Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN; 10 a.m., ESPN2)
Hope Solo has been one of the world’s top goalies for the past decade and is now set to appear in her third World Cup. But her career has been marked by controversy and legal issues, including a domestic violence incident involving family members last June. Charges against Solo were dropped on procedural grounds, but are currently under appeal by prosecutors. Mark Fainaru-Wada examines the details of the case for Outside the Lines.
Pride. Regret. Hope.
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Trailed by controversy during her record-breaking career, soccer star Hope Solo heads to her third World Cup searching for her better self. espnW’s Allison Glock profiles Solo.
Outside the Lines (Friday, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2)
On Friday, the New York Liberty kicks off its season with a new president at the helm: Isiah Thomas. His appointment and prospective part ownership of the WNBA team has raised some eyebrows. Less than 10 years ago, when he was president of the New York Knicks, Thomas was found guilty of creating a hostile work environment after Anucha Browne Sanders — then one of the highest ranking black female executives in sports — filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Though Thomas has maintained his innocence, the controversy has some questioning whether he is an appropriate choice to lead a women’s professional basketball franchise. Kelly Naqi reports.
As Seen on ESPN Front Row:
Outside the Lines host Bob Ley’s multi-year extension comes on heels of standout FIFA coverage:
Baseball for All
SportsCenter (Sunday, morning editions)
Dr. Justine Siegal, the only woman to coach men’s professional baseball and the first to throw batting practice to a Major League Baseball team, is the founder of “Baseball for All,” an organization that fosters, encourages, and provides opportunities for girls to participate in baseball. The group staged America’s first national baseball tournament for girls ages 10-13 this week in Kissimmee, Fla., and SportsCenter speaks with Dr. Siegal as well as some of the girls who participated in the event. An accompanying piece by Sarah Spain will be posted on espnW.com.
The Sports Reporters
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ESPN; 10:30 a.m., ESPN2
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