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ESPY Awards 2010 Winners and Highlights

Written By David D'Angelo on Thursday, July 15, 2010 | 7/15/2010



ESPY Awards 2010 @ Nokia Theatre - The ESPN Annual Sports Awards or popularly known as the ESPYs was concluded today at the Nokia Theatre. The ESPY Awards 2010 bring tribute to the greates sporting events and personalities for 2010. Among the most awarded in the ESPYs this year are Landon Donovan and Drew Brees.

Landon Donovan, the USA soccer player who scored the winning goal against Algeria to make the USA advance to the Round of 16 in the World Cup 2010 was recognized as the 2010 Best Sports Moment, Castrol Edge Performance Under Pressure Award, and Best Major League Soccer Player.

Drew Brees was given credit in the following categories: Best Championship Performance - Super Bowl XLIV, Best Male Athlete, and Best National Football League (NFL) player. Brees edges out NBA stars JKobe Bryant and LeBron James, as well as NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, and Major League Baseball's Alber Pujools to win the most coveted Best Athlete.

The nominees for the ESPY Awards were selected by a nominating committee and then the votes for the final nominees will be opened to the public. Sportswriters, broadcasters, sports executives, and sportspersons, collectively experts; or ESPN personalities also vote.

Here is the complete ESPY Awards 2010 list of winners:

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • ARTHUR ASHE COURAGE AWARD: The Thomas Family
  • JIMMY V AWARD FOR PERSEVERANCE: George Karl, Denver Nuggets Coach
  • BEST COMEBACK: Kim Clijsters, Tennis player

BEST IN SPORT

  • BEST FEMALE ATHLETE: Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Skier
  • BEST MALE ATHLETE: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  • BEST MOMENT: Landon Donovan, World Cup – U.S. vs. Algeria
  • BEST TEAM: New Orleans Saints
  • BEST COACH/MANAGER: Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
  • BEST GAME: Canada vs. USA Olympic Hockey Men’s Gold Medal game
  • BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  • BEST PLAY: Brett Favre
  • BEST UPSET: Northern Iowa shocks No. 1 Kansas
  • BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE: Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
  • BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE: Isner vs. Mahut at Wimbledon
  • BEST SPORTS MOVIE: The Blind Side
  • BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: John Wall, Kentucky Men’s Basketball
  • BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: Maya Moore, Connecticut Women’s Basketball
  • BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Steve Cash, Hockey
  • BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Amy Palmiero-Winters, Track and Field
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

  • BEST BASEBALL PLAYER: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
  • BEST NBA PLAYER: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  • BEST WNBA PLAYER: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
  • BEST NFL PLAYER: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  • BEST NHL PLAYER: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • BEST MLS PLAYER: Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
  • BEST MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
  • BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Torah Bright, Snowboarding
  • BEST BOWLER: Walter Ray Williams Jr.
  • BEST DRIVER: Jimmie Johnson
  • BEST FIGHTER: Floyd Mayweather
  • BEST MALE GOLFER: Phil Mickelson
  • BEST FEMALE GOLFER: Lorena Ochoa
  • BEST JOCKEY: Calvin Borel
  • BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER: Roger Federer
  • BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER: Serena Williams
  • BEST US MALE OLYMPIAN: Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
  • BEST US FEMALE OLYMPIAN: Lindsey Vonn, Skier
  • BEST TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE: Usain Bolt
SPONSORED AWARDS

  • CAPITAL ONE BEST COLLEGE ATHLETIC PROGRAM: Duke Men’s Athletics and Stanford Women’s Athletics
  • CASTROL EDGE PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE AWARD: Landon Donovan


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