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Mike and Mike: Dick Vitale gives a Stock Up to the U.S. women in his Stock Watch report for Aug. 30.

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U.S. women are golden


Aug. 30, 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 ...

U.S. women's basketball -- The U.S. women went undefeated in winning the gold medal. Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and Dawn Staley each collected their third gold medals.

U.S. women's soccer -- The soccer team, led by Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy, went out on top by beating Brazil in the gold-medal match.

Tim Mack -- The U.S. athlete set an Olympic record in the pole vault in capturing the gold medal.

Misty May and Kerri Walsh -- The dynamic duo dominated in beach volleyball, winning the gold.

Red Sox, A's, Angels and Rangers -- These four teams have all played well. It should be quite a battle down the stretch for the AL West and the AL wild-card berth.

Adrian Beltre -- The Los Angeles Dodgers star just keeps hitting home runs (an MLB-leading 42 on the season).

U.S. men's basketball -- The U.S. men settled for a bronze medal. The Dream Team turned into a nightmare.

Marion Jones -- Jones failed to earn a medal in the long jump or the relay, struggling with the baton handoff.

NCAA -- The NCAA failed to reinstate USC wide receiver Mike Williams. It's a shame that the NCAA doesn't use common sense.

Baltimore Orioles -- The Orioles have really slid, losing 12 straight games going into play on Sunday before finally winning against Texas.

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 has been an ESPN analyst ever since). Send a question for Vitale for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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