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Travel Holidays Festivals Easter Sunday

Intricately decorated Easter eggs are seen at a pre-Easter exhibition on March 12, 2013 in Tabor, Czech Republic. Easter is on March 31.

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.

  • Dwyane Wade: 'I closed the Miami chapter right there'

    He had attempted everything, the art of self-deception and public declarations, and yet nothing prepared Dwyane Wade for the moment. It was like he was back on those old courts on the South Side here, and he delivered a playground follow-through pose, unhinged glare to onlookers and his most clutch shot with the Bulls. The sweltering aftermath of his Miami Heat career loomed with Wade’s fourth 3-pointer in the Bulls’ 105-99 win over Boston, and he toured the court with family and friends, fans and cameramen.

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  • Some Wrigleyville bars charging $250 to watch the World Series on TV

    World Series tickets in Chicago will cost you a very pretty (perhaps even gorgeous) penny. But let’s say you want to watch the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play on TV at a bar in Wrigleyville, which is next to Wrigley Field. Apparently some bars in Wrigleyville are charging up to $250 to get in the door, which is an insane amount of money. What it does not include is a place to sit. So you get buffet food and drinks for the pleasure of standing and watching the World Series while packed like a sardine at a bar.

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  • Russell Wilson's injuries are even worse than we thought

    First, on the knee injury, Wilson told Seattle media he wasn’t supposed to play for four weeks. Wilson, with the help of a live-in therapist, never missed a game. Wilson has a pectoral injury he’s dealing with.

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  • Video: Cam Talbot was very angry with T.J. Oshie

    Cam Talbot had another strong game for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by stopping 34 of the 35 Washington Capitals shots he faced in a 4-1 win, improving his season save percentage to a robust .927. Along with backstopping the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games to open the season, the team’s best start since a guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky played for them, he was also involved in some rough stuff in the second period when he went old school on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie for charging into his crease and cross-checking him. Talbot’s response (as seen in the video above) was an attempt to feed Oshie his blocker pad. The end result of that exchange was Oshie getting a two-minute

  • Don't panic, fantasy hockey owners!

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers early fantasy hockey advice including a Maple Leafs forward to grab off the waiver wire and a goalie to ship out while the going is good.

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  • David Toms Enjoying His Transition to Champions Tour

    You should make a note that Sonya Toms, wife of golfer David Toms, will celebrate her birthday on Jan. 4. "The nice thing is, I don’t forget her birthday," David said Wednesday on the eve of the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Since he won 13 tournaments, including the 2001 PGA Championship, they were frequent Kapalua visitors.

  • Reports, reaction to Cespedes opting out, maybe leaving as free agent

    According to multiple reports, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent...Cespedes (52) tosses his bat after a home run at Citi Field. (Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports). Most Recent Updates & Reaction Cespedes will opt out, though he and the Mets continue to have an open dialogue about a new contract, MLB reporter Jon Heyman wrote Oct. 26. Nevertheless, just as they did a year ago, the Mets seem pretty convinced Cespedes will not be back, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin tweeted later in the night. Cespedes, who has two years and $47.5 million left on his current deal, is seeking a new, five-year contract, according to Rubin. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat

  • The Days of Chief Wahoo are numbered

    One of the more common responses to what I’ve posted about Chief Wahoo lately is “it’s just a cartoon character! Nobody cares!” Well, looking at that guy in the photo above and many others dressed like him at Progressive Field the past two days is evidence that it is not just a cartoon character. A certain swath of Indians fans think that, because of their team’s name and mascot, it’s totally acceptable to show up in public looking like this. Wahoo as an official trademark of a Major League Baseball club gives people license to dress up in redface — or in this case, red and blackface — with headdresses on, turning a real people and a real culture into a degrading caricature. It’s not just a cartoon

  • NASCAR America: Brendan Gaughan talks limits on Cup drivers, making it to Chase finale

    Xfinity driver Brendan Gaughan calls into NASCAR America to discuss the new ruling which limits the number of Xfinity races Sprint Cup veterans of five or more years can participate in and what his team needs to do to make it to the Chase finale at Homestead. It also bans them from competing in the final eight races of the year, which makes up the Chase and the regular season finale.

