However, the 31-year old has dismissed the possibility of remaining in London for the 2020-21 campaign.“Everyone knows my contract ends in a few months, and a renewal is difficult, he told an interview with FOX Sports, reported via Mundo Deportivo.“I think it will be very difficult for me to renew, as I want three more years, and Chelsea have only offered two.At the moment, it is undecided what will happen, but I am free to negotiate with other teams.”Quique Setien’s side are reported to be the front runners to bring the former Shakhtar Donetsk man to the Camp Nou.Read Also: Leon Balogun: My Super Eagles’ recall specialThe Catalan giants are looking to strengthen their squad options this summer, but their budget is likely to be reduced.A free transfer for Willian would be a shrewd piece of business for Setien, with Luis Suarez’s contract expiring next summer, and persistent doubts over the long term fitness of Ousmane Dembele.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Brazilian international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge from July, but due the suspension of the Premier League, he could extend that slightly. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Barcelona transfer target Willian has confirmed he is set to leave Premier League side Chelsea when his contract expires this summer.Advertisement
It wasn’t pretty, but the Wisconsin men’s basketball team gritted its way to a 72-65 victory over Oregon to advance to its fourth Sweet 16 in five seasons.No other team has gotten there as often in that time span as the Badgers.Wisconsin never trailed in the game, and it seemed as if they could cruise against the Ducks, getting out to an 11-point lead (20-9) 10 minutes into the game. That lead quickly dissipated before halftime, as the Badgers carried a slim 31-28 margin into the locker room.The teams battled back and forth in the opening minutes of the second half, and then UW redshirt sophomore guard Zak Showalter rattled off five points in a row to give his team an eight-point cushion (45-37) with 10:46 remaining.Then, it was Oregon’s turn to deliver a punch. The Ducks went on a 10-3 run to cut the Badgers’ lead to one. With 5:54 left, Oregon Dwayne Benjamin nailed a three-pointer to tie the game at 52.Five straight points from junior forward Sam Dekker put the Badgers back on top for good, as the Badgers clutch free throw shooting in the final minute sealed the win. In the final 1:03, Wisconsin made 10-of-12 from the charity stripe to silence any chance for an Oregon rally.Turning PointWith the game tied at 52 and fewer than 62 minutes left, Oregon had the Badgers backed into a tight corner. But there to deliver the pivotal punch was Sam Dekker.With 5:02 left, Kaminsky — from the high post — found Dekker cutting along the baseline. Dekker avoided the oncoming, potential shot blockers with a sweet up-and-under and a kiss off the glass.On the next possession, which followed a Wisconsin timeout that negated a Dekker alley-oop, Dekker drained a three with four minutes to go, making it 58-52 Wisconsin.When You Knew It Was OverAs Wisconsin found out the hard way, there was simply no way of putting Oregon away for good Sunday night.But Badgers fans were finally able to exhale after Kaminsky swallowed an offensive board off a Nigel Hayes missed free throw and laid it right back in. The bucket gave Wisconsin a 66-56 lead with 47 seconds remaining.It was Wisconsin’s first double-digit lead since 9:54 in the first half.Wisconsin Player of the Game: Sam DekkerWhen Wisconsin needed a boost, Dekker was there to provide it. He scored a team-high 17 points, 14 of those coming in the second half.Dekker shot 3-of-8 from three-point range, but his shots from behind the arc came at pivotal points in the game. Dekker finished the game 6-of-12 from the field, demonstrating his ability to score inside and outside.Dekker also pulled in five rebounds and added a block in 33 minutes.Oregon Player of the Game: Joseph YoungIt was a one-man show for the Ducks. Young poured in 30 of the Ducks’ 65 points on 12-25 shooting.Young was instrumental in bringing the Ducks within striking range at halftime, scoring nine of the final 14 Oregon points before the half.Had another Duck emerged as a scoring threat Sunday night, there’s a real possibility the Ducks would have knocked off the Badgers. The only other Oregon player in double-digits was Jalil Abdul-Bassit (12).But Young couldn’t do it alone, and his team’s season ended at the hands of Wisconsin.Next Up: North CarolinaThe Tar Heels advanced to their first Sweet 16 in two seasons, having been bounced in the Round of 32 for two consecutive seasons.The four-seed in the West Region, UNC got there after pulling out a nail-biter against thirteen-seed Harvard, 68-66, in the Round of 64 and an 87-78 win against Arkansas in the next round Saturday night.Led by junior guard Marcus Paige (14.9 points per game), North Carolina (26-11) finished fifth in the ACC regular season standings and was the runner-up in the conference tournament, falling to Notre Dame in the championship game 90-82.What would have happened if … ?With the 11-minute mark looming, Kaminsky fired a pass from the left wing to Showalter at the top of the key. Wide open, Showalter pulled the trigger and drilled a three-pointer to make it 43-37. During the next offensive possession, Showalter hit a layup to increase the Badgers lead to eight.Until that point, the Badgers and the Ducks had traded points coming out of halftime. The push from Showalter gave Wisconsin enough cushion to stave off the final Oregon push for the win.The three was Showalter’s second made attempt from downtown and his first make from beyond the arc since Jan. 20 against Iowa.
“It was a good learning experience for the team, everybody understood what their role and is. Nobody in the team believed the game was over until the final buzzer went. The players demonstrated a ‘never say die’ attitude,” said coach Eugene Concepcion. Athlete of the Week: Temmy Olajide (Gr.10, Jr Boys Basketball)During the championship game against Dawson Creek, Temy led the charge in scoring and steals with 19 points and 6 steals. He brought high intensity and energy in defense, leading to the biggest comeback in this team’s history! The championship game started very slow for the Grizzlies, who found themselves down 46-19 at halftime. The Grizzlies mounted a ferocious comeback, beginning in the seven-minute mark of the third quarter with tight defense. Led by Temmy Olajide, the Grizzlies shut down the Dawson team and kept them to only 4 points in the quarter. The Grizzlies finished the third quarter only 5 points down. After losing captain Cy Bellamy to injury towards the end of the third, the team rallied behind Arjenson Zarate, Temmy Olajide, Devon Lee and Macklin Hollman. It was a battle to the last second with every possession contested, but the Dawson team emerged victorious by a finalscore of 69-64. – Advertisement -Up Next: The junior girls will be in Prince George this weekend, December 13 and 14, for their first tournament of the season. The wrestling team will be in Grande Prairie on Saturday. Good luck Grizzlies! FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The junior boys had their second test of the season this weekend in Tumbler Ridge. The Grizzlies started the tournament strong, with a 95-28 win over the Tumbler Ridge Kodiaks and 104-23 win over the Dawson Creek Grade 9s. This put them in the championship showdown against their rivals, the Dawson Creek Grade 10s.