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September 11, 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

•Ohio State showed why it is number one in the rankings. The Buckeye defense was so impressive in a convincing win at Austin.

•Maria Sharapova won her first U. S. Open title. She lost just one set in her seven matches. On the men's side, Roger Federer won his third straight U. S. Open crown, and ninth career Grand Slam at age 25, beating Andy Roddick in the final.

•Martina Navratilova finished her career with 59 Grand Slam titles, including this year's mixed doubles championship, teaming up with Bob Bryan a fitting ending to a remarkable career.

•Charles Barkley, Dominique Wilkins, Joe Dumars, Geno Auriemma, Dave Gavitt and Sandro Gamba were inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

•Brady Quinn and Notre Dame were impressive in beating Penn State.

•Ryan Howard continues to put up big numbers while keeping the Phillies in the wild card race.

•Boise State running back Ian Johnson rushed for 240 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Oregon State.

STOCK DOWN

•Tony Stewart fell short of making it to the Chase for the Cup in NASCAR.

•The Packers were shut out at home by the Bears, The Bucs were shut out at home by the Ravens.

•Northwestern lost at home to I-AA New Hampshire, which has a pretty good quarterback in Ricky Santos.

•N.C. State lost at home to Akron.

•Stanford blew a 34-14 lead and lost to San Jose State, 35-34.

•Jaguars cornerback Brian Williams was arrested for DUI.

•Travis Hafner of the Indians suffered a broken hand and is out for the rest of the season.

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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