2014 ESPYs Complete List of Nominees

By Ambika Thakur | 4 years ago
2014 ESPYs Complete List of Nominees
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The official nominations list for the 2014 ESPY Awards has arrived so the countdown has begun. The 2014 ESPYs will be held on July 16, 2014. Read on for MNG’s 2014 ESPYs complete list of nominees.

ESPN organizes a yearly awards show called the ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) to honor the achievements  in sports, both as an individual and as a team. The 2014 ESPY nominations list is full of remarkable athletes from  Cristiano Ronaldo to Floyd Mayweather.

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Check out the 2014 ESPYs complete list of nominees below:

Best Breakthrough Athlete:

  • Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
  • Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
  • Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

Best Male Athlete:

  • Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  • Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

Best Female Athlete:

  • Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
  • Ronda Rousey, UFC
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Skiing
  • Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Best Game:

  • Alabama vs. Auburn, Iron Bowl
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, AFC Wild Card Playoff
  • New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings, Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

Best Upset:

  • Connecticut wins National Championship, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • Mercer over Duke, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • Chris Weidman over Anderson Silva, UFC 162

Best Breakthrough Athlete:

  • Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
  • Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
  • Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

Best Comeback Athlete:

  • Josh Beckett, LA Dodgers
  • Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Dominic Moore, NY Rangers
  • Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best International Athlete:

  • Rafael Nadal, Tennis
  • Inbee Park, Women’s Golf
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal/Real Madrid
  • Sebastian Vettel, Formula One

Best Team:

  • Boston Red Sox, MLB
  • Connecticut Women’s Basketball
  • Florida State Football
  • Los Angeles Kings, NHL
  • San Antonio Spurs, NBA
  • Seattle Seahawks, NFL

Best Coach/Manager:

  • Geno Auriemma, Connecticut Women’s Basketball
  • Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
  • John Farrell, Boston Red Sox
  • Kevin Ollie, Connecticut Men’s Basketball
  • Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

Best NFL Player:

  • Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers MLB
  • Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  • LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks QB

Best MLB Player:

  • Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  • Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
  • Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
  • Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Best NHL Player:

  • Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
  • Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
  • Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
  • Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Best NBA Player:

  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
  • LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

Best WNBA Player:

  • Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky
  • Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
  • Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
  • Candace Parker, LA Sparks

Best Driver:

  • Scott Dixon, IndyCar
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR
  • John Force, NHRA
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar
  • Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

Best Fighter:

  • Jon “Bones” Jones, MMA
  • Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
  • Manny Pacquiao, Boxing
  • Ronda Rousey, MMA
  • Andre Ward, Boxing

Best Male Golfer:

  • Martin Kaymer
  • Adam Scott
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Bubba Watson

Best Female Golfer:

  • Stacy Lewis
  • Inbee Park
  • Suzann Pettersen
  • Michelle Wie

Best Male College Athlete:

  • Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College Hockey
  • Doug McDermott, Creighton Basketball
  • David Taylor, Penn State Wrestling
  • Lyle Thompson, Albany Lacrosse
  • Jameis Winston, Florida State Football

Best Female College Athlete:

  • Morgan Brian, Virginia Soccer
  • Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse
  • Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball
  • Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
  • Hannah Rogers, Florida Softball

Best Male Tennis Player:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Murray
  • Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player:

  • Li Na
  • Agnieszka Radwanska
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Serena Williams

Best Male Action Sports Athlete:

  • Grant Baker, Surfing
  • Tucker Hibbert, Snowmobile
  • Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding
  • Ryan Villopoto, Motocross/Supercross
  • David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing

Best Female Action Sports Athlete:

  • Jamie Anderson, Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Maddie Bowman, Freestyle Skiing
  • Kelly Clark, Snowboard Superpipe & Halfpipe
  • Vicki Golden, Moto Racing
  • Carissa Moore, Surfing

Best Jockey:

  • Javier Castellano
  • Victor Espinoza
  • Joel Rosario
  • Mike Smith

Best Bowler:

  • Jason Belmonte
  • Wes Malott
  • Sean Rash
  • Pete Weber

Best MLS Player:

  • Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls
  • Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact
  • Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
  • Mike Magee, Chicago Fire

Best Male Athlete with a Disability:

  • Mark Bathum, Alpine Skiing
  • Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
  • Raymond Martin, Wheelchair Racing
  • Mike Shea, Snowboarding
  • Evan Strong, Snowboarding

Best Female Athlete with a Disability:

  • Minda Dentler, Handcyclist
  • Oksana Masters, Sitting Skier
  • Tatyana McFadden, Sitting Skier/Track & Field
  • Laurie Stephens, Alpine Monoskier
  • Jamie Whitmore, Para-cycling

Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete:

  • Joss Christensen, Slopestyle Skiing
  • Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Ted Ligety, Alpine Skier
  • Charlie White, Ice Dancing
  • David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing

Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete:

  • Jamie Anderson, Snowboard Slopestyle
  • Maddie Bowman, Halfpipe Skiing
  • Meryl Davis, Ice Dancing
  • Kaitlyn Farrington, Snowboard Halfpipe
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skier

This year’s Best Play Award will be voted on bracket style. Click HERE to vote now as the voting ends on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM/ET. Don’t forget to watch the show when it airs on ESPN, also on July 16, 2014. And that’s it for MNG’s 2014 ESPYs complete list of nominees. Click HERE for the complete details of the 2014 ESPY. For more details coming up about the ESPY Awards, as well as other entertainment news, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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