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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
For the second time in three weeks, the top-ranked Duke basketball team has lost a key player with an injury.Sophomore Grant Hill, who took over at point guard when Bobby Hurley broke his foot Feb. 5, sprained his right ankle in practice Tuesday.Hill is expected to be out between two weeks and a month, meaning that he wouldn't return until the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at the earliest. The tournament begins March 12.Duke meets fourth-ranked UCLA Sunday in Los Angeles.Hurley, meanwhile, returned to the lineup last night after being given medical clearance yesterday to "resume normal basketball activities."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams has been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and will be inducted Nov. 23 in Kansas City, Mo., as a prelude to the CBE Classic, which this year includes the Terps. “That will be really neat because there would be a lot of people going to the games anyway, and a lot of my friends will be at the games,” Williams said Tuesday after the announcement of the induction class. Williams was among eight selected to a class that also includes former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal (LSU)
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By Wayne Coffey and Wayne Coffey,New York Daily News | April 7, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- With seven minutes to go in the NCAA title game last night, Duke was leading by three. With two minutes to go, Duke was leading by 12.The intervening five minutes were all about the crushing of the Michigan dream and the stepping out of Duke's superb 6-8 sophomore, Grant Hill.By nature, Hill is as retiring as his skills are regal. There was no place to retire to last night, not after 18 points, 8-for-14 shooting, a game-high 10 boards, five assists, three steals and a couple of blocks.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | February 16, 2008
Andy Enfield was in graduate school at Maryland in the early 1990s when, as he said recently, "I started my own business." For Enfield, who set the NCAA record for free-throw percentage by making 431 of 466 over a career at Johns Hopkins that ended in 1991, his business is teaching other players how to shoot. Enfield's career as a shooting coach, which began with a small group of clients that included former Terps star Walt Williams and grew to include more than 100 NBA players, All-Stars Grant Hill and Ray Allen among them, will come full circle today.
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By Ron Green Jr. and Ron Green Jr.,Knight-Ridder | November 14, 1990
DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke Blue Devils and freshman Grant Hill step into the future tonight when they open the college basketball season by hosting Marquette at 7:30 in rowdy Cameron Indoor Stadium.The game (ESPN), which will feature the regular season debut of Hill, is one of eight first-round games in the preseason National Invitation Tournament, which features a powerhouse field, including No. 2 Arkansas, No. 3 Arizona, No. 15 Oklahoma and Notre Dame.The Duke-Marquette winner will face the Boston College-Memphis State winner Friday at a site not yet determined.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | September 23, 2004
In a blue room with an orange bedstead and a gray wooden floor, a woman disrobes for the evening by the glow of a flickering kerosene lamp. The room is sparsely furnished: a chair and table, a battered dresser and a pot-bellied stove in one corner. On the wall opposite the bed, a rust-colored guitar hangs from a peg. This is the scene depicted in artist Romare Bearden's magical collage The Evening Guitar, one of more than 40 works in a marvelous exhibition titled Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African-American Art, on display at Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Sports fans may not know that Grant Hill, who for more than a decade has been a star NBA player with the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic, is also a passionate art collector, an avocation not normally associated with professional athletes.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1996
Everyone from physicists to blues singers teaches kids that what goes up must come down. But lately the stock market is teaching that harsh lesson to Fila Holding SpA.Fila has been one of the market's highest nontechnology fliers, and one of Maryland's unqualified business success stories. Sales went from $188 million to $1.3 billion in five years, and one who bought 1,400 shares of Fila in 1994 at $15 could pay cash for the average Baltimore-area house with the profits by September, when Fila reached $106.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF Bloomberg News contributed to this story | September 24, 1997
If Grant Hill is attempting to become the next Michael Jordan, he showed yesterday he is coming closer -- off the basketball court, anyway.The Detroit Pistons star signed a seven-year, $80 million contract with Fila Holdings SpA, one of the most lucrative sports endorsement contracts in history, that will boost his annual take from about $6 million to $11 million.Only Jordan, who recently signed a new contract with Nike Inc., receives more -- roughly $20 million a year. Hill's new deal exceeds the five-year, $50 million contract Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers signed with Reebok International Ltd.Fila, which has its U.S. headquarters in Sparks, hopes the contract will lead to an increase in sales of its sneakers and a corresponding jump in its stock price, which has gone from a high of $105 a share on Sept.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. - At times, he looks like the player whose style, a mix of grace and power, drew realistic comparisons to Michael Jordan. At times, he looks like a cheap replica, trying to chip away the layers of rust that accumulated over the past four years. Grant Hill is 32, no longer the young deer he was at Duke or the dazzling star he became during his six seasons with the Detroit Pistons, a two-time first-team and four-time second-team All-NBA player. He is also, at least on first glance, not the oft-injured athlete whose career appeared to be over.
