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World Series 2019: Nationals’ Max Scherzer (neck/back spasms) will not start Game 5

The Nationals received a big blow just hours before Game 5 of the World Series.Pitcher Max Scherzer will not start Sunday’s game as he deals with spasms in his neck and back, Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced. BREAKING NEWS: Max Scherzer will not start today due to injury. pic.twitter.com/TptjRYjrpk— Marl419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤y Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) October 27, 2019Martinez said Joe Ross will start for Washington. Ross went 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in 27 appearances (nine starts) this season.Scherzer told reporters Sunday evening that the injury involves a nerve in his neck that is “all jammed up.” He said the pain was so bad his wife helped dress him. Related News Astros’ Roberto Osuna makes first comments following Brandon Taubman controversy Astros owner apologizes to Sports Illustrated reporter over initial statement: ‘We were wrong’ Nationals owner Mark Lerner on President Trump attending World Series: ‘He has every right to come’

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Klopp happy to trust Liverpool youngsters at Wolves but academy prospect Hoever may have to bide time

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is prepared to give youth a chance in their FA Cup tie at Wolves but it may be a little too early for academy prospect Ki-Jana Hoever. The 16-year-old defender has been training with the first team after making rapid progress through the youth sides and while there is a possibility of him travelling with the squad to Molineux, Klopp is unsure whether he will see any action. “He’s one for the future, of course. But what we will do with him now for the game, I don’t know,” said Klopp. “If Joel (Matip) and Joe (Gomez) would have been fit all the time now then probably Ki-Jana would not have been in training. Now he was in and still is in, it’s just a joy to watch him.“He’s an incredible, confident, young fella and he’s really a good player on top. That we can see him day in, day out is really cool.RelatedWATCH: Jurgen Klopp hails ‘outstanding’ Liverpool play in win over Manchester UnitedFantasy Premier League tips: How best to navigate the tricky winter break schedule“For sure for the future. When the future starts? I don’t know. But he’s in, he learns a lot, he improves and it will happen automatically.“It’s a nice prospect for the next month and years. I don’t know (whether he will be involved for Wolves). We will see.”The progress of the Dutch youth international is one of the reasons Klopp was happy to let former England right-back Nathaniel Clyne go out on loan to Bournemouth on Friday.Although he currently only has Trent Alexander-Arnold as a recognised right-back until Gomez recovers from a fractured bone in his foot the German was relaxed about allowing a senior player to leave.“He is in an age where he has to play. He came and asked if he can go. I thought about it and said: ‘Yes you can’,” said Klopp.“We have other options, younger boys coming up. You can always keep a player but to keep him in the right shape and with the right amount of confidence that’s not always easy.”Ki-Jana Hoever (r).Klopp is likely to take under-23 players Curtis Jones and Rafael Camacho, both of whom have been training with the first team for more than a year now, with him to the West Midlands.Neither has yet made their senior debut but could be in the squad at Molineux.“Curtis is another good example, he’s just a fantastic player. He is now with us since February last year and it’s just brilliant to have them around,” Klopp added.“If you could see them every day then you would see how big steps they make.“Rafa Camacho is the same. We have a lot of these young boys constantly around and I’m really happy about that, but they have all t419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤he time in the world.“They are really young and it is not about pushing them into a situation.“The good thing is that if one of these boys will play on Monday, then it is all my responsibility.“They only have the opportunity to show up and play football and all the things that don’t work are my responsibility and my fault because then I made the wrong decision and they were not ready, that’s how it is.“But it would not be a problem for the future, only a problem for the moment.“So they are here, in the right place and it’s absolutely nice to have them around.”

