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ESPY Awards: Caitlyn Jenner Preaches Acceptance in Award Speech

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Caitlyn Jenner proved to be the star of last night’s ESPY Awards, where she gave an emotional speech about transgender acceptance and teared up while thanking her family after receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Meanwhile, Stephen Curry and Ronda Rousey took home two awards each–including those for Best Male and Female Athlete, respectively. And the women’s national soccer team was recognized as Best Team.

Retired Yankees player Derek Jeter was also honored with the ESPY Icon Award. The ESPY Awards also featured a hilarious opening monologue from host Joel McHale. In addition to taking cracks at the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, McHale referred to golf’s Jordan Spieth as the “new Tiger Woods”–which he explained “is great news for golf, and terrible news for the future Mrs. Jordan Speith.” McHale also made fun of NFL stars C.J. Wilson and Jason Pierre Paul for blowing off their fingers in firework-related accidents this summer. And he also noted that Ronda Rousey has “knocked out more women than Bill Cosby.”


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