ESPY nominations for Peterson, Whalen, LeBlanc, Revere

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 28, 2013 - 12:51 AM

Vikings star is competing in three categories, including Best Male Athlete.


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during minicamp practice last Tuesday.

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Lynx playmaker Lindsay Whalen, St. Cloud State hockey star Drew LeBlanc and former Twins defensive dazzler Ben Revere are among those honored with ESPY nominations, which were announced Thursday across a broad array of sports and categories.

The fan-selected winners will be revealed during a live telecast July 17 on — you guessed it — ESPN.

Peterson is nominated in three categories: Best Male Athlete, Best Comeback and Best NFL Player.

Whalen is competing for Best WNBA Player, and LeBlanc is in the running for Best Male College Athlete.

Revere, in his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies since being traded from the Twins in the off-season, is competing in the Best Play category from when he went airborne on the warning track to rob the Reds’ Todd Frazier of a hit and then threw to first base to double up Jay Bruce during a game in April.

One other former Twin is also among the nominees: knuckballer R.A. Dickey for Best MLB Player.

The public can vote online from now to the telecast. For details, including a look at all of the nominations, visit


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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego - WP: A. Torres 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: C. Stammen 3
Baltimore - WP: B. Norris 11 FINAL
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 4
NY Yankees - WP: C. Sabathia 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: F. Doubront 5
Oakland - WP: S. Kazmir 10 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Oberholtzer 1
Philadelphia - WP: M. Adams 7 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: B. Wilson 3
Indiana 85 FINAL
Atlanta 98
Oklahoma City 95 FINAL
Memphis 98
LA Clippers 98 FINAL
Golden State 96
Boston 3 FINAL(OT)
Detroit 2
Colorado 1 FINAL
Minnesota 2
San Jose 3 FINAL
Los Angeles 6
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13




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