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Celtic boss Rodgers: Football grounds need to be safe environment

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has stressed the need for safety at stadiums after Hibernian counterpart Neil Lennon was felled by a coin in the Edinburgh derbyin midweek.The former Parkhead manager and midfielder was struck on the jaw in the goalless draw at Tynecastle on Wednesday night, moments after Hearts had a stoppage time goal disallowed.Jambos keeper Zdenek Zlamal claimed he was punch419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤ed by a fan while both assistant referees, Frank Connor and David McGeachie, were also struck by objects.Rodgers, named Ladbrokes Premiership manager of the month for October, voiced his concerns over the incidents. Speaking ahead of the visit of leaders Hearts on Saturday, he said: “I’ve seen some of the images on it. It’s not nice when you see a fellow manager get hit by a coin.“Up here the passion for football is fantastic. You go to these grounds and there’s a real intense atmosphere at a lot of them, but it can never spill over.“To see that was obviously disappointing, the actions of both sets of supporters. It’s an environment as a manager and as a player, no matter how intense it is, it has to be a safe environment for you to go and do your work.“The respective clubs, in fairness, have come out with their statement, which shows their togetherness on it, and hopefully it won’t happen again.“I get quite a bit of abuse as well but my focus is very much on the game. That’s not right or wrong. It’s just my way, other managers are different.“But ultimately you have to be able to work without the threat of being hit with a coin or a punch.”Lennon backed his agent Martin Reilly’s claim that he is routinely targeted for abuse in Scotland because he is an Irish Catholic who played for Celtic.Rodgers, himself a Catholic from Northern Ireland,said: “It’s not something I really want to go into. I can understand what Martin is saying from his perspective.“But whatever your religion is and wherever you’re from and whatever your personality is as a manager, because we all have different traits – some are really explosive, some calm, some analytical, it doesn’t matter.“You shouldn’t be subject to that. It’s irrelevant. But I’m sure authorities and everyone will try and improve on that because it’s not an image of the game we would want up here.“I’ve been up here two-and-a-half years and it’s been a brilliant place to work and live.“There’s really authentic people here, very passionate about the game. I’ve loved my life up here.“But of course it can’t overstep the mark. You come in to a football pitch, you’re in to do a professional job, you want the intensity, the passion, but you have to be protected as a player and a manager in that environment.”Celtic beat Hearts 3-0 in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Murrayfield last Sunday and can go within a point of the Jambos with a win on Saturday.Rodgers said: “We had a tough game last week, a really good game, but as always it will be tough.“But we are looking forward to playing at home. It will be a full house, the pitch will be magnificent and we look forward to keeping our momentum going.”

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Rodgers: No player will leave Leicester who we don’t want to go

Brendan Rodgers says no player who he wants to keep will leave Leicester in the January transfer window.Rodgers is determined to keep intact a squad who have taken Leicester to second place in the Premier League, and who have a real prospect of playing in the Champions League next season.But playmaker James Maddison has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, while fellow England international Ben Chilwell is also reportedly attracting interest from rival clubs.“Nobody will leave here that we don’t want to go,” Leicester manager Rodgers said ahead of the FA Cup third-round tie with Wigan.“I think we’ve had a couple of enquiries in terms of loans and for some of our younger players.“But the players that are always talked about and mentioned, there will be nobody going.”“We know if we’re going to be playing European football next season then we’re going to need the depth, but January is a very difficult month.”Leicester are in the market to strengthen over the next few weeks, with Rodgers keen to build on an excellent first half of the season.But the Northern Irishman says he is happy to work with the players he has if no new faces are brought in.“I think we’ll see if we can improve the squad, and if we don’t then we’ll have to wait until the summer,” Rodgers said.“But as I’ve said before we’re in a really good place and we don’t want to stockpile.“They have to be players that are going to improve the squad.“If I don’t sign anyone I’m so happy to work with the players I have.“That’s because I know there’s still a lot of improvement to make and that the right player hasn’t been available to us.“So I don’t worry about that because we put our focus into the team and the players that are here.”Leicester will be without top scorer Jamie Vardy against Wigan on Saturday as the former England striker continues to nurse a calf complaint.Vardy will return to training on Sunday and is expected to be fit for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Wednesday.Rodgers says he will rotate his squad after playing six games in 18 days either side of Christmas.But he insists that Sky Bet Championship strugglers Wigan, fresh from419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤 recording a first win in 14 games at Birmingham on Saturday, will not be underestimated.“We’ll make some changes, but we’ll pick a team that’s aggressive,” Rodgers said.“For me, there’s no change in terms of mentality.“We know we have to attack the game, because they have enough good players to punish us.“You’ve seen our players have professionalism and we respect the opposition.”

