National Football League star running back LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers ran away with four awards at ESPN’s 15th annual ESPY Awards show Wednesday night.
The show -- which was taped and will air Sunday, July 15 at 9 p.m. -- was co-hosted by television personality Jimmy Kimmel and National Basketball Association star LeBron James and held in Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.
Tomlinson won four awards -- the most of the night -- for Best Male Athlete, Best Record-Breaking Performance, Best NFL Player and the Hummer - Like Nothing Else Award.
The Indianapolis Colts racked up the Best Team Award, Best Coach/Manager (Tony Dungy) and Best Championship Performance (Peyton Manning).
Two new ESPY awards were introduced at this year’s ceremony -- Best Finish and The Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance.
For the fourth straight year, sports fans voted online to choose the winners of every award except the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and the Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance. More than12.5 million votes were counted for this year’s ESPYs -- a new record for the award show.
The full list of this year’s winners follows:
• Arthur Ashe Courage Award:Trevor Ringland and Dave Cullen, PeacePlayers.
• Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance: Kay Yow, North Carolina State women's-basketball coach.
Best in Sport:
• Best Female Athlete:Taryne Mowatt, University of Arizona softball.
• Best Male Athlete:Tomlinson.
• Best Moment:New Orleans Saints return home, beat Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.
• Best Team:Colts.
• Best Coach/Manager:Dungy.
• Best Game:Fiesta Bowl: Boise State over Oklahoma.
• Best Championship Performance:Manning.
• Best Play:Boise State beats Oklahoma with a two-point conversion using the Statue of Liberty play.
• Best Finish:San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers, Sept. 18, 2006 -- Dodgers hit four straight home runs to tie the game, then Nomar Garciaparra wins it with a home run in the 10th inning.
• Best Upset:Golden State Warriors over top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in first round of NBA playoffs.
• Best Breakthrough Athlete:Devin Hester, Chicago Bears.
• Best Record-Breaking Performance:Tomlinson.
• Best Sports Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
• Best Male College Athlete:Kevin Durant, University of Texas basketball.
• Best Female College Athlete:Taryne Mowatt, University of Arizona softball.
• Best Male Athlete with a Disability:Casey Tibbs, track and field.
• Best Female Athlete with a Disability:Jessica Long, paralympic swimming.
• Best Male International Athlete:Roger Federer, tennis.
• Best Female International Athlete:Maria Sharapova, tennis.
• Best Baseball Player:Derek Jeter, New York Yankees.
• Best NBA Player:James.
• Best WNBA Player:Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks.
• Best NFL Player:Tomlinson.
• Best NHL Player:Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins.
• Best MLS Player:Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy.
• Best Male Action Sport Athlete:Travis Pastrana, motocross.
• Best Female Action Sport Athlete:Sarah Burke, skiing.
• Best Bowler:Norm Duke.
• Best Driver:Jeff Gordon.
• Best Fighter:Floyd Mayweather, boxing.
• Best Golfer:Tiger Woods.
• Best Jockey:Calvin Borel.
• Best Outdoor Athlete:Dean Karnazes, marathon.
• Best Male Tennis Player:Federer.
• Best Female Tennis Player:Sharapova.
• Best Track and Field Athlete: Jeremy Wariner.
• Hummer - Like Nothing Else Award: Tomlinson.
• Under Armour Undeniable Award, Best Women's Collegiate Team: University of Tennessee basketball.