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ESPY Awards to have definite Minnesota flavor

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ESPN's ESPY awards are feeling pretty Minnesota.

Five athletes with Minnesota ties have earned ESPY nominations, according to the Star Tribune.

Viking running back Adrian Peterson tops the list, as the NFL MVP is listed in three categories: Best Male Athlete, Best Comeback and Best NFL Player. He should be a lock in at least two of those categories.

Lynx star Lindsay Whalen is competing for Best WNBA Player.

St. Cloud State hockey standout Drew LeBlac is nominated for Best Male College Athlete.

Former Twin Ben Revere -- now with Philadelphia -- is in the Best Play category for this catch earlier this year:

Icing on the cake? Christian and Samantha Ponder will host the red carpet ceremony before the July 17 ESPN broadcast:

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