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As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with "Broke," about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.

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In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa embark on a chase of one of the game's most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere.
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A gripping, fascinating, intimate look at not just those final, defining years of Bruce Lee's life, but the complex, often difficult journey that led to Lee's ultimate emergence as a singular icon in the histories of film and martial arts.
aired 11 days ago
An analysis of competitive eating's most storied pair -- Japan's Takeru "Kobi" Kobayashi and Californian Joey Chestnut. Includes candid interviews with both competitors.
aired 16 days ago
Director Andy Billman chronicles the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.
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A compelling chronicle of Lance Armstrong, one of the most inspirational - and then infamous - athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews with Armstrong, the film is a character study that captures a unique chapter of sports history.
aired 17 days ago
A compelling chronicle of Lance Armstrong, one of the most inspirational - and then infamous - athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews with Armstrong, the film is a character study that captures a unique chapter of sports history.
aired 20 days ago
Actor Morgan Freeman joins director Cliff Bestall in recounting how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite a South Africa previously divided by apartheid.
aired 24 days ago
A look at former New York Mets superstar pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden and power hitter Darryl Strawberry. They were stars on a team that captured the 1986 World Series, then broke the hearts of Mets fans when their lives spiraled out of control.
aired 27 days ago
Filmmaker Brett Morgen chronicles events: Arnold Palmer plays his last round at a U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chicago, the Rangers celebrate on Broadway, O.J. Simpson leads America on a slow speed chase in a white Ford Bronco.
aired 30 days ago
This documentary film takes a close look at the creation of a legend -- two-sport athlete Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson, the only person ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.
aired 37 days ago
Through interviews with Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Mark Aguirre and others, viewers are provided an inside look at what made the Detroit Pistons, of the late 80's and early 90's, tick.
aired 37 days ago
When the Celtics and Lakers meet again in the 1985 and 1987 NBA Finals, the teams' disdain and animosity for each other gradually turns to mutual respect -- led by superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
aired 37 days ago
Boston's Larry Bird and LA's Magic Johnson headline rosters full of charisma and talent as their teams collide in the epic 1984 NBA Finals. The two had previously met in the 1979 NCAA Championship Game, and now welcomed a second title clash.
aired 40 days ago
An exploration of the class and power dynamics in college sports through the interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel.
aired 40 days ago
The University of Miami's football program tries to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals.
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Investigating the relationship between crime and sport and the connections between the murders of soccer star Andrés Escobar and drug baron Pablo Escobar in Colombia.
aired 42 days ago
Filmmaker Kirk Fraser uses interviews with teammates, family and friends of Len Bias in an effort to determine what happened on the night Bias died.
aired 44 days ago
A compelling chronicle of Lance Armstrong, one of the most inspirational - and then infamous - athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews with Armstrong, the film is a character study that captures a unique chapter of sports history.
aired 48 days ago
Filmmaker Billy Corben documents the rise to prominence of the college football program at the University of Miami.
aired 50 days ago
An examination of the fierce rivalry between three-time Tour champion Greg LeMond and his friend, teammate and mentor, Bernard Hinault.
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A compelling chronicle of Lance Armstrong, one of the most inspirational - and then infamous - athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews with Armstrong, the film is a character study that captures a unique chapter of sports history.

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