ESPYs 2016 Winners: LeBron James, Craig Sager Among Awards Show Highlights

The 2016 ESPY Awards were filled with funny, powerful and emotional moments Wednesday, as the best in sports were honored for their achievements over the years.

Here are the winners announced during the show on a memorable night in Los Angeles:
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Stephen Curry
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Jake Arrieta
Pat Tillman Award for Service: Sgt. Elizabeth Marks
Best NBA Player: LeBron James
Best Comeback Athlete: Eric Berry
Best Moment: Cleveland wins first title in 52 years
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Zaevion Dobson
Best Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Jimmy V Award: Craig Sager
Best Female Athlete: Breanna Stewart
Best Male Athlete: LeBron James
Icon Award: Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach

And here are the other ESPYs winners:
Best Championship Performance: LeBron James
Best Upset: Holly Holm over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193
Best Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of NBA Finals
Best Coach/Manager: Tyronn Lue
Best MLB Player: Bryce Harper
Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Best Fighter: Conor McGregor
Best NFL Player: Cam Newton
Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore
Best Driver: Kyle Busch
Best Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte
Best MLS Player: Sebastian Giovinco
Best International Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Best Male Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Best Female Golfer: Lydia Ko
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best Male College Athlete: Buddy Hield
Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart
Best Male Athlete With A Disability: Richard Browne
Best Female Athlete With A Disability: Tatyana McFadden
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Ryan Dungey
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson

11:05 p.m.: And that’s a wrap.

The 2016 ESPYs closed with a tribute to Muhammad Ali by Chance.

10:50 p.m.: LeBron James just keeps on winning. Now he’s the best male athlete, too.

10:45 p.m.: The best female athlete is Breanna Stewart.

10:30 p.m.: Up next, Vice President Joe Biden presented TNT’s Craig Sager with the Jimmy V Award.

10:15 p.m.: Cleveland won its title, and now it has an ESPY, too.

10 p.m.: The next honor goes to three sports icons — Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach.

9:25 p.m.: There wasn’t a dry eye in the Microsoft Theater as the ESPYs honored Zaevion Dobson with The Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

You can learn about Dobson’s sacrifice in the video below.

9:10 p.m.: There were plenty of good choices for play of the year, but Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary took the cake.

And future Hannibal Buress stole the show with his hilarious appearance.

9 p.m.: Cleveland finally won another championship, and that earned the city the best moment of the year.

8:45 p.m.: Let’s get caught up on a few awards.

Sgt. Elizabeth Marks and Eric Berry were the two most recent athletes honored at the ESPYs.

8:30 p.m.: The breakthrough athlete of the year is Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta.

Tom Brady also made an appearance in a pretty funny Peyton Manning skit.

8:20 p.m.: Stephen Curry wins the first award of the night for his record-breaking performance.

That came after host John Cena’s opening monologue, which you can watch in the video below.

8:00 p.m. The ESPYs started with an important message from NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony about racism and violence in America.

7:30 p.m.: The stars are making their way through the ESPYs red carpet.

6 p.m. ET: Don’t you dare say there’s no sports the night after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. We do have the 2016 ESPY Awards, after all.

Host John Cena, athletes and celebrities will be in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for ESPN’s annual awards show, which honors the best athletes and moments in sports over the past year. The event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET, and you can watch it online here.

But before the evening’s festivities start, let’s take a look at the nominees.

Best Male Athlete: Stephen Curry, Cam Newton, LeBron James, Bryce Harper
Best Female Athlete: Breanna Stewart, Elena Delle Donne, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles
Best Championship Performance: Von Miller, Carli Lloyd, Sidney Crosby, LeBron James
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Conor McGregor, Jake Arrieta, Chloe Kim, Karl-Anthony Towns
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Stephen Curry, Geno Auriemma, Christian McCaffrey
Best Upset: Holly Holm, Middle Tennessee men’s basketball, Roberta Vinci
Best Game: UNC vs. Villanova, Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Best Team: Cleveland Cavaliers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Royals, Denver Broncos, Alabama Crimson Tide football, UConn Huskies women’s basketball, Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball
Best Coach/Manager: Ned Yost, Geno Auriemma, Jay Wright, Nick Saban, Tyronn Lue
Best MLB Player: Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson, Jake Arrieta, Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw
Best NHL Player: Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Joe Pavelski, Braden Holtby
Best Fighter: Conor McGregor, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez, Robbie Lawler, Roman Gonzalez
Best NFL Player: Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, Cam Newton, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones
Best NBA Player: Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook
Best WNBA Player: Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Angel McCoughtry, Tina Charles, DeWanna Bonner
Best Driver: Scott Dixon, Kyle Busch, Lewis Hamilton, Erica Enders-Stevens, Alexander Rossi
Best Jockey: Mario Gutierrez, Kent Desormeaux, Irad Ortiz Jr., Javier Castellano
Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte, Jesper Svensson, Anthony Simonsen, Ryan Ciminelli
Best MLS Player: Sebastian Giovinco, Kei Kamara, Laurent Ciman, Luis Robles
Best International Athlete: Luis Suarez, Canelo Alvarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Novak Djokovic, Lydia Ko
Best Male Golfer: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth
Best Female Golfer: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Brooke Henderson, Ariya Jutanugarn
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player: Angelique Kerber, Flavia Pennetta, Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza
Best Male College Athlete: Derrick Henry, Buddy Hield, Jordan Morris, Jarrion Lawson, Alex Dieringer
Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart, Raquel Rodriguez, Samantha Bricio, Taylor Cummings, Sierra Romero
Best Male Athlete With A Disability: Richard Browne, Joe Berenyi, Aaron Fotheringham, Nikko Landeros, Brad Snyder
Best Female Athlete With A Disability: Tatyana McFadden, Heather Erickson, Oksana Masters, Shawn Morelli
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Ryan Dungey, Gus Kenworthy, Nyjah Huston, Pedro Barros, Mark McMorris
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Chloe Kim, Keala Kennelly, Jamie Anderson, Carissa Moore
Best Play: Aaron Rodgers, Kris Jenkins, LeBron James, Michigan State Spartans football

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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