Commentary

Stock Watch

Updated: July 6, 2009, 4:58 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

•Roger Federer broke Pete Sampras' record for Grand Slam singles titles with his 15th. It did not come easily as Andy Roddick played the match of his life. Both deserve credit for the epic battle.

•Serena Williams won her third Wimbledon singles crown, beating her sister Venus in the final.

•The Pistons had a solid week, signing Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva.

•Tiger Woods won his own tournament at the AT&T National.

•The Lakers made a solid move, signing Ron Artest.

•The Chicago Blackhawks signed Marian Hossa.

STOCK DOWN

•The Mets were swept by the Phillies and have now lost eight of their last 10 games. New York has totaled three runs in its last three games.

•The Blue Jays have struggled too, losing eight of their last 10.

•The Indians have fallen to 33-50, last in the AL Central.

•Dinara Safina won just one game in her Wimbledon semifinal loss to Venus Williams.

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.