The Saskatchewan Roughriders 2015 season is off to the worst start imaginable. Not only did they lose 30-26 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but franchise quarterback Darian Durant is again out for the year.
Late in the first half, Durant went down after a seemingly innocent play and did not return to the game. Durant was carted off the field and eventually leave the stadium.
Soon after the post-game press conference with head coach Corey Chamblin, the Riders announced Durant had suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and is out for the season.
The new commissioner of the CFL took his first step into Riderville on Saturday before Saskatchewan's home opener.
"I understand that there are 44 guys on this team, but there are really probably about 100,044 people on this team," said Jeffrey Orridge.
He called the feeling in Regina "immersive".
"I don't think I've seen anything but green since the time I stepped off the plane."
Orridge took a tour of the new stadium site Saturday afternoon, and said there are great things happening in the CFL right now.
A man from the Nekaneet First Nation is dead after a single vehicle rollover near Maple Creek.
RCMP say the 57-year-old was thrown from the vehicle just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. He was taken to hospital were he was pronounced dead.
The crash is still under investigation and his name has not been released.
There has been a safe return of 70-year-old woman Patricia Mandeville and her granddaughter, Aires Hotomanie, after they were reported missing Friday afternoon.
The five-year-old girl and her grandmother had been last seen leaving a home in Rhein, northeast of Yorkton, around 3 p.m. on Friday. RCMP
said they were driving in a white Dodge Caravan with a Manitoba license plate.
In a news release on Saturday, the RCMP said they had no reason to believe the two would be hurt, but no one had heard from them since, and Mandeville has some health concerns.
Saturday night's all right for football as the Riders and Blue Bombers open up their 2015 campaign at Mosaic Stadium.
The game is the first of three games between the two teams this year.
"It's going to be real fun. It's going to be real intense, I think it's going to be an all-out football game," said head coach Corey Chamblin.
The Riders and Bombers will raise the curtains on their 2015 season Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium.
Below are the depth charts for both teams with printable versions found at the bottom of the page.
The 10-hour Green Zone Game Day begins at 2 p.m. on News Talk Radio with Game Day with Wray, followed by the Green Zone Pre-Game Show. During the game, stay informed and entertained with the Fan Zone with Scotty and the King.
After the game, it's all about you the fans. Share your thoughts on the game on the Green Zone Post-Game Show by calling 1-877-300-7275.
The 2015 CFL season comes with some rule changes.
There are four tweaked rules that will have fans noticing some changes on the field.
A local state of emergency has been declared in the community of Sucker River and it is now under a general evacuation, according to Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson.
It comes as the Eli fire by Lac La Ronge burns five kilometres away from the community.
After a year on the sidelines, Roughriders defensive lineman Markus White is getting his chance to strap on the pads.
The wait comes after an incident a little over a year ago that left White thinking he may never play football again. On June 6, 2014, White suffered a seizure on the field during the team's practice during training camp.
"Almost a near-death incident," he said.
"Any set back, you have to know how to bounce back. I take that as a set back and I do my best to bounce back in every way possible."
People in Saskatchewan are being reminded that as the hot weather sets in, so do mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus.
Culex tarsalis mosquitoes are more active in hot weather, usually through mid-July to the end of August.
Most people who contract West Nile Virus will have no symptoms, or only a mild fever, headache or body ache. However, there is a small chance that a person could contract West Nile Virus neuroinvasive disease which can lead to inflammation of the brain or even death.