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Williams goes No. 1

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May 1, 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

NC State's Mario Williams went number one in the NFL draft and signed a six-year, $54 million dollar contract.

Albert Pujols set a record for home runs in the month of April.

The Cincinnati Reds have been on fire, winning six of their last seven.

Despite losing to the Braves on Sunday, the New York Mets are dominating in the NL East.

The Lakers now have a 3-1 series edge over the Suns.

Violet Palmer became the first female official to work an NBA playoff game.

STOCK DOWN

Delmon Young throwing his bat at an umpire in a minor league game last week.

Kenyon Martin suspended by Nuggets for the rest of their series against the Clippers.

The Minnesota Twins were outscored 33-1 in a three-game series sweep by the Tigers.

Jon Lieber of the Phillies is still winless this season.

The New York Rangers scored just four goals and were swept in four straight games by the New Jersey Devils.

Marcus Vick didn't get picked in the NFL draft.

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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