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The Lightning Are the Champs, Steve Nash and Tennis, Kyle Wiltjer and More in Canadian Content

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Today we have the London Lightning crowned the inaugural NBL Canada champs, Steve Nash can play some tennis, Kyle Wiltjer in the house, Anthony Pate hits a big shout for his high school, Kabongo leaving early (still?) and a lot more all right here in today's weekend roundup edition of Canadian Content ...

Firs we start off today with some pro news ...

Would you have thought that Mr. Nash was a tennis guy ... TENNIS.com - Features - Courting Favorites: Q&A w/Tennis fan, NBA star Steve Nash

FAN590 - Blogs - The Rap " Blog Archive " Nash To Take Over Canada?

Check out Tristan Thompson on the Tim and Sid show ... http://pmd.fan590.com/podcasts/tim-sid/ts_20120322_152746--March-22nd-Edition-of-Tim-and-Sid--(2pm-hour).mp3

CARL ENGLISH: HIS BASKETBALL JOURNEY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND | Canada Basketball

Halifax coach has already begun to kvetch | Basketball | Sports | London Free Press

Rainmen get it together as a team | The Chronicle Herald

Rainmen head to London, ready to battle for NBL title | The Chronicle Herald

Lightning win NBL championship | Basketball | Sports | London Free Press

Lightning down Rainmen 116-92 to claim NBLC title | London Community News

Championship team plays its way into the hockey hearts of London | Morris Dalla Costa | Columnists | Sports | London Free Press

Championship Sunday: A Lightning timeline | Basketball | Sports | London Free Press

London Lightning win National Basketball League title - thestar.com

Oh Michael Ray ... For Micheal Ray Richardson, all it took was an interview from the Times Union five years ago… - Chuck Miller - timesunion.com - Albany NY

UPDATE: CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Basketball - News: Lightning dazzle to NBL title

UDPATE: Lightning deserving NBL champions | The Chronicle Herald

Next we have some NC-Double-Eh stuff ...

Don't laugh if Brown, Kabongo leave early - San Antonio Express-News

Gallagher: Kentucky star anxious to suit up for Canada in Olympics

Canada's hoop future bright with Kentucky giant

A little late but still a good story ... Amid multiple elite athletes, Baylor's Heslip may be key vs. UK

Looks like a lucky CIS team will pick up a new player ... So Long Lalonde - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

UPDATE: Myck Kabongo says he's staying in this interview on the Longhorns Network ... The University of Texas Official Athletic Site

UPDATE: Horns set to have premier sophomore class as PG Myck Kabongo announces he will return for another year | College Sports Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News

UPDATE: This if far from official but here is who Draft Express thinks will be invited to the senior Portsmouth Invitiational this year ... DraftExpress: Projected Invites, 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Here are some high school looks ...

Small town to big dreams for Humboldt’s Paige Crozon

Canadian champion Lancers land St. Anne guard Kiss

Here's a couple of stories of Canadian Anthony Pate who was the big hero this past weekend for his high school ... Pate's game-winning 3 gives LuHi second straight Fed title - NYPOST.com

Pate's clutch three wins it for Lutheran

Holy Cross keeps hopes alive for third title

Hounds head coach Morrison savouring his 18th Hoopla

Notre Dame Hounds advance to finals after beating Humboldt

Great local talent showcased at Hoopla

Harvest City boys team rolls into sixth 1A final

Harvest City Reapers claim sixth consecutive Hoopla title

Three-peat so sweet for Holy Cross girls at Hoopla

Screaming Eagles make championship noise at Hoopla

Mississauga Article: Ontario Cup Basketball begins

InsideToronto Article: Etobicoke's U19 basketball talent is shooting hoops this weekend

UPDATE: Big shout to Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins and coach Roy Rana for being selected to this event ... SLAM ONLINE | " World Select Team Roster for 2012 Nike Hoop Summit Announced

UPDATE: Hamilton’s Transway Atom girls bounce to OBA gold

UPDATE: Reapers claim sixth consecutive title

UPDATE: Familiar refrain for Golden Suns

UPDATE: Hudson Bay boys celebrate Cinderella title

UPDATE: Screaming Eagles make some championship noise

UPDATE: Royals crowned one more time

Now for a few CIS stories ...

Young Bobcats a bright spot in winless season - Brandon Sun

Schuetze, Kok saluted as TRU's top athletes | Local Sports | Kamloops Daily News

This should be a good rivalry when it gets started ... MRU eager to forge rivalry with U of C

UPDATE: Ravens’ coach may be secret behind CIS Final 8 victory | The Chronicle Herald

And last but not least we have a few CCAA looks from this weekend ...

Lakeland takes a time–out to honour the Rustlers - Lloydminster Meridian Booster - Alberta, CA

OCAA All-Star Game Brings Out Top College Player in Province! Romaine Lawrence, Corina Bruni Collect MVP - northpolehoops.com