Week in review

The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.

Actor/comedian Rob Riggle will play host as the ESPYS will be televised live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Wednesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN HD.

In the video above, get a taste of some of the behind-the-scenes moments as SportsNation previews the ESPYS nominees.

Now let’s look at the week on Front Row:

Front Row celebrated our nation’s birthday this week. For ESPN’s Brooklyn native Fran Fraschilla, the July 4 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest evokes a lifetime of great memories. We also profiled a fellow ESPN employee Rafael DelValle, an ESPN security specialist and former U.S. Army veteran as a part of our “Heroes Work Here. Employ excellence. Hire veterans” pledge.

Wimbledon coverage continues and we took a look inside the Centre Court “bunker”. In the video, ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Chris Evert and Mike Tirico talk about the privilege of calling matches from the historic spot.

Front Row talked with ESPN.com poker editor and blogger Andrew Feldman about the 2012 World Series of Poker: The Big One for One Drop which required a $1 million buy-in per player.

Most know Randy Johnson for his skills on the baseball mound, but we take a look at one of his other talents, photography. Johnson shot at the X Games in Los Angeles with ESPN Images.

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