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Grow Deep

Feb. 17, 2014
Feb. 17, 2014

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Feb. 17, 2014

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THE MAIL
2014 OLYMPICS
  • THE OPENING DAYS OF THE SOCHI GAMES WERE FILLED WITH OVERBLOWN TALES OF ORGANIZATIONAL GLITCHES. (ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE HOTEL COMPLAINTS.) BUT THERE WAS AN EASY WAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIAN ACHIEVEMENTS AND REVEL IN RUSSIA'S WINTER SPIRIT: HEAD FOR THE HILLS

PRO FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ROY HIBBERT
  • THE GOOFY GOLIATH ANCHORS THE NBA'S BEST DEFENSE BY EXPLOITING A LITTLE-KNOWN RULE THAT ALLOWS HIM TO USE HIS MASSIVE FRAME TO OUTMUSCLE DRIVERS. NOW STOP WHINING—THAT'S NOT A FOUL

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If Kevin Grow doesn't have a Hollywood agent, he might consider getting one. Grow, an 18-year-old with Down syndrome, spent the last four years as the manager of the boys' basketball team at Bensalem (Pa.) High. During down time, Grow would shoot three pointers, and practice could not officially end until he hit a free throw. Last week Grow finally got a chance to play in a game: He hit a layup and a free throw last Friday evening—the video went viral—and got to start on Saturday, Senior Day. Grow hit a layup off the opening tip, then returned late to connect on four of five three-pointers and finish as the game's leading scorer (14). "It felt like a movie," Bensalem coach John Mullin told Philly.com. "It's one of those things that doesn't happen often. He's a gift from God."

This is an article from the Feb. 17, 2014 issue

PHOTOCOURTESY OF JESSE GARBER (GROW)