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The ESPY Awards honored the top names in sports Wednesday, including Kevin Durant, Richard Sherman and Maria Sharapova.

Hosted by Drake, the awards also honored Michael Sam with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Sam came out in February and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in May, making him the NFL's first openly gay player. "The way I see it, my responsibility at this moment in history is to stand up for everyone out there who wants nothing but to be themselves openly," he said in his speech after receiving a standing ovation. "It's amazing to think that by doing what we can, we can all touch, change and even save lives."

Watch Sam's acceptance speech below.

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Other award recipients from the NFL included Peyton Manning, a double winner for Favorite NFL Player and Record-Breaking Performance; as well as Sherman, who won the Breakthrough Athlete Award.

Sharapova and Rafael Nadal won the awards for Favorite Female and Male Tennis Players, while Kevin Durant won Favorite NBA Player, Miguel Cabrera won Favorite MLB Player and Sidney Crosby won Favorite NHL Player. The Favorite Team award went to the Seattle Seahawks.

See a complete list of ESPY Award winners here.