Curry and James up for best male athlete at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and LeBron James of the runner-up Cleveland Cavaliers are among the nominees for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Serena Williams leads the list of nominees for best female athlete.

Joining Curry and James in the best male athlete category are Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt.

Besides Williams, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, Connecticut basketball player Breanna Stewart and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn are nominees for female athlete. Rousey earned another nod for best fighter, along with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vonn was nominated for best comeback athlete.

The awards, hosted by Joel McHale, will air July 15 from Los Angeles on ABC.

Masters and newly crowned U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth and Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis are among the nominees for best breakthrough athlete.