Commentary

Nadal is No. 1 in Stock Watch

Updated: July 7, 2008, 12:17 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

• Rafael Nadal moved a step closer to the world No. 1 ranking by knocking off Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

• Venus Williams won her fifth Wimbledon women's singles title, beating her sister Serena in the finals. Venus did not lose a set during her singles run at Wimbledon.

• At age 41, Dara Torres qualified for her fifth Olympic swimming team.

• Albert Pujols hit his 300th career home run.

• Gilbert Arenas hit the jackpot with a $111 million deal to stay with the Wizards. Hey Gilbert, I need a loan, baby!

• Baron Davis agreed to a lucrative free agent contract with the LA Clippers. Chris Duhon got a two-year deal with the Knicks.

STOCK DOWN

• The Braves sent Jeff Francoeur to the minor leagues. He was hitting .234 at the time.

• The Indians designated pitcher Joe Borowski for assignment. The move came after he led the AL in saves a year ago.

• The Marlins blew a nine-run lead on Friday, falling to the Rockies.

• Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and having no insurance. His days as a member of the Cardinallfootball team appear to be numbered. It is all about decision making.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.