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2014 ESPYS: 'Honorable Mention' By Drake

This year's ESPYS host Drake performed a hilarious song that mocked all the athletes who didn't finish in first place.

Jim Valvano Through historic courage in 1992, Jim Valvano fought cancer and began the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Baseball Play of the Year
Francisco Cabrera's game-winning hit for Atlanta in NL playoffs
Best Boxer
Riddick Bowe
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Gary Sheffield, SanDiego Padres
Best Coach/Manager
Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys
Best College Football Player
Garrison Hearst, Georgia
Best Comeback Athlete
Dave Winfield, Toronto Blue Jays
Best Driver
Nigel Mansell
Best Female Athlete
Monica Seles, Tennis
Best Female College Basketball Player
Dawn Staley, Virginia
Best Female Golfer
Dottie Mochrie
Best Female Tennis Player
Monica Seles
Best Female Track Athlete
Evelyn Ashford
Best Major League Baseball Player
Dennis Eckersley, Oakland A's
Best Male Athlete
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best Male College Basketball Player
Christian Laettner, Duke
Best Male Golfer
Fred Couples
Best Male Tennis Player
Jim Courier
Best Male Track Athlete
Kevin Young
Best NBA Player
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best NFL Player
Emmit Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Best NHL Player
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
College Basketball Play of the Year
Christian Laettner buzzer-beater against Kentucky
College Football Play of the Year
Western Washington's Chris Moore catch between the legs
NBA Play of the Year
Michael Jordan flip shot vs. Dallas
NFL Play of the Year
Don Beebe strips the ball from Leon Lett on 1-yard line in Super Bowl
NHL Play of the Year
Jarmir Jagr goal around three players
Outrageous Play of the Year
The Rabbit scores a TD in Michigan-Purdue game
Outstanding Perfomance by a Sports Personality in an attempt to Break into Show Business
Shaquille O'Neal raps with Fu Schnickens on the Arsenio Hall Show
Outstanding Performance by a Sports Personality in a Commercial
Larry Johnson as Grandmama for Converse
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Christian Laettner, Duke
Outstanding Team
Dallas Cowboys
Showstopper of the Year
Injured Derek Redmond finishes in Olympics

Steve Palermo On July 7, 1991, MLB umpire Steve Palermo came to the assistance of two waitresses being mugged.

Best Male Athlete
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
Best Female Athlete
Julie Krone, Jockey
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers
Outstanding Team
Toronto Blue Jays
Best Coach/Manager
Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys
Best NFL Player
Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Best Major League Baseball Player
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
Best NHL Player
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best Driver
Nigel Mansell
Best NBA Player
Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns
Best Boxer
Evander Holyfield
Best Male Golfer
Nick Price
Best Female Golfer
Betsy King
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Best College Football Player
Charlie Ward, Florida State
Best Male College Basketball Player
Bobby Hurley, Duke
Best Female College Basketball Player
Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech
Best Jockey
Mike Smith
Best Bowler
Norm Duke
Best Male Track Athlete
Michael Johnson
Best Female Track Athlete
Gail Devers
Best Comeback Athlete
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jays
Baseball Play of the Year
Greg Maddux eludes tag at the plate
NBA Play of the Year
John Starks' lefty dunk vs. Bulls in playoffs
NHL Play of the Year
Wayne Gretzky plucks the puck out of the air to score
College Basketball Play of the Year
Bryant Reeves half-court bomb, and Jason Kidd behind-the-back pass (tie)
College Football Play of the Year
Mike Brechler's surprise punt return for a TD, Beloit College vs. Lawrence
NFL Play of the Year
Eric Metcalf's game-winning punt return, Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh
Outrageous Play of the Year
Leon Lett attempts to recover a blocked field goal
Showstopper of the Year
Jim Abbott's no-hitter, Yankees vs. Indians
Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment
Charles Barkley vs. Barney on Saturday Night Live

Howard Cosell Howard Cosell used his forum in sports broadcasting to speak up for those who couldn't speak for themselves.

