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Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to attend awards ceremony in Ghana 24hrs before Merseyside derby

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Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will be in Ghana 24hrs before Merseyside derby
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are on the shortlist for the CAF player of the year award (Getty)

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been given permission to attend the the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) player of the year award in Ghana – despite it being just 24hrs before a Merseyside derby.

The duo are on the three-man shortlist for the award alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The ceremony takes place on Thursday evening and both players will be in attendance.

They will then fly back to England overnight ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup Third Round tie with Everton on Friday.

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Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will be in Ghana 24hrs before Merseyside derby
Salah and Mane have scored 22 Premier League goals between them this season (Getty)

Jurgen Klopp explained why he gave the players permission.

‘We have everything organised,’ said the Liverpool manager following his side’s 2-1 win at Burnley, in which Mane scored.

‘We have two of the three best African players in our squad. We have to show them respect.

‘If it had been a matchday, they wouldn’t have asked [to attend]. We sleep in a hotel, they sleep in a plane. That is all the difference.’

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Salah missed the game with Burnley through injury and could still be absent on Friday.

Alexis Sanchez sends message to Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal’s draw with Chelsea

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Alexis Sanchez sends message to Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal's draw with Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez clashed in the first half. (AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal‘s rivalry with Chelsea didn’t prevent Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas from sharing a moment during the 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening.

In a thrilling match at the Emirates Stadium, Hector Bellerin rescued a late point for Arsene Wenger’s side after Marcos Alonso appeared to have secured victory for the Premier League champions.

For Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain was given a warmer reception than usual and was even applauded by some Gunners fans as he took some early corner kicks.

In the first half, the Chelsea midfielder was taken out by Sanchez and was promptly awarded a free kick.

Alexis Sanchez sends message to Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal's draw with Chelsea
Alexis Sanchez fouled Fabregas. (EPA)
Alexis Sanchez sends message to Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal's draw with Chelsea
Sanchez looked shocked with the decision. (Reuters)

And as Fabregas got to his feet, it looked as though he was going to have some harsh words for the Arsenal forward.

But instead, Sanchez and Fabregas hugged as Chelsea restarted play.

After the match, Sanchez took to Instagram to remind fans of the moment, as well as the fact that the pair remain good friends following their time together at Barcelona.

Alexis Sanchez sends message to Cesc Fabregas after Arsenal's draw with Chelsea
Sanchez paid tribute to Fabregas after the draw. (Instagram)

Fabregas also thanked Arsenal fans for their reception.

‘Great game at the Emirates. Should have won,’ he posted on social media.

Paige Spiranac Shows Off Her Swing At The Masters

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Golf sensation Paige Spiranac showed off her swing over the weekend while attending The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

Popular Instagram account “GolfBabes” shared a video of the blonde golfer rocking a black top as she crushed the ball at what appears to be a makeshift driving range. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

They captioned the video in part, “Masters Weekend Vibes w/ @_paige.renee.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

I think its safe to say that Spiranac, who was in the 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, is looking as good as she ever has on the course. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

Masters Weekend Vibes w/ @_paige.renee #GolfBabes #MastersWeek #SAFTBabes (via: @johnresig)

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Were obviously never going to see Spiranac actually compete in The Masters. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

Its truly a shame because that would be a ratings bonanza. I would tune into that show in a heartbeat, and so would just about every other guy under the age of 50. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

I mean, who wouldnt want to see somebody the likes of Spiranac being paired with Tiger Woods? Ratings gold, my people. Itd be ratings gold. (SLIDESHOW: 62 Times Emily Sears Stripped Down On Instagram)

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Football Rumours From The Media

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Barcelona may have to be willing to pay an "astronomical" fee if they want to bring Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp, according to the Telegraph. It comes after Nike reportedly advertised a Barcelona shirt for sale with the Brazilian's name on it – fuelling speculation of a January move. But Liverpool do not seem prepared to allow their star player to leave unless Barcelona can come up with an offer to beat last summer's bid of £115million.

Negotiations between Everton and Besiktas look uncertain following reports the Turkish club have upped their asking price to £27million for Cenk Tosun, the Daily Mail claims. The Toffees were hoping to land the 26-year-old for £25million and are said to be reluctant to increase their bid, with boss Sam Allardyce saying "we've done all we can", the paper reports.

