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Big Shots for November 11, 2010

Apparently eye gouging and face kicking are allowed if we take our cues from the Four Nations rugby league and soccer's Europa League. Giving up, however, is not allowed, as the Haiti National Amputee Soccer Team shows us during their US tour. We also learn that pole dancing is a competitive sport, and that Alain Robert will climb any tall structure he can get his hands and feet on. Finally, Kelly Slater shows us you're never too old to win a surfing championship, which is good news. ( 27 photos total)

Lei Sheng of China celebrates defeating Yuki Ota of Japan in the semifinals of the foil competition at the 2010 World Fencing Championships at the Grand Palais in Paris November 7. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Driver Lewis Hamilton talks to a member of his team during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo November 5. Brazil's Formula One GP will take place Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) #

New Zealand's Benji Marshall is tackled by Australia's Chris Lawrence during a rugby league Four Nations tournament at Eden Park in Auckland November 6. (AP Photo/NZPA/Wayne Drought) #

The Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson fights with the Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule (hidden) during their NHL hockey game in Edmonton November 5. (REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber) #

PAOK's Lefteris Sakellariou (left) fights for the ball with Villarreal's Borja Valero during their Europa League soccer match at the Toumba stadium in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki November 4. (AP Photo/Giorgos Nissiotis) #

The Oakland Raiders' Jason Campbell (right) is tackled by the Kansas City Chiefs' Wallace Gilberry during their NFL football game in Oakland November 7. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #

UCLA's Malcolm Lee (left) and Westmont's Dan Rasp scramble for a loose ball during an NCAA college exhibition basketball game in Los Angeles November 4. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #

Patrick Peronel (right) of the Haiti National Amputee Soccer Team controls the ball during a scrimmage against members of the men's and women's Mesa Thunderbirds Team at Maricopa County Junior College November 8 in Mesa, Ariz. The team is touring throughout the country to raise support for amputee soccer and for Haiti after the earthquake in January. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) #

Anna Napravnik falls off Rough Sailing during the Juvenile Turf race at the Breeder's Cup horse races at Churchill Downs November 6 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke) #

Ryan Katz of the Oregon State Beavers is sacked by Sean Westgate of the UCLA Bruins during their NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl November 6 in Pasadena. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

A wheelchair competitor cycles with a flat tire towards the down ramp of the Queensboro Bridge headed toward Manhattan during the New York City Marathon November 7 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) #

Emeka Okafor of the New Orleans Hornets shoots over the fallen Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat at the New Orleans Arena November 5 in New Orleans. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) #

Mary Whipple of the US is thrown into the water after winning gold in the women's eight final during the World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro November 7 in Cambridge, New Zealand. (Sandra Mu/Getty Images) #

China's Pang Qing (top) and Tong Jian perform in the pairs short program during the Cup of China figure skating competition in Beijing November 5. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) #

Norway's Roar Strand is thrown into the air by teammates November 7 after playing his last match for Rosenborg against Aalesund. Strand made his debut for Rosenborg in 1989, and is the player with most the matches in the history of the Norwegian Premier League. (GORM KALLESTAD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Turkey's Neslihan Darnel jumps to serve against Serbia during their FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship in Tokyo November 6. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai) #

Kelly Slater, 38, surfs to win his heat and claim his record tenth World Championship title at the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing championship in Isabela, Puerto Rico November 6. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #

India's V.V.S Laxman stretches during a break on the last day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand in Ahmadabad, India November 8. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) #

Peruvian pole dancer Elizabeth Munoz wins first place in the Miss Pole Dance South America competition in Buenos Aires November 6 ahead the Pole Dance World Championship 2011, to be held in Budapest. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images) #

French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", scales the 541 feet high Singapore Flyer observation wheel in Singapore November 5. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash) #

A Russian fencer competes with her Ukrainian opponent during the Fencing World Championships women's team saber final November 9 at the Grand Palais in Paris. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Juan Manuel Lopez celebrates with his team after beating Rafael Marquez in their 12-round world featherweight championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas November 6. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) #

World cross country champion Joseph Ebuya (left) leads the pack as they race through the Atapuerca exhibition park during the Atapuerca cross country race near Burgos, Spain November 7. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) #

The elite women runners make the turn from 59th Street onto First Avenue after coming off the Queensboro Bridge during the New York City Marathon November 7 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) #

Franz Wittmann drives through the hills above the southern Cypriot port of Limassol November 5 during the Cyprus Rally in round seven of the Middle East rally championship. (ANDRE LAVADINHO/AFP/Getty Images) #

South African cricket players Morne Morkel (left) and Dale Steyn pose with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy in the Dubai Aquarium & Under Water Zoo to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup in Dubai November 9. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) #

Roger Federer pauses at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament final match against Novak Djokovic November 7 in Basel. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #



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Remember the TV show on ABC called Wide World of Sports? Thanks for reviving the spirit of that.

Posted by sc November 11, 10 03:19 PM
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So happy to see pole fitness coming main stream!!! These girls deserve it!

Posted by Ms. B. Kitty November 11, 10 07:08 PM
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Unfortunately Rough Sailing (Photo #9) had to be euthanized after breaking his right shoulder in the fall. A sad ending for a decent colt.

Posted by Torey November 13, 10 10:00 PM
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Just booked my flight to Budapest...seriously, great collection.

Posted by Chris November 15, 10 05:41 PM
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