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Javi Gracia expects Watford to hold their own against Liverpool

Watford head coach Javi Gracia knows just how much damage Liverpool can do when at full throttle – but he will set his side out to tackle them head on at Vicarage Road.Jurgen Klopp’s men resume domestic action looking to keep up the pace at the top of the Premier League, and they head into the weekend’s games just two points behind leaders Manchester City.The Hornets were trashed 5-0 at Anfield last season, with Mohamed Salah scoring four goals in March.However, Gracia, on the verge of signing a new contract, maintains his side must go into the daunting encounter believing they can hold their own.“We will be loyal to our style and play the way we usually do, but knowing we have to be careful with their players because they are very, very good,” the Watford manager said.“We know we are playing against this team and you need to play at a high level doing your best.“It will be very, very demanding and if you make a mistake, they punish you.“We will have our possibilities, but we want to enjoy playing the game and we try to get a good result.”Watford return to Premier League action in seventh place, having produced some positive performances since ending a four-match losing streak in mid-October.Midfielder Etienne Capoue will be available to boost Gracia’s options, while defender Sebastian Prodl has shrugged off his leg problem.Although Ada419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤lberto Penaranda has now received his work permit, the Venezuela forward is not expected to be thrown straight into action.Gracia believes his players must look to be on the front foot when the opportunity presents itself against Liverpool, and he wants to get the Hornets fans buzzing.“It’s a good challenge for us,” the Watford manager said at a press conference reported by the club.“We are working hard to live this experience and enjoy the games.“Playing at home we feel we are able to win all the games we play. I am sure playing home with the support of our fans, it will be a different game.”

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MLB trade rumors: Astros monitoring the market for a starter, interested in Robbie Ray

The Astros are looking to add a pitcher.Houston continues “to engage in discussions with teams and monitor the market for a No. 3 starter,” according to The Athletic, and it has shown some level of interest in Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray, MLB.com reported Monday. “We’re having the conversations we need to have,” Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow told The Athletic earlier this week. “We’ve targeted players that we like, and we’re hopeful that we get one or more of them.”Ray holds a 7-6 record with a 3.81 ERA in 20 starts this year. He made the All-Star team in 2017 and will419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤 not be a free agent until after next season. Related News Yankees trade rumors: Marcus Stroman discusses New York’s reported interest in him MLB trade rumors: Astros, Brewers monitoring availability of Mets’ Noah Syndergaard MLB trade rumors: Here’s who the Yankees could want from teams targeting Clint Frazier

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Thierry Henry: I would always yes to Arsenal

Thierry Henry has insisted he has never backed away from a challenge after being asked if he would be prepared to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.Wenger’s future is the topic of intense speculation after a fourth successive defeat in all competitions, a 2-1 Premier League reverse at Brighton on Sunday which sparked fresh calls for him to go.Former Gunners striker Henry, who is currently working as an assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, remains a staunch supporter of the Frenchman.But asked if would want the job should a vacancy arise, he told Sky Sports: “Listen, I’m a competitor, you don’t back down from a challenge.“We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, [but] I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young.“If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.“When I arrived at Arsenal, they said to me, ‘Why are you outside of the box, you will never score goals?’ with my position being on the left or whatever it was. You don’t back down from a challenge, you always think that you can.“When I came back to play for Arsenal419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤, everybody, all my friends were saying, ‘It can only tarnish your legacy, why are you going back there?’.“If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask – for help, you are always going to say yes. What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts.”Henry won two league titles and three FA Cups and claimed the Golden Boot on four occasions under Wenger, and is adamant that the Frenchman must decide whether or not the time is right for him to walk away.He said: “We are talking about shall he quit or not – I can never say that. I am not sitting on the fence, I can never say that.“I have battled with this man, I can never say that. Do you understand what I mean? I can never say that.“What I don’t want to see is what’s happening to him, and I would like him to have the last word, whatever word it’s going to be.”

