- Title: Simone Biles and Russell Westbrook take top prizes at the ESPYS
- Date: 13th July 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** WWE WRESTLER JOHN CENA WITH FIANCE WRESTLER/ACTRESS NIKKI BELLA ON RED CARPET LAILA ALI AND CURTIS CONWAY POSING ON RED CARPET ALPINE SKI RACER LINDSEY VONN ON RED CARPET MARIA SHRIVER WITH FAMILY ON RED CARPET MICHAEL PHELPS WITH WIFE ON RED CARPET ACTRESS/MODEL OLIVIA CULPO ON RED CARPET NBC STAR RUSSELL WESTBROOK AND WIFE ON RED CARPET OLYMPIC GYMNAST SIMONE BILES ON RED CARPET NBA STAR STEPHEN CURRY WITH WIFE AYESHA ON RED CARPET
- Embargoed: 27th July 2017 06:07
- Keywords: ESPYS Simone Biles Russell Westbrook Michael Phelps Michelle Obama Golden State Warriors
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016PJU6NZ
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- Story Text: In front of a crowd filled with athletes and celebrities at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles accepted the award for the Best Female Athlete at the 2017 ESPYS. NBA star Russell Westbrook, who won the MVP award this year, took home the prize for Best Male Athlete.
The three hour awards show, which was hosted by former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, also saw prizes go to NBA champs Golden State Warriors for Best Team and Michael Phelps who won the award for Record-Setting Performance.
The award for Best Moment in Sports went to the Chicago Cubs winning the baseball world series and breaking a 108 year championship drought for the team. The award was accepted by actor Bill Murray.
The Best Game award went to the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons for their matchup in the Superbowl.
Former first lady Michelle Obama drew a huge standing ovation from the crowd when she named the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for founding the special Olympics.
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