Stock Watch: FAST-GLANCE WEEK IN REVIEW
May 31, 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...
STOCK UP: Hamilton, Giants, Buddy Rice
Richard Hamilton -- The Detroit Pistons star came through with a dynamite performance at Indiana. The Pistons took a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
San Francisco Giants -- The Giants have warmed up and have a nine game winning streak.
Buddy Rice -- Rice won the rain-shortened Indianapolis 500, giving team owners David Letterman and Bobby Rahal the victory.
Rob Mackowiak -- What a weekend for the Pirates' Mackowiak. He enjoyed the birth of his son, then went out and hit a game-winning grand slam in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday. In the second game, he hit a game-tying two run homer. Then on Saturday he had five RBIs!
Carlos Pena -- The Detroit Tigers' star had a six-for-six game earlier in the week against the Kansas City Royals.
Derek Jeter -- The shortstop is really coming on, going 11-for-24 in his last five games.
Orlando Magic -- The Magic won the NBA draft lottery… can you say Emeka Okafor?
STOCK DOWN: Athletics, NBA players
Oakland Athletics -- The A's were swept three straight in Cleveland and the bullpen has failed the last two games. In those three losses the team scored just nine runs.
American men -- What happened to the American men at the French Open? Andre Agassi lost to the 271st ranked player in the world in the first round of the tournament! Andy Roddick was bounced in the second round and no American men were left after the second round.
Defending French Open champs -- Justine Henin-Hardenne and Juan Carlos Ferrero were ousted in the second round.
NBA players -- What's up with all these NBA players saying they don't want to play in the Olympics? Maybe we should bring back true amateurs by sending our college kids instead of the pros. If the NBA guys don't want to go, so be it.
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.