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Best Female Athlete -- Annika Sorenstam, Golfer
Best Male Athlete -- Lance Armstrong, Cyclist
Best Team -- Boston Red Sox
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Best Coach/Manager -- Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Best Game -- ALCS Game 5 Yankess-Red Sox
Best Championship Performance -- Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox pitcher
Best Male Olympic Performance -- Michael Phelps, Swimming
Best Female Olympic Performance -- Team USA Softball
Best Moment -- Reggie Miller's final game
Best Play -- Blake Hoffarber's last second 3-pointer from flat on his back
Best Upset -- Bucknell beats Kansas in NCAA Tournament
Best Comeback -- Mark Fields, Carolina Panthers
Best Breakthrough -- Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Best Record-Breaking Performance -- Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best Sports Movie -- "Friday Night Lights"
Best Male Action Sports Athlete -- Dave Mirra, Bike Stunt
Best Female Action Sports Athlete -- Sofia Mulanovich, Surfing
Best Male College Athlete -- Matt Leinart, USC Football
Best Female College Athlete -- Cat Osterman, Texas Softball
Best Male Athlete with a Disability -- Marlon Shirley, Track & Field
Best Female Athlete with a Disability -- Erin Popovich, Swimming
Best Outdoor Sports Athlete -- J.R. Salzman, Lumberjack
Best Driver -- Michael Schumacher
Best MLB Player -- Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Best NBA Player -- Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Best WNBA Player -- Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm
Best Bowler -- Walter Ray Williams
Best Boxer -- Bernard Hopkins
Best NFL Player -- Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Best Golfer -- Tiger Woods
Best Jockey -- Jeremy Rose
Best Soccer Player -- Mia Hamm
Best Male Tennis Player -- Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player -- Maria Sharapova


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Under Armour Undeniable Performance Award -- Misty May and Kerri Walsh, Team USA Beach Volleyball
GMC Professional Grade Play Award -- Lance Armstrong

Additionally, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. The ESPY Awards are committed to the advancement of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, established by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano and unveiled at the inaugural ESPY Awards in 1993.

The winners will be announced during the ESPY Awards on July 13 and during the telecast on ESPN, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET.


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