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Phelps a big winner at ESPY Awards

July 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's that time of year again for the top celebs from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements at the 17th annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.Many of your favorite sports stars were seen walking the red carpet , including Lisa Leslie, Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom and Mark Sanchez. However, the big winners were announced inside.

Michael Phelps was one of the biggest winners, taking five ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year.

The following were winners of the 17th annual ESPY Awards:

Male Athlete
Michael Phelps, swimming

Female Athlete
Nastia Liukin, gymnastics

Team
Los Angeles Lakers

Coach-Manager
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers

Breakthrough Athlete
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Game
Pittsburgh Steelers defeat Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowl

Record-breaking Performance
Michael Phelps, eight Olympic gold medals

Championship Performance
Michael Phelps, eight Olympic gold medals

Play
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's game-winning pass to Santonio Holmes, Super Bowl

Moment
U.S. men's 400-meter freestyle swimming relay wins Olympic gold

Upset
U.S. men's soccer team defeats Spain in Confederations Cup semifinals

Sports Movie
"The Express: The Ernie Davis Story"

Male College Athlete
Tim Tebow, Florida football

Female College Athlete
Maya Moore, Connecticut basketball

Male Action Sport Athlete
Shaun White,skateboarding/snowboarding

Female Action Sport Athlete
Gretchen Bleiler, snowboarding

Male Athlete With A Disability
Jason Lester, Ironman triathlete

Female Athlete With a Disability
Erin Popovich, swimming

Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt, sprinter, Jamaica

Female International Athlete
Lorena Ochoa, golf, Mexico

Baseball Player
Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

NBA Player
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

WNBA Player
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

NHL Player
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

MLS Player
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy

Bowler
Norm Duke

Driver
Jimmie Johnson

Fighter
Manny Pacquiao, boxing

Male Golfer
Tiger Woods

Female Golfer
Lorena Ochoa

Jockey
Calvin Borel

Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer

Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Male Olympian
Michael Phelps, swimming

Female Olympian
Shawn Johnson, gymnastics

Male Action Sport Athlete
Shaun White,skateboarding-snowboarding

Female Action Sport Athlete
Maya Gabeira, surfing

Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Nelson Mandela, former South African president

Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance
Don Meyer, Northern State University basketball coach

Comeback
Dara Torres, Olympic swimmer

Icon Award
Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals

All America Moment
Andre DeBose and Russell Shepherd, football

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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