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Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and while the show was supposed to focus on the year's greatest achievements in sports Drizzy not surprisingly found a way to focus much of the attention on himself...and his many boring feuds.

First, a sketch featuring Drake and Chris Brown spoofed the fact that the two R&B/hip hop stars once wanted each other dead but are now total besties. 

Later in the show, Drake acknowledged his spat with rival rapper Macklemore in a slightly more subtle fashion:

That's Drake crooning a comedic song entitled "Honorable Mention" dedicated to all the runners-up in the crowd.

Watch the screen behind him when he sings "Real talent doesn't always win championships/Like real music doesn't always win Grammys."

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Yes, Stuart Scott's ESPY speech was the emotional high point.

Yes, the Chris Brown-Drake skit made for some great comedy.

But Chrissy Teigen and Erin Andrews posing together on the red carpet Wednesday night at the ESPYs made for every Sports Illustrated reader's dream.

Chrissy Teigen and Erin Andrews

Leave it to John Legend's wife to pull off another gravity-defying ensemble and making a jumpsuit look sexy. Not just any jumpsuit, mind you, but still.

That's not an outfit choice anyone can pull off. At all.

As for Fox Sports' go-to reporter Erin Andrews, the blonde beauty and perennial sports fan crush stunned alongside her in a white strapless dress.

You can't really give a wrong answer here, but ...

VOTE: Which ESPYs beauty is hotter?

 

Need more information to base your votes on here? Check out our galleries of Chrissy Teigen photos and Erin Andrews photos after the jump.

That should help. We aim to please.

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SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2007. A tumor discovered during an emergency appendectomy was treated successfully, and Scott returned to work less than a month later.

In early 2013, however, Scott revealed that his cancer had returned and, though this time it wouldn't be as easily treated, Scott vowed that he would fight and continue to work for as long as possible.

Over a year and a half later, Scott is still going strong and he was honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at last night's 2014 ESPY Awards.

As countless sports stars and fellow cancer survivor Robin Roberts looked on, Scott accepted the award named for the legendary North Carolina State basketball coach who gave a stirring speech at the first ESPYs ceremony in 1993, just two months before he died from cancer.

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Chris Brown and Drake went at it last night at the ESPYs ... but only in jest in a skit that mocked their previous rivalry and the former's violent past.

The two dudes who once wanted to kill each other pretty much killed it, too.

After a long setup to establish the Chris Brown-Drake beef, and stir up a faux Blake-Drake rivalry, the rapper and 2014 ESPYs host ends up on an operating table.

With "Dr. Blake Griffin" ready to operate, Drake is already a little uneasy ... and then Brown pops up with surgical tools in hand, ready to go to work.

"YOLO motherf--ker," he menacingly says as Griffin puts him under:

Afterward, Griffin and Brown were live on stage, faux announcing that Drake was done for the night ... and Chris introduced himself as "America's Sweetheart."

The L.A. crowd loved it, and rightfully so (especially the Cheetos joke), even though Chris mocking his violent tendencies is always a high-risk move.

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It was an evening filled of amazing highlights, inspiring speeches, memorable athletes... and Drake.

The front-running singer hosted the 2014 ESPYs last night, a Nokia Theater-based ceremony that honors the very best in sports from the past year.

Which stars and teams took home the gold? Scroll down, find out and sound off on the most glaring snubs now:

2014 ESPYs peeps

Best male action sports athlete: Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding

Best male U.S. Olympic athlete: Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboard Slopestyle

Best female college athlete: Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

Best male college athlete: Doug McDermott, Creighton Basketball

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Jack Hoffman wasn't just among the winners at the 2013 ESPY Awards. He was the one whose "Moment" was named the very best of the sports year.

You may not have heard of Jack, but that's part of what makes it so special.

A seven-year-old cancer patient, he got the opportunity of a lifetime when the Nebraska football team put him in for a play during its spring game.

What happened, as you can see below, left not a dry eye in the house:

Like fellow ESPY winner Robin Roberts, Hoffman was dealt a tough hand, but through sports, he was able to find some unforgettable, uplifitng moments.

Keep it up, Jack ...

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Robin Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYs last night, and it's hard to think of anyone more deserving of the honor.

Watch her emotional speech after winning the honor below:

Two decades ago, Jim Valvano made his legendary acceptance speech after winning it, setting the stage for the best part of the ESPY Awards.

Fittingly, the late college basketball coach's great efforts raising cancer awareness helped impact so many lives, including this year's recipient, Roberts.

Robin, who survived breast cancer in 2008 and MDS (a rare blood and bone marrow disease) recently, is courageous, as well as talented and inspiring.

Here's hoping she continues to be for many years to come.

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Miami Heat star LeBron James added to his trophy collection last night, bringing home three ESPY Awards, including Male Athlete of the Year.

James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing a sweep of the three awards he won last year as well.

He shared in the best team award Wednesday night.

LeBron James ESPYs Photo

Serena Williams won two awards, including Female Athlete of the Year, while NFL star Adrian Peterson and Michael Phelps won two awards each.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm served as host for the 21st annual show at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. See the full list of 2013 ESPY Awards winners below:

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ESPN is about to get a whole lot more handsome.

Jon Hamm announced this morning on Live with Kelly and Michael that he will be hosting the 2013 ESPYs, a fact later confirmed by show producer Maura Mandt in a statement:

Handsome Jon Hamm

“The ESPYS is designed to showcase the year’s best sports moments in a sharp, fun and entertaining manner and Jon’s the perfect host for this year’s show. His appearances on shows like 30 Rock and SNL show that humor and creativity are two of his main strengths. The combination of Jon’s dry wit with his passion for sports will give fans a unique and original view of the year in sports."

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LeBron James just won an NBA title with the Miami Heat.

Now he can add three-time ESPY winner to his resume.

The basketball superstar won individual trophies for male athlete of the year, best championship performance and best NBA player at the 20th annual gala/TV ratings extravaganza celebrating the year's best athletes and moments in sports.

LeBron James Pic

James, who is in London for the Olympics, has plenty to smile about.

LeBron bested tennis great Novak Djokovic, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for top male athlete.

He also shared in the best team award with the Heat.

Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won female athlete of the year, topping Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsay Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach.

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