ESPY Awards 2019 nominees revealed: Simone Biles, Serena Williams, all up for sports honors 

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | Daily Mail Reporter
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U.S. Women's soccer star Alex Morgan, gymnast Simone Biles, tennis star Serena Williams, and NBA star Kevin Durant are among the nominees for the 2019 ESPY Awards.

Biles and Morgan are competing with WNBA player Breanna Stewart and skier Mikaela Shiffrin for to become 'best female athlete,' while Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo vies for the 'best male athlete' award with golfer Brooks Koepka, Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Morgan - Goals - Thailand - America - World

Morgan, who scored a record-breaking five goals against Thailand in America's World Cup opener last week, was already named the U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year for 2018.

Meanwhile Biles won five gold medals at the World Champions in Doha and Stewart was the FIBA Player of the Year and a WNBA All-Star in 2018.

NASCAR - Driver - Danica - Patrick - Host

With former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick serving as host, ESPY ratings were down dramatically in 2018 as the broadcast drew 3.9 million viewers compared to 5.3 million in 2017. Comedian Tracy Morgan will host this year's broadcast on July 10.

'I hope my Uncle Sidney Poitier is there with my biological father Tony Dorsett and my second cousin Herschel Walker,' Morgan joked in an ESPN press release. 'And Bo Jackson I want my two dollars back.'

Nominees - Month - Awards

There are many other nominees for next month's awards show.

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