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ESPY Award winners 2020: Full results, highlights, best moments from the ESPYs

first_imgESPN moved up its annual ESPY Awards show from the MLB All-Star break to Father’s Day night this year and changed the focus from athletic achievement to social achievement.The COVID-19 outbreak has canceled, delayed and threatened sporting events and seasons since March. Americans’ reactions to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have increased the desire for changes in race relations. Sunday’s two-hour show acknowledged those narratives and provided recognition to people in the sports world who were dedicated to community service in the previous year. FLASHBACK: Kevin Love describes panic attackA list of the most prominent ESPY Award winners in 2020:Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian AwardNelson Cruz, Twins (MLB)En primer lugar, agradezco a Dios por darme la oportunidad de hacer lo que amo.También le doy las gracias a mis padres que me enseñaron que dar a los demás es mejor que recibir. pic.twitter.com/PJ7vqjPhC1— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) June 22, 2020Sports Humanitarian Team of the YearLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Can’t-Stop-Watching MomentThomas “Snacks” Lee, Jackson State (NCAA basketball)JSU wild. Ya love to see it. pic.twitter.com/EzZ5OzcBr2— DoubleLL’s (@AllHailDorian) March 3, 2020Jimmy V Award for PerseveranceTaquarius “TQ” WairSeahawks LB Shaquem Griffin surprised Taquarius Wair with a special message and this year’s Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. #ESPYS(📍 @Cisco) pic.twitter.com/y1MDDisyVs— ESPYS (@ESPYS) June 22, 2020Pat Tillman Award for ServiceKim Clavel (Boxing) Kim Clavel was on the verge of a boxing breakthrough, but when the coronavirus pandemic struck, she put one career aside for another.Tonight, she accepts the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the #ESPYS. pic.twitter.com/PZk8Sctxs8— ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020Arthur Ashe Courage AwardKevin Love, Cavaliers (NBA)”Humbled does not even begin to describe the feeling.”@kevinlove delivers a heartfelt speech after winning the 2020 Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his commitment to growing mental health awareness. #ESPYS pic.twitter.com/EjQdm34ZjD— ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020Billie Jean King Youth Leadership AwardJoe Aputo, Batouly Camara, Ally Friedman, Javonn Islar, Chelsea Quito, Elijah Murphy, Niah WoodsThe night also included a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by Snoop Dogg and a Black Lives Matter-themed introduction from co-hosts Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird.”This is our moment to prove that we know a better world is one where Black lives are valued.”@DangeRussWilson, @S10Bird and @mPinoe open the 2020 #ESPYS. pic.twitter.com/ntJzgtkhMq— ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020last_img read more