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A busy week for many on the diamond and the hardwood


May 27
Dick's Stock Watch identifies whose stock is up and whose is down over the past week across the world of sports.

New Jersey Nets -- Give Byron Scott and the Nets credit for winning 10 straight playoff games. The Nets swept the Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals. Now they face the Mavericks or the Spurs. Jason Kidd averaged 23.8 ppg., 10 rpg., 6.3 apg. And 41 minutes per game in the Pistons series. Kenyon Martin has really matured and made a difference inside.

Annika Sorenstam -- Congratulations to Annika on her effort at Colonial, though five-over-par left her missing the cut. She did a great job shooting 71 in the opening round under intense pressure. Kenny Perry deserves credit for easily winning the tournament.

Los Angeles Dodgers -- The Dodgers have won 10 straight games to move within striking distance of the Giants. The starting pitching has been terrific, sporting a 10-0 record and 1.62 ERA during the streak. Fred McGriff homered in each of the last two games and is up to 486 now, closing in on that big 500 mark!

Nomar Garciaparra, Kenny Lofton and Melvin Mora -- Nomar has been on a tear, extending his hit streak to 26 games, while Lofton, now of the Pirates, has hit in 24 straight games. Mora, of the Orioles, has been on fire too. He has had seven straight multi-hit games.

Montreal Expos -- How about the Expos at 32-18 and in contention in the NL East! They're just two games behind the Atlanta Braves.

Florida Marlins -- The Marlins went into Cincinnati and swept a three-game series despite Ken Griffey Jr.'s two homers on Saturday.

New York Yankees -- The New York Yankees are struggling. New York has lost eight straight at home after falling Monday. The Yankees dropped their season-high fifth in a row overall, a skid that has dropped them out of the AL East lead. And their slump at Yankee Stadium is their worst since they lost 10 straight in 1986. New York has lost 11 of the last 12 at home. The starting pitching, which won its first 16 decisions this season, has fallen off. Andy Pettitte has lost four straight, Mike Mussina has dropped three in a row. Injuries have certainly hurt with Bernie Williams and Nick Johnson out now.

Royce Clayton -- The Milwaukee Brewers shortstop has been in a real slump. He has two hits in 49 at-bats over his last 14 games.

Tom Glavine -- Glavine was rocked in his return to Atlanta. He gave up six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched as the Braves hammered the Mets on Saturday.

Detroit Pistons -- The Pistons weren't really in the last two games of the series against the Nets. At least they got the second pick in the draft. The Memphis Grizzlies deserve a stock down for trading for Otis Thorpe years ago!

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