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Roddick claims first major


Sept. 8
Dick's Stock Watch identifies whose stock is up and whose is down over the past week across the world of sports.

Roddick and Henin-Hardenne -- Andy Roddick and Justine Henin-Hardenne won the U.S. Open singles titles. Roddick was dominant with his serve in winning his first major, beating Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets (after Ferrero beat Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi). Henin-Hardenne was down 5-2 in the deciding set against Jennifer Capriati in the semifinals and rallied to win. She then beat countrywoman Clijsters in straight sets to win her second major of the year (the French Open was her first).

Notre Dame and Miami -- Notre Dame and Miami staged huge comebacks to win Saturday. The Irish were down 19-0 but rallied to beat Washington State in overtime. The Hurricanes were down 33-10 but beat Florida. What a dream comeback for Miami QB Brock Berlin, who beat his former teammates.

Minnesota Twins -- The Twins own a five-game winning streak and are 8-2 in their last 10, and they're tied for first with the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. The Kansas City Royals are three back.

Houston Texans -- The Texans stunned the Miami Dolphins in Miami, 21-20.

MAC football -- MAC teams have made some noise in the past week, with Bowling Green beating Purdue and Northern Illinois upsetting Maryland.

Ohio State -- I am sick and tired of hearing about Maurice Clarett and Ohio State. The Buckeyes barely beat San Diego State in Columbus, 16-13. Clarett has been a distraction and this situation still lingers.

N.C. State -- N.C. State was dreaming about beating Ohio State (the teams play this Saturday in Columbus). Instead, the Wolfpack lost to Wake Forest 38-24.

New York Yankees -- Where has the Yankee offense gone? Three runs or less in six straight games, including being outscored 20-3 in the first two games against the Boston Red Sox this past weekend. The Yanks managed to win 3-1 Sunday, but the Red Sox emerged from the three-game series up a game up in the standings (they're 2 back).

Colorado Rockies -- The Rockies have played their way out of the wild-card race, losing eight in a row.

Brett Favre -- Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre threw four interceptions in a 30-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.