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NBA sweeps: Stock Up

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April 26, 2004 | 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...

Eli Manning
Eli Manning got his wish and will play for the New York Giants.

Eli Manning -- When selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 NFL draft, QB Eli Manning and his entire family hung tough despite scrutiny and booing fans. They got their way when Eli ended up with the New York Giants after a blockbuster trade.

Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs -- The Pacers swept the Boston Celtics, the Nets swept the New York Knicks and the Spurs swept the Memphis Grizzlies.

Stanley Cup Playoffs -- These teams are up 2-0 in their series: the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Montreal Canadiens, the San Jose Sharks over the Colorado Avalanche and the Philadelphia Flyers over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Detroit Lions -- The Lions got Roy Williams, Kevin Jones and Teddy Lehman in the draft. Coach Steve Mariucci's team is improving, baby!


New York Yankees -- The Yankees were swept by the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. SS Derek Jeter has really been struggling at the plate (0-for-25). They even booed him in the Bronx. Manager Joe Torre has to be a little concerned.

New York Mets -- The Mets are down too. They've scored just seven runs in their past six games, going 1-5 during that stretch. Is manager Art Howe in trouble?

Seattle Mariners -- The Mariners have lost straight five straight games, allowing 42 runs in those contests.

Milton Bradley -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder got tossed Saturday after a called third strike in the first inning ... and then he hit two home runs Sunday, so maybe his stock is down and up.

Dick Vitale coached the Detroit Pistons and the University of Detroit in the 1970s before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in 1979 (he's been an ESPN analyst ever since). Send a question for Vitale for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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