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Adrian Peterson Wins Two ESPY Awards

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The ESPY awards were handed out last night in Los Angeles, and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won the awards for ‘Best Comeback Player,’ and ‘Best NFL Player.’ Former SCSU hockey star Drew LeBlanc came home empty handed. Here’s the rest:

  • Best Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams
  • Best Team: Miami Heat
  • Best Coach/Manager: Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals
  • Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
  • Best Game: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 6, NBA finals
  • Best Record-breaking Performance: Michael Phelps
  • Best Championship Performance: LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Best Play: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina football
  • Best Moment: Jack Hoffman touchdown at Nebraska spring game
  • Best Upset: No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast beats No. 2 seed Georgetown in NCAA  tournament
  • Best Comeback: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  • Best Male College Athlete: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M quarterback
  • Best Female College Athlete: Brittney Griner, Baylor basketball
  • Best Male Action Sport Athlete: Nyjah Huston, skateboarding
  • Best Female Action Sport Athlete: Stephanie Gilmore, surfing
  • Best Baseball Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  • Best NBA Player: LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Best WNBA Player: Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Best NFL Player: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  • Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Best MLS Player: Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls
  • Best Bowler: Pete Weber
  • Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay
  • Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather
  • Best Male Golfer: Tiger Woods
  • Best Female Golfer: Stacey Lewis
  • Best Jockey: Joel Rosario
  • Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
  • Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
  • Best International athlete: Usain Bolt
  • Best Male Olympian: Michael Phelps
  • Best Female Olympian: Missy Franklin
  • Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Jeremy Campbell, pentathlon
  • Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jessica Long, swimming
  • Best College Athletic Program: North Carolina women’s athletics and UCLA men’s  athletics
  • Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Robin Rogers
  • Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance: Dick and Rick Hoyt

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