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Oct. 24, 2005 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP: White Sox two wins away from World Series

The Chicago White Sox took to a 2-0 lead with Sunday's walk-off win over the Astros. Scott Podsednik and Paul Konerko have come up big so far as Ozzie Guillen's team is on top.

The Indianapolis Colts remain unbeaten as Edgerrin James had a big game against Houston.

The Kansas City Chiefs got a big win on short notice at Miami last Friday. Now Dick Vermeil's team has extra rest going into the big game against the San Diego Chargers this week.

The Texas Longhorns were impressive in their win over Texas Tech, and now are No. 1 in the BCS ahead of USC.

Northwestern blew out Michigan State in East Lansing, 49-14. The Wildcats are 3-1 in the Big Ten and could have been 4-0 if they didn't blow a big lead against Penn State.

Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn, threw for 467 yards and six touchdowns against BYU.

The Baltimore Orioles made a big addition by getting Leo Mazzone as pitching coach ... wow, Perlozzo, Mazzone, the paisans are doing OK.

STOCK DOWN

The San Francisco 49ers lost their fifth straight game and gave up 52 points to the Washington Redskins.

Tiger Woods had a triple bogey and a double bogey in the same round as he missed the cut at the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World. He's human after all.

Andy Roddick lost in his first match at the Madrid Tennis Masters Series event.

Tennessee now is 3-3 after losing a tough one to Alabama. The Vols also lost to Georgia and Florida this season.

Illinois was down 56-3 at halftime in its loss to Penn State, 63-10.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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