Swansea may be looking to West Ham's Diafra Sakho as part of their strategy to bring in out-of-favour players who are looking for more play time ahead of the World Cup, according to the Guardian. But any potential move by Sakho, who has not yet made the starting XI for the Hammers this season, may rely on any possible agreement by Swansea to lose Alfie Mawson and Ki Sung-yueng, who are said to be on West Ham's radar.

Speculation linking Moussa Dembele to Brighton appears to be growing – but the club are keen to know his level of interest in any potential move before making an offer, the Daily Mail says. It comes as several other Premier League teams also seem keen on targeting the Celtic star, including Stoke, West Ham and Southampton.

Manchester United are reportedly in discussions with Paris St Germain to bring Lucas Moura to the Premier League. According to The Sun, contact has been made regarding the 25-year-old Brazilian, but China's Hebei Fortune are also said to be interested in the winger.

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Heres The Awesome Way Cam Newton Helped Out Special Olympics Athletes

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers of the Carolina Panthers warms up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers of the Carolina Panthers warms up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Photo of Jena Greene

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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took some time out of his offseason to give back to the surrounding Atlanta community. (RELATED: One Of These 12 Men Could Be The Next Face Of The Panthers)

On Thursday, Newton took several Special Olympics athletes to a local Dicks Sporting Goods to help them stock up on athletic gear and accessories. He gave each athlete $200 to pick out whatever they wanted, including shoes, jerseys and other recreational swag. (RELATED: Criticizing Cam Newtons Comments Is Apparently Racist)

Some of the more special moments were caught on camera from spectators, where Newton offered advice on what kind of gear to buy and how to stay on budget.

Cam Newton surprises the #Atlanta@SpecialOlympics Athletes at @dicks@Pantherspic.twitter.com/2ihHDlEVzc

— Cam Newton 7V7 (@CamNewton7v7) April 12, 2018

No matter what you think of Cam Newton, this is pretty awesome. Sure, the Panthers QB has his fair share of haters, but this supersedes sports drama. Fans were clearly surprised and exited to see him, and its always good to see a professional athlete giving back to the community.

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Report: Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Dating Professional Hockey Player P.K. Subban

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Athlete Lindsey Vonn arrives for the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 25, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Athlete Lindsey Vonn arrives for the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Photo of Katie Jerkovich

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Lindsey Vonn is reportedly dating professional hockey player P.K. Subban, according to a report Monday by Terez Owen.com.

The 33-year-old Olympic gold medal skier and Nashville Predators defensemen have reportedly been spending a lot of time together in Nashville.

“Keep an eye on Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban. Shes been spending a bit of time in Nashville lately and last night was spotted out in Denver with him after the Preds/Avs game,” a source shared with the outlet. (RELATED: Check Out The Hottest 2018 U.S. Female Winter Olympians [SLIDESHOW])

Vonn also reportedly shared video of the Predators beating the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 to go on to the playoffs on her Instagram story.

According to the New York Post, Subbban made a comment on the red carpet at the ESPY Awards last summer linking the high temperature outside to the Olympic downhill skier.

“Its hotter outside than Lindsey Vonn looks today, which is pretty hot,” Subban said.

Vonn, who called it quits last fall with former NFL assistant coach Kenan Smith, made it clear in February she was ready to start dating again and find love

“So apparently its Valentines Day,” Vonn tweeted. “I forgot all about it because Im at the Olympics and Im single. Anyone else out there single and want to be my valentine?”

So apparently its Valentines Day….I forgot all about it because Im at the #Olympics and Im single. Anyone else out there single and want to be my valentine? #worthashot

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 14, 2018

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Tottenham vs West Ham TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news

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Tottenham vs West Ham TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
Harry Kane should be back in the starting line-up for Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)

There are very different pressures on both sides in a London derby on Thursday night as Tottenham host West Ham at Wembley Stadium in the Premier League.

Spurs are looking for their fourth straight league win as they aim to close the four-point gap between Liverpool in fourth and themselves in fifth.

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West Ham have dragged themselves out of the relegation zone by a point, and a shock win at Spurs would see them climb all the way up to 11th.

Three of the last four meetings between the sides have finished 3-2 either way, so we may well be in for another thrilling contest tonight.

Tottenham vs West Ham TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
David Moyes has had a positive impact at West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)

When is Tottenham vs West Ham?

