Stock Watch: FAST-GLANCE WEEK IN REVIEW
Oct. 18, 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 ...
STOCK UP: Yankees looking to close out Red Sox
New York Yankees -- The Yankees are up 3-1 in the series after David Ortiz's home run on Sunday night. The Yanks will get that fourth win and end the series. They showed why they are called the Bronx Bombers during the ALCS as they scored 19 runs on Saturday night! Give the Red Sox credit for fighting and not giving up in the ninth inning in Game 4 as they rallied to tie and eventually win the game.
Carlos Beltran -- The Houston Astros outfielder has been amazing, setting a playoff record with a home run in five straight games. He's tied Barry Bonds with eight postseason home runs overall as the Astros are now even with the Cardinals at 2-2. Beltran will look good in pinstripes next season!
New England Patriots -- The Pats won their 20th straight game by beating the Seattle Seahawks.
USC Trojans -- The Trojans showed why they're one of the favorites to contend for the national championship by blowing out Arizona State. QB Matt Leinart was simply brilliant.
Ernie Els -- The No. 2 player in the world won his record sixth World Match Play championship, earning the title on his 35th birthday on Sunday.
STOCK DOWN: Dolphins lose battle of winless teams
Miami Dolphins -- The Dolphins remain winless after falling to the Buffalo Bills. Miami's offense is hapless and the team could go without a win all season. Could there be a coaching change down the line?
Vinny Testaverde -- The Dallas Cowboys quarterback's fumble in the fourth quarter was costly as the Cowboys lost a lead and fell at home to Pittsburgh. The loss brought the Cowboys to 2-3 on the season.
Tennessee Titans -- After blowing out Green Bay at Lambeau Field on Monday night, they lost at home to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Allen Iverson -- The Answer was ejected from a preseason game Sunday for arguing with the officials. It was only practice, Allen … practice!!!
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