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Sun Jan 22 12:00pm
Pony Exce$$(Season 1, Episode 30) ESPNCLS

The rise, fall and rebirth of SMU football is chronicled in "Pony Exce$$." Craig James and Eric Dickerson highlighted the Mustangs' heyday of the early '80s, but rules violations led to the program's demise in 1987. Directed by Thaddeus D. Matula, a gradua (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 2:00pm
Straight Outta L.A.(Season 1, Episode 14) ESPNCLS

The Raiders' 1982 move to Los Angeles and the team's immediate cultural connection with the city are chronicled in "Straight Outta L.A.," directed by Ice Cube. The rap artist traces the origins of the hip-hop scene's affinity for the Silver & Black and the (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 3:00pm
The Birth of Big Air(Season 1, Episode 17) ESPNCLS

BMX star Mat Hoffman's high-flying career is documented in "The Birth of Big Air." Director Jeff Tremaine and co-producers Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze showcase Hoffman's love of the sport and relentless pursuit of record-breaking jumps and tricks.

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Sun Jan 22 3:00pm
Doc & Darryl(Season 5, Episode 10) ESPN

The careers of 1980s New York Mets stars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are explored by directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. On-field brilliance was followed by destructive addictions for both players, who reunite at a diner in Queens.

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Sun Jan 22 4:00pm
Broke(Season 2, Episode 1) ESPNCLS

Examining the harsh financial realities faced by some pro athletes due to bad investments, frivolous spending and other woes. Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison, Cliff Floyd, Keith McCants and Darren Rovell are among those interviewed. Directed by Billy Corben.

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Sun Jan 22 4:30pm
Phi Slama Jama(Season 6, Episode 1) ESPN

The high-flying Houston Cougars basketball squad of the early '80s is chronicled, featuring Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and others from Guy Lewis's three straight Final Four teams. Also: role player Benny Anders' disappearance. Directed by Chip Rives.

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Sun Jan 22 5:30pm
No Mas(Season 3, Episode 3) ESPNCLS

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.

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Sun Jan 22 7:00pm
Tim Richmond: To the Limit(Season 1, Episode 26) ESPNCLS

"Tim Richmond: To the Limit" chronicles the life and tragic death of the freewheeling 1980s NASCAR driver who succumbed to AIDS just three years after a seven-win season in the Winston Cup Series. Directed by Emmy Award winner Rory Karpf.

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Sun Jan 22 7:30pm
Big Shot(Season 3, Episode 4) ESPN

Chronicling former New York Islanders owner John Spano and the scandal that engulfed the franchise in the late '90s. The Dallas businessman comments on his $165 million purchase of the team and the ensuing scam that initially went undetected. Directed by K (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 8:00pm
Youngstown Boys(Season 3, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

Chronicling Youngstown (Pa.) natives Jim Tressel and Maurice Clarett, who both made inglorious exits from Ohio State football following on-field success. Jim Brown and ex-Buckeyes QB Craig Krenzel are featured. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

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Sun Jan 22 10:00pm
Fernando Nation(Season 1, Episode 27) ESPNCLS

"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.

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Sun Jan 22 10:30pm
Survive and Advance(Season 2, Episode 7) ESPNU

North Carolina State's improbable run to the 1983 NCAA basketball title is chronicled. Wolfpack guard Dereck Whittenburg helps tell the story of nine postseason wins under coach Jim Valvano, whose 1993 death capped a heartbreaking aftermath for the team. D (more…)

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Sun Jan 22 11:00pm
The Band That Wouldn't Die(Season 1, Episode 2) ESPNCLS

"The Band That Wouldn't Die." Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson documents the story of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, which continued to perform after the team's abrupt departure in 1984. The band beat the drum for their beloved team until the NFL (more…)

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Mon Jan 23 12:00am
Youngstown Boys(Season 3, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

Chronicling Youngstown (Pa.) natives Jim Tressel and Maurice Clarett, who both made inglorious exits from Ohio State football following on-field success. Jim Brown and ex-Buckeyes QB Craig Krenzel are featured. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

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Mon Jan 23 2:00am
Unmatched(Season 1, Episode 21) ESPNCLS

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's long-time rivalry and eventual friendship is chronicled in "Unmatched." The tennis legends reflect on their head-to-head history and the state of the game. Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters.

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Mon Jan 23 3:00am
The Legend of Jimmy the Greek(Season 1, Episode 6) ESPNCLS

"The Legend of Jimmy the Greek" examines the ground-breaking career and tragic fall of sports handicapper Jimmy Snyder, who rose to iconic status in his role on "The NFL Today." Directed by Peabody Award winner Fritz Mitchell, who began his career as a res (more…)

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Mon Jan 23 4:00am
The House of Steinbrenner(Season 1, Episode 22) ESPNCLS

"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.

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Mon Jan 23 5:00am
Marion Jones: Press Pause(Season 1, Episode 28) ESPNCLS

"Marion Jones: Press Pause" examines the rise to Olympic stardom and subsequent fall of one of track's top sprinters, who served six months in prison for lying to federal investigators about performance-enhancing drug use. Directed by John Singleton.

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Mon Jan 23 1:00pm
Phi Slama Jama(Season 6, Episode 1) ESPNU

The high-flying Houston Cougars basketball squad of the early '80s is chronicled, featuring Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and others from Guy Lewis's three straight Final Four teams. Also: role player Benny Anders' disappearance. Directed by Chip Rives.

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Mon Jan 23 2:30pm
I Hate Christian Laettner(Season 4, Episode 10) ESPNU

An in-depth profile of polarizing Duke basketball great Christian Laettner, the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Rory Karpf directs a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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Tue Jan 24 6:00pm
Bernie and Ernie(Season 3, Episode 6) ESPNU

Chronicling the basketball lives of Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld, who established themselves as a high-scoring tandem at the University of Tennessee, where they were dubbed the "Bernie and Ernie Show." Directed by Jason Hehir.

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Fri Jan 27 1:00am
I Hate Christian Laettner(Season 4, Episode 10) ESPN2

An in-depth profile of polarizing Duke basketball great Christian Laettner, the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Rory Karpf directs a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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Fri Jan 27 9:00pm
Rand University(Season 4, Episode 6) ESPNCLS

Wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town of Rand, W.Va., where troubles with the law nealry derailed Moss's career before he landed at Marshall and began making national headlines on the field.

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Fri Jan 27 10:00pm
Into the Wind(Season 1, Episode 23) ESPNCLS

"Into the Wind" documents amputee Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, a 1980 quest to run across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. NBA star and first-time filmmaker Steve Nash tells the story of Fox, a fellow British Columbia native.

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