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Eight with Minnesota ties nominated for ESPY awards. Ceremony is Wednesday

The 2022 ESPY awards will take place Wednesday (Ch. 5, 7 p.m.) and several athletes will local ties are nominated for major awards. Here's the list:

  • Anthony Barr

Barr is one four finalists for the 2022 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The longtime Vikings linebacker, and current free agent, started the Raise the Barr Foundation in 2016 with his mother to provide education opportunities for single-parent families. Barr has been involved with the Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis and worked with the Minneapolis Juvenile Detention Center.

  • Paige Bueckers

Though not up for an individual award, Bueckers most iconic moment of the 2021-2022 season is why the Connecticut Huskies are nominated for "Best Game" for their double overtime thriller against North Carolina State in the Elite Eight.