Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Louisville’s Kevin Ware Is Dunking Again, 6 Months After Horrific Injury


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Basketball fans and non-fans alike have been following Louisville Cardinals player Kevin Ware's inspiring recovery since he suffered a horrific leg injury in March. After the junior guard suffered a compound fracture during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, few expected he would have a chance to play again. But back in April, Ware told TODAY: “I’ll be back starting next season.’’
And now, just six months later, he's dunking.
On Monday, teammate Chris Jones posted a video to his Instagram account showing Ware dunking during a practice session with other Louisville players. Adding to speculation about Ware's return, Louisville athletic director for media relations Kenny Klein tweeted last week that Ware's X-rays showed that he is expected to return to basketball activities next month.
Here's a look at Ware's injury during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
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Stop what you’re doing and watch this Porsche wreck right now!!!!

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Wow. This is one heck of a wreck, featuring driver Harry Kleinjan absolutely trashing a Porsche 964. Best part of this is the pyramid effect, how it gets better and better with every passing second:
• The tires smoking as the driver realizes what's about to happen.
• The car hits the barrier.
• The tires rip off.
• The car vaults over the barrier.
• The car flips.
• The car ends up roof-first in the canal.
• The bro on the bank who stops texting only for a moment, then returns to texting.
As the YouTube comments tell us, "Heftige crash van Harry Kleinjan met de Porsche op kp4 van de short rally tijdens de Hellendoorn rally, Rijder en navigator kwamen er ongeschonden vanaf." I have absolutely no idea what that means, but then, the video's pretty self-explanatory, right?
Apparently the throttle stuck, causing the accident. Amazingly, neither Kleinjan nor his navigator, Bart den Hartog, were hurt. You can actually see Kleinjan moving in the video below. video

Russell Wilson’s sister might be an even better athlete than the NFL QB

When it comes to NFL sensations, it's hard to get hotter than Russell Wilson. The Seahawks quarterback can do almost nothing wrong amidst a rapid rise that has seen him unseat a highly compensated free agent as a lowly drafted rookie, led the Seahawks to the NFC division playoffs and, now, to the top of the NFC West and most NFL power rankings.
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There's no doubt that Wilson deserves a significant amount of the praise for Seattle's rise, and his athleticism has been a major shot in the arm for Pete Carroll's offense. Wilson has been an athletic star behind center at the highest levels since arriving at North Carolina State, eventually leading Wisconsin to a BCS game and now starring in the NFL. What's more incredible is that he might not even be the best athlete among his siblings.
Just ask Wilson himself:
"I truly believe that [sister Anna Wilson] will be an All-American point guard at some big university and go on to be a Candace Parker – a superstar-type basketball player," Russell Wilson told ESPNW.
As reported by MaxPreps, Wilson's younger sister, Collegiate High (Richmond, Va.) star Anna Wilson, is one of the nation's top basketball prospects in the Class of 2016. Despite having just two years of varsity basketball under her belt (she also competed for Collegiate as an eighth grader), the younger Wilson has already been invited to compete for a spot on the USA Under-16 girls basketball squad. During her freshman season Wilson was arguably the most impactful player in the larger Richmond area, averaging a remarkable full stat line of 16.5 points-per-game, 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 6 assists.
Those assists are as notable as anything else, because the younger Wilson truly shines in the same way that her brother does: as a dynamic playmaker who can make the most out of situations that even seem like a dead end.
There are still many hurdles ahead for Anna Wilson, but one thing is certain: She has her family behind her, and has all the talent and pedigree she needs to be a major player at the highest level.
"It's like my dad always told me: Don't be afraid to excel," Russell Wilson told ESPNW . "And she's not at all. She's reaching for the stars, and she'll touch them and keep going."

College Team So Bad School Willing To Pay Fans

New Mexico State is now offering students cash incentives to attend – and stay at - games.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, attendance has been so bad at New Mexico State home games, that university president Garrey Carruthers and members of the community are offering prizes of $2,000 and $250 and a VIP parking pass to student who are still at Saturday’s game against San Diego State in the fourth quarter.
The winner of the $2,000 will be selected from all main campus NMSU students who are taking at least one credit at the school. If the student is there during the fourth quarter, he or she will collect the reward. If not, the prize money will be saved for the next game.
The winners of the $250 and the coveted black parking pass, which allows the driver to park in any lot on campus, will be chosen from the students who are at the game and stay until the fourth quarter.
In two home games this season, the Aggies are averaging 8,696 total fans. The Aggies have lost 15 consecutive games and have been outscored 201-62 this season.
And things probably won’t get better.
Since the Aggies decided to go Independent after the WAC dissolved, the schedule isn’t packed with many winnable games.
Here's my question: If a school that can barely fill a stadium has enough money to pay their students, these bigger schools should have plenty of money to pay their athletes at least something??? Just saying...

Floyd Mayweather may replace Bieber!!??

Mayweather: 'I Want Miley For Next Ring Walk' 

Floyd Mayweather has become one of the most prominent athletes in the world not only because of his undeniable boxing skill but also because he is an unbelievable self-promoter. In other words, he knows a thing or two about showmanship.
For several of his most recent fights, including his Sept. 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez and his May 2012 fight against Miguel Cotto, Mayweather had pop superstars Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne escort him to the ring. So how can he top that dynamic duo?
With the one and only "Twerk Queen."
In an interview with Billboard, Mayweather says he would like Miley Cyrus to walk him to the ring for his next fight.
"I was thinking about letting the twerk queen Miley Cyrus bring me out, why not?," Mayweather said.
That would be quite the spectacle.
Cyrus, of course, made headlines for her "twerk-heard-round-the-world" at the VMAs. Her dance, and the ensuing controversy, have propelled her to the center of America's pop culture stage. So in that sense Cyrus seems like a good fit for the role.
In explaining why he chose Bieber to walk him out, Mayweather said he is looking for people who are at the top of their profession.
"When you're the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best," Mayweather said. "He's an exceptional artist. He's the future."