Weekly sports agenda: Season-deciding finals and hand-to-hand combat

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Highlighted sporting events from the four week period of Saturday 7 November - Friday 4 December, including the Louis Vuitton Trophy in sailing, the WBA Heavyweight Title fight between boxers David Haye and Nikolai Valuev, and the last motorcycle grand prix of the 2009 MotoGP season.

Sailing: Louis Vuitton Trophy
November 7-22
Nice, France

Louis Vuitton and the newly formed World Sailing Teams Association combine forces to present the first stage in this new Trophy (previously called the World Series), following the success of the LV Pacific Series and continuing uncertainty over the 2010 Americas Cup.
http://www.louisvuittontrophy.com

Boxing: WBA Heavyweight Title
November 7
Nûrnberg, Germany

Cocky Brit boxer David Haye meets the 7ft reigning champion, 'Beast from the East' Nikolai Valuev on the evening of Saturday, November 7 in Nürnberg, Germany, with the match-up to be broadcast worldwide on Pay Per View channels. The pre-match programme commences at 9 pm CET (8 pm GMT, 3 PM Eastern Time, or 12 PM Pacific Time).

Motorcycling: 2009 Valencia Community Motorcycle Grand Prix
November 8
Valencia, Spain

This is the final event in the 2009 MotoGP season, and the weekend's racing marks the last for the 250cc class which in 2010 will be superseded by a new Moto2 600cc class.
http://www.motogp.com

Rock Paper Scissors: World Championships
November 14
Toronto, Canada

Hand warriors of the world will descend on the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, Canada, for the 2009 Rock Paper Scissors World Championships. The tournament sees a total of $10,000 prize money up for grabs with a grand prize of $7,000 to the winning entrant.
http://www.worldrps.com

Soccer: FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
November 16-22
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This year's Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off on November 16th at the Jumeirah open beach in Dubai. Top footballing countries have teams travelling to the finals. Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Uraguay, Italy, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast will join 12-times winners Brazil in the finals.
http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup

Golf: Dubai World Championship
November 19-22
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This four day golfing event at the brand new Jumeriah Golf Estates is the last stage of the PGA European Tour with a hefty $1.5m of the $7.5m prize fund going to the Championship winner, and bonus $1.5m from a similarly sized fund going to the end-of-season Tour leader.
http://www.dubaiworldchampionship.com

Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals
November 22-29
O2 Arena
London, England

The O2 Arena in London hosts the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. If Roger Federer can come through the previous week's 2009 Paris Masters unscathed, the Swiss will be on course for a world record equalling 5th ATP Tour Finals win.
http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com

Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
December 3-6
Tokyo, Japan

The International Skating Union's 2009-10 Grand Prix tour started with the Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris, France on October 15 and will have taken in competitive events in Russia, China, Japan, the USA and Canada and will returning to Japan for the finals.
http://www.icenetwork.com

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