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Updated: August 24, 2009, 12:40 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Usain Bolt added to his world record in the 100-meters, capturing the 200 at the World Track and Field Championships.

Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter has won nine straight decisions.

Pitcher Cliff Lee moved to 4-0 as a Phillies starter. His ERA with the team is an incredible 0.82.

Eric Bruntlett recorded an unassisted triple play for the Phillies.

The Vikings finally signed quarterback Brett Favre.

The University of Indiana finally announced that Bob Knight will be inducted into their sports Hall of Fame. My friends, that is an honor which is long overdue.

Kyle Busch won the NASCAR race in Bristol, Tennessee.

STOCK DOWN

The Kansas City Royals have lost four straight games.

The Seattle Mariners are 4-8 in their last 12 outings.

Chipper Jones has one hit in his last 24 at-bats.

One judge in the Diaz-Malignaggi fight had a score of 118-110. That was a ridiculous score for a close fight.

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.