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Updated: August 3, 2009, 11:04 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Melky Cabrera hit for the cycle, the first Yankee to do so since 1995.

Mark Buehrle set a major league record by retiring 45 straight batters.

Josh Willingham hit two grand slams in one game.

Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs and drove in six runs in one game.

•The Phillies acquired Cliff Lee before the trade deadline and he was brilliant in his debut with his new club.

Tiger Woods won the Buick Open for his 69th career PGA Tour title.

•The Los Angeles Angels have won five straight games.

•Marion Bartoli upset Venus Williams to win the Bank of the West Classic.

STOCK DOWN

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were exposed as two players testing postive from the 2003 steroid probe.

•Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin was suspended 30 days without pay and had his salary cut for using a derogatory comment about a Notre Dame chant prior to a bowl game last season.

•The Cincinnati Reds have dropped six straight games.

•The Seattle Mariners have lost seven of their last 10 contests.

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.