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Kenny Rogers continues to dominate

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October 16, 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

  • Kenny Rogers is now 3-0 in the postseason with an ERA of 0.00 with Detroit's 3-1 win in Game 2 of the World Series. Tony LaRussa and the Cardinals got what they wanted, a split in the two games in the Motor City.

  • Tampa Bay's Matt Bryant hit a 62-yard field goal to give the Bucs a win over the Eagles. Lawrence Tynes hit one from 53 yards to give the Chiefs and upset win over the Chargers.

  • Clemson was very impressive in a 31-7 win over Georgia Tech. The Tigers held All-America receiver Calvin Johnson without a catch.

  • Rutgers showed it is for real with a win at Pittsburgh. Ray Rice ran for 225 yards for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Wisconsin is an impressive 7-1 on the gridiron after winning at Purdue by three touchdowns.

  • The Buffalo Sabres are off to an 8-0 start this season.

    STOCK DOWN

  • Florida State has been struggling. Could the Seminoles finish in the basement of their division in the ACC?

  • The Jaguars got blown out by Houston. The Arizona Cardinals lost to the previously winless Raiders.

  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers received a four-game suspension for violation of NFL policy. He claimed it was because he used an appetite suppressant.

  • According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Shawne Merriman of the Chargers is also getting a four-game suspension for steroid use.

  • The Philadelphia Flyers have just one win in their first eight games. Bobby Clarke resigned as GM and Coach Ken Hitchcock was fired.

  • Northwestern had a 38-3 lead against Michigan State but lost 41-38. The Spartans had the biggest comeback in Division I-A history.

    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.