Spurs

- Seattle Seahawks

-Connecticut Women’s Basketball

- Florida State Football


Best Comeback Athlete

-Josh Beckett

-Sidney Crosby

-Dominic Moore

-Russell Westbrook


Best Breakthrough Athlete

-Nick Foles

-Damian Lillard

-Richard Sherman

-Masahiro Tanaka

Best Championship Performance

-Jimmie Johnson

-Kawhi Leonard

-Shabazz Napier

-David Ortiz


Best Game

- Auburn vs. Alabama “Iron Bowl”

-Colts vs. Chiefs “Wild-Card Game”

-Rangers vs. Kings “ Stanley Cup Finals Game 5”


Best Upset

-UConn Wins NCAA title

-Mercer over Duke

-Weidman over Silva


Best NFL Player

-Jamaal Charles

-Luke Kuechly

-Peyton Manning

-LeSean McCoy

-Russell Wilson

LeBron James is nominated for Best NBA Player at the Espy Awards.


Best NBA Player

-Kevin Durant

-Blake Griffin

-LeBron James

-Joakim Noah


Best MLB Player

-Miguel Cabrera

-Chris Davis

-Clayton Kershaw

-Max Scherzer

-Mike Trout


Best NHL Player

-Sidney Crosby

-Ryan Getzlaf

-Anze Kopitar

-Henrik Lundqvist

- Jonathan Towers


Best Driver

-Scott Dixon

-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

-John Force

-Ryan Hunter-Reay

-Jimmie Johnson


Best Coach/Manager

-Geno Auriemma

-Pete Carroll

-John Farrell

-Kevin Ollie

-Gregg Popovich


Best Fighter

-Jon “Bones” Jones

-Floyd Mayweather

-Manny Pacquiao

-Ronda Rousey

-Andrew Ward


Best Bowler

-Jason Belmonte

-Wes Malott

-Sean Rash

-Pete Weber


Best Jockey

-Javier Castellano

-Victor Espinoza

-Joel Rosario

-Mike Smith


Best MLS Player

-Tim Cahill

-Marco Di Vaio

-Robbie Keane

-Mike Magee


Best Male U.S. Olympian

-Joss Christensen

-Sage Kotsenburg

-Ted Ligety

-Charlie White

-David Wise


Best Female U.S. Olympian

-Jamie Anderson

-Maddie Bowman

-Meryl Davis

-Kaitlyn Farrington

-Mikaela Shiffrin


Best International Athlete

-Rafael Nadal

- Inbee Park

-Cristiano Ronaldo

-Sebastian Vettel


Best WNBA Player

-Elena Delle Donne

-Angel McCoughtry

-Maya Moore

-Candace Parker


Best Male Golfer

-Martin Kaymer

-Adam Scott

-Henrik Stenson

-Bubba Watson


Best Female Golfer

-Stacy Lewis

- Inbee Park

-Suzann Pettersen

-Michelle Wie


Best Male Tennis Player

-Novak Djokovic

-Andy Murray

-Rafael Nadal


Best Female Tennis Player

-Li Na

-Agnieszka Radwanska

-Maria Sharapova

-Serena Williams


Best Male College Athlete

-Johnny Gaudreau

-Doug McDermott

-David Taylor

-Lyle Thompson

-Jameis Winston


Best Female College Athlete

-Morgan Brian

-Taylor Cummings

-Micha Hancock

-Hannah Rogers

-Breanna Stewart


Best Male Athlete with a Disability

-Mark Bathum

-Declan Farmer

-Raymond Martin

-Mike Shea

-Evan Strong


Best Female Athlete with a Disability

-Minda Dentler

-Oksana Masters

-Tatyana McFadden

-Laurie Stephens

-Jamie Whitmore


Best Male Action Sports Athlete

-Grant Baker

-Tucker Hibbert

-Nyjah Huston

-Ryan Villopoto

-David Wise


Best Female Action Sports Athlete

-Jamie Anderson

-Maddie Bowman

-Kelly Clark

-Vicki Golden

-Carissa Moore


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