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Mat Finish After three ferocious, frustrating fights against Manny Pacquiao—one draw and two close losses by decision—Juan Manuel Màrquez (far left) didn't let the judges pick the winner of the fourth, knocking out Pacquiao with a thunderous right to the jaw in the sixth round of their nontitle bout in Las Vegas last Saturday. Pacquiao was unconscious for two minutes before coming to, and in a postfight press conference he said he'd like to fight Màrquez a fifth time.

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Basket Of Jam Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala fended off Hawks forward Josh Smith with a forearm before stuffing the ball in the net during their game in Atlanta on Dec. 5. Iguodala scored five points, but Smith dropped in 16 as the Hawks, second in the Southeast Division, beat Denver, fourth in the Northwest, 108--104.

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The Dread Interception Two men in dreadlocks went up for the ball in Cincinnati on Sunday, and Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson came down with the pass, intended for Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris (17). Dallas eked out a 20--19 victory on Dan Bailey's last-second 40-yard field goal, leaving both teams with 7--6 records.