ESPY Award winners


A complete list of the ESPY award winners, announced Wednesday night in Los Angeles:

Special Awards

" Arthur Ashe Courage Award:
John Carlos and Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympic medalists
" Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Kevin Everett, former Buffalo Bills TE
" Best comeback: Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

Best in Sport

" Best Female Athlete: Candace Parker, Tennessee Basketball/Los Angeles Sparks
" Best Male Athlete: Tiger Woods, Golf
" Best Moment: "Great Sportsmanship" (Central Washington University's Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace, Western Oregon University's Sara Tucholsky)
" Best Team: Boston Celtics
" Best Coach/Manager: Pat Summitt, Tennessee Women's Basketball
" Best Game: New York Giants over New England Patriots at the Super Bowl
" Best Championship Performance: Tiger Woods, 2008 U.S. Open
" Best Play: New York Giants Eli Manning's pass to David Tyree at the Super Bowl
" Best Finish: Western Kentucky over Drake in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, winning on a buzzer beater by Ty Rogers
" Best Upset: New York Giants over New England Patriots at the Super Bowl
" Best Breakthrough Athlete: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
" Best Record Breaking Performance: Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
" Best Sports Movie: Semi-Pro
" Best Male College Athlete: Tim Tebow, Florida Football
" Best Female College Athlete: Candace Parker, Tennessee Basketball
" Best Male Athlete With a Disability: Ryan Kocer, Wrestling (Wagner, SD)
" Best Female Athlete With a Disability: Shay Oberg, Softball (Montana State-Billings)
" Best International Male Athlete: Rafael Nadal, Tennis
" Best International Female Athlete: Lorena Ochoa, Golf

Individual Sports

" Best Baseball Player: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
" Best NBA Player: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
" Best WNBA Player: Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
" Best NFL Player: Tom Brady, New England Patriots
" Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
" Best MLS Player: David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy
" Best Male Action Sport Athlete: Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
" Best Female Action Sport Athlete: Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding
" Best Bowler: Norm Duke
" Best Driver: Jimmie Johnson
" Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
" Best Golfer: Tiger Woods
" Best Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
" Best Outdoor Athlete: Captain Scott Smiley, Mountain Climber
" Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
" Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova
" Best Track and Field Athlete: Tyson Gay

Sponsored Awards

" Hummer "Like Nothing Else" Award: George Martin walks across America
" Under Armour Undeniable Moment: Warner Robins, Georgia beats Tokyo to win the Little League World Series Championship Game with a Dalton Carriker walk-off home run in the bottom of the 8th inning (extra innings)