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Tom Brady, Brett Favre praise Drew Brees as NFL world celebrates new touchdown king

Tom Brady and Brett Favre congratulated Drew Brees after the New Orleans Saints quarterback set the NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Brees surpassed Peyton Manning after taking his overall tally to 541 TD passes as the Saints crushed the Indianapolis Colts 34-7 on Monday. A Super Bowl champion and MVP, 12-time Pro Bowler Brees — who made history in the third quarter — threw four scores in an almost flawless performance in New Orleans.​ Brees also set the NFL single-game completion record with a 96.7 per cent performance after going 29 of 30 for 307 yards at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Congrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying — Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 17, 2019New England Patriots superstar Brady – whose 538 mark was also eclipsed by Brees – and Hall of Famer Favre led the praise for the 40-year-old via social m419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤edia.Brady tweeted: “Congrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying [winking emoji].”Favre, who was the first quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, wrote: “Congrats @drewbrees on an amazing achievement.”Congrats @drewbrees on an amazing achievement https://t.co/wbrBYmYFOc— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) December 17, 2019Another Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, who won the Super Bowl and MVP during his career, also hailed Brees following the achievement. “On a historic night for @drewbrees seems only fitting that he has also tied the record for completion percentage in a game at 96.7 per cent [tying Philip Rivers]… Coach Payton – how about one more screen pass to make this an even more historic night?? #WhatSayYouWhoDat?”Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wrote via Twitter, “LEGEND! @DrewBrees”, while Washington Redskins veteran Adrian Peterson added: “First Ballot Hall of Famer. Congratulations @drewbrees!!!”.LEGEND! @DrewBrees pic.twitter.com/GFvoYuPxT7— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) December 17, 2019 I admire and love @drewbrees for a lot of things…but the way he loves his family is far and away at the top of the list #MondayNightFootball #Saints— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 17, 2019Drew Brees making history, Michael Thomas making history, the best ending to this story would be the Saints in Miami in February ?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 17, 2019First Ballot Hall of Famer ?Congratulations @drewbrees!!! pic.twitter.com/tIiMgGNPjp— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 17, 2019Congratulations @drewbrees!! WELL DESERVED! ALL-TIME PASSING TD LEADER!! #540 and counting… #FutureHallOfFamer ??That record isn’t gonna be broken!! @Saints #100thYear What an absolute blessing!— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) December 17, 2019

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Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets results: Jets come back to win Heritage Classic in overtime

