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Women’s PGA loses No. 2 player as Nelly Korda withdraws

NEWTOWN SQAURE, Pa. (AP) – Nelly Korda withdrew from the Women’s PGA Championship on Friday because of back pain.

Korda, the No. 2 player in women’s golf, opened with a1-over 71 at Aronimink Golf Club and was four shots out of the lead. She said in an Instagram post she hoped her back would feel better Friday morning.

“Unfortunately it is not and I will now go see a specialist,” Korda said.

Korda, the younger of sisters playing the LPGA Tour and whose brother, Sebastian, reached the fourth round of the French Open, was among the favorites going into the third LPGA major of the year.

She lost in a sudden-death playoff in the most recent major, the ANA Inspiration, when she made par on the first extra hole as Mirim Lee made birdie.

Korda has been moving closer to a chance to become No. 1 in the world, with

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Denmark’s Pernille Harder named UEFA women’s player of the year

Danish forward Pernille Harder, who recently signed for Chelsea, was named the UEFA women’s player of the year at a ceremony on Thursday on the sidelines of the men’s Champions League draw.

Harder, 27, helped German club Wolfsburg to the final of the Champions League, where they lost to reigning champions Lyon.

“I am super happy and very, very proud,” said Harder in a video message after being named the winner.

The prize perhaps carries greater weight this year because there will be no Ballon d’Or, organisers France Football cancelling that gala ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harder came second to Ada Hegerberg for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or in 2018.

She was the top scorer in last season’s women’s Bundesliga with 27 goals in a 22-game campaign as Wolfsburg defended their title, and netted a total of 103 goals for the German side in 113 appearances over three

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UEFA Awards: Full list of winners as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski takes home Men’s Player of the Year

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Aside from Friday being the UEFA Champions League draw, Europe’s governing body for soccer also announced the winners of its most prestigious awards, including Men’s Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and more. Nominees include massive names in the world of soccer like Robert Lewandowski, Wendi Renard, Jurgen Klopp and others, with Lewandowski taking home Men’s Player of the Year after scoring 55 goals in a season where Bayern Munich won the treble. 

The first award went to Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as the top goalkeeper. Here are all the winners:

UEFA awards

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year:

  • Winner: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: 

  • Winner: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg, now at Chelsea) 

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: 

  • Winner: Hansi Flick (Bayern) 

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year:

  • Winner: Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon) 

Champions League positional awards

Goalkeeper of the 2019-20

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UEFA Awards, full list of nominees, including Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year

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Aside from Friday being the UEFA Champions League draw, Europe’s governing body for soccer is also announcing the winners of its most prestigious awards, including Men’s Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and more. Nominees include massive names in the world of soccer like Robert Lewandowski, Wendi Renard, Jurgen Klopp and others.

Be sure to check back for a complete list of the award winners. 

UEFA awards: Nominees

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year:

  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 
  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern) 

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: 

  • Lucy Bronze (Lyon, now at Manchester City)
  • Pernilla Harder (Wolfsburg) 
  • Wendie Renard (Lyon)

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: 

  • Hansi Flick (Bayern) 
  • Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
  • Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig)

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year:

  • Lluis Cortes (Barcelona) 
  • Stephan Lerch (Wolfsburg) 
  • Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon) 

Champions League positional awards: Nominees

Goalkeeper of the 2019-20 men’s

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