The #ESPYS play out on Twitter

Tonight, the worlds of sports and entertainment came together at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for the 2014 ESPYS, which honor a year’s worth of individual and team athletic achievements. As the star athletes and performers gathered to celebrate, the rest of the world conversed about it on Twitter, sending 1.1 million Tweets during the live broadcast on @ESPN.

Twitter buzzed throughout the entire show, and ESPYS host @Drake’s performance ignited a flurry of Tweets:


Throughout the evening fans took time to appreciate the latest and greatest talent in the sports industry, such as the @ussoccer team, the @Seahawks, @RondaRousey and @KDTrey5, who were among many notable winners. But it wasn’t all about the party; people also reflected on those in sports who have battled through adversity. When ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) was recognized with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, people on Twitter reacted:



The Arthur Ashe Courage Award went to St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) for his courage in coming out as gay before the NFL draft. People showed their support for him on Twitter:



This year’s show theme, #DontEverGiveUp, was coined by the legendary Jim Valvano, who took the stage during the very first ESPYS awards 21 years ago and inspired the crowd with this message. Not only was “don’t ever give up” referenced throughout the night on stage, but also on Twitter:


And here are some other noteworthy Tweets, including reaction to paralympic gold medalist Josh Sweeney winning the Pat Tillman Award:

Until next time!

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Baseball’s best took the diamond at Target Field (home of the @Twins) tonight for the @MLB All-Star Game. Fans around the world sent more than 1.4 million Tweets about the #ASG during the live telecast on @MLBonFOX, over 600,000 of which mentioned Derek Jeter’s final appearance.

Conversation about Derek Jeter dominated the night. Fans, players and celebrities turned to Twitter to honor Jeter (who singled, doubled and scored a run in the game), for playing in his 14th and final mid-summer classic. This chart below shows that Jeter and related hashtags, such as #FarewellCaptain and #RE2PECT, were mentioned over 615,000 times on Twitter during the game telecast:

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In addition to the outpouring around Jeter, baseball enthusiasts were all over every play of the American League’s 5-3 win over the National League, whether talking about the electrifying performances of @MiguelCabrera and @ClaytonKersh22, or discussing rising stars such as MVP @Trouty20, @TheCUTCH22, @YasielPuig and Monday’s #HRDerby champ @ynscspds. Here are the most-mentioned players during the game telecast:

Of course, the game itself was the culmination of several All-Star festivities in Minneapolis, and @MLB brought you even closer to the action through the Twitter Mirror and Vine 360 Booth.

Here are a few Tweets from the Celebrity Softball Game:


From a championship belt to fresh haircuts, fans of the long ball got behind-the-scenes access to Monday night’s #HRDerby:


And here are a few shots from the #ASG red carpet:


You can find more Tweets from players, fans, celebrities and media outlets in this timeline:

And last Thursday, for the third consecutive year, fans on Twitter could cast votes for the final player on the American and National League rosters by tweeting their pick with #FinalVote.

While he didn’t win, the overwhelming support from fans resulted in @Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello joining Twitter:

To make sure you don’t miss any of the action in the second of the MLB season, make sure to follow @MLB, @MLBonFOX, @MLBNetwork, @BBTN and @TwitterSports.

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