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The ESPY Awards celebrate the very best in the world of sports.

But we're here to celebrate the very hottest.

Yes, way to go LeBron James and company for taking home the 2012 trophies from this ceremony, but our concern here is less who performed well on the court and who looked the best on the red carpet. With that in mind...

.. come on down Lindsey Vonn and Danica Patrick, two of the best looking female athletes of this era! Who was at her sexiest at the ESPYs? Compare and vote now:

Fashion Face-Off!

They are two of the most celebrated female athletes of this era. But did Lindsey Vonn or Danica Patrick look hotter at the ESPYs? View Poll »

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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.

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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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Rumors that Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander are dating have been running rampant after a series of photos of them together.

Busted Coverage posted the images allegedly featuring the supermodel getting cozy with one of the best pitchers in all of Major League Baseball.

The Detroit Free Press claims a woman named Amanda Waynick, who was celebrating her 25th birthday at the bar, asked Verlander for a photo.

He declined, politely ... but she later spotted him with Kate Upton in the background of several photos she took of herself and some friends.

Kate and Justin

Woo hoo! Hottest possible couple ever!

Of course, Verlander has been linked to his longtime girlfriend Emily Yuen, so this is all just speculation and may be much ado about nothing.

Or it may be the starting American League pitcher in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and the all-star creator of the Cat Daddy video hitting it.

The two met on the set of a commercial for MLB 2K12, so they are definitely acquainted, but beyond that, only time and celebrity gossip will tell.

For what it's worth, Verlander was LIT UP in the All-Star Game last night, yielding five runs in a single inning. Wonder if his mind was on something else ...

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Rob Gronkowski set the record for touchdowns by a tight end last season.

But the New England Patriots star is thinking about spiking a different kind of balls on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. That's right, he's naked!

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Gronkowski, who once said he would bang Tim Tebow, is one of many athletes who bare very nearly all within the pages of the publication. Others include: Brad Richards, Tyson Chandler and all members of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.

Take a close, long, hard look at the NFL All-Pro now and decide: Would you hit that?

 

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Star U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo failed a drug test recently, but was let off with a warning after claiming she had no idea a prescription drug she took for "pre-menstrual purposes" contained a diuretic on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

She will be eligible to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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"Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and the medication did not enhance my performance in any way," Solo said.

A sample of Solo's urine collected June 15 tested positive for canrenone, a prohibited diuretic. But when Hope's prescribed medication was found to contain canrenone in therapeutic doses, she was given a public warning, not a suspension.

"As someone who believes in clean sport, I'm glad to have worked with USADA to resolve this matter and I look forward to representing my country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London," the Dancing With the Stars alum said.

Solo is one of 14 American athletes to receive a sanction under United States Olympic Committee's anti-doping policies this year, according to the USADA.

She is one of only three athletes to avoid suspension as a result.

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Michael Phelps, the 27-year-old 14-time Olympic gold medalist, is shirtless on the cover of Details' August 2012 issue celebrating the London games.

Details interview excerpts and photos of the living swimming legend below!

On his 2012 Olympics game plan: “When you get to that big meet ... you’ve done all the training. You tune everything out and go up to the block and do everything that you’ve prepared to do. You can’t go back and fix anything."

"Whatever happens, happens. If you fail, you just get up and try again.”

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On gaining 25 pounds after the 2008 Olympics: “At that point, I just didn’t have anything. It was weird going from the highest of the high, the biggest point of your life - winning eight gold medals - and then saying, ‘All right, where do I go from here?’"

"I wasn’t motivated. I did nothing, literally nothing, for a long time."

"I gained 25 pounds. A friend of mine and I were playing football on the beach in Miami, and somebody got a picture of us and put it all over the place. And he was like, “Bro, you gotta start working out, man. You are fat.”

On the infamous bong photo: “It was a learning experience. I’m the kind of person who has to go through the learning experiences myself."

"Somebody could tell me, 'If you eat this much you’ll be fat,' and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, okay, let me try it.’ I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve made thousands of mistakes, but I’ve never made the same mistake twice.”

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San Diego Padres fan Travis Decker learned the hard way over the weekend that Facebook and baseball don't always mix. At least not live baseball.

He was struck hard by a foul ball in the upper deck of the right field stands at Petco Park while attempting to "check in" to the stadium on his phone.

Decker was too busy trying to update the universe that he was at Petco, he failed to pay attention to the exciting action at Petco. To his own detriment.

That's gotta hurt, but give Travis credit for being a good sport at least:

This is the second most embarrassing video to come out of America's Finest City in the past week, with the first being the epic San Diego fireworks fail.

Pull it together, SD!

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Roger Federer won his 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon Sunday, but it was the first in which the tennis legend's twin daughters joined in the celebration.

As if the trophy presentation wasn't emotional enough after Andy Murray's runner-up speech, the world got to see Myla and Charlene Federer, 2, cheer on dad.

Wearing identical black and white dresses and matching pigtails, the blonde cuties sat with their mom, Mirka, who has been married to Roger since 2009:

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Helping out with the twin toddlers: Federer's mother, Lynette.

The foursome were cheering and applauding in the stands as Federer, 30, bested Murray, 25, in his bid to become the UK's first homegrown winner since 1936.

Roger made a big deal out of his little girls during the last two weeks, taking them onto Centre Court with him to experience Wimbledon for the first time.

Myla and Charlene weren't the only stylish siblings in the stands. Pippa and Kate Middleton sat side by side while crossing their fingers for a Murray victory.

Unfortunately for the Duchess and her sister, it was not to be. But it's awfully hard not to like Federer, even before you see those adorable little kids.

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Andy Murray's Wimbledon runner-up speech left the tennis star in tears Sunday afternoon, and likely had more than a few onlookers welling up, too.

With girlfriend Kim Sears, along with Kate and Pippa Middleton, looking on, Murray wept in a post-match interview following his loss to Roger Federer.

When a BBC interviewer asked him about the emotions he felt over the fortnight, he (and Sears) broke down while the Centre Court crowd applauded ...

The interviewer's empathy was as powerful as Murray's sadness. Everyone, from Federer to Murray to the fans, truly felt for the 25-year-old Andy.

With the hopes of a nation riding on his shoulders, Murray looked poised to stun Federer and capture his first Grand Slam title. Didn't happen.

"I'm getting closer," he joked at the start, wounded but proud, defeated but respectful and classy, head sinking low while at the same time held high.

The Scotland native failed to deliver the UK its first homegrown champion of the famed tournament in 76 years, but is clearly a big winner at life.

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