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JOLLY FELLOW Tweeted Fox Sports' @ToddBehrendt, "After one-game suspension, I'm expecting a completely different DeMarcus Cousins. #ialsostillbelieveinsanta" SO LONG NYCNow-former Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey wrote a farewell to New York and the Mets for, praising both for giving him a chance. CHUCKSTRONG Chuck Pagano gave a from-the-heart news conference on the day he returned to the Colts following leukemia treatment; a full transcript is at

BAD IDEA With Canada's Boone Jenner suspended three games at the world juniors for an illegal hit, Don Cherry tweeted (@CoachsCornerCBC) why no-hit hockey stinks.