LeBron James Lavar Ball

LaVar Ball is one of those annoying sports dads who lives vicariously through their more talented children.

Ball, 48, is the father of UCLA Bruins freshman star Lonzo Ball (pictured above) and Chino Hills (Calif.) High School standouts LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball, a sophomore who recently scored 92 points in one game.

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Torrey Ward

Illinois State Associate Head Coach Torrey Ward was among 7 passengers killed in a plane crash near Bloomington airport early Tuesday.

Torrey and five others were traveling on Scott Bittner's private plane on the way back home after attending the NCAA tournament title game in Indianapolis on Monday.

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Shabazz Napier

While the University of Connecticut men's basketball team takes on the University of Kentucky for the NCAA championship tonight, one UConn player wonders where his next meal will come from.

Shabazz Napier, point guard for UConn, told reporters he understands more than anyone why there is a need for a student athlete union on campus.

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Kevin Ware is dunking again

The Louisville Cardinals basketball player who suffered a gruesome leg injury during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is dunking again.

Ware is seen practicing with his team in a video that was uploaded to YouTube. The tibia in Ware's right lower leg snapped in half leaving the bone protruding from his skin during the nationally televised Midwest Regional final against Duke on March 31.

The injury made Ware an instant celebrity. He was even invited to attend a White House dinner with the Obamas.

Ware underwent surgery to insert a metal rod in his shattered bone, effectively making his leg stronger than it was before the injury.

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Kevin Ware trophy

Louisville Cardinal's guard Kevin Ware suffered a possible career-ending injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA college tournament on Sunday (Mar 31) in Indianapolis.

The injury occurred when Ware sprinted across the floor at full speed to challenge a 3-point shot by Duke's Tyler Thornton. As he landed he rolled his ankle, transferring the impact of the hard landing to his right leg which caused a shear force fracture of the tibia bone. Part of the bone was left protruding from his lower leg.

As horrific as his injury looked, Ware was composed enough to encourage his teammates to beat Duke to advance to the Elite 8, which the team did in convincing fashion.

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