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Easter bunny decorations are pictured in a snowed allotment garden in Luebeck, Germany.

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.

  • Upcoming UFC fight schedule a bit of a mess

    Dana White makes it sound so simple. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, he said he plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov told Yahoo Sports he’d signed two contracts to fight Alvarez: one for UFC 205 in New York in November and another to fight him at UFC 206 in Toronto in December.

    Kevin Iole
  • Elliott Sadler wins in Kentucky after 'emotional' week

    Elliott Sadler's win at Kentucky means he's locked in for the second round and after an emotional week spent in the hospital with his mom it's "a great way to start the Chase."

    NBC Sports
  • Eastern Michigan students protest racist incidents after game

    A few days after racist graffiti was located on Eastern Michigan’s campus, students engaged in a peaceful protest on the field after EMU knocked off Wyoming on Friday night. Throughout the game, a group of students were shown on the CBS Sports Network broadcast assembling in a grassy area behind an end zone at Rynearson Stadium.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Dan Patrick challenges Usain Bolt to a race, Bolt spots him 40 m

    Usain Bolt remembers the time he last lost and talks about why Jamaica is so good at Track and Field. Dan Patrick then challenges him to race and which prompts a hilarious reaction from Bolt.

    NBC Sports
  • Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets face Chiefs at Arrowhead

    To keep up with the Tom Brady-less and undefeated New England Patriots, the New York Jets need to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on the road.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • 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

    ProSoccerTalk
  • 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,

    Puck Daddy
  • Daily Dose: Jacoby Brissett impresses while Texans offense sputters

    Jacoby Brissett impressed in his first start and could be a good option with one game remaining in Tom Brady's suspension. His teammate LeGarrette Blount also shined while the Texans offense was disappointing.

    NBC Sports
  • Phil Mickelson 'Experimenting' with Driver to Add Yards for Ryder Cup

    Phil Mickelson has won two Tour Championships in 20-plus years on the PGA Tour. "Not to diminish this tournament," Mickelson said after his second round Friday at East Lake, "but I'd rather win next week. A visit to Hazeltine National, site of next week's Ryder Cup, by members of the U.S. squad was an eye-opener for Mickelson.

    Golf
  • 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
  • NCAA rules Villanova's prized freshman ineligible to play this season

    The NCAA ruled Villanova freshman Omari Spellman academically ineligible. Replacing Daniel Ochefu just became a whole lot tougher for reigning national champion Villanova. Omari Spellman, the heralded freshman hailed as Ochefu’s heir apparent at center, has been ruled academically ineligible to play for the Wildcats this season, the school announced Friday morning.

    The Dagger
  • YamatoCannon on Splyce’s chances at League of Legends Worlds: 'We can definitely do some damage'

    At the beginning of 2016, they had just qualified for the EU LCS and were considered by many to be one of weaker teams in the region. Through much of Spring Split 2016, Splyce didn’t do much to change that perception. Splyce came out swinging in Summer.

    Taylor Cocke
  • The Mariners suspend Steve Clevenger without pay for the rest of the season

    Last night the Mariners issued a statement condemning catcher Steve Clevenger‘s comments on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today they went further: they just suspended Clevenger for the remainder of the season without pay. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement, “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine our options in regard to his standing on the team.

    NBC Sports
  • Troy Williams leads Utah to thrilling comeback win over USC

    Utah quarterback Troy Williams, left, combined for three touchdowns in a win over USC. Sam Darnold’s first start was spoiled by Utah’s Troy Williams. On the night Darnold impressed in his first career start for USC, Williams engineered two lengthy fourth quarter touchdown drives to lead the 24th-ranked Utes to a dramatic come-from-behind 31-27 over the Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Saturday
  • 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,

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Sunderland 2, Crystal Palace 3

    Crystal Palace managed to come back from two down to level Sunderland before taking the one-goal lead and Matchday 6 win.

    NBC Sports
  • Nats clinch 3rd NL East title in 5 years

    PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Saturday night behind 5 1/3 scoreless innings from rookie reliever Reynaldo Lopez. Stephen Drew's two-run single capped a three-run first inning for the Nationals, who return to the postseason after a one-year absence. Their win ensured a playoff berth, and they won the division about 20 minutes later when the second-place New York Mets lost to Philadelphia. Read more at SNY.tv. . . .

    SNY
  • Report: John Farrell won’t rule out a postseason return for Pablo Sandoval

    It’s been a strange season for Red Sox’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who lost his starting role in spring training, went 0-for-6 in three regular season appearances, and underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. That was the last the Red Sox were supposed to hear about Sandoval until spring 2017, when he was expected to rejoin the team after a lengthy rehab stint in Florida. On Saturday, manager John Farrell was telling a different story. Per MLB.com’s Sam Blum, Farrell hinted that Sandoval could return to the team as soon as October, albeit in a very limited capacity. At the time of the surgery, it was all looking at the start of next Spring Training,”

    HardballTalk
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Redskins reporter Mike Jones

    Here's a quick look at this week's opponent, the Washington Redskins, through my three-question interview with Mike Jones, who covers the team for the Washington Post.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Doc Rivers calls anthem protests “the most patriotic thing we can do”

    With the NBA season around the corner, there are a lot of eyes on how teams and players will handle the national anthem protests that have become prominent in the NFL. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wholeheartedly supports the notion of his players participating, and hopes the whole team can figure out a statement to make together. If anyone wants to deny that, they just need to study the history of our country,” he told the Southern California News Group on Friday.

    NBC Sports
  • Lucic aims to give the Oilers ‘an identity’

    Some will roll their eyes, and maybe even note that John Tortorella was saying the same sort of stuff. “This is a team that hasn’t really had an identity over the last couple of years and I think that’s the first thing we need to establish,” Lucic said yesterday, per the Edmonton Journal. “You have the right coach, you have the right GM and you have the right superstar to lead the way.

    NBC Sports
  • 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
  • James Franklin’s Penn State teams now 0-7 vs. B1G East’s Big Three

    If you’re listening closely, you can hear the heat underneath James Franklin‘s seat warming ever so slightly.  Still. Saturday afternoon, Penn State never had a chance against Michigan in Ann Arbor, falling behind 28-0 in the first half before the Wolverines hit cruise control to ease into an embarrassingly easy 49-10 win in the Big House.  The Nittany Lions, with a rash of injuries up front, were outgained 298-40 in rushing yards, a microcosm of how dominated the visiting team was on the day. Even more disturbing is this game merely continued a trend under Franklin. Franklin-led Penn State teams have faced the Big Ten East’s heavyweights Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State seven times.  Not

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • 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.

    NBC Sports
  • How a Corvette Power Wheels car led Brennan Poole to NASCAR

    Brennan Poole’s racing career was born from a shopping trip. Poole’s father, Tom, had aspirations of buying a golf set for his son just after his second birthday. Knowing that most kids start young, Tom wanted Brennan to get used to having a club in his hand. Maybe one day he’d make a career of it. Those plans changed once the family arrived at the toy store. “I was walking around with my mom and came across the aisle that has all the big wheels and they had this little Corvette, just a white plastic power wheel that was on the ground,” Poole told NBC Sports. “So I climbed up in it and started driving it around the store. My dad came back with the golf club set and was like, ‘All right, let’s

    NASCAR Talk