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Donovan, Rodriguez, Pujols Top Univision Sports Awards Nominees

'Premios Univision Deportes' To Present 25 Category Winners
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Univision Deportes has revealed the 25 categories that will be considered during its inaugural Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards), set to air Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. on UniMás and UDN.

The two-hour presentation is recognized by the network as "the ultimate sports award show for U.S. Hispanics honoring top athletes and teams from the leagues and sports that Hispanics care about most."

All told, 65 sports figures have been nominated for their roles in soccer, basketball, baseball, boxing, auto racing and more. Some of the nominees include, Landon Donovan, Miguel Herrera, Albert Pujols and James Rodríguez.

Fans will be able to vote as well for Goal of the Year, Extreme Sports Athlete of the Year, Best Athlete Post on Social Media and Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete. Sports personalities, such as journalists, broadcasters, and retired world class athletes will also select winners at Premios Univision Deportes.

Categories and Special Recognition Awards include:

Best Soccer Game of the Year

Best Boxer of the Year

Best MLS Player of the Year

Best Sports Moment of the Year

Best Baseball Player of the Year

Best Liga MX Player of the Year

Breakthrough of the Year

Best Save of the Year

Best Car Racing Performance

Best Basketball Player of the Year

Best World Cup Record

Best Hispanic Performance in Europe

For the Love of Sports Award

Sport Achievement of the Year

Humanitarian Work Award

World Champion Award

Paralympics Athlete of the Year Award

Tennis Performance Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Liga MX Champions Award

Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame

Goal of the Year

Extreme Sports Athlete of the Year

Best Athlete Post on Social Media

Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete

Univision Deportes is also hosting a nationwide search for everyday heroes called For the Love of the Game, where the winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize, as well as a paid trip to attend the Premios Univision Deportes gala in Miami. The gala will include an hour-long red carpet pre-show, complete with musical performaces by Latin music acts. 

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