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Updated: May 11, 2009, 10:25 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

LeBron James scored 47 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out eight assists as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 3-0 series lead over the Hawks on Saturday night.

Aaron Brooks scored a career-high 34 points as the Rockets evened the series with the Lakers at 2-2.

The New York Mets have won seven straight games.

Henrik Stenson won the Players Championship as Tiger Woods struggled during the final round.

The Angels have won four straight games and seven of their last eight. Mike Scioscia's team scored a three-game sweep over the surprising Kansas City Royals.

Boxer Chad Dawson retained his IBF light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Antonio Tarver.

STOCK DOWN

Manny Ramirez received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball for a failed drug test.

NASCAR suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield for a failed drug test as well.

The Pirates have dropped eight straight games.

The Mariners are 1-6 in their last seven games.

The NBA admitted that the referees missed an important intentional foul call late in game three of the Nuggets-Mavericks series.

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.