Best Male Athlete
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers
Best Female Athlete
Bonnie Blair, Olympic Speed Skater
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros
Outstanding Team
New York Rangers
Best Coach/Manager
George Siefert, San Francisco 49ers
Best NFL Player
Barry Sanders
Best Major League Baseball Player
Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros
Best NHL Player
Mark Messier, New York Rangers
Best Driver
Al Unser, Jr.
Best NBA Player
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Best Boxer
George Foreman
Best Male Golfer
Nick Price
Best Female Golfer
Laura Davies
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
Best College Football Player
Rashaan Salaam, Colorado
Best Male College Basketball Player
Grant Hill, Duke
Best Female College Basketball Player
Charlotte Smith, North Carolina
Best Jockey
Chris McCarron
Best Bowler
Norm Duke
Best Male Track Athlete
Dennis Mitchell
Best Female Track Athlete
Gwen Torrence
Best Comeback Athlete
Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Mark Messier, New York Rangers
Baseball Play of the Year
Kenny Rogers' perfect game
NBA Play of the Year
Isaiah Rider's fling shot falling out of bounds
NHL Play of the Year
John Vanbiesbrouck with a glove save (and no stick)
College Basketball Play of the Year
Buzzer-beater by Charlotte Smith wins the NCAA title for North Carolina
College Football Play of the Year
Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook; Colorado's last-second win at Michigan
NFL Play of the Year
Robert Bailey's "surprise" punt return
Outrageous Play of the Year
Half-court shot by Cincinnati student Cole Clouse at Midnight Madness
Showstopper of the Year
High school football: Incredible comeback/letdown, Plano East vs. Tyler
Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment
John Kruk on Late Night with David Letterman

Loretta Claiborne Loretta Claiborne was the middle of seven children in a poor, single-parent family.

Best Male Athlete
Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles
Best Female Athlete
Rebecca Lobo, University of Connecticut Basketball
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Hideo Nomo, Los Angeles Dodgers
Game of the Year
AFC Championship between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh
Outstanding Team
University of Connecticut Women's Basketball
Best Coach/Manager
Gary Barnett, Northwestern
Best NFL Player
Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
Best Major League Baseball Player
Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves
Best NHL Player
Eric Lindros, Philadelphia Flyers
Best Driver
Jeff Gordon
Best NBA Player
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Best Boxer
Roy Jones, Jr.
Best Male Golfer
Corey Pavin
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Best College Football Player
Eddie George, Ohio State
Best Male College Basketball Player
Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
Best Female College Basketball Player
Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut
Best Jockey
Jerry Bailey
Best Bowler
Mike Aulby
Best Male Track Athlete
Michael Johnson
Best Female Track Athlete
Kim Batten
Best Comeback Athlete
Kim Batten
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Baseball Play of the Year
Braves catcher Javier Lopez in the World Series
NBA Play of the Year
Back-to-back buzzer-beaters by Scottie Pippen and Walter Bond
NHL Play of the Year
Tomas Sandstrom scores winner from the seat of his pants
College Basketball Play of the Year
Tyus Edney's game-winning drive in the NCAA Tournament
College Football Play of the Year
Nebraska's Tommie Frazier's TD scramble in Fiesta Bowl
NFL Play of the Year
Kordell Stewart scrambling TD pass
Outrageous Play of the Year
Fan Mike Pantazis' jump from stands on Monday Night Football
Showstopper of the Year
Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st game
Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment
George Siefert does the Bossa Nova

Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali showed courage when others would not.

Best Male Athlete
Michael Johnson, Olympic Sprinter
Best Female Athlete
Amy Van Dyken, Olympic Swimmer
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Tiger Woods, Golf
Game of the Year
Ohio State edges Arizona State in the Rose Bowl
Outstanding Team
New York Yankees
Best Coach/Manager
Joe Torre, New York Yankees
Best NFL Player
Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
Best Major League Baseball Player
Ken Caminiti, San Diego Padres
Best NHL Player
Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
Best Driver
Jimmy Vasser
Best NBA Player
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best Boxer
Evander Holyfield
Best Male Golfer
Tom Lehman
Best Female Golfer
Karrie Webb
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Best College Football Player
Danny Wuerffel, Florida
Best Male College Basketball Player
Tim Duncan, Wake Forest
Best Female College Basketball Player
Saudia Roundtree, Georgia
Best Jockey
Jerry Bailey
Best Bowler
Bob Learn Jr.
Best Male Track Athlete
Michael Johnson
Best Female Track Athlete
Marie-Jose Perec
Best Comeback Athlete
Evander Holyfield, Boxer
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Kerri Strug, Olympic gymnast
Baseball Play of the Year
San Diego's Ken Caminiti makes backhand grab and throws to first
NBA Play of the Year
Michael Finley steals and scores in mid-air
NHL Play of the Year
Steve Yzerman's OT goal in a scoreless Game 7 vs. St. Louis
College Basketball Play of the Year
Tulane's Jerald Honeycutt's falling-out-of-bounds game-winner vs. Florida
College Football Play of the Year
Memphis' Kevin Cobb somehow doesn't fall, scores on a kickoff vs. Tennessee
NFL Play of the Year
Desmond Howard scores a kickoff-return TD in the Super Bowl
Outrageous Play of the Year
Michigan's Mike Legg scores an amazing goal with stick control
Showstopper of the Year
Warren Morris wins the College World Series for LSU with ninth-inning home run
Dramatic Individual Performance of the Year
Evander Holyfield takes the heavyweight title

