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Wade leads Heat


June 12, 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.


• Dwyane Wade has been terrific for the Heat and Miami is now up 3-2, winning three in a row at home against the Mavericks.

• A lot of hot baseball teams as the Oakland Athletics have won 10 straight games ... The surprising Florida Marlins have captured eight in a row, including sweeps of the Braves and Blue Jays ... The Twins have won seven straight.

• Geoff Ogilvy did just enough to win the U. S. Open golf at five-over-par for the tournament.

• Roger Federer won his 41st straight grass court match by winning a tournament in Germany. Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record for consecutive grass court wins.

• Ghana stunned the Czech Republic 2-0 at the World Cup. Watch out on Thursday when they face the United States.


• Phil Mickelson was up two shots with three holes to play at the U. S. Open. He struggled down the stretch and lost when he double bogeyed the final hole at Winged Foot.

• Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Sergio Garcia were among the stars that didn't even come close to making the cut. Tiger had an excuse coming back following his father's passing, not playing for several weeks.

• USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett violated NCAA rules by not paying enough rent for an apartment he shared with quarterback Matt Leinart.

• The referee in the US-Italy game made several controversial calls, including a red card against a US player for a tackle.

• The Arizona Diamondbacks are 1-12 in their last 13 games.

• The Atlanta Braves have been battling to stay out of the NL East basement lately. Usually they are winning division titles.

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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