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Big Shots for November 23, 2011

This week Big Shots mushes at the European sled dog championships in Slovenia, pulls trucks around India whilst wearing roller blades for some reason, and gets a whiff of something funky at a mixed martial arts tournament in California. There are also sports pictures. No turkeys were harmed during the production of this blog. ( 25 photos total)

Children on the trampoline team stretch during a training session at a sports boarding school in Fuzhou, China. Many talented children start day-long training early in China to aim for medals in future sports events. (AP)

Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj from Mongolia (front) suffers the, um, amorous advances of Amiran Papinashvili of Georgia during the Grand Prix Judo men's 60 kg category competition in Amsterdam on November 19, 2011. (Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kyle Kingsbury contemplates which is worse: his bloody nose or having Stephan Bonnar sit on his face during a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif. on November 19, 2011. (Jeff Chiu/AP) #

Bath's Tom Biggs (left) is tackled by Montpellier's Paul Bosch during their rugby match at the Recreation ground in Bath, England on November 20, 2011. (Tom Hevezi/AP) #

Colorado's Christian Thompson reacts after running in the men's NCAA Division I Cross-Country Championships on November 21, 2011, in Terre Haute, Ind. (Darron Cummings/AP) #

Valentino Rossi misplaces his bike during the first lap of the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, Spain on November 6, 2011. (Albert Gea/Reuters) #

Inter Milan's Thiago Motta scores past Cagliari's goalkeeper Michael Agazzi during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan November 19, 2011. (Alessandro Garofalo/AP) #

Angelo Schirinzi of Switzerland attempts an overhead kick near Francisco Cati Balderrama of Mexico during their Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup match at Dubai's Jumeira beach on November 22, 2011. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images) #

Slovenia's Aljosa Krivec jumps during the Snowboard Big Air FIS World Cup 2012 in Stockholm on November 19, 2011. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images) #

Polite Patrick Chan of Canada cleans up after himself during the gala exhibition of the Ice Skating Bompard Trophy at Bercy arena in Paris on 20, 2011. Thanks, Patrick, but they have Zambonis for that. (Francois Mori/AP) #

Barcelona's Carles Puyol scores past Zaragoza's Roberto during their Spanish League football match between on November 19, 2011 at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. (Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Turkmenistan player (left) tackles a British player during their match in the Kabaddi World Cup in Jalandhar, India on November 16, 2011. The ancient sport of Kabaddi, most popular in India's rural north, is a seven-person game that involves "raiding" the opponents' side, and involves tackling and wrestling. A World Cup sponsored by Punjab has been marred by rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs resulting in at least 34 positive cases. Players from Britain, Australia, the United States, Spain, Canada, Italy, Norway, Germany, Argentina and India have failed tests, and teams representing Australia and the United States were withdrawn from competition. (Davinder Luther/AP) #

Balinese waiters watch the Southeast Asian Games football final match between Indonesia and Malaysia on TV in the tourist district of Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 21, 2011. Guys, somebody's lemongrass sambal is getting cold. (Romea Gacad/AFP/Getty Images) #

Liverpool's Craig Bellamy (left) and Chelsea's Frank Lampard flirt during an English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London on November 20, 2011. Watch, if a guy named Nigel didn't shoot this picture, I bet it was a guy named Ian. (Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images) #

Skipper Ken Read (right) pouts after his ship Mar Mostro broke its mast on the first leg of an ocean race November 21, 2011 in the Atlantic Ocean about 2,150 nautical miles from Cape Town. (Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP Images) #

Texas coach Rick Barnes describes his constipation using interpretive dance to J'Covan Brown during an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in the Legends Classic on November 21, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Bill Kostroun) #

Ai Fukuhara of Japan practices at the Excel Centre before the Olympic table tennis venue test event in London on November 23, 2011. (Andrew Winning/Reuters) #

Olimpia's Francisco Najera (the one who'll have the headache tomorrow) is attended to by medical assistants during their Paraguayan first division soccer match against Cerro Porteno at the Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion November 20, 2011. (Mario Valdez/Reuters) #

Performers ride vehicles on the "Well of Death" during the Jhiri fair at Kanachack village, outskirts of Jammu, India on November 11, 2011. (Channi Anand/AP) #

Offshore powerboats make the turn in Key West Harbor on November 9, 2011 during the Key West World Championship in Key West, Fla. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP) #

Kapil Gehlot pulls a truck weighing 20,460 lbs while wearing roller blades 262.8 feet at the Goshala Grounds in Jodhpur on November 10, 2011. Gehlot was able to shatter his old highly practical record pulling a 2301 lb vehicle a distance of 226 feet. Watch, I bet a guy named Strdel shot this picture. (Strdel/AFP/Getty Images) #

A musher and her sled dogs compete at the fifth annual International Federation of Sleddog Sports Chart European Championship in Smlednik, Slovenia on November 19, 2011. (Srdjan Zivulovic/AP) #

Horses perform during a rehearsal at Sicab, the International Horse Show of Spain, on November 22, 2011 in Sevilla. (Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images) #

Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ludhiana, India on November 20, 2011. (Davinder Luther/AP) #

Georgia head coach Mark Richt is doused with water in the final seconds of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Ga. after clinching a spot in the SEC championship game. (David Goldman/AP) #


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