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Oct. 10, 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.

Houston Astros: Chris Burke of the Astros hit a home run to end the longest game in postseason history, as Houston eliminated Atlanta in 18 innings, 7-6.

Chicago White Sox: The White Sox were incredibly impressive in sweeping the Red Sox. Manager Ozzie Guillen deserves a lot of credit for the team's success.

St. Louis Cardinals: Last season's NLCS champs swept the Padres.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions knocked off Ohio State and Joe Paterno's team is 6-0 and back in the top 10.

New England Patriots: The Patriots won at Atlanta in a hard-fought game on the road.

Tiger Woods: Tiger came back and won the American Express Championship, beating John Daly in a playoff.

Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox were three and out, and now there will probably be a lot of changes in Boston. Johnny Damon is a free agent and could leave, and Manny Ramirez will likely be gone as well.

Michigan: The Wolverines were upset at home by the Minnesota Gophers, giving up the Little Brown Jug for the first time since 1986. The Wolverines are now 3-3.

Oklahoma Sooners: The Sooners were blown out by Texas and are now 2-3.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints were humiliated by the previously-winless Packers, 52-3 and likely lost Deuce McAllister for the season. Green Bay won convincingly even without star running back Ahman Green.

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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