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Gordon, Hopkins rising;
Hockey hits bottom


Feb. 21, 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 ...

Jeff Gordon -- The driver of the No. 24 car captured his third Daytona 500 championship in a great finish. He edged out Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Bernard Hopkins -- Hopkins earned his 20th straight middleweight title defense with a win at Staples Center on Saturday night. Hopkins is still going strong at age 40.

Miami Heat -- The Heat won their 39th game of the season by beating the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Josh Smith -- The Atlanta Hawks' rookie was impressive in winning the dunk contest.

LSU basketball -- Coach John Brady says his team should be in the Big Dance, and the Tigers had a great week with wins at Mississippi State and at home vs. Florida.

National Hockey League -- Hockey has seen its season end before it ever started. It is sad to see the two sides couldn't reach agreement. Hey, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still the Stanley Cup champions I had to find something good out of this situation!

Kansas Jayhawks -- The Jayhawks had a struggle this week, losing to Texas Tech and Iowa State. Coach Bill Self's team has time to get it back together.

Reggie Fowler -- The potential Minnesota Vikings' owner apologized for misleading the public with some of the information on a bio that was handed out. The bottom line is the NFL wants to know he has the cash to buy the team!

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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