LOS ANGELES­ (AP) — Trangko ang multiple stars ng 31st Summer Olympic Games 2016 sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil noong Agosto sa mga nominado para sa best male and female athletes ng ESPYS.

Magkakaribal sina five gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps, National League MVP Kris Bryant ng Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook para sa best male athlete.

Female finalists sina four-gold winner gymnast Simone Biles at swimmer Katie Ledecky, tennis great Serena Williams at Candace Parker ng WNBA champion LA Sparks.

Nominado sina New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant para sa best championship performance. Umagapay si Brady sa Patriots na makatayo mula sa 25-point deficit para sa largest comeback sa Super Bowl history at nasikwat ang kanyang fifth ring.

Tinanghal si Durant na 71st NBA Finals MVP nang mag-average ng 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds at 5.4 assists sa Warriors’ five-game series win kontra Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pasok din sa finals sina Westbrook at Phelps sa kategor­yang best record-breaking performance.

Napa­haba pa ni Phelps ang records niya sa 23 gold medals­ at 28 total me­dals sa pagdomina sa Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Pumukpok si Westbrook ng 42 triple-doubles sa 2016-2017 season, hinigitan ang 55-year-old mark ni Oscar Robertson at naging second player pa lang na nag-average ng triple-double sa isang full season.

Ang pagsilat ng Mississippi State sa UConn sa women’s basketball ng NCAA Tournament Final Four ang finalists sa best upset. Jumper ni Morgan William sa buzzer ang tumuldok sa UConn’s 111-game winning streak kabilang four national championships.

Finalists sa best international athlete sinasprinter Usain Bolt, MMA fighter Conor McGregor at soccer superstar Cristiano Ro­naldo.

Nominado ang wagi ng World Series na Cubs sa best team.

Ihu-host ang 25th ESPYS Awards ni five-time NFL MVP quarterback Peyton Manning sa Hulyo 12 sa ABC.