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The Sun's Arizin: Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors advance to East Conference Semis

Hey folks, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have advanced out of the first round of the NBA Playoffs and will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

So, he celebrated with Drake...

And, with Chris still on the beach, here are your Monday Links...

Jack McCaffery: Fifty years later, a Villanova championship team still worthy of a roar
Never one to avoid a distance challenge, Ian Hamilton made the trip from Dublin to Franklin Field for Penn Relays weekend. Never one to avoid making it all the way to a finish line, the first thing he did was head to the far turn

Ted Cruz commented on his resemblance to Grayson Allen: ‘I don’t have the hops’ | For The Win
Allen said he and his parents don’t see the resemblance. Cruz probably can't shoot the ball through the basketball ring as well either.

Wright on Lowry: All-Stars find ways to win without scoring |
Villanova head coach Jay Wright tells Sportsnet he expects a strong outing from his former player Kyle Lowry in the Raptors' Game against Indiana.

Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums | AP
A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan.

Duke and Kentucky recruits make video pitches to uncommitted Marques Bolden |
Duke and Kentucky basketball recruits made video pitches to uncommitted five-star recruit Marques Bolden.

Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame banquet set for May 3 | Baltimore Sun
Former Villanova hoopster, Derrick Snowden ('03), is set to be inducted into the Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame.

Will Anything Be Able to Top Villanova’s Epic Season? | Main Line Today
There was plenty to celebrate following Villanova University's first tournament championship win in more than 30 years. Youth Movement Thrives as Wildcats Win 4x1500 Meter Relay Title |
A lot has been made this season of Villanova running with one of its youngest teams in recent memory. In the Championship of America race in the 4x1500 meter relay on Friday afternoon, a lineup of three true freshmen and one sophomore proved that their competitive grit trumped a lack of experience as the Wildcats won their 36th Penn Relays wheel all-time with a terrific team effort.