2014 ESPY Nominees: Peyton Manning, Ronda Rousey Topline Best Athletes

2014 ESPY Nominees: Peyton Manning, Ronda Rousey Topline Best Athletes

Denver Broncos QB has competition from Miguel Cabrera, Kevin Durant and Floyd Mayweather

ESPN unveiled its complete list of 2014 ESPY nominees on Tuesday: Miguel Cabrera, Kevin Durant, Peyton Manning and Floyd Mayweather are in contention for Best Male Athlete, while Maya Moore, Ronda Rousey, Mikaela Shiffrin and Breanna Stewart duke it out for top female.

The nominees for Best Game include the Iron Bowl, Alabama vs. Auburn; the AFC Wild Card Playoff, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts; and the Stanley Cup Finals Game 5, New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings.

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Best Team will come down to the Boston Red Sox, Connecticut Women's Basketball, Florida State Football, the Los Angeles Kings, the San Antonio Spurs and the Seattle Seahawks.

The trophies will be handed out to the best athletes and teams of the year on July 16 at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Musician and actor Drake hosts the show.

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ESPN personality Stuart Scott will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam will get the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Here are the nominations:

BEST MALE ATHLETE
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
Ronda Rousey, UFC
Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Skiing
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Women's Basketball

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BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion
Kawhi Leonard, NBA Finals MVP
Shabazz Napier, Men's NCAA Tournament MOP
David Ortiz, World Series MVP

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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BEST UPSET
Connecticut wins National Championship, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Mercer over Duke, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Chris Weidman over Anderson Silva, UFC 162

BEST GAME
Alabama vs. Auburn, Iron Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, AFC Wild Card Playoff
New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings, Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

BEST TEAM
Boston Red Sox, MLB
Connecticut Women's Basketball
Florida State Football
Los Angeles Kings, NHL
San Antonio Spurs, NBA
Seattle Seahawks, NFL

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BEST COACH/MANAGER
Geno Auriemma, Connecticut Women's Basketball
Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
John Farrell, Boston Red Sox
Kevin Ollie, Connecticut Men's Basketball
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs 

BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE
Josh Beckett, LA Dodgers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Dominic Moore, NY Rangers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
Rafael Nadal, Tennis
Inbee Park, Women's Golf
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal/Real Madrid
Sebastian Vettel, Formula One

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BEST NFL PLAYER
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers MLB
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks QB

BEST MLB PLAYER
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

BEST NHL PLAYER
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

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BEST DRIVER
Scott Dixon, IndyCar
Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR
John Force, NHRA
Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

BEST NBA PLAYER
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls 

BEST WNBA PLAYER
Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky
Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
Candace Parker, LA Sparks

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BEST FIGHTER
Jon “Bones” Jones, MMA
Floyd Mayweather, Boxing
Manny Pacquiao, Boxing
Ronda Rousey, MMA
Andre Ward, Boxing 

BEST MALE GOLFER
Martin Kaymer
Adam Scott
Henrik Stenson
Bubba Watson

BEST FEMALE GOLFER
Stacy Lewis
Inbee Park
Suzann Pettersen
Michelle Wie

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BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray
Rafael Nadal

BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER
Li Na
Agnieszka Radwanska
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams

BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College Hockey
Doug McDermott, Creighton Basketball
David Taylor, Penn State Wrestling
Lyle Thompson, Albany Lacrosse
Jameis Winston, Florida State Football

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BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Morgan Brian, Virginia Soccer
Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball
Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
Hannah Rogers, Florida Softball

BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Grant Baker, Surfing
Tucker Hibbert, Snowmobile
Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding
Ryan Villopoto, Motocross/Supercross
David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Jamie Anderson, Snowboard Slopestyle
Maddie Bowman, Freestyle Skiing
Kelly Clark, Snowboard Superpipe & Halfpipe
Vicki Golden, Moto Racing
Carissa Moore, Surfing

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BEST JOCKEY
Javier Castellano
Victor Espinoza
Joel Rosario
Mike Smith

BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY
Mark Bathum, Alpine Skiing
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Raymond Martin, Wheelchair Racing
Mike Shea, Snowboarding
Evan Strong, Snowboarding 

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY
Minda Dentler, Handcyclist
Oksana Masters, Sitting Skier
Tatyana McFadden, Sitting Skier/Track & Field
Laurie Stephens, Alpine Monoskier
Jamie Whitmore, Para-cycling 

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BEST BOWLER
Jason Belmonte
Wes Malott
Sean Rash
Pete Weber

BEST MLS PLAYER
Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls
Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact
Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
Mike Magee, Chicago Fire

BEST MALE U.S. OLYMPIC ATHLETE
Joss Christensen, Slopestyle Skiing
Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboard Slopestyle
Ted Ligety, Alpine Skier
Charlie White, Ice Dancing
David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing

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BEST FEMALE U.S. OLYMPIC ATHLETE
Jamie Anderson, Snowboard Slopestyle
Maddie Bowman, Halfpipe Skiing
Meryl Davis, Ice Dancing
Kaitlyn Farrington, Snowboard Halfpipe
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skier

BEST PLAY
Best Play will be voted on bracket-style