ESPY Awards 2017: Predict who will win for top athletes and teams of the year

For the first time ever, you can now predict who will be the big winners at the top sports awards — the ESPY Awards. Triumphing with one of these trophies is almost as important to the nominated athletes and sports teams than winning their actual championships. Former NFL superstar Peyton Manning will host the 25th annual ceremony on July 12 for ABC, parent company of originating network ESPN, in downtown Los Angeles.

We’ve got eight categories for you to predict now! See all the rules below and visit our predictions center to make your picks.

BEST MALE ATHLETE:
Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs baseball
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey
Michael Phelps, U.S. Olympics swimmer
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder basketball

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE:
Simone Biles, U.S. Olympics gymnast
Katie Ledecky, U.S. Olympics swimmer
Candace Parker, WNBA basketball
Serena Williams, Tennis

BEST TEAM:
Chicago Cubs
Clemson Tigers
Golden State Warriors
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Penguins
South Carolina Lady Gamecocks
U.S. Women’s Gymnastics

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE:
Tom Brady, New England Patriots (Super Bowl)
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (NBA Championship)
Shay Knighten, Oklahoma Sooners (Women’s College World Series)
Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers (College Football Championship)

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks basketball
Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympics gymnast
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees baseball
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys football
Christian Pulisic, German soccer

BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE:
Matt Bush, Texas Rangers baseball
Roger Federer, Tennis
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers football
Candace Parker, WNBA basketball

BEST UPSET:
Clemson over Alabama (College Football Championship)
Denis Istomin over Novak Djokovic (Australian Open Tennis)
Mississippi State over Connecticut (Women’s NCAA Basketball)

BEST GAME:
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians (World Series)
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal (Australian Open Tennis)
New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons (Super Bowl)

Predict the ESPY Awards winner now; change them until July 12

Be sure to make your ESPY predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that sports insiders can see how their athletes and teams are faring in our ESPY odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on July 12. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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