Dean Smith Dean Smith was more than a basketball coach, he was a civil rights leader.

Best Male Athlete
Ken Griffey Jr., baseball and Tiger Woods, golf
Best Female Athlete
Mia Hamm, soccer
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Nomar Garciaparra, Boston Red Sox
Game of the Year
Denver Broncos win a thrilling Super Bowl XXXII
Outstanding Team
Denver Broncos
Best Coach/Manager
Jim Leyland, Florida Marlins
Best NFL Player
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
Best Major League Baseball Player
Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies
Best NHL Player
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best Driver
Jeff Gordon
Best NBA Player
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best WNBA Player
Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets
Best Boxer
Evander Holyfield
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Best College Football Player
Peyton Manning, Tennessee
Best Male College Basketball Player
Keith Van Horn, Utah
Best Female College Basketball Player
Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
Best Jockey
Gary Stevens
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams
Best Male Track Athlete
Wilson Kipketer
Best Female Track Athlete
Marion Jones
Best Comeback Athlete
Roger Clemens, Toronto Blue Jays
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos
Baseball Play of the Year
Jim Edmonds, Angels, catch on the run away from the plate
NBA Play of the Year
Rex Chapman of Phoenix hits a wild three-pointer
NHL Play of the Year
Darren McCarty of Detroit scores on a great move
College Basketball Play of the Year
Kwan Johnson of New Orleans hits a long-distance 3-pointer
College Football Play of the Year
Nebraska's Scott Frost to Matt Davison: the Immaculate Reception II
NFL Play of the Year
Brad Johnson of Minnesota completes a pass to himself and scores
Outrageous Play of the Year
Lansdale (Pa.) Catholic with a "Cal-Stanford" play vs. Upper Perkiomen
Showstopper of the Year
Tiger Woods wins the Masters
Dramatic Individual Performance of the Year
Michael Jordan fights off the flu in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Billie Jean King More than one of the most successful tennis players, Billie Jean King was an advocate for women's sports.

Best Male Athlete
Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Female Athlete
Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee basketball
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings
Outstanding Team
New York Yankees
Best Coach/Manager
Joe Torre, New York Yankees
Best NFL Player
Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos
Best Major League Baseball Player
Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals
Best NHL Player
Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres
Best Driver
Jeff Gordon
Best NBA Player
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best WNBA Player
Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets
Best Boxer
Oscar De La Hoya
Best Male Golfer
Mark O'Meara
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player
Lindsay Davenport
Best College Football Player
Ricky Williams, Texas
Best Male College Basketball Player
Antawn Jamison, North Carolina
Best Female College Basketball Player
Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
Best Jockey
Kent Desormeaux
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams
Best Male Track Athlete
Maurice Greene
Best Female Track Athlete
Marion Jones
Best Comeback Athlete
Eric Davis, Baltimore Orioles
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure
Mark O'Meara, golf
Showstopper of the Year
Mark McGwire's No. 62
Dramatic Individual Performance of the Year
David Wells' perfect game for the New York Yankees
Humanitarian of the Year
Sammy Sosa

Dave Sanders Columbine High School teacher William "Dave" Sanders lost his life in the tragic April 1999 shooting.

