ESPN announces nominees for 2017 ESPYS

Nominees for The 25th ESPYS were announced on Wednesday, generating buzz in every corner of the sports world.

The annual award show honors standout athletes and teams in a wide-range of categories, including "Best Game," "Best Team," "Best Female Athlete," "Best Male Athlete" and "Best Upset."

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BEST MALE ATHLETE

Kris Bryant, MLB

Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup Finals

Michael Phelps, Swimming

Russell Westbrook, NBA

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BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

Simone Biles, Gymnastics

Katie Ledecky, Swimming

Candace Parker, WNBA

Serena Williams, Tennis

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BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

Tom Brady, Super Bowl

Kevin Durant, NBA Finals

Shay Knighten, WCWS

Deshaun Watson, CFB National Championship

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BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA

Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics

Aaron Judge, MLB

Dak Prescott, NFL

Christian Pulisic, Soccer

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BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

Bill Belichick most Super Bowl wins by a head coach

Michael Phelps extends his own record of most gold medals/most Olympic medals

Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA career scoring record

Russell Westbrook most triple doubles in a season

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BEST UPSET

Clemson defeats Alabama, CFB National Championship

Denis Istomin over Novak Djokovic, Australian Open 2nd Round

Mississippi State defeats Connecticut, Women’s NCAA Basketball Final Four

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BEST GAME

Cubs vs. Indians, World Series Game 7

Patriots vs. Falcons, Super Bowl

Federer vs. Nadal, Australian Open Final

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BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE

Matt Bush, MLB

Roger Federer, Tennis

Jordy Nelson, NFL

Candace Parker, WNBA

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This year's show will be hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning. It will air live on ABC on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. EST.

Fans can vote for their favorite athletes and teams online at ESPYS.com.

ESPYs - Best NFL Player winners

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ESPYs - Best NFL Player winners

1998 - Barry Sanders

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2000 - Kurt Warner

(Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

2007 - LaDainian Tomlinson

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