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  • Dwyane Wade's unexpected 3-point barrage carries Bulls to 1st win

    Dwyane Wade was terrific in his first game with the Chicago Bulls. One game will not solve those questions, but Thursday night’s opener against the Boston Celtics offered some surprising initial answers. The Bulls’ trio of guards didn’t struggle from three-point range — in fact, they thrived.

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  • Meet the Cubs fan who sent a drone to Trevor Bauer

    When your favorite team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years, you’ll do just about anything to help them gain a mental advantage. Upon looking over the Cleveland Indians’ roster, Mollett decided starting pitcher Trevor Bauer would be his target. Bauer was already in the midst of an interesting postseason.

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  • DeMarcus Ware credits Broncos fans for getting his Super Bowl ring back

    Denver Broncos fans had DeMarcus Ware’s back. When news broke that Ware’s Super Bowl 50 ring was stolen as the Broncos played on “Monday Night Football” against the Houston Texans, Broncos fans went to work, spreading around pictures of the thieves on social media and calling in tips to police. By Wednesday, Ware’s ring was back.

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  • Rangers storm back, crush Bruins

    For the first half of Wednesday’s game in New York, everything was going pretty great for the Boston Bruins. They not only had a two-goal lead, but rookie goalie Zane McIntyre was playing extremely well in his first NHL start as he filled in for injured veterans Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin. And then everything kind of fell apart for him and the Bruins defense. The Rangers stormed back for five consecutive goals on their way to a 5-2 win, handing the Bruins their fourth loss in seven games to start the season, and their second lopsided loss in a row. This game was always going to be a struggle for Boston given the injury situation both in goal and up front (David Backes was also sidelined for

  • EFL Cup QF draw: Man United-West Ham; Arsenal-Saints in all-PL ties

    Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Manchester derby in the fourth round of the 2016-17 EFL Cup, the draw for the quarterfinal round presented a pair of all-Premier League clashes. Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28. As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium. Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw Liverpool vs. Leeds United Manchester United vs. West Ham Hull City vs. Newcastle

  • Georges St-Pierre shuts down rumored Michael Bisping fight at UFC 206

    A proposed fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping at UFC 206 was quickly shot down by GSP. For a moment, there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing battle between Georges St-Pierre and the UFC. After St-Pierre declared himself as a free agent, the UFC drew their line in the sand and stated that the former champion was still under contract.

  • LSU CB Dwayne Thomas says Tigers are “going to dominate” Alabama next week

    Alabama has clearly been the best team in the country this season, which is supported by being a near-unanimous No. 1 in both the AP and coaches polls. Either LSU cornerback Dwayne Thomas hasn’t been paying attention, watching or got the memo, but he is certainly not mincing words when he looks forward to next week’s SEC West clash with the Crimson Tide. “I really see us dominating this offense. I really see us dominating this team,” Thomas said when discussing next week’s game with Alabama (LSU and Alabama are each off this week). “This is the year. We’ve been letting them off the hook for the last couple of years. This is my senior year. We’re going out with a bang. It’s time for us to bring

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  • Major League Baseball continues to waffle on Chief Wahoo

    World Series fever is gripping Cleveland, but an American Indian organization based in Cleveland is calling for protest. Of course such protests have taken place for years, with the Cleveland American Indian Movement and others referring to Chief Wahoo as a “symbol of genocide” while simultaneously noting its similarity to blackface “Sambo” characters and other racist imagery that has long since been banished from polite society. I’m assuming that the protesters are, as they usually are, being ignored by Indians fans as they make their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Fans like this one. Meanwhile, Wahoo remains, institutionalized by the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball in ways