Best Male Athlete
Tiger Woods, Golfer
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
Best Coach/Manager
Joe Torre, New York Yankees
Best Major League Baseball Player
Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox
Best Driver
Dale Jarrett
Best WNBA Player
Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Male Tennis Player
Andre Agassi
Best College Football Player
Michael Vick, Virginia Tech
Best Female Athlete
Mia Hamm, Soccer
Outstanding Team
USA Women's World Cup Soccer
Best NFL Player
Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
Best NHL Player
Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres
Best NBA Player
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Best Boxer
Roy Jones Jr.
Best Female Golfer
Juli Inkster
Best Female Tennis Player
Lindsay Davenport
Best Male College Basketball Player
Elton Brand, Duke
Best Female College Basketball Player
Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee
Action Athlete of the Year
Tony Hawk
Best Bowler
Parker Bohn III
Best Male Track Athlete
Michael Johnson
Best Comeback Athlete
Lance Armstrong, US Cyclist
Memorable Performance of the Year
Justin Leonard's putt on 17 wins the Ryder Cup
Best Female Track Athlete
Marion Jones
Best Soccer Player
Mia Hamm
Best Jockey
Chris Antley

Cathy Freeman Cathy Freeman represented the oppressed Aboriginal people of Australia in the 2000 Olympic Games.

Best Male Athlete
Tiger Woods, Golfer
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota Vikings
Best Coach/Manager
Joe Torre, New York Yankees
Best Major League Baseball Player
Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox
Best Driver
Bobby Labonte
Best WNBA Player
Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Male Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Best College Football Player
Chris Weinke, Florida State
Best Female Athlete
Marion Jones, Track and Field
Pro Team of the Year
New York Yankees
Best NFL Player
Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
Best NHL Player
Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues
Best NBA Player
Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
Best Boxer
Felix Trinidad
Best Female Golfer
Karrie Webb
Best Female Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Best Male College Basketball Player
Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati
Best Championship Performance
Tiger Woods
Best Record-breaking Performance
Pete Sampras
Most Spectacular Play
Antonio Freeman
Memorable Performance of the Year
Cathy Freeman lighting the Olympic torch
College Team of the Year
Oklahoma Sooners
Action Athlete of the Year
Shaun Palmer
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Best Male Track Athlete
Maurice Greene
Male USA Olympic Athlete
Rulon Gardner
Best Comeback Athlete
Andres Galarraga, Atlanta Braves
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Nicklaus
Best Female College Basketball Player
Tamika Catchings, Tennessee
Best Jockey
Kent Desormeaux
Best Soccer Player
Mia Hamm
Best Female Track Athlete
Marion Jones
Female USA Olympic Athlete
Marion Jones
Come-from-behind Performance
Tiger Woods

Flight 93 Passengers Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick all played sports passionately.

Best Male Athlete
Tiger Woods, golfer
Best Female Athlete
Venus Williams, Tennis player
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Tiger Woods
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Best Game
Game 7 of World Series, Diamondbacks vs. Yankees
Best Moment
Barry Bonds breaking Mark McGwire's home run record
Best Play
Derek Jeter's throw in World Series Game 3
Best Team
Los Angeles Lakers
Best Sports Movie
The Rookie
Best Coach/Manager
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Best NFL Player
Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
Best MLB Player
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
Best NHL Player
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Best Driver
Michael Schumacher
Best NBA Player
Shaquille O'Neal
Best WNBA Player
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks
Best Fighter
Lennox Lewis
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Lleyton Hewitt
Best Female Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Best Male College Athlete
Cael Sanderson, Iowa State
Best Female College Athlete
Sue Bird, Connecticut
Best Action Sports Athlete of the Year
Kelly Clark
Best Jockey
Victor Espinoza
Best Athlete with a Disability
Erik Weihenmayer
Best Bowler
Pete Weber
Best Male Soccer Player
Landon Donovan
Best Female Soccer Player
Tiffeny Milbrett
Best Male Track Athlete
Maurice Greene
Best Female Track Athlete
Marion Jones
Best Outdoor Sports Athlete
Kevin VanDam
Best Comeback Athlete
Jennifer Capriati, tennis
Best USA Olympic Athlete
Sarah Hughes

Pat and Kevin Tillman Pat and Kevin Tillman chose to give up those dream jobs to serve their country.

