NYON, Switzerland - Juventus was drawn to face Lyon in the Europa League quarterfinals as the Italian champions look to stay on

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NYON, Switzerland - Juventus was drawn to face Lyon in the Europa League quarterfinals as the Italian champions look to stay on course to play the final in their own stadium. Buddy Hield Jersey . FC Porto will meet Sevilla in a matchup between two former winners, while 2013 runner-up Benfica will take on AZ Alkmaar and FC Basel will play Valencia. Juventus was the team everyone wanted to avoid in Fridays draw, with Antonio Contes side currently 14 points clear in Serie A and likely to retain its Italian title with some ease. Lyon won seven straight league championships in France from 2002-08 but isnt the force of old and will be the underdog over the two legs on April 3 and 10. "Its a big one for us, how exciting to play in games like these," Lyon forward Jimmy Briand said on his Twitter page. Juventus, which was bumped into the Europa League after finishing third in its Champions League group, has added motivation to win Europes second-tier competition for a fourth time as the final is to be held at Juventus Stadium on May 14. Sevilla, winner of the UEFA Cup — the pre-cursor of the Europa League — in 2006 and 07, came through a penalty shootout against local rival Real Betis in the last 16 on Thursday and was rewarded with a match against 2011 champion Porto. Portuguese leader Benfica is looking to reach the final for the second straight season and will be favoured to at least qualify for the semifinals, with AZ arguably the weakest team left in the competition. If Basel gets past Valencia, the Swiss team will emulate its run to the semifinals last season that ended with a loss against Chelsea. George Hill Jersey .Y. -- In a span of three days, Shabazz Napier and Connecticut knocked out both Philadelphia schools in the NCAA tournament. Sacramento Kings Jerseys .S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, its hard to see the downside. http://www.nbakingsonline.com/Authentic-Mike-Bibby-Kings-Jersey/ . Ghoulam has put pen to paper on a four and a half year deal, tying him to Napoli until 2018. The 22-year-old Algeria international, who played for France at Under 21 level, has made 87 league appearances in four seasons at Saint-Etienne.Provo, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points to help No. 8 Gonzaga make a second-half comeback for an 87-80 win over Brigham Young in a West Coast Conference opener on Saturday. Kevin Pangos added 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and also dished out seven assists for the Bulldogs (12-1, 1-0 WCC). Gonzaga received 15 points and 10 rebounds from Byron Wesley. Gonzaga trailed by six a few minutes into the second half, but the Bulldogs were able to come from behind by limiting BYU to 32.1 percent shooting in the second half, including 2-of-13 from long distance. The Cougars (10-4, 0-1) got 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds from Kyle Collinsworth for his second triple-double of the season, but it was not enough. Tyler Haws and Anson Winder led BYU with 17 points each. BYU made just three of its first 15 attempts from the floor as Gonzaga jumped out to a 16-point lead. From there, the Cougars made six straight shots to cut the Bulldogs lead to 35-31 with 4:18 left in the half. At the buzzer, Collinsworth hit a long 3-pointer to tie the game at 43 going into the break. The Bulldogs could not get a stop over the final nine minutes and the Cougars made 11 of their last 15 shots to close the half. Out of the break, Brigham Young toook its first lead of the game on three consecutive Hawes free throws to open the half. Chris Webber Jersey. The Cougars led by as much as six after a 6-0 spurt, but their shooting struggles returned. While BYU missed its first nine attempts from long distance in the second half, Gonzaga made four in a three minute span to retake the lead with 12 minutes remaining. Frank Bartley IV responded by hitting three straight free throws, but Gonzaga took the lead for good after two straight baskets from Wiltjer. The Cougars forced one more tie at 67 before Wiltjer and Pangos scored eight straight points for the Bulldogs to get some breathing room. Skyler Halford finally ended Brigham Youngs 3-point drought with six minutes to go, and he hit another less than a minute later to pull the Cougars within four. BYU only made one more shot from the floor after that, and Gonzaga made its free throws to hold onto the lead. Game Notes Gonzaga was picked first in the preseason WCC poll, and BYU was picked second ... Gonzaga has won 19 conference openers in a row ... Pangos moved into the top-10 on Gonzagas all-time scoring list ... Both teams will take the floor again Monday with Gonzaga traveling to San Diego and BYU hosting Portland. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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