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April 19, 2004 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down...

Barry Bonds -- Bonds passed Willie Mays for third on the all-time home run list and he just keeps on rolling! Next up on the list is Babe Ruth with 714 home runs. Bonds has been hot lately with seven home runs already this season.

Sammy Sosa -- Sosa became the Cubs' all-time home run leader, passing Ernie Banks.

San Antonio Spurs -- The Antonio Spurs closed the regular season with 11 straight wins and then blitzed the Memphis Grizzlies in Game One Saturday of their first-round playoff game.

Roger Clemens -- Clemens is now 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA with the Houston Astros. New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner won't be thrilled with that!

Los Angeles Dodgers -- The Dodgers swept the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco.

Diana Taurasi -- Taurasi had an awesome weekend with a Capital A! She was the top pick in the WNBA draft (chosen by the Phoenix Mercury), and then she was part of a parade in Connecticut with around 400,000 fans coming out to watch. She and UConn star Emeka Okafor had a lot to celebrate.

Montreal Expos -- The Expos have lost seven straight games and have scored just 10 runs in those contests. Manager Frank Robinson may not want to stay around and watch much more of this. They are a disaster right now and they really miss Vladimir Guerrero.

Carlos Delgado -- In his last five games, the Toronto Blue Jays first baseman has gone 0-for-15 and his average on the season is .119.

Kerry Wood -- He erupted and was ejected Saturday against the Reds after arguing with umpire Eric Cooper. Take it easy, Mr. Wood.

New Jersey Devils -- The Devils went from defending Stanley Cup champions to being ousted in round one, losing to the Flyers. Devils coach Pat Burns received the terrible news that he's battling colon cancer. He clearly had a lot on his mind during the playoffs and we wish him well in his battle against the dreaded disease.

Dick Vitale coached the Detroit Pistons and the University of Detroit in the 1970s before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in 1979 (he's been an ESPN analyst ever since). Send a question for Vitale for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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