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People look at Easter eggs at an Easter market in the western Austrian village of Innsbruck.

Easter Eggs - Too pretty to eat!

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The Easter Egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus Christ – a sign of his resurrection from the dead. Traditionally, an Easter Egg is a reminder of eternal life. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility that pre-dates Christianity. Decorated ostrich eggshells over 60,000 years old have been discovered in Africa and adorned the tombs of ancient Egyptians and Sumerians over 5,000 years ago. The Easter Egg Hunt is a popular tradition in some countries, with eggs hidden away (supposedly by the Easter Bunny) for children to find on Easter morning. The sheer variety of Easter eggs is mind-boggling – they come painted, printed and embroidered with signature types from France, Belarus, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Though chicken eggs were used traditionally, in modern times eggs of chocolate, jelly and marzipan are common, as are plastic eggs with jelly-bean fillings.

Enjoy these fascinating Easter Eggs from around the world.

  • Jose Fernandez’s death is, sadly, not without precedent

    As we still try to process the death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, we can’t help but be reminded that it is, sadly, not without precedent. The example which most obviously and immediately springs to mind are the deaths of Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews, who were killed in a boating accident on Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida during spring training in 1993. Olin was only 27 and had four years in the bigs, all with Cleveland, under his belt. Three years ago, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com caught up with the families of Crews and Olin — their widows and their children — and told us about how they have all coped with their shocking deaths over the previous two decades.

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  • Fined for crack block vs. Saints, Odell Beckham Jr. facing suspension if he's flagged again

    Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman battle last December (AP) It makes a little more sense now why New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he would walk away if things got a little too intense between he and Washington cornerback Josh Norman on

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  • Brad Marchand coy about playing with Sidney Crosby on Penguins

    TORONTO – Brad Marchand might not be “Brad Marchand” anymore. There was a time his name carried an undeniable connotation. He was a pest. He was a injurious sneak. The President of the United States called him a “little ball of hate.” Not so much now,

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  • Erik Jones takes out fellow Xfinity Chase driver Ty Dillon at Kentucky

    Erik Jones got loose late in the race at Kentucky Speedway and also took out fellow Chase driver Ty Dillon in the process with 13 laps remaining on Saturday night.

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  • Mets must take path of least resistance to postseason

    By the way, you can stream Sunday’s game at Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home beginning at 1:10 p.m. Once loaded with arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, New York is currently down to Noah Syndergaard, who’s currently battling strep throat, and Bartolo Colon, who is officially its steadiest and healthiest rotation option. Therein lies the problem for the Mets.

    Big League Stew
  • Manchester United’s Mourinho: Dropped Rooney still “happy. He is my man, I trust him completely”

    Wayne Rooney was the subject of much drama from social media on Saturday after the Manchester United captain was dropped in favor of Juan Mata. Of course, that drama was quickly subdued when United rolled through Leicester City with four first half goals en route to a 4-1 win at Old Trafford. Mata had a goal and an assist, leading to several questions for manager Jose Mourinho after the match. He answered them. That’s not always a given. From the BBC: “Wayne Rooney is a big player for me, United and this country. he is my man, I trust him completely. He is happy.” “We have lost six points in the Premier League. We have four victories which is really important. Today it is about the security and

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  • Thrilling comeback gives No. 7 Stanford a wild win over UCLA

    Death. Taxes. Stanford over UCLA. Cardinal head coach David Shaw ran his record to a perfect 7-0 against the Bruins in thrilling fashion on Saturday night thanks to a 22-13 comeback victory at the Rose Bowl. Trailing 13-9 with just two minutes left in the game, the Cardinal marched 70 yards in 101 seconds to take an improbable lead after failing to score a touchdown until their final drive. Quarterback Ryan Burns was behind most of the yardage on what would be the game-winning drive, going 5-of-8 to finish off the Bruins by lofting a perfectly thrown fade into the hands of 6-foot-3 receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside near the corner of the end zone. Burns finished with just 137 yards through the air

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  • Will Michael Bisping get his revenge on Dan Henderson all these years later?

    Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping on his feet at UFC 100. Michael Bisping, facing Dan Henderson in an Ultimate Fighter coaches’ matchup at UFC 100, circled straight into a monstrous knockout right hand. Henderson added another shot for good measure before the referee could intervene.

    Dave Doyle
  • Flores could be done for rest of season

    Wilmer Flores could be done playing for the rest of the reason, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday. Latest update (Sept. 24) Flores, who injured his wrist two weeks ago in a play at home plate in Atlanta, is still not close to swinging a bat, Collins said.  "The level of concern is DEFCON 4," Collins said to reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 24. "It's been 10 days and he hasn't been able to swing. I'm very concerned." Flores received a second cortisone injection Monday, Sept. 20, for a bone bruise in his wrist.  Flores initially injured himself sliding headfirst into Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski during the game on Saturday, Sept. 10, which appeared to cause significant impact to his head and

    SNY
  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a statement released by the team, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said that in his view Trouba “still represents an important part of the long-term future” of the club and that they working diligently to resolve the matter.

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  • Jose Fernandez's tragic death darkens one of baseball's brightest lights

    The wickedness of his breaking ball was exceeded only by the wattage of his smile. His personality, not just his arm, made Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins one of baseball’s brightest stars in ascension. At 24, Fernandez not only played baseball well

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  • What the heck is this thing a Florida player tore off of a Tennessee player?

    Florida’s Quincy Wilson guaranteed the Gators would continue their decade-long win streak against Tennessee, saying "nobody has ever seen a duck pull a truck." He didn’t just talk off the field: He also got into a skirmish with a Vol on the field. Ole Miss finally held onto a big lead! Congrats!

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  • Maple Leafs seem giddy about Auston Matthews

    With the Washington Capitals, he watched Alex Ovechkin burst onto the scene in 2005. Now with the Toronto Maple Leafs some 11 years later, he has a ringside seat for Auston Matthews‘ debut. “It puts a big smile on your face,” Laich, a 12-year veteran, said about watching Matthews.

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  • Mets maul Phillies in home finale, presented by W.B. Mason

    Robert Gsellman pitched a career-high seven innings and Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam as the Mets walloped the Phillies, 17-0, in the regular-season finale at Citi Field on Sunday.

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  • WATCH LIVE: London powers collide as Arsenal hosts Chelsea (Lineups, Stream)

    Sound the trumpets. This is a big one. Antonio Conte leads Chelsea across London for a match against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to complete a Saturday full of fun in the Premier League (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) Cesc Fabregas will start after scoring a pair in Chelsea’s 4-2 extra time win over Leicester City at midweek in the EFL Cup, while Arsenal keeps Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, and Granit Xhaka on the bench. LINEUPS Arsenal: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Alexis. Subs: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas, Giroud. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz,

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  • Jim Harbaugh thinks Jeremy Clark’s injury is ‘a season-ender’

    Jeremy Clark started the first three games of the 2016 season for Michigan because All-American Jourdan Lewis was battling through some nagging injuries. Lewis (pictured, No. 34) returned to the lineup Saturday against Penn State, but, unfortunately, it appears his replacement has been lost for a substantial period of time.  In fact, after the beatdown of the Nittany Lions, head coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t shy away from the fact that the senior cornerback is likely gone for the remainder of the year with a torn ACL. “Sad right now about Jeremy Clark, I don’t think we’re going to be able to dodge a bullet on that one. That’s got everyone in the locker room a little sad right now,” Harbaugh said.

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  • Benches clear between Nationals, Pirates after Bryce Harper leaves game

    Bryce Harper left Sunday afternoon's game between his Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent left hand injury. What led to Harper's hurt hand also led to the benches clearing at PNC Park.

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  • UNC Converts 3 4th Downs on Amazing Game-Winning Drive vs. Pitt

    Relive UNC's amazing drive to beat Pitt, 37-36. The Tar Heels converted 3 4th downs on the drive... all on completions by Mitch Trubisky. Then, with just 2 seconds left, Trubisky connected with Bug Howard for the touchdown that gave North Carolina the win.

