Photograph by ROBERT BECK
NOT FOR THE FEINT OF HEART Juan Manuel Màrquez came out swinging in last Saturday's welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao (page 32), taking the champ the distance in a 12-round duel in Vegas. Though several ringside reporters scored it a draw or a narrow victory for Màrquez, Pacquiao squeezed out a majority decision.
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FATIGUES FACTOR Under a dome of twilit sky, North Carolina and Michigan State kicked off the college basketball season with a Veteran's Day showdown on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. With President Obama in the stands, James Michael McAdoo (43) and the top-ranked Tar Heels held off Keith Appling (11) and the Spartans 67--55.
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IS THERE A CATCH HERE? Broncos receiver Eric Decker was not, in fact, able to hold on to this second-quarter pass from Tim Tebow, one of only eight attempted by the Denver quarterback. In the fourth quarter the two would hook up for a 56-yard touchdown, only Tebow's second completion but the decisive play in the Broncos' 17--10 victory over the Chiefs.