Thu Jul 2 1:00am
Brothers In Exile(Season 4, Episode 6) ESPN2

The story of half-brothers Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez— their rise to baseball stardom in Cuba, harrowing escapes from their native island, and the improbable circumstances that reunited them years later as World Series champions.

Fri Jul 3 3:00am
Little Big Men(Season 1, Episode 19) ESPN2

The 1982 Little League World Series champions from Kirkland, Wash., are profiled in "Little Big Men." Directors Al Szymanski and Peter Franchella catch up with Cody Webster and other team members who broke a lengthy U.S. drought in Williamsport, Pa.

Fri Jul 3 4:00am
Fernando Nation(Season 1, Episode 27) ESPN2

"Fernando Nation" chronicles the impact of Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Fernando Valenzuela on the Mexican-American community and baseball in general in the early 1980s. Valenzuela is among those interviewed. Directed by Cruz Angeles.

Fri Jul 3 6:00am
Fri Jul 3 6:30am
Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball ESPNCLS

Chronicling the April Fools hoax published by Sports Illustrated in 1985, depicting a mysterious Mets pitching prospect named Hayden "Sidd" Finch who reportedly threw over 168mph.

Fri Jul 3 10:00pm
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

Sat Jul 4 12:00am
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

Sat Jul 4 1:00am
The Myth of Garrincha & Ceasefire Massacre(Season 3, Episode 21) ESPNCLS

Celebrating the unheralded career of Brazil's Mané Garrincha, a teammate of Pelé with a legion of followers right up to his death in 1983; the 1994 terrorist shooting in a Northern Ireland bar during the Ireland-Italy World Cup match in New Jersey.

Sat Jul 4 2:00am
Jordan Rides the Bus(Season 1, Episode 18) ESPN2

Michael Jordan's brief minor-league-baseball career is revisited by director Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham") in "Jordan Rides the Bus." The 1994 stint with the double-A Birmingham Barons and manager Terry Francona followed the murder of his father and his thir (more…)

Sat Jul 4 2:00am
White, Blue and White(Season 3, Episode 24) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the late '70s/early '80s soccer success in England of Argentine stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa. The pair helped win the 1978 World Cup but were conflicted when Argentine troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands in 1982.

Sat Jul 4 3:00am
The House of Steinbrenner(Season 1, Episode 22) ESPN2

"The House of Steinbrenner" chronicles George Steinbrenner's impactful 37-year reign as New York Yankees owner, the franchise's transition into a new stadium and new era of ownership. Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple.

Sat Jul 4 3:00am
Hillsborough(Season 3, Episode 17) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1989 spectator tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, that resulted in 96 deaths. Director Daniel Gordon examines the incident and its aftermath, including the exoneration of Liverpool supporters over two decades later.

Sat Jul 4 3:00pm
Brian and The Boz(Season 4, Episode 5) ABC

Chronicling Oklahoma Sooners star Brian Bosworth's days as "The Boz" under football coach Barry Switzer. Both men reflect on their father-son relationship in three memorable seasons (1984-86) in Norman, while also discussing how their lives have changed. D (more…)

Sat Jul 4 4:30pm
You Don't Know Bo(Season 2, Episode 6) ABC

Bo Jackson's brief-but-explosive NFL and MLB careers are chronicled along with his iconic late-'80s marketing campaign. Legendary anecdotes are featured from Alabama school days to his exploits with the Raiders, Royals, White Sox and Angels.

Sat Jul 4 7:00pm
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 15) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as (more…)

Sat Jul 4 7:30pm
No Mas(Season 3, Episode 3) ESPN2

Chronicling the Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran fights of 1980, with commentary from both fighters, family members and boxing experts. Duran won the first welterweight bout in Montreal before Leonard took the New Orleans rematch. Directed by Eric Drath.

Sat Jul 4 10:00pm
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

Sun Jul 5 12:00am
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

Sun Jul 5 1:00am
You Don't Know Bo(Season 2, Episode 6) ESPN2

Bo Jackson's brief-but-explosive NFL and MLB careers are chronicled along with his iconic late-'80s marketing campaign. Legendary anecdotes are featured from Alabama school days to his exploits with the Raiders, Royals, White Sox and Angels.

Sun Jul 5 1:00am
The Myth of Garrincha & Ceasefire Massacre(Season 3, Episode 21) ESPNCLS

Celebrating the unheralded career of Brazil's Mané Garrincha, a teammate of Pelé with a legion of followers right up to his death in 1983; the 1994 terrorist shooting in a Northern Ireland bar during the Ireland-Italy World Cup match in New Jersey.

Sun Jul 5 2:00am
White, Blue and White(Season 3, Episode 24) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the late '70s/early '80s soccer success in England of Argentine stars Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa. The pair helped win the 1978 World Cup but were conflicted when Argentine troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands in 1982.

Sun Jul 5 2:30am
The Day The Series Stopped(Season 4, Episode 2) ESPN2

The earthquake-interrupted A's-Giants World Series of 1989 is revisited through archival footage and stories from players, officials and Bay Area citizens. Director Ryan Fleck also takes a scientific look at the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake prior to Game 3 at Can (more…)

Sun Jul 5 3:00am
Hillsborough(Season 3, Episode 17) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1989 spectator tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, that resulted in 96 deaths. Director Daniel Gordon examines the incident and its aftermath, including the exoneration of Liverpool supporters over two decades later.

Sun Jul 5 5:00am
The Deal(Season 3, Episode 10) ESPN2

Chronicling the 2003-04 off-season pursuit of Rangers slugger Alex Rodriguez by the Red Sox and Yankees. General managers John Hart, Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman are among those interviewed. Directed by Colin and Nick Barnicle.

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