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International DB Justin Cox signs extension with Riders

By 980 CJME December 7, 2016 - 2:21pm Updated: December 7, 2016 - 2:21pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are extending the contract of international defensive back Justin Cox.

The contract runs through the 2018 season.

The 23-year-old...

Roughrider Joe McKnight was shot and killed on Dec. 1, 2016, in Terrytown, a suburb southeast of New Orleans.

What we know: Joe McKnight's shooter charged with manslaughter

By Arielle Zerr December 6, 2016 - 1:12pm Updated: December 7, 2016 - 4:02pm

It took a few more days than many people liked, but the man who admitted to shooting Roughrider Joe McKnight has been charged with manslaughter.

The Jefferson-Parish...

Riders Running Back Joe McKnight was shot to death on Dec. 1, 2016.

'Hoping maybe I dreamed it:' Roughriders head coach says McKnight is a tremendous loss

By Arielle Zerr December 2, 2016 - 3:56pm Updated: December 8, 2016 - 8:04am

Joe McKnight had gone through a lot of career highs and lows before he landed with the Roughriders, but his head coach believed he was turning the corner – set to finally reach...

Regina-born Zack Evans as a member of the Roughriders.

Regina-born Zack Evans prepares for his 3rd Grey Cup appearance in 4 years

By Brant Hilton November 24, 2016 - 3:28pm Updated: November 25, 2016 - 1:34pm

Fighting for the Grey Cup in the CFL's biggest game of the year is nothing new for Regina-born Zack Evans.

"This is, ah, pretty not new to me anymore. It's getting a...

Chris Best is looking forward to 2017 after an injury filled season.

Roughriders’ Chris Best focused on 2017 return

By Arielle Zerr November 10, 2016 - 6:09pm Updated: November 10, 2016 - 6:09pm

Chris Best isn’t going to stop fighting.

The 10 year CFL veteran spent the better part of 2016 season in recovery from surgery for a double sports hernia, and then just...

Jeff Knox Jr. at Riders training camp.

Jeff Knox Jr.’s NFL dream supported by Roughriders head coach

By Arielle Zerr November 9, 2016 - 4:49pm Updated: November 9, 2016 - 4:49pm

It wasn’t how Jeff Knox Jr. thought his second season would start.

He was coming off an outstanding rookie season with the Roughriders that saw him nominated as the team...

Riders' head coach Chris Jones.

Roughriders Chris Jones looking for ‘middle ground’ in Durant contract talks

By Arielle Zerr November 7, 2016 - 2:44pm Updated: November 7, 2016 - 2:44pm

There are two sides to every contract negotiation, and on Monday the Roughriders presented theirs.

On Sunday, Darian Durant said his talks with the team were pretty much...

Darian Durant speaks with the media about his contract on November 6, 2016

Durant says contract talks with Roughriders are 'at a standstill’

By Arielle Zerr November 6, 2016 - 2:18pm Updated: November 6, 2016 - 2:26pm

A tone that was once lighthearted and optimistic seems to have soured some for Darian Durant.

Earlier in the season Durant was joking with the media about his contract...

Chris Jones coached the Roughriders to a 5-13 season.

Riders finish 2016 season with a 41-18 loss to B.C.

By Arielle Zerr November 5, 2016 - 10:04pm Updated: November 5, 2016 - 10:04pm

The final game of the 2016 Roughriders season was a tough sell from the beginning.

The Riders had no meaningful football left to play having been eliminated from the...

Photo of Riders' quarterback G.J. Kinne.

'I've had this game circled for a while:' Kinne excited for first game action with Riders

By Arielle Zerr November 4, 2016 - 3:55pm Updated: November 4, 2016 - 3:55pm

He’s had it circled on his calendar for weeks now, and on Saturday the day will finally arrive.

G.J. Kinne will get his chance to play behind centre for the Saskatchewan...

Naaman Roosevelt celebrates a touchdown last season.

Roughriders' M.O.P. Naaman Roosevelt inks extension

By Arielle Zerr November 3, 2016 - 5:31pm Updated: November 3, 2016 - 5:31pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ top receiver Naaman Roosevelt isn’t going anywhere.

The team’s star receiver, and this year’s Most Outstanding Player, signed a deal...

Photo of Riders' kicker Tyler Crapigna.

Roosevelt, Crapigna headline Roughriders’ player awards

By 980 CJME November 2, 2016 - 10:28am Updated: November 2, 2016 - 5:18pm

It may be a losing season, but there are still some performances worthy of celebrating.

The Roughriders player awards were announced Wednesday morning and voted on by...