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Be a sport: Photos from the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Sportscaster Chris Berman (R) and Bailey the Los Angeles Kings Mascot arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: A general view of the finale is seen onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp and Actress Cody Horn arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Press Room

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) NHL players Matt Greene, Dustin Brown and Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings eith award for Best Upset posing in the press room during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA player Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers (L) and actress Hayden Panettiere arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) NBA player Steve Nash and Nascar driver Danica Patrick present award for Best Team onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Blake Griffin (L) and Kevin Love speak via satellite during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional skiier Lindsey Vonn walks onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA New Orleans Hornets player Anthony Davis arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Host Rob Riggle speaks onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Actor Rob Lowe with award recipient Eric LeGrand onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL player Demaryius Thomas arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: UFC fighters Jon Jones and Anderson Silva arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Rappers NAS (L) and Swizz Beatz perform onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Lehigh Basketball team Coach Murray Goodman, Gabe Knutson, John Adams, Jordan Hamilton, Coach Antoni Wyche and CJ McCollum arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Press Room

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Matthew Stafford of the Detriot Lions wins award Best Comeback Athlete poses in the press room during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Backstage & Audience

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson poses backstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA players Juwan Howard (L) and Mike Miller (R) of the Miami Heat accept the Best Team award from NBA player Steve Nash and Nascar driver Danica Patrick onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional surfer Maya Gabeira and actor Jesse Spencer arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional skier Maya Turski arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Backstage & Audience

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA players Juwan Howard (L) and Mike Miller of the Miami Heat, winners of the Best Team Award pose onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL player Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos and Professional skiier Lindsey Vonn onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Tennis player Daniela Hantuchova and NFL player Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Soccer player Carlos Bocanegra arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL player Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (L) and actress Zooey Deschanel speak onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Cleveland Browns player Josh Cribbs arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Brothers Dan Gronkowski, Gordie Gronkowski, Rob Gronkowski and Glenn Gronkowski arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA New Orleans Hornets player Anthony Davis arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Green Bay Packers player Desmond Bishop (ring detail) arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) UFC fighters Anderson Silva and Jon Jones arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL players Victor Cruz and Eli Manning of the New York Giants with Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Show

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional snowboarder Shaun White (L) and actress Olivia Munn speak onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: TV Personality Holly Robsinson Peete and kids arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Professional surfer Maya Gabeira and actor Jesse Spencer arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Press Room

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL player Demaryius Thomas accepts award for Best Moment poses in the press room during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Press Room

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Christian Watford wins award for Best Play poses in the press room during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Alpine Skiier Bode Miller (L) and guest arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: College Basketball player Pendarvis Williams (R) and guest arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NHL players Matt Greene, Dustin Brown, and Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings accept the Best Upset award onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NFL player Eli Manning of the New York Giants arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Actress Jessica Biel poses in the press room during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: NBA player Steve Nash (L) of the Los Angeles Lakers and former Los Angeles Lakers coach, current head coach for the Texas Legends Del Harris arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Former NBA player Julius Erving and guest arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: The Sasquatch (L) and actor Joel McHale arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Bailey The Los Angeles Kings Mascot arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Musician Nas and Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 2012 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: US Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner (L) and NBA player Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Relive the glory and the rug burn of the red carpet and ceremony with a slideshow sampling of winning photos from Wednesday night's 2012 Espy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. 

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A flurry of forged Kings tickets are accumulating around the Staples Center

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L.A. Kings hockey fan Mark Hollister looks to buy last minute tickets for Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Scalpers with fake tickets will ice your dream of seeing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, say police, who are warning Kings fans to be careful about bogus tickets.

Scalpers with fake tickets will ice your dream of seeing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, say police, who are warning Kings fans to be careful about buying tickets off the street for Monday's game.

The LA Kings could capture their first Stanley Cup title if they emerge victorious in Game 6 over the New Jersey Devils. Authorities are concerned that the excitement may produce an increased flurry of forged tickets around the Staples Center. 

"People are pretty clever with Photoshop and the other computer things you can do now, and they’ll get a real ticket, or they’ll get a facsimile of a real ticket, and they’ll go ahead make a pretty good reproduction of it," LAPD Commander Andy Smith told KPCC's Ashley Bailey.

"We’ll have families come in, put down 400 dollars a ticket, to the tune of $2,000 in one case, and will try and get through the box office with the tickets and find out that they’re worthless," said Smith who took in six reports of fake tickets at last week's game. 

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Puck traffic: Many will 'Go Metro' to Stanley Cup Finals, says transit authority

Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils - Game Two

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Davis Drewiske #44 of the Los Angeles Kings warms up against the New Jersey Devils during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

Los Angeles, a hockey town with a movie star problem, welcomes Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Staples Center on Monday night where the L.A. Kings hope to skate into a 3-0 game lead against the N.J. Devils.

The puck drops here at 5 p.m. (PST), forcing sports fans to compete with evening commuters in a battle for lane domination across the city. 

Instead of playing king of the road, athletic supporters are encouraged to make public transportation their goal. Metro is preparing for the expected increase in riders.

"During the playoffs a few weeks ago we noticed an increase in ridership...we're expecting a repeat tonight," Metro spokesperson Rick Jager told KPCC. "We'll have personnel out there and expect crowds to accumulate," he said. 

Depending on the demand, the transit authority may implement "added train service" at nearby stations to help get people home faster when the game lets out, Jager said. Additional service would mean more cars per train, not an increase in departure frequency, he explained. 

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