Peyton Manning, Kevin Durant And Stuart Scott Among The 2014 Espys' Biggest Winners

2014 EspysThe biggest stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment gathered in downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday night to celebrate the best sports stories of the year at The 2014 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, hosted by Drake, which aired live on ESPN.

Peyton Manning, who won his third ESPY for Best NFL Player, also accepted the award for Best Record-Breaking Performance. He became the first athlete to be honored twice for breaking the same record.

NBA MVP Kevin Durant capped off a championship season with his first ESPY ever for Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player. Both ESPYS broke two-year winning streaks held by LeBron James.

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team was on hand to accept its Best Moment award for the win over Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where Clint Dempsey and John Brooks scored goals that captured the world’s attention.

Three awards served as the emotional pinnacle of the industry-wide sports celebration. Stuart Scott was presented the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, given each year in honor of the late Jim Valvano and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, for the passion and determination he has displayed in the face of cancer. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award was presented to Michael Sam for breaking stereotypes, paving the way for others following him and displaying courage that resonates beyond sports. And a new annual award added this year, The Pat Tillman Award for Service, was given to Josh Sweeney, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Complete List Of The 2014 Espys Winners

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Richard Sherman

Best Moment: U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

Best Game: Iron Bowl

Best Record-Breaking Performance: Peyton Manning

Best Play: Chris Davis

Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey

Best Male Athlete: Kevin Durant

Best Team: Seattle Seahawks

Best Upset: Mercer

Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson

Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Nyjah Huston

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jamie Whitmore

Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Declan Farmer

Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart

Best Male College Athlete: Doug McDermott

Best Coach/Manager: Gregg Popovich

Best MLS Player: Tim Cahill

Best NBA Player: Kevin Durant

Best NFL Player: Peyton Manning

Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby

Best MLB Player: Miguel Cabrera

Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore

Best Female US Olympian: Jamie Anderson

Best Male US Olympian: Sage Kotsenburg

Championship Performance: Kawhi Leonard

Best Bowler: Pete Weber

Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova

Best Male Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal

Best Comeback Athlete: Russell Westbrook

Best Female Golfer: Michelle Wie

Best Male Golfer: Bubba Watson

Best International Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather

Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Best Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Special Awards

Jimmy V Perseverance Award: Stuart Scott

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Michael Sam

Pat Tillman Award For Service: Josh Sweeney

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