ESPYS 2018

ESPYS 2018: How did the Astros do?

ESPYS 2018: How did the Astros do?
The Astros won an ESPY on Wednesday night. photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston was set to make its presence known at the ESPYS this year. So, how did it all play out? Here are the results of the categories in which the Astros, Jose Altuve, George Springer, and James Harden were recognized.


Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series Game 5

Georgia Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma Sooners, Rose Bowl

WINNER: USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada, 2018 Winter Olympics

The US Women’s hockey team took the ESPY for “Best Game” with their dramatic, gold medal-winning matchup against Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Astros were nominated for their thrilling Game 5 of the World Series.


George Springer, Houston Astros – MLB World Series

WINNER: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl LII

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – NBA Finals

Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Men’s Basketball – CBB National Championship

Nick Foles takes the ESPY for “Best Championship Performance” for his part in Super Bowl LII. George Springer was nominated for his performance in the World Series.


WINNER: Houston Astros, MLB

Philadelphia Eagles, NFL

USA Women’s Ice Hockey

Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA Women’s Basketball

Villanova Wildcats, NCAA Men’s Basketball

Golden State Warriors, NBA

Washington Capitals, NHL

The Houston Astros are bringing home the ESPY for “Best Team.” Dallas Keuchel, Jose Altuve, and Alex Bregman accepted the award on behalf of the World Series champs. Keuchel thanks the fans: “Thanks for sticking with us.”


Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

James Harden, Houston Rockets

WINNER: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Alexander Ovechkin won the ESPY for “Best Male Athlete.” Jose Altuve was nominated for his notable performance throughout the 2017 season as was Rockets' James Harden.


Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

WINNER: Mike Trout, LA Angels

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

Jose Altuve falls to Mike Trout for "Best MLB Player."


WINNER: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

James Harden 

Anthony Davis 

Giannis Antekounmpo

LeBron James didn't win MVP this year, but he does take home the hardware for "Best NBA Player" at the ESPYS.

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The Texans are releasing corner Shaq Griffin. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images.

One of the big factors that led to the Texans' loss to the Jaguars on Sunday was the secondary. Multiple flags for pass interference gave Jacksonville more opportunities to pick up first downs and score points.

So it's no surprise that DeMeco Ryans is making some changes to his defense this week. According to several reports, Texans corner Shaq Griffin has been cut.

Nickel corner Tavierre Thomas was flagged for PI more than once on Sunday, and was burned badly by Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley for a touchdown.

DeMeco was asked after the game if he considered replacing Thomas with Desmond King or Shaq Griffin. Ryans didn't give a definitive answer, but it looks like we got one today.

One has to wonder if Desmond Kings' experience playing nickel was the reason for his promotion to the active roster and why Griffin was released. If Thomas continues to struggle, King looks like the next man up to replace him.

The Texans also made some other adjustments to their roster on Wednesday, per Aaron Wilson. Linebacker Denzel Perryman returns from suspension, kicker Matt Ammendola and linebacker Garret Wallow join the practice squad. They also released Gerrid Doaks from the practice squad.

The other big piece of news involves left guard Tytus Howard. He heads to injured reserve, ending his season after hurting his knee against Jacksonville.

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