  • MetsBlog Mailbag: Cespedes, Cespedes and Cespedes

    My inbox and Twitter feed are cluttered with questions about Yoenis Cespedes, what the Mets are doing, what they plan to do, and what I want them to do. Here are my answers to the five most common questions... 1) What does Cespedes want, and how much would the Mets be willing to offer? I've heard the Mets are interested in keeping him for four years, preferably around $25 million a season. Multiple reports indicate he wants at least five years, maybe as many as six, while averaging around $30 million a season. Obviously, this is why he and the Mets couldn't agree on a contract extension and why he's opting out. So, good for him. Look, if he can find a delirious team to give him a six-year deal,

  • Draymond Green is not afraid of technical fouls: 'Next time I dunk, I'm gonna yell again'

    Draymond Green lets ’em know. You’re not allowed, in the NBA, to hang on the rim after throwing down a dunk. Each of these infractions will result in a technical foul, the result of a cadre of athletic NBA players getting a little too out of hand with the post-flush celebrations in the early and mid-1990s.

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  • Kyle Schwarber not medically cleared to play field as World Series moves to Wrigley

    The Cubs will have one less dangerous bat in their lineup when the World Series shifts to Wrigley Field on Friday for Game 3, because Kyle Schwarber was not medically cleared to play the field and thus, won’t be in the starting lineup. Schwarber, whose amazing return from injury and subsequent success, has become the biggest individual story of this World Series. After a Game 2 performance in which he had two hits and two RBIs against the Cleveland Indians as the Cubs’ designated hitter, Chicago was clamoring to see whether Schwarber would defy the odds again and get the OK from doctors to allow his surgically reconstructed knee to patrol the outfield.

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  • Column: Should NHRA get with the times to grow sport?

    Drag racing has been one of the biggest motorsport passions of my life. Ever since the first time I went to the now-defunct U.S. 30 Dragstrip in northwest Indiana – with the famous loud and echoing radio liner, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, at beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip, where the GREAT ONES Runnnnnnn!” – in the early 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of the quarter-mile. (By the way, for those in the Midwest who remember U.S. 30, which closed nearly 30 years ago, efforts are under way to bring it back. But I digress.) As a reporter, I’ve covered drag racing since the early 1980s. I still get as excited today following the sport as I did back then. But … and you probably figured a but was coming. While

  • Bruins' David Backes to miss at least 2 games after elbow surgery

    The injuries affecting the Boston Bruins isn’t only limited to their crease. Aside from being without their top two goaltenders they were also missing Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and David Backes. Backes is the newest member of the Bruins’ injured list and his situation was clarified a bit by the team on Wednesday morning.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo says Ashley Cole is the toughest player he faced

    Cristiano Rolando has faced the best defenders in the world during his time with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. He has also caused fits for most of those defenders with goal after goal for club and country. But, there have been some players who have at least made it difficult for the all-time leading goal scorer in Real Madrid and Champions League history. According to Ronaldo, former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole was the toughest player he has faced in his career. “Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe,” Ronaldo told Coach Mag. “He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick,

  • Welcome Lindholm: Ducks send Theodore, Etem to AHL

    The Anaheim Ducks finally hammered out a (sweet) deal with Hampus Lindholm, so now it comes down to some housekeeping. Specifically, it means sending some fairly useful players with significant pedigrees down to the AHL on Thursday. The team announced that both Shea Theodore and Emerson Etem are bound for the San Diego Gulls. Theodore, the 26th pick back in 2013, contributed a pretty assist to the Ducks’ 6-1 shellacking of the Nashville Predators last night: It’s a cool story that Etem returned to the franchise that selected him 29th overall in 2010, yet he’s struggled to really find a niche in the NHL so far. At 24, there’s still time, though he likely feels a little anxious to become a full-time

  • Broncos RB C.J. Anderson to miss some time with a knee injury

    The Denver Broncos’ offensive plan on Monday night against the Houston Texans was to have C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker split time and pound the opposing defense on the ground. There’s some concern about half of that running back tandem, as Anderson was seeking a second opinion on a knee injury according to 9News’ Mike Klis. Booker, a rookie, has shown he can be an effective back.

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