Commentary

Stock Watch

Updated: July 20, 2009, 9:56 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

•Stewart Cink won his first major championship, beating Tom Watson in a four-hole playoff at the British Open.

•The Phillies extended their win streak to eight straight.

•The Yankees swept the Tigers.

•Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Dan Haren is now 10-5 with an ERA of 1.96.

•Ryan Howard became the fastest to reach the 200 home run plateau.

•Roy Halladay was impressive in beating the Red Sox Sunday.

STOCK DOWN

•Tiger Woods missed the cut at the British Open.

•Diana Taurasi was suspended for two games after a DUI.

•The Kansas City Royals saw their losing streak extended to six games.

•The Boston Red Sox designated shortstop Julio Lugo for assignment.

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.