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May 16, 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 ...


Dwyane Wade — Wade scored 42 points on Saturday and the Miami Heat swept the Washington Wizards despite Shaquille O'Neal sitting out the last two games. Wade has developed into one of the premier players in the NBA.

New York Yankees — The Yankees have won eight in a row to get back to .500. A little more than a week ago, when the Yankees were struggling, people were writing them off. But the pitching has turned it around, and Derek Jeter and Co. have been scoring like crazy. Manager Lee Mazzilli and the first-place Baltimore Orioles better watch out for Joe Torre's Bronx Bombers!

Winky Wright — The boxer moved up to middleweight, and he dominated against Felix Trinidad, winning almost every round. The last time I saw Winky was in the ESPN cafeteria! Wright deserves a lot of respect and maybe a shot at Bernard Hopkins down the line.

Dontrelle Willis, Jon Garland — These MLB starters are each 7-0 and pitching great, baby!

Annika Sorenstam — Sorenstam earned her 60th LPGA title, winning by a whopping 10 strokes.


Tiger Woods — Tiger saw his streak of making 142 straight cuts end (dating back to 1998) when he fell short at the Byron Nelson.

Oakland Athletics — The A's have lost eight in a row ... they simply don't score enough runs. And A's pitching had a rough time against the Yankees over the weekend.

A's fan — The fan who threw beer on Jason Giambi on Saturday night got arrested. Just because you buy a ticket doesn't mean you have the right to behave badly.

Colorado Rockies — The Rockies are 10-25 and struggling.

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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