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Vitale's weekly stock watch

Updated: May 10, 2010, 12:18 PM ET
By Dick Vitale

STOCK UP

Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden was perfect against my Rays: 27 up, 27 down!

Jamie Moyer became the oldest player in major league history to throw a complete game shutout.

20-year old Starlin Castro homered in his first major league at-bat and had six RBI in his debut.

Niners linebacker Patrick Willis got a five-year, $50-million extension.

Saints All-Pro guard Jahri Evans reached an agreement on a seven-year contract worth nearly $57 million.

Mark Teixeira hit three home runs in a win over the Red Sox.

The Texas Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 games.


STOCK DOWN

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances

JaMarcus Russell was let go by the Raiders.

Lawrence Taylor has serious legal issues.

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players Championship.

Danny Ainge was fined $25,000 for tossing a towel in an effort to distract a Cavalier attempting a free throw.

The Red Wings were eliminated by the Sharks.

The Kansas City Royals have lost five straight.

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.