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Updated: February 8, 2010, 8:45 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

The New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl and Drew Brees earned the MVP award. Give credit to Sean Payton for an amazing call with an onside kick to start the third quarter.

LeBron James put up 47 points in a win over the Knicks. The Cavaliers have won 11 in a row. The Jazz are not far behind, winning eight straight games.

Kobe Bryant passed Jerry West as the all-time Lakers scoring leader.

Phil Jackson passed Pat Riley as the Lakers' leader in wins.

The Tennessee women's basketball team reached 20 wins for the 34th straight season by beating Arkansas.

The Washington Capitals have won 14 straight games while the Los Angeles Kings have won nine in a row.

STOCK DOWN

Jets coach Rex Ryan was fined $50,000 by the team for making an obscene gesture at an MMA event.

Florida State vacated 12 football wins from Bobby Bowden's record due to academic fraud.

The New York Islanders have scored nine goals in their last seven games, all losses.

The Golden State Warriors have lost eight straight games.

The Chicago Bulls suspended Tyrus Thomas for one-game due to conduct detrimental to the team.

The Miami Heat has dropped five straight games.

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.