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Shirtless Olympic sensation covers up to chase skiing dream

Pita Taufatofua, the shirtless, shiny Tongan who was an instant sensation at the Rio Olympics a year ago, has lofty aspirations that go far beyond being adored for his sculpted torso. Taufatofua said his “goal is to make history for Tonga” and, he added, to be the ultimate sportsman. His latest venture has taken him from the martial arts mat to the snow, as Taufatofua has embarked on a cross-country skiing side gig — with an eye toward the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. One major hurdle: He touched snow for the first time only 18 months ago. Also, his...

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Paul Pierce: Isaiah Thomas tribute shouldn’t be on same night of jersey retirement

Paul Pierce does not want to share his night with Isaiah Thomas when the Boston Celtics retire Pierce’s No. 34 jersey next month. Pierce said Thursday that he would prefer the Celtics not run their planned in-game tribute video for Thomas’ on-court return Feb. 11, the same night the Celtics will send Pierce’s jersey to the rafters following a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I’m not saying Isaiah shouldn’t get a tribute video … but on Feb. 11, the night I get my jersey retired, I’m not sure I want to look up at the JumboTron and see Isaiah...

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