The 28 stitches over his right eye Sunday won't keep Manny Pacquiao from his next fight, though that's the only sure thing when it comes to Pacquiao's immediate future.
Pacquiao escaped with a controversial win Saturday night in Las Vegas against Juan Manuel Marquez, but in almost getting beat Pacquiao may have done enough to make a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. likely.
Marquez said what Mayweather's camp must be thinking.
"The style of Mayweather would get very complicated for Pacquiao," said Marquez, who has fought both men.
Marquez was outraged after the loss, which was scored even by one judge and the Associated Press. Two other judges had it 115-113 and 116-112 for Pacquiao.
"For me the best judges are the audience, and you see how they responded," Marquez said. "It was a robbery once again."
TENNISFederer regains his mojo
Roger Federer's tough season is ending on a high note after the Swiss star beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) to win his first Paris Masters title and the 69th title of his career.
The former No. 1 will end the season without a Grand Slam title for the first time since 2002, and his ranking has dropped to No. 4. But he heads into the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals in London next week on a 12-match winning streak.
"I'm just ecstatic to have played so well this week," Federer said.
AUTO RACINGHamilton benefits from Vettel flop
Lewis Hamilton showed signs of his old self as he stormed to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates, after Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel retired on the first lap.
Vettel's car picked up a right rear puncture and spun off at Turn 2. The German driver made it back to the pits, but the damage was too great for him to continue.
Hamilton, the 2008 champion, took over the lead and finished 8.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso for his third win of the season.
Worsham, Hagan win NHRA titles
Del Worsham and Matt Hagan raced to their first NHRA season championships in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. Worsham took the Top Fuel season crown, and Hagan won the Funny Car title.
GOLFWoods finds reason for confidence
Tiger Woods heads to the Presidents Cup confident after his final-round 67 in the Australian Open got him tied for the lead late and ultimately left him in third place.
Woods showed he wasn't a waste of a captain's pick by Fred Couples. It was his best result against a full field since Woods last won two years ago at the Australian Masters.
"I felt great," Woods said. "It's nice to finally be healthy again."
Australian Greg Chalmers won, shooting 3-under 69 in the final round for a 275 total.
Matthew wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Catriona Matthew won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, for her fourth LPGA Tour title, closing with a 1-under 71 for a four-stroke victory.
POWERBOAT RACINGTwo more hurt in deadly event
Two more powerboat racers were injured in the final races of the Key West World Championship off the coast of Florida, where three competitors have died since Wednesday.
Super Boat International officials said two New Jersey men were injured when their 38-foot boat slammed into a wave. One was airlifted to a Miami hospital. The other was expected to be released from a Florida Keys hospital.
A Sarasota man died Saturday from injuries suffered when his vessel rolled, and two racers from Missouri died Wednesday after a crash.