The Georgia Bulldogs did not receive an ESPY Award for their thrilling win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, but winning the game was probably enough for UGA fans.
The U.S. women’s hockey team’s victory over Canada in the Winter Olympics was picked as the best game of 2018 at the ESPYs Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Houston Astros’ win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series was also nominated along with the Rose Bowl.
Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48 in overtime in the college football playoff semifinal on Jan. 1.
In a powerful and solemn closing to the show that honors the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, more than 140 survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar, a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.
Gymnast Aly Raisman, softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Sarah Klein, who said she was Nasser's first victim 30 years ago, took turns speaking. Klein chided the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State for placing "money and medals above the safety of child athletes."
Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim won a leading three ESPYs, including best female athlete, while hockey player Alex Ovechkin claimed best male athlete.
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