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Never too old for basketball — Ivory tusk carvings of skeletons playing basketball made from extinct woolly mammoths are seen on display at a two day exhibition in Hong Kong entitled ‘Artistic Era of Harmony and Prosperity, Prestige Crafts Hong Kong Mammoth Tusk Carving Exhibition’, Hong Kong, China, 07 November 2013.  EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

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Never too old for basketball — Ivory tusk carvings of skeletons playing basketball made from extinct woolly mammoths are seen on display at a two day exhibition in Hong Kong entitled ‘Artistic Era of Harmony and Prosperity, Prestige Crafts Hong Kong Mammoth Tusk Carving Exhibition’, Hong Kong, China, 07 November 2013.  EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

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Take care of them, America: Canada’s favourite sports hosts are heading south to work for FOX Sports. This is the only tribute to TSN’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole you need to read. (Illustration: Chloe Cushman/National Post)

Take care of them, America: Canada’s favourite sports hosts are heading south to work for FOX Sports. This is the only tribute to TSN’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole you need to read. (Illustration: Chloe Cushman/National Post)

HOPE YOU HAD LUNCH ALREADY: Subway made a statue out of sandwich materials of Georgia linebacker (and potential top NFL draft pick) Jarvis Jones. It is mildly terrifying. Maybe because we aren’t raisin people — his dreadlocks are made of 1,000 of them. (Photos: Diane Bondareff/Invision for SUBWAY/AP Images; Bebeto Matthews/The Associated Press)

The organizing committee for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games has narrowed its search for the tournament’s mascot to six finalists … and this is what they came up with. 
Not sure why two of them have masks (vigilante mascots?) or why that moose is so darn happy. And don’t even talk to us about the raccoon.
The winner will be chosen by Canadians through an online vote. Because that ended well last time.

The organizing committee for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games has narrowed its search for the tournament’s mascot to six finalists … and this is what they came up with.

Not sure why two of them have masks (vigilante mascots?) or why that moose is so darn happy. And don’t even talk to us about the raccoon.

The winner will be chosen by Canadians through an online vote. Because that ended well last time.

Come for the illustration, stay for the literary genius of R.A. Dickey. 
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The literary life of R.A. Dickey
When already-legendary Blue Jays pitcher Dickey was in Grade 7, a teacher submitted a poem of his to a statewide contest, which he ended up winning. At the time he was struggling with the ramifications of abuse, and the success buoyed him: “From then on, I knew that I wanted to write. Unpacking literature and writing for me came very natural.” READ MORE: natpo.st/13AS6BU

Come for the illustration, stay for the literary genius of R.A. Dickey.

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The literary life of R.A. Dickey

When already-legendary Blue Jays pitcher Dickey was in Grade 7, a teacher submitted a poem of his to a statewide contest, which he ended up winning. At the time he was struggling with the ramifications of abuse, and the success buoyed him: “From then on, I knew that I wanted to write. Unpacking literature and writing for me came very natural.” READ MORE: natpo.st/13AS6BU

Lionel Messi got a new tattoo in tribute to his son Thiago. It’s an interesting choice … (Photo: Twitter/Leo Messi Fan Club/Matias Messi)

Want a foot to add to your gold collection? A Japanese jeweller created a $5.25M golden replica of Lionel Messi’s left foot for charity.

Want a foot to add to your gold collection? A Japanese jeweller created a $5.25M golden replica of Lionel Messi’s left foot for charity.

(Source: sports.nationalpost.com)

INKED: Tattoos decorate the arms of Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Roberts as he takes a rest during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

INKED: Tattoos decorate the arms of Tampa Bay Rays’ Ryan Roberts as he takes a rest during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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This is a photo painting by George Kalinsky of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. It is one of six iconic photos by Kalinsky, the legendary Madison Square Garden photographer, being auctioned to help fulfill the dreams of children facing obstacles. Madison Square Garden Company says all net proceeds from the one-of-a-kind, signed artworks of sports and entertainment figures will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. (AP Photo/Madison Square Garden Company, George Kalinsky)

This is a photo painting by George Kalinsky of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. It is one of six iconic photos by Kalinsky, the legendary Madison Square Garden photographer, being auctioned to help fulfill the dreams of children facing obstacles. Madison Square Garden Company says all net proceeds from the one-of-a-kind, signed artworks of sports and entertainment figures will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. (AP Photo/Madison Square Garden Company, George Kalinsky)

Circus artists perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Circus artists perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.
Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images