Do YOU know who will win at the 2018 ESPY Awards? It’s time to show off your sports knowledge by making your predictions at Gold Derby in seven categories: Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Championship Performance, Best Breakthrough Athlete, Best College Athlete, Best Game and Best Team. You have until July 18 to give us your picks — that’s when the 26th annual ceremony airs live on ABC, hosted by pro racer Danica Patrick.
Tom Brady (New England Patriots) competes for the third time as Best Male Athlete, joining first-time contenders Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals).
Mikaela Shiffrin (Olympic Skier) is back for the second time as Best Female Athlete, facing off against Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx), Chloe Kim (Olympic Snowboarder) and Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars/United States Women’s National Soccer Team).
As for Best Team, the 2018 nominees are Houston Astros, Philadelphia Eagles, USA Women’s Ice Hockey, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Villanova Wildcats, Golden State Warriors and Washington Capitals.
Below, see all the nominees in the seven races you can now predict at Gold Derby. To make predictions in a category, grab contenders one by one from the left column and add them to the right column by clicking on the green + symbol. Arrange according to likelihood of winning. Grab each entry and move it up or down. Make your first picks now. Change them later as often as you wish.
BEST MALE ATHLETE
Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx
Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski
Chloe Kim, Snowboard
Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars/United States Women’s National Soccer Team
BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
George Springer, Houston Astros – MLB World Series
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl LII
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – NBA Finals
Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Men’s Basketball – CBB National Championship
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Sloane Stephens, Tennis
BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
Jalen Brunson, Villanova Basketball
Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimming
A’ja Wilson, South Carolina Basketball
World Series Game 5: Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers
Rose Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma Sooners
Winter Olympics: USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada
Houston Astros, MLB
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL
USA Women’s Ice Hockey
Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA Women’s Basketball
Villanova Wildcats, NCAA Men’s Basketball
Golden State Warriors, NBA
Washington Capitals, NHL