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By Jon Morgan | June 3, 1997
NBA All-Star Grant Hill, one of the hottest properties in sports endorsements, has severed ties with Advantage International, the giant sports marketing firm that counted him among its marquee clients.The Detroit Pistons forward notified some of his major endorsers last week that his marketing would be handled by his father, Calvin Hill, according to several sources familiar with the relationship, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.Advantage spokesman Gabe Harris declined to comment, as did officials in Grant Hill's business office in Washington and his attorney, Lon Babby.
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By TIM POVTAK and TIM POVTAK,ORLANDO SENTINEL | January 18, 2006
Steve Francis was back at practice yesterday, but that doesn't mean he'll be back in the Orlando Magic's starting lineup tonight against the Washington Wizards. Magic coach Brian Hill said he was undecided about Francis, the former Maryland star, regaining his starting role immediately, hinting that second-year point guard Jameer Nelson may replace him. Francis missed the previous two games - both losses on a West Coast trip - after being suspended by the team for his refusal to re-enter a game in the final minutes against the Seattle SuperSonics last week.
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November 17, 2005
"It was either I was going to be crazy and everybody else was right, or I was going to have to prove some people wrong." Grant Hill Orlando Magic forward, on coming back from injury last season "Because he's from Hawaii, he wears No. 50 - and nobody can say Pisa Tinoisamoa." Steve Raible Seattle Seahawks announcer, on why his St. Louis Rams teammates call Tinoisamoa "Hawaii Five-0"
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. - At times, he looks like the player whose style, a mix of grace and power, drew realistic comparisons to Michael Jordan. At times, he looks like a cheap replica, trying to chip away the layers of rust that accumulated over the past four years. Grant Hill is 32, no longer the young deer he was at Duke or the dazzling star he became during his six seasons with the Detroit Pistons, a two-time first-team and four-time second-team All-NBA player. He is also, at least on first glance, not the oft-injured athlete whose career appeared to be over.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | September 23, 2004
In a blue room with an orange bedstead and a gray wooden floor, a woman disrobes for the evening by the glow of a flickering kerosene lamp. The room is sparsely furnished: a chair and table, a battered dresser and a pot-bellied stove in one corner. On the wall opposite the bed, a rust-colored guitar hangs from a peg. This is the scene depicted in artist Romare Bearden's magical collage The Evening Guitar, one of more than 40 works in a marvelous exhibition titled Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African-American Art, on display at Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Sports fans may not know that Grant Hill, who for more than a decade has been a star NBA player with the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic, is also a passionate art collector, an avocation not normally associated with professional athletes.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2004
DURHAM, N.C. - He was barely in his teens when Luol Deng first started to learn what basketball in the United States was all about. Living in London after his family was forced to leave its native Sudan amid the tragedy and tumult that enveloped the African country, Deng watched the sport from a distance. The first player Deng paid attention to was Grant Hill. Deng was too young to have seen Hill play for Duke on its back-to-back national championship teams in 1991 and 1992, but he devoured tapes of Hill's exploits with the Detroit Pistons.
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April 20, 2003
On April 12, 2003, JO ANNE HILL (nee Brock), of Lisbon, beloved wife of Dr. F. Grant Hill; devoted mother of Dr. Robert S. Maupin, Blair G. Hill, and Russell "Rusty" Hill; loving daughter of Ruth Lee Brock; dearest sister of Alan, Glenn, and Dean Brock, Myra Finney, and Sandy Prine. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2003, at 7 P.M., from Chapelgate Presbyterian Church on Marriottsville Road. Interment will be private in Oak Grove Cemetery, Glenwood.
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By Bill Tanton | March 29, 1994
Calvin Hill sits there in that white, turtleneck shirt and blue baseball cap, chewing gum and watching wide-eyed, and a nationwide CBS-TV audience looks on, fascinated.If ever a father has enjoyed following his son's athletic career, it's Calvin Hill -- former NFL and Yale football star -- at his son Grant's Duke basketball games.It has been this way for four years.When Grant was a freshman, the father went to Indianapolis and saw Duke beat Nevada-Las Vegas and win the NCAA title.The second year, Calvin went to Indianapolis and saw Grant and the Dukies beat Michigan and win another national championship.
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May 27, 1998
Meet Grant HillDetroit Pistons forward Grant Hill is awesome! His spectacular dunks and sharp passing remind people of Michael Jordan. He is also polite and humble. Grant attended Duke University because it had a top basketball program and excellent academics. He helped Duke win two national championships.Grant's secret ambition is to sing. "If I could sing, I wouldn't play basketball," Grant says.NBA fans hope Grant never takes singing lessons! Q. What did the football player get for his birthday?
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By Milton Kent | January 5, 2003
At this point in the game, Grant Hill knows that Tom Petty is wrong, the waiting really isn't the hard part. It's the not knowing that's the most difficult. Hill has been put on the shelf - again - by the Orlando Magic until someone can figure out why his left ankle still hurts. Until that happens, Hill won't know what he can do or when he can do it, and that hurts as much as the pain in his ankle. "Officially, my nickname should be `Radiation Man' because I've taken so many scans. If I take one more scan, I'll be glowing," Hill said last week.
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