As the snow came down in Regina, Sask., and the temperature dipped to minus-8 degrees Celsius, the Winnipeg Jets mounted a comeback late in the third period and then defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime in the 2019 Heritage Classic. After Calgary dominated early and stifled the Jets’ offense, Josh Morrissey scored in the third on the power play and Bryan Little scored in OT to complete the comeback. The rally marked the 14th come-from-behind win in outdoor game history and the seventh that needed overtime. Elias Lindholm netted a power-play goal in the second period to give the Flames the lead.The game was a netminder’s dream as the snow fell and accumulated on the rink, slowing down the puck. “Big Save Dave” Rittich made an outdoor game-record 43 saves, and he had teammate Noah Hanifin save one that squirted past him into the crease in the second. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 29 stops for his fifth win of the season.The game came almost 16 years after the NHL’s first Heritage Classic — and first outdoor game — was held on a frigid night in Edmonton, Alta. This fifth edition, and the first since 2016, was played in front of 33,518 faithful fans under the lights of Mosaic Stadium. Winnipeg’s win marked the first outdoor game victory for the club, which lost to the Oilers in that ’16 Heritage Classic. Calgary is now 1-0-1 in the Heritage Classic; it beat the Montreal Canadiens in 2011.Nine Jets players who played in the game three years ago suited up Saturday night: Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, Hellebuyck, Patrik Laine, Adam Lowry, Morrissey, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Current Jets player Mark Letestu and the Flames’ Milan Lucic and Cam Talbot played for Edmonton in that one — and Talbot was also part of the Stadium Series with the New York Rangers in 2014 and Philadelphia Flyers last year. The Flames’ roster has two holdovers from 2011: Mikael Backlund and captain Mark Giordano.The game was the seventh regular-season contest to be played in Saskatchewan and the first since the Vancouver Canucks beat Edmonton in overtime on Jan. 24, 1994. It is the first one, however, to be played outside Saskatoon.The teams will play each other two more times: March 14 and March 31, both in Calgary.Sporting News tracked the scoring and highlights from Flames vs. Jets at the 2019 Heritage Classic.Flames vs. Jets: scores, highlights(All times Eastern) Handshakes to end the festivities.Overtime: Jets 2, Flames 1 Jets win as Kyle Connor feeds a driving Bryan Little, who punches the puck past Rittich. Jets win 2-1.Comeback = CompleteThe Winnipeg Jets use a late third-period goal to force OT and steal the victory from the Calgary Flames at the Heritage Classic. pic.twitter.com/WZ5BYOsO5m— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) October 27, 2019 Back to 3-on-3 after a whistle. Josh Morrissey with a big slapper that goes right off the “C” of Rittich. Six seconds to go on the penalty kill.  Blake Wheeler takes his time and rips one off the crossbar. Rittich thanks the pipes for doing their jobs.Wheeler rings it off the post + Rittich showing some love to his crossbar #Flames #GoJetsGo #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/w5FP3ppnJM— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 Forty seconds to go on the penalty kill for Calgary. Flames take a penalty and the Jets get a power play in overtime. Friendly reminder — every goal has been scored with the man advantage in this one.Third period: Flames 1, Jets 1 Headed to overtime! Teams both getting chances as the pace has picked up considerably. There’s two minutes left. Josh Morrissey shifted to PP1 and he fires the shot from the point that beats Rittich high glove side. Game tied 1-1.ALL SQUARED UP!?: Josh Morrissey?: @PatrikLaine29?: @markscheifele551-1 | #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/IwW6uTvxiV— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 27, 2019 Mark Giordano called for hooking. Jets get a prime opportunity to tie the game up. Jack Roslovic has been one of the best Jets tonight; breaks in and tries to go five-hole on Rittich.Rittich with a stop on Roslovic #Flames #GoJetsGo #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/VWe9g6iZtl— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 Nikolaj Ehlers with a chance but “Big Save Dave” makes the pad save. Winnipeg not getting many chances; they only have eight shots in the third and there’s just over six minutes remaining. Third period is underway. Flames start on the power play.Second period: Flames 1, Jets 0 Kylington being attended to and appears to be ok as he walks off with trainer. Lowry gets two for boarding. Flames will start third on the power play. Right before the buzzer sounds, Adam Lowry hits Oliver Kylington high and hard into the boards. Kylington’s head goes right into the glass and goes down; Rittich is seen trying to pull him out of the scrum that ensues.Lowry crushes Kylington from behind #Flames #GoJetsGo #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/ex6pxav1uz— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 It’s a goal. Flames lead 1-0. Paul Maurice is not happy. Winnipeg now gets a penalty.We’re waiting on the NHL’s official explanation, but I’ll emphasize the letter of the law of Rule 80.1: “Normal height of the shoulders.” Tkachuk was leaning forward/down at time of stick contact. #Flames pic.twitter.com/vjiHPeNpRE— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) October 27, 2019 Hold on. Winnipeg is challenging. Looks like Matthew Tkachuk may have knocked the puck down with a high-stick that was not called.Lindholm’s powerplay goal survives the coaches’ challenge and it’s 1-0 #Flames #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/DrvCmMW9r7— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 Johnny Gaudreau across the top of the crease to Elias Lindholm for the goal.  