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2011 ESPY Awards Recap & Winners

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Jul. 14 2011, Published 4:31 a.m. ET

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As Seth Meyers hosted the ESPY Awards last night and rocked countless jokes about the ailing L.A. Dodgers' financial fiasco and the kissing couple in Vancouver, there were also other highlights from the night. Whether it was Lindsey Vonn's request for a photo with Justin Bieber, Serena Williams nod to female sports or Justin Timberlake's quintessential comedic timing, it's all good. Find out the winners after the jump!

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When tennis sensation Serena took the podium to open for Brooklyn Decker presenting the Best Female Athlete, Serena explained, "When I was growing up girls who played sports were called Tomboys." She went onto say "how far female athletes have come."

On a lighter note, Justin Timberlake joined the stage with Aaron Rodgers to present the Best Male College Athlete. During the funny bit, Justin said, "You and me. Dream team. Back together again. What a journey we have been on.  All the way to the Super Bowl and we won it! We did it. We won!”

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Aaron responded, “I don’t know what you are talking about,” and Justin tried to remind him, “You remember man! It all started right here at the ESPYs!” After showing a clip of Justin and Aaron at the 2010 Espys, Justin said, “See don’t you remember? I told you focus and then you did and then we won the Super Bowl and we both went to Disneyworld together. Remember that day? No? You were afraid of the teacups so I held your hand? And we had cotton candy from the same stick and we both met Cinderella. It was magical.”

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On that note, without further ado, here are the 2011 ESPY Award winners!

Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Dewey Bozella

Jimmy V. Award for Perseverance

Anthony Robles

Best Comeback

Mark Herzlich

Best Female Athlete

Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Skier

Best Male Athlete

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Best Moment

Roy Halladay postseason no-hitter

Best Team

Dallas Mavericks

Best coach/manager

Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks

Best game

Eagles vs. Giants

Best championship performance

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

Best play

Amy Wambach, Women’s World Cup goal

Best upset

VCU NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament run

Best breakthrough athlete

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Best record-breaking performance

Rory McIlroy

Best sports movie

The Fighter

Best male college athlete

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Jimmer Fredette, BYU Basketball

Best female college athlete

Maya Moore, Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Best male athlete with a disability

Anthony Robles, wrestling

Best female athlete with a disability

Mallory Weggemann, swimming

Best MLB player

Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

Best NBA player

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Best WNBA player

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Best NFL player

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Best NHL player

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

Best MLS player

Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy

Best male action sport athlete

Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding

Best female action sport athlete

Stephanie Gilmore, surfing

Best bowler

Jason Belmonte

Best driver

Jimmie Johnson

Best fighter

Manny Pacquiao

Best male golfer

Rory McIlroy

Best female golfer

Cristie Kerr

Best jockey

John Velazquez

Best male tennis player

Rafael Nadal

Best female tennis player

Serena Williams

Best track and field athlete

Tyson Gay

Reporting by Gena Oppenheim

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