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Updated: June 29, 2009, 4:51 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

• The Cavaliers, Spurs and Magic should be thrilled with their veteran additions. Wow, Shaq, Richard Jefferson and Vince Carter are on contenders now.

• Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitaille became the newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

• LSU defeated Texas to win the College World Series.

• A week after winning the U.S. Open, Lucas Glover showed class by competing in the Travelers Championship instead of pulling out.

• Joey Logano becomes the youngest winner of a Sprint Cup race at age 19.

• The Tampa Bay Rays have won five straight games.

• Julius Peppers agreed to a one-year deal worth over $16 million. The Carolina Panthers and their star should both be happy now.

• Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings earned a contract extension.

STOCK DOWN

• James Blake lost in the first round of Wimbledon. Maria Sharapova made an early exit in round two.

• The Oakland Athletics and Arizona Diamondbacks each have five-game losing streaks.

• Milton Bradley and Lou Piniella went at it again. They have made peace.

• Lisa Leslie was injured and will miss several games for Los Angeles.

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.