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Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 1:00 AM

Young facing long

time out with injury

MANCHESTER, England (AP):

Manchester United say winger Ashley Young is facing a lengthy time out with a groin injury, which will require surgery.

Young picked up the injury three minutes before half-time in the 1-0 victory at Anfield last week and was replaced by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has made three appearances for United this season.

UEFA won't

replace Platini

GENEVA (AP):

UEFA will not replace Michel Platini as president, while he is pursuing legal routes to overturn his eight-year FIFA ban.

Platini was banned over a $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011 for uncontracted salary as an adviser to Sepp Blatter.

UEFA will meet in Budapest at a congress in May when a new president could have been elected before the European Championship.

But UEFA says its executive committee has "decided there will be no UEFA presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision."

Lloyd, Hernandez voted top CONCACAF players

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP):

American midfielder Carli Lloyd and Mexican forward Javier Hernandez have been selected CONCACAF's Players of the Year.

Lloyd, also voted FIFA Women's Player of the Year, scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, where she earned the Golden Ball as top player.

Hernandez scored the first goal for Mexico in its play-off win over the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.