Caitlyn Jenner, Steph Curry Win At 2015 ESPYs

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The 2015 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards held yesterday.

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The ESPYs, presented by ESPN, recognizes individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance.

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So it was kind of a highlight when transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner was given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Caitlyn, who gave a 10-minute speech amidst a rapturous ovation, vowed “to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how transgender people are viewed and treated.”

“I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids,” Jenner said, wiping her eye.

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“Trans people deserve something vital; they deserve your respect,” she said. “From that respect comes a more compassionate community.”

Other winners on the night include Steph Curry, who won Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player, and Odell Beckham Jr., who won the award for Best Play.

See some of the winners below.

Courage Award – Caitlyn Jenner

Best Play – Odell Beckham Jr.

Best Moment – Lauren Hill

Best Breakthrough Athlete – Mo’ne Davis

Best Male Athlete – Stephen Curry

Best Female Athlete – Ronda Rousey

Best NBA Player – Stephen Curry

Best Game – Seattle Seahawks & New England Patriots

Best Fighter – Ronda Rousey

Best Driver – Kevin Harvick

Best Female Tennis Player – Serena Williams

Best Male Tennis Player – Novak Djokovic

Best Comeback Athlete – Rob Gronkowski

Best Record Breaking Performance – Peyton Manning

Best Upset – Mississippi State Bulldogs

Best Championship Performance – LeBron James

Best Female Action Sports Athlete – Kelly Clark

Best International Athlete – Lionel Messi

Best Male Golfer – Jordan Spieth

Best MLS Player – Robbie Keane

Best Male College Athlete – Marcus Mariota

Best WNBA Player – Skylar Diggins

Outstanding Team – US Women’s Football National Team

Best Coach – Steve Kerr




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