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Foden understands Diaz and Sancho’s Man City exits but sees no reason to follow

Manchester City prospect Phil Foden is adamant his future is at the Premier League champions and has no plans to follow Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz in seeking first-team football elsewhere. England Under-21 international Foden made his senior City debut as a 17-year-old last season and has gone on to make 16 appearances across all competitions this term, including a goal-scoring outing in their 7-0 FA Cup hammering of Rotherham United on Sunday. The creative midfielder signed a new long-term contract towards the end of 2018 and Pep Guardiola is known to…

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Salah set to retain African Player of the Year title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to be named 2018 African Player of the Year for a second successive time at a gala awards ceremony in Senegal Tuesday. The sharpshooter is competing against fellow English Premier League stars, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane from Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal. Consistent scorer Salah has already won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year prize and it would be a shock if he did not add to his collection of individual honours in Dakar. Should he be…

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Cavs’ Love progressing, no timetable for return

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love might be a little closer to helping the needy Cavaliers. The All-Star forward was cleared to begin “select basketball activities” following left foot surgery, but there is still no clear timetable when he’ll play again for the NBA’s worst team. Love played in just four games before having surgery on Nov. 2 to repair an injury sustained during Cleveland’s exhibition opener. He had cartilage removed and fluid drained from the base of his large toe — an injury that made it difficult to walk. The…

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LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will miss at least four more games with the Los Angeles Lakers while he recovers from a left groin strain. The Lakers on Friday said James’ injury will be re-evaluated in one week. The four-time NBA MVP already has missed four games after getting hurt during the Lakers’ victory at Golden State on Christmas. His recovery schedule will keep him out of the Lakers’ upcoming two-game road trip and a home game against Detroit next week. The Lakers are 1-3 without James in their…

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