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Kevin Durant, Richard Sherman, Ronda Rousey and the Seattle Seahawks were among the big winners at The 2014 ESPYS hosted by Drake 

The biggest stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment gathered in downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday night to celebrate the best sports stories of the year at The ESPYS Presented by Capital One, which aired live on ESPN.


NBA MVP Kevin Durant capped off a championship season with his first ESPY ever for Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player. Both ESPYS broke two-year winning streaks held by LeBron James.

Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman won the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Sherman was one of the leaders of the Legion of Boom secondary that allowed the fewest passing yards in the league and anchored the top overall defense in the NFL en route to the first Super Bowl win in franchise history. He led the NFL with his eight interceptions along with being named to the 2014 Pro Bowl as the top vote getter among defensive players. 

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Professional fighters were in the spotlight as Floyd Mayweather Jr. won his third straight ESPY for Best Fighter and sixth ESPY overall. Ronda Rousey, who won for Best Female Athlete, is the first UFC Fighter (man or woman) to win an ESPY in that category

Three awards served as the emotional pinnacle of the industry-wide sports celebration. Stuart Scott was presented the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, given each year in honor of the late Jim Valvano and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, for the passion and determination he has displayed in the face of cancer. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award was presented to Michael Sam for breaking stereotypes, paving the way for  others following him and displaying courage that resonates beyond sports.


And a new annual award added this year, The Pat Tillman Award for Service, was given to Josh Sweeney, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The award honors an individual with a strong connection to sports that has served others in a way that echoes the legacy of the late Pat Tillman.


Best Breakthrough Athlete: Richard Sherman

Best Moment: U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

Best Game: Iron Bowl

Best Record-Breaking Performance: Peyton Manning

Best Play: Chris Davis

Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey

Best Male Athlete: Kevin Durant

Best Team: Seattle Seahawks

 Best Upset: Mercer

 Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson

 Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Nyjah Huston

 Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jamie Whitmore

 Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Declan Farmer

 Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart

 Best Male College Athlete: Doug McDermott

 Best Coach/Manager: Gregg Popovich

 Best MLS Player: Tim Cahill

 Best NBA Player: Kevin Durant

 Best NFL Player: Peyton Manning

 Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby

 Best MLB Player: Miguel Cabrera

 Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore

 Best Female US Olympian: Jamie Anderson

 Best Male US Olympian: Sage Kotsenburg

 Championship Performance: Kawhi Leonard

 Best Bowler: Pete Weber

 Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova

 Best Male Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal

 Best Comeback Athlete: Russell Westbrook

 Best Female Golfer: Michelle Wie

 Best Male Golfer: Bubba Watson

 Best International Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

 Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather

 Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay

 Best Jockey: Victor Espinoza