2010 ESPN ESPYS Awards Winners

The 2010 ESPN ESPYS, hosted by Seth Meyers, took place Wednesday night, July 14, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


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Seth Meyers opened the show with a slew of jokes, ripping on everyone from LeBron James, Tiger Woods and Pau Gasol. The Seth Meyer joke that seemed to get the biggest reaction from the crowd was “This is where sports and entertainment come together,” said Meyers. “It’s like a Kardashian sister’s bedroom.”

Amongst all of the jokes, ESPYS awards were given out to some of the greatest athletes.

Special Awards

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Aplington-Parkersburg (Iowa) High School coach Ed Thomas’ family

Jimmy V Award For Perseverance: George Karl, Denver Nuggets coach

Best in Sport

Best Female Athlete: Lindsey Vonn, Olympic skier

Best Male Athlete: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Best Comeback: Kim Clijsters, tennis player

Best Performance Under Pressure: Landon Donovan, soccer

Best Moment: Landon Donovan, World Cup soccer, U.S. vs. Algeria

Best Team: New Orleans Saints

Best Coach/Manager: Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers

Best Game: Canada vs. USA, Olympic men’s hockey gold-medal game

Best Championship Performance: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Best Play: Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings

Best Upset: Northern Iowa over Kansas, NCAA tournament

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

Best Record Breaking Performance: John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut, longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon

Best Sports Movie: “The Blind Side”

College Athletic Program: Duke men’s athletics and Stanford women’s athletics

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 Sports Athlete: Shaun White, skateboarding/snowboarding

Best Female Action Sports 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 U.S. Male Olympian: Shaun White

Best U.S. Female Olympian: Lindsey Vonn

Best Track and Field Athlete: Usain Bolt

Best Male College Athlete: John Wall, Kentucky basketball

Best Female College Athlete: Maya Moore, Connecticut basketball

Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Steve Cash, hockey

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Amy Palmiero-Winters, track and field

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