Taking place on Wednesday, July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Drake has been named as the host for the annual ESPY Awards – a showcase of the best and most inspirational sports moments, plays and teams of the year. “Drake is an unbelievably talented entertainer who truly has a passion for sports. We are thrilled to have him to host this year’s show,” said Connor Schell, vice president of ESPN Films and Original Entertainment, who oversees the ESPYs. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions—sports and performing,” said Drake. Just last week, Drake released “Draft Day,” which celebrated college stars and soon-to-be pro athletes Johnny Manziel and Andrew Wiggins.