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Updated: August 23, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Roy Halladay has won six straight starts for the Phillies.

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been swinging a hot bat. He has five home runs in the past week.

CC Sabathia is 13-2 in his last 16 outings.

No. 1 MLB draft pick Bryce Harper signed with the Washington Nationals. Even in a loss to Roger Federer in the finals at Cincinnati, Mardy Fish has moved up in the rankings.

Vin Scully will be back next season in the Dodgers broadcast booth.

STOCK DOWN

Roger Clemens was indicted on charges he lied to Congress.

Ronny Paulino of the Marlins received a 50-game suspension.

Oklahoma City's Nenad Krstic got into an ugly fight in a game overseas.

Serena Williams (foot) had to pull out of the U. S. Open.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing had his four-game suspension upheld.

Florida State linebacker Nigel Carr was released from his scholarship.

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.