ESPY Awards winners announced

ESPY Awards winners announced

PanARMENIAN.Net - LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11 night, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship, AP reports.

Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year in which she beat out French Open champion Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsay Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach.

Los Angeles was well represented, with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick winning best NHL player after helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup title and Galaxy star David Beckham earning best MLS player honors. The Kings won for best upset after their run to the NHL championship as an eighth seed.

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton won as best MLB player, while Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won for NFL player.

Mario Gutierrez, who rode I'll Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, won as best jockey.

Skateboarder and snowboarder Shaun White won his fifth consecutive ESPY for male action sports athlete.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova was named best female tennis player of the year.

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