Provincial Sports News

Legendary CFL coach Don Matthews dead at age 77

By Canadian Press June 14, 2017 - 12:52pm Updated: June 14, 2017 - 12:54pm

TORONTO - One of the CFL's most prolific coaches has died.

Don Matthews was a larger-than-life character known for his abrasive style.

He died today in Oregon at...

Wray Morrison: One more time

By Wray Morrison June 14, 2017 - 10:02am Updated: June 14, 2017 - 10:15am

Twenty days and two exhibition games – that’s the length of CFL training camps.

Teams go from around 85 or 90 players down to a 46-player active roster in a very short...

Peter Dyakowski (left) participates in stretches at Roughriders training camp in Saskatoon on June 13, 2017.

Becoming a Rider 'worked out well' for Dyakowski

By Arielle Zerr June 13, 2017 - 4:04pm Updated: June 14, 2017 - 8:19am

Peter Dyakowski spent just three months as a Toronto Argonaut and that's just fine with him.

The offensive lineman had spent 10 years as a Hamilton Tigercat, but in the...

Wray Morrison: Young hype

By Wray Morrison June 13, 2017 - 12:58pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Vince Young's hamstring injury will put fan focus back on the Rider team for the next two months.

That is something that Chris Jones may prefer following the hype that...

Running back Quincy Walden had an electric start with the Riders in the first preseason game on June 10, 2017, including an 87-yard return off a missed Winnipeg field goal.

Riders hopeful Walden building off preseason play

By Ryan Brandt June 12, 2017 - 5:56pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

One of the most exciting plays in the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 25-25 tie with Winnipeg on Saturday was when first-year running back Quincy Walden returned a missed field-goal...

Wray Morrison: Lemieux still scoring

By Wray Morrison June 12, 2017 - 12:11pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 12:15pm

Mario Lemieux may prefer to fly under the radar at this stage of his career, but the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins is not getting the credit he deserves for the team's 2016...

The Georgia Swarm picked up their first NLL Champion's Cup title with a 15-14 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush.

Georgia Swarm win Champion's Cup in Saskatoon

By Ryan Brandt June 11, 2017 - 12:41am Updated: June 11, 2017 - 12:45am

Up by one with ten seconds to go, the Saskatchewan Rush took the ball looking to wrap up a home win and force a deciding game three in the NLL finals.

And then it...

Brandon Bridge, seen here at training camp, had a strong showing in the Riders first preseason game on June 10, 2017.

Bridge impresses in Riders 25-25 preseason tie

By Arielle Zerr June 10, 2017 - 10:45pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 7:18am

It just goes to show what you see in camp isn’t always what you see on the football field.

There was a lot of hype around Bryan Bennett going into Saturday night’s...

Anthony Allen celebrates a touchdown after his first tenure with the Riders. The tailback is back with the team in 2017, now wearing #35.

Blocking number 1 as Riders evaluate running backs

By Arielle Zerr June 10, 2017 - 10:09am Updated: June 10, 2017 - 10:09am

There has been a lot of talk about quarterbacks in Riderville this week, but for the first time, the running backs will be on full display.

After the shooting death of...

Brandon Bridge will start the Roughriders' first preseason game on June 10, 2017.

Bridge to start Riders first preseason game

By Arielle Zerr June 9, 2017 - 2:16pm Updated: June 9, 2017 - 2:16pm

Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge will be the first Roughrider to throw a football at new Mosaic Stadium Saturday.

After much speculation, Chris Jones made the...

Rush fans will pack SaskTel Centre for game 2 of the National Lacrosse League final on Saturday.

Championship fever grips Saskatoon as Rush go for 3 peat

By JT Marshall June 9, 2017 - 12:06pm Updated: June 9, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Saskatchewan Rush are hoping their fans can make the difference in their quest for a third straight National Lacrosse League (NLL) title.

The Rush host the Georgia...

Riders' Tobi Antigha participates in defensive line drills at training camp on June 8, 2017.

Antigha finding his fit on the Roughrider defensive line

By Arielle Zerr June 8, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: June 8, 2017 - 9:22pm

Tobi Antigha might not have any clothes that fit him anymore, but he seems to be fitting in on the defensive line just fine.

The 24-year-old was trying out for the...