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White Sox on a roll

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April 24, 2006 | 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

The defending World Series champion Chicago White Sox have won eight games in a row as Ozzie Guillen's squad is off to another hot start.

Jim Leyland has the Tigers playing well, riding a five-game win streak.

Alfonso Soriano of the Nationals hit three home runs in a game vs. the Braves Friday night.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds as the Mavericks won Game 1 over the Grizzlies.

The Pacers stunned the Nets at the Meadowlands in Game 1 of their series.

Notre Dame got a verbal commitment from heralded quarterback Jimmy Claussen.

STOCK DOWN

The Seattle Mariners have lost four in a row and eight of their last 10 games.

The Detroit Red Wings settled for a split at home against the eighth-seed Edmonton Oilers.

The Carolina Hurricanes lost 6-1 at home to the seventh-seed Montreal Canadiens.

A West Virginia student was caught spying at a Marshall football practice.

Jose Mesa threw at Omar Vizquel, sparking a beanball war between the Rockies and Giants. Mesa is still upset with comments made by Vizquel in a book. Major league baseball has to do something about this.

Maryland's DJ Strawberry and Ibene Ebekwe are reportedly considering entering the NBA draft. What are they thinking about, they are simply not ready.

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.