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Kudos to Bulls GM Krause

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Dick's Stock Watch identifies whose stock is up and whose is down over the past week across the world of sports.

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I can't believe I'm giving a stock up to the round mound of the Chicago Bulls, but GM Jerry Krause did a great job in drafting Jay Williams. The Bulls also improved by adding Roger Mason Jr. and Lonny Baxter.

How about a salute to Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals, the best hitter people don't know about. This guy can flat-out hit -- he's leading the AL in batting. He had a stretch of five straight games with home runs.

The Atlanta Braves have been one of the hottest teams in baseball, going 21-5 in June. When is manager Bobby Cox finally going to receive the credit he deserves?

I don't know much about soccer, but I do know that winning a fifth World Cup is impressive. Brazil beat Germany 2-0 behind two goals by Ronaldo.


The Boston Red Sox have faded lately, losing seven of their past eight games to fall two games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East.

Hey, where are Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras at Wimbledon? There are no Americans left in the Sweet 16, the first time that's happened since 1922. Come on, I can't watch Wimbledon without my Andre and Pete. What happened to Andy Roddick? You have to have more than just a big serve to win in tennis.

The Colorado Rockies are paying Mike Hampton a lot of money to pitch, not just to hit. He can swing the bat, but he's 4-9 with a 6.86 ERA.

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