Best Male Athlete
Lance Armstrong
Best Female Athlete
Serena Williams
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Alfonso Soriano
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Emmitt Smith
Best Game
Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State vs. Miami
Best Moment
Pete Sampras winning US Open
Best Play
LSU's Hail Mary - Devery Henderson
Best Team
Anaheim Angels
Best Sports Movie
Bend It Like Beckham
Best Coach/Manager
Jon Gruden
Best NFL Player
Michael Vick
Best MLB Player
Barry Bonds
Best NHL Player
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Best Driver
Tony Stewart
Best NBA Player
Tim Duncan
Best WNBA Player
Lisa Leslie
Best Fighter
Ray Jones, Jr., Boxing
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Andre Agassi
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Male College Athlete
Carmelo Anthony
Best Female College Athlete
Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
Best Male Action Athlete
Shaun White
Best Jockey
Jose Santos
Best Athlete with a Disability
Marlon Shirley
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
Best Male Soccer Player
Ronaldo
Best Female Soccer Player
Katia
Best Male Track Athlete
Tim Montgomery
Best Female Track Athlete
Gail Devers
Best Outdoor Sports Athlete
Jay Yelas
Best Comeback Athlete
Tommy Maddox
Special Award to Disabled
Jake Porter

George Weah George Weah, Africa's all-time greatest soccer player, has worked tirelessly to help his war-torn country.

Best Male Athlete
Lance Armstrong, Cyclist
Best Female Athlete
Diana Taurasi, Basketball player
Best Championship Performance
Phil Mickelson
Best Breakthrough Athlete
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Eric Gagne
Best Upset
Detroit Pistons
Best Game
Super Bowl, Patriots vs. Panthers
Best Moment
Brett Favre on Monday Night Football the day after his father died
Best Play
New Orleans Saints' lateral for a touchdown against the Jaguars
Best Team
Detroit Pistons
Best Sports Movie
Miracle
Best Coach/Manager
Larry Brown, Detroit Pistons
Best NFL Player
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best Major League Baseball Player
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
Best NHL Player
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Best Driver
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Best NBA Player
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Best WNBA Player
Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
Best Fighter
Antonio Tarver, Boxing
Best Male Golfer
Phil Mickelson
Best Female Golfer
Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player
Andy Roddick
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Male College Athlete
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut
Best Female College Athlete
Diana Taurasi, Connecticut
Best Male Action Athlete of the Year
Ryan Nyquist
Best Female Action Athlete of the Year
Dallas Friday
Best Jockey
Stewart Elliott
Best Athlete with a Disability
Kyle Maynard
Best Bowler
Pete Weber
Best Male Soccer Player
David Beckham
Best Female Soccer Player
Mia Hamm
Best Outdoor Sports Athlete
Tina Bosworth
Best Male Track Athlete
Tom Pappas
Best Female Track Athlete
Gail Devers
Best Comeback Athlete
Bethany Hamilton, Surfer

Jim MacLaren and Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah These two men embody the toughness of spirit and never-give-up attitude.

Best Male Athlete
Lance Armstrong, Cyclist
Best Female Athlete
Annika Sorenstam, Golfer
Championship Performance
Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox pitcher
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best Upset
Bucknell beats Kansas in NCAA Tournament
Best Game
ALCS Game 5, Yankees vs. Red Sox
Best Moment
Reggie Miller's final game
Best Play
Blake Hoffarber's last-second 3-pointer from flat on his back
Best Team
Boston Red Sox
Best Sports Movie
Friday Night Lights
Best Coach/Manager
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Best Comeback
Mark Fields, Carolina Panthers
Best NFL Player
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best MLB Player
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Driver
Michael Schumacher
Best NBA Player
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Best WNBA Player
Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
Best Boxer
Bernard Hopkins
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Best Male College Athlete
Matt Leinart, USC football
Best Female College Athlete
Cat Osterman, Texas softball
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Dave Mirra, Bike stunt
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Sofia Mulanovich, Surfing
Best Jockey
Jeremy Rose
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Marlon Shirley, Track & Field
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Erin Popovich, Swimming
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams
Best Olympic Performance Male
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Best Olympic Performance Female
Team USA Softball
Best Soccer Player
Mia Hamm
Best Outdoor Sports Athlete
J.R. Salzman
Best International Athlete
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

Kabul Girls' Soccer These girls helped spark a women's revolution by coming together to play soccer.