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  • Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants clash with defending division champs

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Three weeks into the season, the New York Giants have a golden chance to bury the defending NFC East champions. Right? "I wouldn't say that," Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. "It's a divisional opponent and these wins are huge. But what people aren't really saying, they are the defending champs. They are the NFC East champs. We have to dethrone them. We have to go through them because they have that title." Maybe that's true, but the Redskins are 0-2 and the Giants are 2-0, and a Giants win on Sunday afternoon could put Washington in such a deep hole from which it might never be able to recover. As early as it is,

    SNY
  • Sadly, Crosby praise still comes at Ovechkin’s expense

    ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun presented an interesting column that spotlighted an admittedly “tired narrative” while still ultimately pumping up Crosby at Ovechkin’s expense. One executive did the baseball thing in making it Crosby (“five-tool guy”) vs. Ovechkin (“home run hitter”) while another equated it to a full-court player vs. a “half-court” player. Ovechkin may not have had the greatest game of his life on Saturday, but watching that game, was the takeaway really that he let Russia down?

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  • Vandoorne felt 2017 was ‘last chance’ to get F1 seat

    Stoffel Vandoorne believes that 2017 was his “last chance” to make the step up to Formula 1 with McLaren after spending the past two years waiting in the wings for a seat. McLaren announced over the Italian Grand Prix weekend that Vandoorne would be moving into a full-time race seat for 2017 alongside Fernando Alonso following Jenson Button’s decision to take a sabbatical. Vandoorne had been knocking on McLaren’s door for a seat for some time, particularly after winning the GP2 title in 2015.

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  • Boudreau’s already a breath of fresh air for Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota Wild. For the players, the demands will be many. The expectations will be as straightforward as can be. The experience also promises to be a lot of fun. “Sometimes he doesn’t even

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  • La Liga & Serie A: Real Madrid falter; Barcelona score 5 (again) without Messi

    A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid Real Madrid remain top of La Liga, but their lead was reduce from three points to one on Saturday. Up 2-1 heading into the games final 20 minutes, Zinedine Zidane elected to pull Cristiano Ronaldo off the field in the 72nd minute — much to the Portuguese’s displeasure. Zidane then watched as his side conceded an 85th-minute equalizer and ultimately settled for a draw. Marco Asensio put Los Blancos ahead in the 33rd minute, but Las Palmas answered through Tana in the 38th minute, making it 1-1 at halftime. Karim Benzema scored what looked to be the winner in the 67th minute, but Sergio Araujo pegged the

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  • Robin Lehner certainly has swagger

    Robin Lehner is a big goalie, and barring possible language barrier issues, sure seems to have a pretty big personality. That at least seems to be the case with the Buffalo Sabres’ top guy, who provided the Buffalo News’ John Vogl with a great quote: “There’s a lot of pressure on me, and that’s fine. … I know I’m a good goaltender,” Lehner said. Hey now. As much as the Sabres feel like a work in progress, acquiring Lehner was one of GM Tim Murray’s boldest moves. Murray was able to observe Lehner in Ottawa, and despite some struggles, the big Swede (6-foot-5, 240 lbs.) was sneaky-good in 2015-16. Twenty-one games serves as a limited sample size, yet a .924 save percentage seems quite promising.

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  • Seth Russell’s 4 TD night vs. Oklahoma State helps No. 16 Baylor remain undefeated

    In a game that was delayed over an hour by weather, featured a bizarre coaching decision and over 1,000 yards of combined offense, No. 16 Baylor (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) managed to pull away and remain one of two remaining undefeated teams in the Big 12 with a 35-24 victory at home over Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1 Big 12). Baylor quarterback Seth Russell passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns in the win, and he also led the ground attack with 65 rushing yards on 10 carries. Ishmael Zamora, in his first game back from a three-game suspension for beating his dog, caught eight of the passes from Russell for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Platt also hauled in a 100-yard day with a pair of touchdowns.

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