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Ciminelli an ESPY nominee for bowling

PBA Tour star Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga is one of four candidates for the Best Bowler Award to be presented at The 2016 ESPYS on July 13 in Los Angeles. Nominees were announced Thursday and fan voting has begun.

The reigning U.S. Open champion, who last month won his third George A. Obenauer Masters championship locally, was runner-up for PBA Bowler of the Year honors in 2015. He is joined on the ESPYS ballot for bowling by Jason Belmonte, Jesper Svensson and Anthony Simonsen.

Fans will determine the winners in most ESPYS categories by voting online at ESPYS.com up to the start of live show at 8 p.m. on July 13 on ABC.

Patrick Kane, LeBron James, Holly Holm, Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Andy Murray, Roberta Vinci, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carli Lloyd, Cam Newton and Bryce Harper are among nominees in various categories for the 2016 ESPYS.