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Bobcats draft well


July 5, 2005 | 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

Charlotte Bobcats — The Bobcats did a great job selecting a couple of Tar Heels, Raymond Felton (No. 5) and Sean May (No. 13), in the NBA draft.

Roger Federer — Federer was dominant in winning Wimbledon, losing just one set en route to the championship. He did everything right against Andy Roddick, winning the final in straight sets. Federer has won his last 21 finals matches, showing he can really close out tournaments.

Venus Williams — Venus came from nowhere as the 14th-seed to beat Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport to win Wimbledon.

Washington Nationals — The Nationals continue to dominate in the NL East, winning six games in a row.

Jon Garland, Dontrelle Willis — Each starting pitcher got to win No. 13.

Toronto Raptors — The Raptors surprised people by taking Charlie Villanueva with the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft.

Kenny Rogers — Rogers, at age 40, should be more responsible than to push down a cameraman.

Jeremy Roenick — The NHL star ripped hockey fans who have been critical of the players during the lockout.

Oliver Perez — The Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher went on the DL with a broken toe after kicking a medal laundry bin in frustration.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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