April 9, 2013 |
Kevin Ware is forever going to be linked to this year's NCAA basketball tournament. Unfortunately, the image many of us have of him is one that is sure to make us cringe. We've all seen the video by now, of the Louisville guard awkwardly coming down on his leg while trying to block a shot. The injury that followed is one that probably won't be forgotten by the millions who have seen for a long, long time. But maybe we can replace it with a much happier one. After all, Ware didn't wallow around in self pity.
April 8, 2013 |
Macy's Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. are back in court Monday after a month-long mediation effort in their dispute over Martha Stewart merchandise appeared to have failed. The department store chains are tussling over the rights to sell the domestic doyenne's home goods. Macy's says it was first to sign an exclusive contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. When J.C. Penney announced that it would open in-store boutiques featuring Stewart's products, Macy's sued both companies.
April 7, 2013 |
Even before the release of her debut album, the English singer Jessie Ware was attracting next-big-thing buzz with appearances on tracks by cutting-edge dance-music artists such as SBTRKT and Joker. But she wasn't born hip. "Growing up, I was the person told about things by other mates - the tastemakers," Ware admitted recently, adding that she also discovered music the way many teenagers did in the pre-YouTube era: through pop radio and MTV. "I copied every move from Jennifer Lopez's videos and studied every breakdown in Montell Jordan's songs," she said, referring to the R&B singer who hit No. 1 in 1995 with "This Is How We Do It. " "I wasn't at the forefront of new, new music.
April 5, 2013 |
Dwight Howard remembers the trauma of the broken leg he sustained after dunking in a game as a teenager. So Howard had to call Kevin Ware after seeing the Louisville player's gruesome injury in the NCAA tournament on Sunday. "I know how it feels. When I broke my leg, everybody thought that my career was done when I was 15," Howard said Friday. "Look where it got me. I'm pretty sure it's going to push him to work even harder. " Ware sustained a compound fracture of his right tibia in Louisville's 85-63 victory over Duke.
April 5, 2013 |
By all accounts, Louisville guard Kevin Ware was a quiet, reserved young man until Sunday, when he broke his right leg in a freak accident during the first half of the NCAA tournament Midwest Regional final game, which was broadcast on national television. Forced into the spotlight after undergoing surgery that night for the compound break, Ware has handled the media onslaught with aplomb as his Louisville teammates and family rallied around him. On Thursday night, Ware was on national television again, counting down the Top 10 List on the "Late Show with David Letterman.
April 2, 2013 |
Kevin Ware was a busy guy on Monday. After having surgery on his broken right leg the night before, the Louisville guard spent part of the day up and about on crutches at the advice of his doctors. He entertained numerous visitors, including Coach Rick Pitino and NCAA President Mark Emmert, and received a phone call from Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Somehow he managed to spend some time on Twitter ... a lot of time, actually, thanking all of his well-wishers -- who included NBA stars Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace of the Lakers, DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, as well as rapper Lil' Wayne -- often with individual messages of gratitude.