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Nadal repeats in Paris


June 12, 2006 | 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.


• The Dallas Mavericks have dominated the Heat to take a 2-0 lead.

• Rafael Nadal won his second straight French Open championship, beating Roger Federer in four sets.

• Bernard Hopkins went out as a winner, claiming retirement after dominating Antonio Tarver in their light heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City.

• The New York Mets have been on fire, sweeping the Diamondbacks.

• Germany scored four goals in its World Cup opener and the German's best player was out injured.

• Twins catcher Joe Mauer has been hot lately. He almost went to Florida State as a quarterback, and now he is one of the best hitters in baseball.


• Jason Grimsley, the former Diamondbacks pitcher, admitted to using steroids and later human growth hormone. He broke the rules and now he is paying the price being disgraced. The Diamondbacks have been struggling lately as well.

• Sweden, a heavy favorite, had to settle for a scoreless tie against Trinidad and Tobago. The Swedes played with a man advantage for a good part of the game due to a red card against Trinidad and Tobago.

• Randy Johnson has been erratic for the Yankees. His ERA is now 5.63.

• The Cardinals have not been the same since Albert Pujols went down.

• Kaz Matsui was a bust for the Mets, who finally decided to ship him to Colorado.

Golfer Justin Rose left a U.S. Open qualifying event early. He could have been in a playoff for a spot in the Open field. What was he thinking?

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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