Best Male Athlete
Lance Armstrong, Cyclist
Best Female Athlete
Annika Sorenstam, Golfer
Championship Performance
Vince Young, Rose Bowl
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Chris Paul
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Shaun Alexander's 28 TDs
Best Game
Rose Bowl, USC vs. Texas
Best Moment
Jason McElwain
Best Play
Tyrone Prothro's TD catch vs. Southern Miss
Best Team
Pittsburgh Steelers
Best Sports Movie
Glory Road
Best Coach/Manager
Bill Cowher
Best Comeback
Tedy Bruschi
Best NFL Player
Shaun Alexander
Best MLB Player
Albert Pujols
Best Driver
Tony Stewart
Best NBA Player
Dwyane Wade
Best WNBA Player
Sheryl Swoopes
Best Boxer
Oscar De La Hoya
Best Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Best Male College Athlete
Reggie Bush
Best Female College Athlete
Cat Osterman
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Hannah Teter
Best Jockey
Edgar Prado
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Bobby Martin
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Sarah Reinertsen
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams
Best US Olympian Male
Shaun White
Best MLS Athlete
Landon Donovan
Best Soccer Player
Ronaldinho
Best Male Track and Field Athlete
Justin Gatlin
Best Female Track and Field Athlete
Allyson Felix
Best International Athlete
Albert Pujols
Best Angler
Tammy Richardson

Trevor Ringland and Dave Cullen They came together on a basketball court to teach children in their country how to play together.

Kay Yow Kay Yow fought breast cancer while serving as a role model for young women and men alike.

Best Male Athlete
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
Best Championship Performance
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl
Best Record-Breaking Performance
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
Best Game
Fiesta Bowl, Boise State over Oklahoma
Best Play
Boise State beats Oklahoma with a two-point conversion using the Statue of Liberty play
Best Female Athlete
Taryne Mowatt, University of Arizona Softball
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
Best Upset
Golden State Warriors over top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in first round of NBA Playoffs
Best Moment
New Orleans Saints return home, beat Falcons on Monday Night Football
Best Team
Indianapolis Colts
Best Coach
Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts
Best MLB Player
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Best Sports Movie
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best NBA Player
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Male College Athlete
Kevin Durant, University of Texas Basketball
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Travis Pastrana, Motocross
Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Best Driver
Jeff Gordon
Best WNBA Player
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks
Best Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Best Female College Athlete
Taryne Mowatt, University of Arizona Softball
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Sarah Burke, Skiing
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Casey Tibbs, Track & Field
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Jessica Long, Paralympic Swimming
Best MLS Player
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Best Outdoor Athlete
Dean Karnazes, Marathon
Best Female International Athlete
Maria Sharapova, Tennis
Best Bowler
Norm Duke
Best Track and Field Athlete
Jeremy Wariner
Best Male International Athlete
Roger Federer, Tennis

Tommie Smith and John Carlos In the 1968 Olympic Games, these two took the medal stand for more than just themselves.

Kevin Everett In the first game of the 2007 Buffalo Bills season, tight end Kevin Everett laid face down on the field.

Best Male Athlete
Tiger Woods, Golfer
Best Championship Performance
Tiger Woods, 2008 US Open
2008 - Best Record-Breaking Peformance
Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
Best Game
Super Bowl XLII, Giants over Patriots
Best Play
Eli Manning to David Tyree, Super Bowl XLII
Best Sports Movie
Semi-Pro
Best NFL Player
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Boxing
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Male College Athlete
Tim Tebow, Florida Football
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
Best Jockey
Kent Desormeaux
Best Female Athlete with Disability
Shay Oberg, Softball
Best MLS Athlete
David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy
Best Outdoor Athlete
Captain Scott Smiley, Mountain Climber
Best Female International Athlete
Lorena Ochoa, Golf
Best Female Athlete
Candace Parker, University of Tennessee Basketball
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Best Upset
Giants over Patriots, Super Bowl XLII
Best Moment
Great Sportsmanship, Central Washington vs. Western Oregon Softball, Sara Tucholsky, Liz Wallace, Mallory Holtman
Best Team
Boston Celtics
Best Coach/Manager
Pat Summitt, Tennessee Women's Basketball
Best MLB Player
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Best Driver
Jimmie Johnson
Best WNBA Player
Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
Best Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Best Female College Athlete
Candace Parker, Tennessee Women's Basketball
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding
Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Ryan Kocer, Wrestling
Best Bowler
Norm Duke
Best Track & Field Athlete
Tyson Gay
Best Male International Athlete
Rafael Nadal, Tennis
Comeback Award
Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela worked to unify a nation through the power of sports.

Don Meyer Don Meyer had his world changed in a head-on collision but refused to let it change his life.

