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Stock watch

Updated: January 25, 2011, 3:58 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

• The Packers and Steelers made it to Super Bowl XLV.

• Ohio State hoops got a big win at Illinois.

Blake Griffin scored 47 points against the Pacers.

• The New Orleans Hornets have won eight in a row.

• The New Jersey Devils have won four in a row.

STOCK DOWN

• The Cleveland Cavaliers lost 16 straight games.

• American Sam Querrey lost in the first round of the Australian Open. Andy Roddick also had an early exit, losing in the fourth round.

Venus Williams was injured and had to retire from her match at the Australian Open.

• LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi was fined $50,000 for criticizing the NHL.

• Paddy Harrington was DQ'ed from a golf tournament overseas.

• The Senators have lost five in a row.

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.