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Big Shots for November 2, 2011

This week Big Shots brings you a photograph of David Beckham actually wearing a shirt. No, really. Other rarities include Lance Armstrong without a bike, snowboarders in London, and Texas fans watching TV and eating chicken wings. Wait, that last bit isn't rare at all, but there needs to some constants in this ever-changing sports world. Check out The Big Picture today for a wrap-up of the PanAm games in Guadalajara, Mexico. ( 30 photos total)

Break dancing typically works better on a hard surface, but a young wrestler gives it a shot anyway at the Schwingen, or traditional wrestling, in Aeschi, Switzerland on September 25, 2011. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone/AP)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter dives to put out the Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus in Game 1 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis on October 19, 2011. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters) #

The Buffalo Bills' Leodis McKelvin dives for the ball against the Washington Redskins' Anthony Armstrong during their NFL football game in Toronto on October 30, 2011. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP) #

Lance Armstrong feels around underwater for his bike during the swim portion of the Xterra World Championship triathlon in Kapalua, Hawaii October 23, 2011. (Hugh Gentry/Reuters) (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

Surfer Dane Reynolds misplaces his ride as he competes in the Rip Curl Pro Search 2011 surfing contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on November 1, 2011. (Jeff Chiu/AP) #

Philip Koester flies during a training session prior to the Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2011 on September 22, 2011 in Westerland, Germany. (Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images) #

A freestyle snowboarder performs during the FIS freestyle snowboarding World Cup competition at the Battersea Power Station in London on October 29, 2011. The snowboarders were competing on a 100 meter long, 32 meter high snow jump. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images) #

Donnie Jones of the St. Louis Rams punts into the sun against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Layne Murdoch/Getty Images) #

Fans wait as crews try to clear falling snow from the field at Michie Stadium before the start of an NCAA college football game between Army and Fordham University in West Point, N.Y. on October 29, 2011. (Hans Pennink/AP) #

Tension mounts as the gallery prays Sergio Garcia doesn't remove any more clothing before hitting his ball on the 17th hole during the Andalucia Valderrama Masters golf tournament in Sotogrande, Spain on October 29, 2011. (Jon Nazca/Reuters) #

A sculpture of Jack Nicklaus threatens spectators ahead of the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle in Dunsany near Dublin on September 22, 2011. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #

Participants take part in the "Iron League" bodybuilding and body fitness regional tournament in Stavropol, Russia on October 29, 2011. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters) #

Vishnu wins a bike race! Wait, no, it's new world champion Arnaud Demare (front) and silver medallist Adrien Petit of France celebrating winning the Under-23 road race in Holte, Denmark on September 23, 2011. (Peter Dejong/AP) #

Long after the hype went unfulfilled, U.S. Solheim Cup player Michelle Wie frantically waves her arms to get someone - anyone! - to pay attention to her again during a practice round at Kileen Castle in Dunsany, Ireland on September 21, 2011. (Peter Morrison/AP) #

Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon misses a goal by Inter Milan's Maicon (unseen) during their Italian Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on October 29, 2011. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images) #

While signing autographs, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Payton Manning wonders, "does this fisheye lens make me look fat?" before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome in New Orleans on October 23, 2011. (Sean Gardner/Reuters) #

An employee aligns an Olympic medal for production at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales on October 26, 2011. The mint will produce around 4,700 medals for the 2012 London Games. Taking around ten hours to complete, each medal will be struck fifteen times with 900 tons of weight on a special press. After five strikes the medals are slowly rolled through a 750 degree furnace to soften the metal again allowing the designs to be replicated perfectly. (Royal Mint/AP) #

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova kisses her trophy after a win over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in their Kremlin Cup final tennis match in Moscow October 23, 2011. (Grigory Dukor/Reuters) #

The Anaheim Ducks' George Parros shaves for a prostate cancer charity in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2011. No word on if he shaved anything closer to his prostate. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) #

Texas Rangers fans react after watching their team fall behind in Game 7 of the World Series between the Rangers and the Cardinals at the Pluckers Wing Bar on October 28, 2011 in Dallas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/AP) #

Lisa Woodmore (left) and April Armstrong joke around in their trailer as they await the start of a NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway on October 23, 2011 in Talladega, Alabama. (This Image was made with a panoramic film camera and scanned into a digital file.) (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #

Laborers prepare food on October 11, 2011 after a day's work at the Buddh International Circuit that will hold the first-ever Indian Formula One Grand Prix in Noida, India. (Saurabh Das/AP) #

The crowd goes wild at the Qatar Stars League soccer match aganist Qatar S.C in Doha on October 28, 2011. No one was injured in the frenzy. (Fadi Al-Assaad/AP) #

Disabled athletes compete in the 2011 Nairobi Marathon, dubbed "Run for Sight", in Kenya on October 30, 2011. (Noor Khamis/Reuters) #

Spectators watch the University of Washington head for the finish line during the Head of the Charles Regatta October 23, 2011 in Boston. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

Skaters compete during the women's 1500 meters qualification race at the ISU World Cup short track speed skating competition at Centre Georges-Vezina in Saguenay on October 28, 2011. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters) #

A stray dog runs on the track during a practice session ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, India on October 28, 2011. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP) #

A woman walks in front of a pack of athletes competing in the 2011 Nairobi Marathon on October 30, 2011. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) #

Benfica supporters cheer before the Portuguese league soccer match against Olhanense on October 29, 2011 at Luz stadium in Lisbon. (Francisco Seco/AP) #

David Beckham (right) dances the hokey-pokey with Los Angeles Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez and Joel Lindpere of the New York Red Bulls on October 30, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. They played a soccer game too. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls) #


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