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ESPN Caribbean will broadcast coverage of The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on Wednesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ESPYS will be hosted by acclaimed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and will feature a star-studded lineup. Top celebrities from the sports and entertainment industry will gather to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and honoring leading performers and performances. The 2019 ESPYS will air live on the ESPN Caribbean network and on ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand streaming platform.
This year’s scheduled presenters include: Dave Bautista (Stuber), Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me), Eric Dane (Euphoria), Eugenio Derbez (Dora And The Lost City Of Gold), Elle Fanning (Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil), Christina Hendricks (Good Girls), Billie Jean King (Former Tennis Player), Chris Long (Former NFL Player), Joel McHale (Card Sharks), Kumail Nanjiani (Stuber), Lilly Singh (A Little Late With Lilly Singh), Usher and more.
In addition, top athletes and celebrities scheduled to attend include: Danny Amendola (Lions), Prince Amukamara (Bears), David Arquette (Actor), Saquon Barkley (Best Breakthrough Athlete Nominee), Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns), Le’Veon Bell (Jets), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Drew Brees (Best NFL Player and Best Record-Breaking Performance Nominee), Cedric the Entertainer (Actor/Comedian), Ciara (Musician), Donald Faison (Actor), Jared Goff (Rams), Robert Gronkowski (Three-time Super Bowl Champion), Todd Gurley (Best NFL Player Nominee), Nyjah Huston (Best Male Action Sports Nominee), Sabrina Ionescu (Best College Athlete and Best Record-Breaking Performance Nominee), Caitlyn Jenner (Previous Ashe Recipient), Chloe Kim (Best Female Action Sports Athlete), Brooks Koepka (Best Male Athlete and Best Male Golfer Nominee), Kyle Kuzma (Lakers), Sugar Ray Leonard (Retired Boxer), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Patrick Mahomes (Best Male Athlete and Best NFL Player Nominee), Brandon Marshall (Raiders), Von Miller (Broncos), Ninja (Best E-Sports Moment), Paul Pierce (Former NBA Player), Christen Press (USWNT), Roman Reigns (Best WWE Moment Nominee), Terry Rozier (Hornets), Mikaela Shiffrin (Best Female Athlete Nominee), Iman Shumpert (Rockets), Breanna Stewart (Best Female Athlete Nominee, Best WNBA Player Nominee), Lindsey Vonn (Olympic Gold Medalist), Dwyane Wade (NBA Champion), Zion Williamson (Best College Athlete Nominee), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Trae Young (Best Breakthrough Athlete Nominee), the US Women’s National Soccer Team and more.
Honoring this year’s Arthur Ashe Award for Courage recipient Bill Russell, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tori Kelly will perform the Mavis Staples classic, “In Times Like These.” House of Vibe All Stars will serve as The ESPYS house band.
THE 2019 ESPYS FACTS AND FIGURES:
- For the first time since 1994 – the 2nd ESPYS ever – all the nominees for “Best Male Athlete” are newcomers to the category. Patrick Mahomes, Mookie Betts, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brooks Koepka all vie for their first “Best Male Athlete” honor.
- In “Best Female Athlete,” newcomer Alex Morgan joins a field of returning nominees, including Breanna Stewart, Simone Biles, and Mikaela Shiffrin. At least one of those three women has been represented in the category since 2014.
- For a third-straight year, James Harden graces the “Best NBA Player” category, alongside first timer Paul George and returning nominees Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant.
- In “Best Record-Breaking Performance,” returning nominees Drew Brees and Klay Thompson are joined by two young newcomers – Oregon basketball’s Sabrina Ionescu and high school runner Matthew Boling.
- Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka is nominated in three categories this year – “Best Breakthrough Athlete,” “Best Upset,” and “Best Female Tennis Player.”
The 2019 ESPYS will also showcase the achievements of inspiring and courageous athletes who embody the spirit of The ESPYS through three awards – the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, honoring Celtics legend Bill Russell; the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, awarded to high school football coach Rob Mendez; and The Pat Tillman Award for Service, presented to Marine Corps Sergeant Kirstie Ennis.