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Monday, July 7, 2008
Nadal is No. 1 in Stock Watch

By Dick Vitale
ESPN.com

STOCK UP

• Rafael Nadal moved a step closer to the world No. 1 ranking by knocking off Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

• Venus Williams won her fifth Wimbledon women's singles title, beating her sister Serena in the finals. Venus did not lose a set during her singles run at Wimbledon.

• At age 41, Dara Torres qualified for her fifth Olympic swimming team.

• Albert Pujols hit his 300th career home run.

• Gilbert Arenas hit the jackpot with a $111 million deal to stay with the Wizards. Hey Gilbert, I need a loan, baby!

• Baron Davis agreed to a lucrative free agent contract with the LA Clippers. Chris Duhon got a two-year deal with the Knicks.

STOCK DOWN

• The Braves sent Jeff Francoeur to the minor leagues. He was hitting .234 at the time.

• The Indians designated pitcher Joe Borowski for assignment. The move came after he led the AL in saves a year ago.

• The Marlins blew a nine-run lead on Friday, falling to the Rockies.

• Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and having no insurance. His days as a member of the Cardinallfootball team appear to be numbered. It is all about decision making.