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At ESPY Awards, NBA Stars Plead for End to Gun Violence

LeBron James won five trophies

(Newser) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling, the AP reports. The show honoring the year's best athletes and sports moments opened... More »

Watch Caitlyn Jenner's Moving ESPYs Speech

Dying NCAA player's game chosen as 'best moment'

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner had never met another trans person until a few months ago, she revealed after receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards last night. She used her acceptance speech to make a plea for tolerance, saying, "It's not just about me, it's about... More »

LeBron the Butt of ESPY Jokesters

Seth Myers gets in on the act, too

(Newser) - In a way, LeBron James was the star of last night's ESPY awards. No, he didn’t actually win anything, but he was on the receiving end of the most jokes, Time reports. In addition to the Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoof above—in which the big decision was... More »

Timberlake Will Host ESPN Awards Gala

No stranger to sports world after Super Bowl 'wardrobe malfunction'

(Newser) - Well-known in the sports world after the Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," Justin Timberlake will host ESPN's annual awards gala, the sports channel reports. The ESPY Awards are set for July 20 in Los Angeles. "Not only is he a world-class music performer and established actor, but he... More »

LeBron Will Host SNL Premier

King James will be live from New York

(Newser) - NBA superstar LeBron James will host this September's premier of Saturday Night Live, NBC said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who took the Cleveland Cavaliers to a franchise-first NBA Finals last season, got good reviews recently for co-hosting the ESPYs with comedian Jimmy Kimmel. More »

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