LOS ANGELES Serena Williams was honored as female athlete of the year and female tennis player at the 11th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, a year after she accepted the same trophies on behalf of older sister Venus.
Tiger Woods repeated as male golfer for the fourth consecutive year, giving him a career-best total of 15. He didn't attend the show hosted by comedian Jamie Foxx at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. He is in England for the British Open, which began Thursday.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong was chosen male athlete of the year over Barry Bonds, Tim Duncan and Woods, who had won the past three years. Armstrong is trying to win his record fifth Tour de France this month. Three years ago, he was chosen comeback athlete after beating testicular cancer.
Williams beat Lisa Leslie, Annika Sorenstam and Connecticut basketball player Diana Taurasi for the female athlete award, which pits athletes from different sports against each other.
Bonds was chosen major league baseball player for the second straight year. Leslie, hobbled by a knee injury, repeated as WNBA player. Sorenstam won her second consecutive award for female golfer.
Gail Devers ended Marion Jones' five-year domination of the female track and field athlete award. Jones' boyfriend, Tim Montgomery, won the men's track award.
The World Series champion Anaheim Angels were chosen best team. Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks became the second goaltender to win NHL player, joining two-time winner Dominik Hasek.
Jon Gruden was named coach of the year for guiding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title. Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons won NFL player honors. Quarterback Tommy Maddox of the Pittsburgh Steelers was chosen comeback athlete.
Duncan, who helped the San Antonio Spurs win a championship, was named NBA player, beating out Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers, among others.
Carmelo Anthony, who helped Syracuse win the NCAA championship before leaving for the NBA, was named male college athlete. The female award went to Taurasi.
"Bend It Like Beckham," which borrows its title from English soccer star David Beckham, was chosen sports movie.