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Updated: June 22, 2009, 3:22 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Tony LaRussa got his 2,500th career win. He is third on the all-time victory list.

Pudge Rodriguez set the record for most games caught in a major league career.

The Detroit Tigers gave Jim Leyland a contract extension through 2011.

The Orioles and Rockies have each won five in a row.

Luke Harangody, Greivis Vasquez and several others made the wise decision to skip the NBA draft and return to college.

Wladimir Klitschko scored another victory, beating Ruslan Chagaev.

STOCK DOWN

The Yankees lost back-to-back series to the Nationals and Marlins.

The Phillies and Indians have each lost six straight games.

Rafael Nadal had to withdraw from Wimbledon due to bad knees.

Donte' Stallworth was suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Paddy Harrington, Zach Johnson and Ernie Els were among the big names that missed the cut at the U. S. Open.

The Red Sox decided to pass on Daisuke Matsuzaka's next start. Then they placed him on the DL; he has really been struggling.

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.