2019 ESPY Awards winners and full list of nominees
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The 2019 ESPY Awards relived the year's biggest upsets and most outstanding performances with many prestigious athletes and teams in attendance at Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles at 5 pm pst, July 10 (winners listed below). 

This year marks the 27th edition of the sports awards show and was hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan and featured a musical performance by Tori Kelly.

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NBA legend Bill Russell was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Past recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali. The award is inspired by the life of tennis great Arthur Ashe, who used his fame and stature to advocate for human rights. As stated by ESPN and The ESPYs, "Winners of the Ashe Award strive to carry on Ashe's legacy in their own lives - - inspired by those who do so each day."

"I'm humbled to receive the Arthur Ashe Award," Russell said a statement. "It is a great honor to be part of a unique group of previous recipients."

South Bay high school football coach Rob Mendez, who was born without arms or legs, was awarded the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. In a special thank you letter, Mendez wrote, "The game has given me a life that nobody believes a man in a wheelchair born without arms and legs could have. Together, we've proved all of them wrong. And it's only the beginning."

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2019 ESPY Award winners (winners updated as announced)

Best Male Athlete
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks *WINNER

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
Brooks Koepka, Golf

Best Female Athlete
Alex Morgan, USWNT *WINNER

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Simone Biles, Gymnast
Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants *WINNER
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Naomi Osaka, Tennis

Best Team
U.S. Women's National Team, soccer *WINNER
Boston Red Sox, MLB
Clemson Tigers, NCAA football
New England Patriots, NFL
Toronto Raptors, NBA
Baylor Bears, NCAA women's basketball
Virginia Cavaliers, NCAA men's basketball

Best International Men's Soccer Player
Lionel Messi, Argentina *WINNER

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Kylian Mbappe, France
Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands

Best International Women's Soccer Player
Sam Kerr, Australia *WINNER
Pernille Harder, Denmark
Ada Hegerberg, Norway
Lucy Bronze, England

Best NFL Player
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs *WINNER
Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Best MLB Player
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers *WINNER

Mookie Betts, Red Sox
Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets
Blake Snell, Tampa Bays Rays

Best NHL Player
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals *WINNER

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Nathan McKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Best Driver
Kyle Busch, NASCAR *WINNER

Lewis Hamilton, F1
Steve Torrence, NHRA
Scott Dixon, Indy

Best NBA Player
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks *WINNER
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best WNBA Player
Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm *WINNER
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

Best Boxer
Canelo Alvarez *WINNER

Vasiliy Lomachenko
Oleksandr Usyk
Terence Crawford

Best MMA Fighter
Daniel Cormier *WINNER
Israel Adesanya
Henry Cejudo
Amanda Nunes

Best Male Golfer
Brooks Koepka *WINNER

Tiger Woods
Justin Rose
Francesco Molinari

Best Female Golfer
Brooke Henderson *WINNER

Ariya Jutanugarn
Jin-Young Ko
Sung Hyun Park

Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer *WINNER

Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams *WINNER

Naomi Osaka
Simona Halep
Petra Kvitova

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Nyjah Houston, United States, skateboard *WINNER
Scotty James, Australia, snowboard
Tom Pagès, France, freestyle motocross
Gabriel Medina, Brazil, surf

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Chloe Kim, United States, snowboard *WINNER

Kelly Sidaru, Estonia, ski
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, New Zealand, snowboard
Stephanie Gilmore, Australia, surf

Best Jockey
Mike Smith **WINNER

Irad Ortiz Jr.
Florent Geroux
Jose Ortiz

Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Mark Barr, triathlon *WINNER
Declan Farmer, hockey
Daniel Romanchuk, marathon racing
Oz Sanchez, cycling

Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Alyssa Seely triathlon *WINNER

Oksana Masters, Nordic skiing
Tatyana McFadden, marathon racing
Shawn Morelli, cycling

Best Bowler
Norm Duke *WINNER

Jason Belmonte
Anthony Simonsen
Jakob Butturff

Best MLS Player
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, L.A. Galaxy *WINNER
Josef Martinez, Atlanta United
Wayne Rooney, D.C. United
Aaron Long, N.Y. Red Bulls

Best NWSL Player
Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars *WINNER

Lindsay Horan, Portland Thorns
Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns
Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage

Best Game
Rams defeat Chiefs 54-51 on Monday Night Football *WINNER

LSU defeats Texas A&M 74-72 in 7 OT thriller
Notre Dame defeats UConn 81-76 in Final Four

Best College Athlete
Zion Williamson, Duke men's basketball *WINNER

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma football
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon women's basketball
Rachel Garcia, UCLA softball

Best Record-breaking Performance
Saints' Drew Brees becomes all-time passing leader *WINNER

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu becomes all-time leader in triple-doubles
Warriors' Klay Thompson sets 3-point record in a game with 14
Matthew Boling sets high school track record in 100 meters

Best Play
Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in floor exercises *WINNER

Dolphins' Miami Miracle downs Patriots
Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beater ends Philly's season
Derrick Henry's record-setting 99-yard TD run

Best Viral Sports Moment
UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in floor exercise *WINNER

Rudolph "Blaze" Ingram, the seven-year-old running phenom
Texas A&M's Infinite Tucker dives for the gold
Sister Mary Jo delivers a biting curveball

Best Upset
Boxing - Andy Ruiz Jr. defeats Anthony Joshua *WINNER

College Football - Old Dominion defeats No. 13 Virginia Tech
U.S. Open - Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams
NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets sweep Tampa Bay Lightning

Best Esports Moment (Finals)
oLarry's return to the NBA 2K League after the Jacksonville shooting *WINNER

Ninja Fortnite win with Marshmello at E3 ProAM

​Best WWE Moment
Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw and announces his Leukemia is in remission *WINNER

Becky Lynch wins both WWE Women's Championship Titles at Wrestlemania 35
Kofi Kingston wins his first WWE Heavyweight Championship Title at Wrestlemania 35
Ronda Rousey defeats Alexa Bliss at Summerslam 2018 to win her first RAW Women's Championship Title

Best Comeback: St. Louis Blues going from worst to first to win the Stanley Cup