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White Sox win first World Series since 1917

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Nov. 1, 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

The Chicago White Sox swept the Astros to win the World Series. Ozzie Guillen did a great job leading the Sox to their first championship after 88 years of frustration.

The Denver Broncos and New York Giants were impressive in big wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins, respectively.

New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned to football after a mild stroke.

The Houston Texans finally won a game, knocking off the Cleveland Browns.

Texas quarterback Vince Young ran for 267 yards and passed for 239 in a come-from-behind win over Oklahoma State.

Curtis Joseph, now with the Phoenix Coyotes, earned his 400th career regular-season win.

STOCK DOWN

New Orleans Saints owner Thomas Benson struck a cameraman after Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Tennessee is now 3-4 after losing at home to South Carolina. Steve Spurrier still has Phillip Fulmer's number.

Brett Favre threw five interceptions in a loss to the Bengals.

The Tampa Bay Bucs really struggled in a road loss against the San Francisco 49ers.

Simeon Rice was sent home by Jon Gruden after showing up late for a team meeting.

The Vikings were blown away at Carolina, plus there was bad news with Daunte Culpepper being lost for the season with a knee injury.

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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