The match is on Thursday, January 4 with kick-off at 8pm.

What TV channel is Tottenham vs West Ham on?

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.30pm.

Tottenham vs West Ham TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
Jan Vertonghen will be leading the Spurs defence once again (Picture: Getty Images)

Team news

Moussa Dembele will face a late fitness test as he bids to return to first team action, although Spurs will be without Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld.

West Ham have an extensive injury list with Jose Fonte, Sam Byram, Edimilson Fernandes, Michail Antonio, James Collins and Diafra Sakho all out.

When is the PDC Darts World Championship final and what is the prize money?

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When is the PDC Darts World Championship final and what is the prize money?
Michael Van Gerwen is aiming at a third world title (Picture: Getty Images)

The 2018 PDC World Championship has been full of upsets, thrilling contests and exceptional darts, but unfortunately it is coming to an end.

The storyline dominating the tournament is that it is Phil Taylor’s last, with the legendary 57-year-old calling it a day after one last crack at the world title.

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The Power already has 16 world championships to his name, but he would love to finish off his sensational career with one more and secure a fairytale ending to his time on the oche.

Standing in his way is the reigning champion, world number one and tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen who will have no qualms at all in ruining Taylor’s swansong.

When is the PDC Darts World Championship final and what is the prize money?
Phil Taylor wants to end his career in the perfect way (Picture: Getty Images)

When is the PDC World Championship final?

The final is on Monday, January 1 at 8pm and is shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Darts.

When are the semi-finals?

The two semi-finals are tonight (Saturday, December 30) starting at 7.30pm.

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Lakers Reportedly Scouting LiAngelo Ball Overseas

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The Los Angeles Lakers had a scout in attendance for Prienu Vytautass game against Nevezis Thursday to evaluate LiAngelo Ball, according to Lithuanian reporter Donatas Urbonas.

Another NBA hopeful, 67″ Tadas Sedekerskis, was also on the court for Nevezis, so the scout could have been there to look at both prospects.

In the game, Ball finished with 12 points, connecting on all three of his shots from behind the arc.

His brother, LiMelo Ball, sat out with a back injury.

The middle one of the three Ball brothers, LiAngelo Ball, has already declared for this years NBA Draft.

Many do not expect him to get drafted, especially with the circuitous route hes taken to get to this point.

The eldest Ball brother, Lonzo Ball, just concluded his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Their father, the infamous LaVar Ball, has stated on multiple occasions that all three of his sons will play for the Lakers.

Ball started this yeaat UCLA. He and two other teammates were accused of shoplifting while the team was playing exhibition games in China. The three of them were forced to stay in the country while the United States government and Chinese government sorted things out. They were suspended indefinitely by the program.

LiAngelo Ball then left the team to play professionally in Lithuania with his younger brother LaMelo Ball.

The youngest of the Ball children had been getting homeschooled by their father.

LaMelo Ball is not eligible for the NBA Draft until 2020, barring an NBA rule change. He was expected to be a potential lottery pick, but a lot can change between then and now.

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Philippe Coutinho fee rises to £145m with Barcelona set to secure stunning transfer

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Philippe Coutinho fee rises AGAIN with Barcelona set to secure stunning transfer
Liverpool superstar Philippe Coutinho looks set to join Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool are resigned to losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona during the January transfer window – but the deal will cost a staggering £145million.

Brazilian playmaker Coutinho, who joined Liverpool in 2013 for £8.5m, was the subject of multiple bids from Barcelona last summer.

He even handed in an official transfer request in a bid to force through the move, but Liverpool remained adamant that he would not be sold.

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Their stance has now softened, however, and Barcelona are preparing a £145m offer to finally bring Coutinho to the Nou Camp, according to the Daily Mail.

Asked to rate the chances of Coutinho remaining at Anfield beyond the current transfer window, Klopp said this week: ‘All the things I could say now would just create stories, so I have nothing to say about it.

Philippe Coutinho fee rises AGAIN with Barcelona set to secure stunning transfer
Coutinho will cost the Spanish giants £145m (Picture: Getty)

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‘It’s the transfer window, that’s all. There’s nothing I could say that would help me, the player or the club.’

The proposed £145m fee would be a record for a player without a release clause in his contract.

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