Best Male Athlete
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming
Best Championship Performance
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming
Best Game
Steelers vs. Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII
Best Play
Roethlisberger to Holmes Super Bowl Winning TD
Best Sports Movie
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best NBA Player
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Best Fighter
Manny Pacquiao, Boxing
Best Female Golfer
Lorena Ochoa
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Female College Athlete
Maya Moore, Connecticut Women's Basketball
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Maya Gabeira, Surfing
Best Male Athlete With a Disability
John Lester, Ironman Triathlete
Best Bowler
Norm Duke
Best Female US Olympian
Shawn Johnson, Gymnastics
Best International Male Athlete
Usain Bolt, Jamaica Sprinter
Best Female Athlete
Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Best Upset
US Soccer shocks Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals
Best Moment
US Swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay
Best Team
Los Angeles Lakers
Best Coach/Manager
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Best MLB Player
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Driver
Jimmie Johnson
Best WNBA Player
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Male College Athlete
Tim Tebow, Florida Football
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White, Snowboarding
Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Best Female Athlete With a Disability
Erin Popovich, Swimming
Best Male US Olympic Athlete
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Best MLS Athlete
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Best International Female Athlete
Lorena Ochoa (Mexico, Golf)

The Ed Thomas Family The Thomas and Becker families, once bonded by a community are forever bonded by tragedy.

George Karl Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl is fighting his second bout with cancer.

Best Male Athlete
Drew Brees, NFL
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Best Championship Performance
Drew Brees, Super Bowl XLIV
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Isner vs. Mahut at Wimbledon, Longest Match in Professional Tennis History
Best Game
Canada edges USA in Olympic hockey championship game in overtime
Best Play
Favre to Lewis Touchdown
Best Female Athlete
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Best Upset
Northern Iowa shocks No. 1 Kansas, NCAA Men's Basketball
Best Moment
Landon Donovan World Cup vs. Algeria
Best Team
New Orleans Saints
Best Sports Movie
The Blind Side
Best NFL Player
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best Coach/Manager
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Best MLB Player
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Driver
Jimmie Johnson
Best WNBA Player
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Best Male Golfer
Phil Mickelson
Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Best Male College Athlete
John Wall, Kentucky Basketball
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White, Snowboarding
Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Best Female Athlete With a Disability
Amy Palmiero-Winters
Best Male US Olympic Athlete
Shaun White, Snowboarding
Best MLS Athlete
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Best Comeback
Kim Clijsters
Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
Best Female Golfer
Lorena Ochoa
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Female College Athlete
Maya Moore, Connecticut Women's Basketball
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Torah Bright, Snowboarding
Best Male Athlete With a Disability
Steve Cash
Best Bowler
Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Best Female US Olympic Athlete
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Best Track And Field Athlete
Usain Bolt

Dewey Bozella For more than 26 years, Dewey Bozella was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Anthony Robles Former Arizona State and NCAA Wrestling Champion Anthony Robles was born without a right leg.

Best Championship Performance
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
Best Upset
VCU shocks Kansas in 2011 men's NCAA tournament
Best Male College Athlete
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Best Male Athlete
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Best Female Athlete
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Best Game
Eagles stage epic comeback against NFC rival Giants
Best Play
Abby Wambach's game-tying goal, 2011 Women's World Cup
Best Team
Dallas Mavericks
Best Record Breaking Performance
Rory McIlroy, U.S. Open
Best Moment
Roy Halladay's postseason no-hitter
Best Sports Movie
The Fighter
Best Coach/Manager
Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks
Best NFL Player
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Best MLB Player
Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies
Best NHL Player
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
Best Driver
Jimmie Johnson
Best NBA Player
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Best WNBA Player
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Best Fighter
Manny Pacquiao, Boxing
Best Male Golfer
Rory McIlroy
Best Female Golfer
Cristie Kerr
Best Male Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Female College Athlete
Maya Moore, UConn
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Stephanie Gilmore, Professional Surfer
Best Jockey
John Velazquez
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Anthony Robles, NCAA Wrestling Champion
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Mallory Weggemann, Paralympian
Best Bowler
Jason Belmonte
Best MLS Player
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Best Track and Field Athlete
Tyson Gay

Pat Summitt After being diagnosed with early onset dementia, Pat Summitt continued to coach.

Eric LeGrand Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury in a game against Army in 2010.

