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Yankees sign Damon

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Dec. 26, 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.

STOCK UP

New York Yankees: The Yankees have their center fielder after signing former Boston Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon.

Kobe Bryant: The Los Angeles Lakers' star scored 62 points and sat out the fourth quarter vs. Dallas earlier in the week. His 37 points against Miami was not enough on Sunday to beat Shaq and Pat Riley though!

Florida Gators: The Gator's men's basketball team started 11-0 for the first time in school history and Billy Donovan's young team has been quite impressive.

Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steel Curtain shut out the Browns 41-0 to move a step closer to a playoff berth.

Washington Redskins: The 'Skins pounded the Giants 35-20 as three different players threw touchdown passes for Joe Gibbs' team.

Navy: Reggie Campbell had 290 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns as the Midshipmen beat Colorado State in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Elton Brand: The Los Angeles Clipper's center had 38 points and 20 rebounds in a game against the Bobcats.

STOCK DOWN

Boston Red Sox: The Sox lost Johnny Damon via free agency.

New York Yankees: The Yanks will have to pay $34 million in luxury tax.

St. Louis Rams: The Rams were swept by the Niners this season as Frisco has won three games this season and two of them came against St. Louis.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals lost at home to the Bills and I have to ask what happened to Cincinnati's defense?

Mariano Puerta: The French Open finalist was banned for eight years by the ATP Tour for his second doping offense.

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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