Flames lead 1-0.Elias Lindholm opens up the scoring more than halfway through the Heritage Classic.Flames 1, Jets 0 pic.twitter.com/Sm7iPfZdiM— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) October 27, 2019 Flames head to the power play for the first time on the night. Back to even strength. BTW, these are classics.A breath-taking view at Mosaic Stadium tonight. #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/XmkGGuF7ue— NHL (@NHL) October 27, 2019 Sam Bennett called for goaltender interference — FYI, it was Anthony Bitetto’s stick that clipped his netminder. Flames again head to the penalty kill. Winnipeg is 0-for-2 on the night. Noah Hanifin swipes the puck out of the crease as it got behind Rittich. Hanifin saves a goal ?? #Flames #GoJetsGo #HeritageClassic #CGYvsWPG pic.twitter.com/zEawnJQvCM— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 Back to 5-on-5. The ice is a goaltenders dream right now with all the snow accumulating. T.J. Brodie called for tripping and the Jets head again to the power play. They’re 0-for-1 in the game. Hellebucyk makes two big-time saves as the snow piles up on the ice. ‘Johnny Hockey’ is not too happy with himself right now.Hellebuyck denies the #Flames multiple times #GoJetsGo #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/QVEklDTnXE— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 After a turnover at the Jets blue line, Sean Monahan with a solid chance. The second period is underway as the snow continues to fall.First Period: Flames 0, Jets 0 Maurice pulls Hellebucyk with 0.7 seconds left and a faceoff deep in the Flames end; Calgary wins the draw. Both teams with some decent chances. Oliver Kylington with a nifty cut to the middle and a backhand that just misses the far post.Kylington with a great chance to open the scoring #Flames #CGYvsWPG #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/ZS39h22J8c— Sportsnet 960 (@Sportsnet960) October 27, 2019 Paul Maurice is not wearing a hat.  Jets don’t really generate much on the power play and it’s still scoreless at Mosiac Stadium. Sean Monahan sends the puck straight over the glass. Jets head to the power play. Rittich squares up and makes a save on a flying Jack Roslovic down the right wing. Seven minutes into the game and a revamped Flames lineup are outshooting the Jets 7-1. Bill Peters is wearing a cowboy hat, both netminders are wearing tuques. Cowboy Bill is in the house. He’s drinking hot chocolate instead of bottled water tonight pic.twitter.com/2oXkJUYibj— FlamesNation (@FlamesNation) October 27, 2019Toque weather. #HeritageClassic | #Flames pic.twitter.com/SVBQ2Z1cfo— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 27, 2019Back at it… still looking to score first! #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/Ur2rSE1fdU— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 27, 2019 Johnny Gaudreau with a breakaway chance but is stoned by Connor Hellebuyck as he tried to go five-hole. Game on!Pregame Thomas Steen and Lanny McDonald out to drop the ceremonial puck with members of First Nations including Brigette Lacquette and Fred Saskamoose. Calgary Flames walk out in their vintage whites and Jets with the old school navy uniforms.  It’s snowing! According to The Weather Channel, it is minus-3 degrees Celsius (feels like minus-10) with snow in Regina. More warmups.#Flames and #NHLJets warming-up for #HeritageClassic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Flames retro white jerseys are awesome! Gonna be tough to see names and numbers on the Jets third jerseys. Wish me luck! #CGYvsWPG pic.twitter.com/JDP9zrTrUR— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) October 27, 2019 Warmups are underway in Regina.Can report that every single player is wearing a toque. Including David “the wind is not very nice” Rittich.— Kristen Anderson (@KdotAnderson) October 27, 2019Warmups underway at Mosaic! #Flames and #GoJetsGo at the top of the hour. pic.twitter.com/38Rg2wGy4b— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) October 27, 2019 Winnipeg Jets are ready to go.Feeling at home in Regina! #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/AEjbJ6vAtQ— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 27, 2019 Just in case. #NHL Game procedure contingencies for the #HeritageClassic ? pic.twitter.com/JWIDWzX1P3— Kristen Anderson (@KdotAnderson) October 26, 2019 Has there ever been an outdoor game without snow?The wind has picked up in Regina and I see snowflakes… #HeritageClassic puck drop in t-minus five hours.— Kristen Anderson (@KdotAnderson) October 26, 2019 Classic unis.We’ve got a really big team! ?We’re ready for tonight’s #HeritageClassic ! pic.twitter.com/CynRifQo73— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 26, 2019FridayA couple of snapshots from Friday’s practices.Just absolutely in love with these jerseys, @adidas419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤hockey ? #HeritageClassic | #Flames pic.twitter.com/jSQwkgi3zj— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 26, 2019Things are looking good at Mosaic Stadium #HeritageClassic pic.twitter.com/amHCBIqVVk— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeAthletic) October 25, 2019Practice is underway here in Regina. #Flames pic.twitter.com/drEk3ovP7S— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) October 26, 2019Relevant LinksMost memorable moments in Canadian outdoor game’s historyHeritage Classic 2019: Time, TV channel, live stream, uniforms, weather

