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The 20th annual ESPYs Awards took place last night, honoring the world’s top athletes and performances. Here is a brief recap of some of last night’s award winners:

  • After leading his Miami Heat to the NBA Championship behind his dominant Finals performance, LeBron James racked up on the hardware last night, winning the Male Athlete of the Year, the ESPY for Championship Performance of the Year, and the ESPY for NBA Player of the Year.
  • Baylor All-American and NCAA champion Brittney Griner was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year, as well as the Female College Athlete of the Year.
  • The Heat were honored as the overall Team of the Year
  • Drew Brees won the Espy for best record-breaking performance after breaking Dan Marino’s single-season passing mark
  • The 49ers’ thrilling 36-32 NFC Divisional playoff win over the Saints was voted as the Game of the Year
  • Aarono Rodgers won the award for best NFL player, while Matthew Stafford won the ESPY for comeback player of the year
  • The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was given to former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand, who sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed

You can view the rest of the award winners here.

The Bears to finalize a long-term contract with unsigned franchise player Matt Forte before Monday’s deadline.

DeMarco Murray reiterated Wednesday that his surgically repaired right ankle is healthy and is ready for training camp.

One longtime NFL GM expressed skepticism that Chad Ochocinco will turn himself around with the Dolphins.

Adam Caplan handicaps the Browns, Dolphins, Colts, Bills, and Cowboys as the five likeliest teams to take a supplemental draft bid on Baylor WR Josh Gordon.

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