Best Male Athlete
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Best Female Athlete
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Best Team
Miami Heat
Best Moment
Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas OT TD (AFC Wildcard)
Best Play
Christian Watford Buzzer Beater, Indiana
Best Upset
Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup as #8 Seed
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
Best Record Breaking Performance
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (Marino Single-Season Passing)
Best Championship Performance
LeBron James, Miami Heat (NBA Finals MVP)
Best Game
San Francisco 49ers over New Orleans Saints (NFC Wildcard)
Best Coach/Manager
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants
Best Male College Athlete
Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Best Female College Athlete
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Jamie Anderson, Snowboarder
Best WNBA Player
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Best MLS Athlete
David Beckham, LA Galaxy
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Kyle Maynard, Outdoor
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Jessica Long, Swimming
Best MLB Player
Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
Best NHL Athlete
Jonathan Quick, LA Kings
Best Driver
Tony Stewart, Sprint Cup
Best NFL Player
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Best NBA Player
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
Best Male Golfer
Bubba Watson
Best Female Golfer
Cristie Kerr
Best Male Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Best Jockey
Mario Gutierrez
Best Bowler
Sean Rash
Best Track and Field Athlete
Walter Dix
Capital One Cup
Stanford Women (Camille Levin-Soccer)
Capital One Cup
Florida Men (Preston Tucker-Baseball)
Best Comeback
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Best International Athlete
Lionel Messi

Robin Roberts

Dick and Rick Hoyt

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Stephanie Gilmore
Best Bowler
Pete Weber
Best Jockey
Joel Rosario
Best Male Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic
Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods
Best Female Golfer
Stacy Lewis
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Best Female Olympian
Missy Franklin
Best Male Olympian
Michael Phelps
Best Moment
Jack Hoffman TD at Nebraska spring game
Best Coach/Manager
Rick Pitino, Louisville coach
Best Upset
Florida Gulf Coast over No. 2 Georgetown, Men's NCAA Basketball
Best Female College Athlete
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Jeremy Campbell
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Jessica Long
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Nyjah Huston
Best Team
Miami Heat
Best MLS Athlete
Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls
Best NHL Athlete
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Best Male College Athlete
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Best Play
Jadeveon Clowney's hit
Best International Athlete
Usain Bolt
Best NFL Player
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Best Championship Performance
LeBron James, Miami Heat (NBA Finals MVP)
Best Comeback
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Best Driver
Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar
Best Female Athlete
Serena Williams, Women's Tennis
Best Game
Miami Heat over San Antonio Spurs (Game 6, NBA Finals)
Best Male Athlete
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Best MLB Player
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Best NBA Player
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Best Record Breaking Performance
Michael Phelps, Most decorated Olympian
Best WNBA Player
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

Michael SamMichael Sam courageously announced he was gay before the NFL draft.

Stuart Scott

Best Moment
USA defeats Ghana
Best Upset
Mercer over Duke, NCAA tournament
Best Record Breaking Performance
Peyton Manning, Broncos
Best Coach/Manager
Gregg Popovich, Spurs
Best Male Athlete
Kevin Durant, Thunder
Best Female Athlete
Ronda Rousey, MMA
Best Play
Chris Davis FG return
Best Team
Seattle Seahawks
Best Comeback
Russell Westbrook,
Thunder
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Richard Sherman, Seahawks
Best Game
Auburn vs. Alabama
Best Championship Performance
Kawhi Leonard, Spurs
(NBA Finals MVP)
Pat Tillman Award for Service
Josh Sweeney,
USA Sled Hockey
Best Male College Athlete
Doug McDermott, Creighton basketball
Best Female College Athlete
Breanna Stewart,
UConn basketball
Best NBA Player
Kevin Durant, Thunder
Best WNBA Player
Maya Moore, Lynx
Best NFL Player
Peyton Manning, Broncos
Best MLB Player
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Best Male Olympian
Sage Kotsenburg,
Snowboarding
Best Female Olympian
Jamie Anderson, snowboarding
Best NHL Athlete
Sidney Crosby, Penguins
Best MLS Athlete
Tim Cahill, Red Bulls
Best International Athlete
Cristiano Ronaldo
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Nyjah Houston, skateboarding
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Jamie Anderson,
snowboarding
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Declan Farmer,
USA Sled Hockey
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Jamie Whitmore, cycling
Best Male Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Best Male Golfer
Bubba Watson
Best Female Golfer
Michelle Wie
Best Driver
Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar
Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Best Bowler
Pete Weber
Best Jockey
Victor Espinoza