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Liverpool ratings as Gini Wijnaldum rubs Tottenham the wrong way and earns an 8

Liverpool made it five wins from five as they strolled to a 2-1 win at Wembley to beat Tottenham without getting out of second gear. Georginio Wijnaldum headed the visitors in front after Michel Vorm failed to keep his effort from crossing the line, with Roberto Firmino making it 2-0 in the second half. Erik Lamela gave Spurs late hope but his side were well beaten. Here we rate the Liverpool players:LIVERPOOL (4-3-3)RelatedWork to do for Nepal cricket as dangerous stagnation stands in way of ODI and Test statusRoyal Rumble 2020: Full review as McIntyre and Flair win big, The Fiend and Becky retain, Edge returnsAlisson – 6: Quiet game, barely tested by the home side, which he probably wouldn’t have expected.Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5: Offered himself in attack and kept Spurs in check, but third most passes from Liverpool players (39) resulted in a woeful 64.1 per cent pass success.     Virgil van Dijk – 7: Imperious at the back, although an under-par Harry Kane gave him a pretty easy day. Five clearances led his side. A calm, assuring, imposing presence.  Joseph Gomez – 5: Struggled, which at just 21, is to be expected. Not the full package yet, positioning needs to improve. Led Liverpool with four aerials won.    Andrew Robertson – 6: One of his quieter days as the marauding Christian Eriksen kept him occupied. A 68.1 pass success rate was alarming.     Naby Keita – 6: Plenty of industry and energy as always, but dispossessed more than any teammate (2) and wasted a chance to make it 3-0.Georginio Wijnaldum – 8: Continued his excellent start to the season with the opening goal. His 86.7 per cent pass success bossed Liverpool’s starting XI. A lively outing.    James Milner – 8: Mr Reliable was, well, re419论坛_上海419论坛_新上海419龙凤liable. Made three key passes and rarely wasted possession. Five tackles led Liverpool.Mohamed Salah – 6: More of a bystander than he’s used to being. Carried a threat but was thwarted by Vorm on several occasions. Three key passes highlighted more of a supporting role.       Roberto Firmino – 7: Bright from the off and unlucky to see a goal ruled out. Looked dangerous whenever he had the ball and deservedly got himself a goal.      Sadio Mane – 7: Tortured and tormented Spurs’ backline. Weighted ball set up second but decision-making can also infuriate.I just said to Virgil Van Dijk What’s that in your pocket? He said What are you on about James? I said Oh don’t worry, it’s just Harry Kane.— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) September 15, 2018SUBS:Jordan Henderson – 6: The captain replaced the bloodied and brilliant Firmino.Daniel Sturridge N/A: Kept things neat and tidy when introduced. Clever ball to Mane almost yielded an assist for Mane.Joel Matip N/A: Brought on to shore things up – although Spurs scored after he came on.