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Hold up for David Dube's CIS football national TV plan

Concorde Group CEO Dave Dube is trying to expand the exposure of Canadian University Football.

He has come up with a Northern 8 Confernece concept, in which some Canadian University Football teams would play in an inter-locking schedule on national television in 2015.

Dube, who is a Huskie alum and great financnial supporter of the U of S Huskies and Canada West Football, would cover the cost of television production, while some of the best teams from across the country would face one another in a revised CIS schedule.

Brian Peters joins NFL's Minnesota Vikings

The Riders remaining big name free agent is officially off the market.

Linebacker Brian Peters signed with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings on Monday. The move comes as a bit of a surprise as previous reports had Peters linked with the New Orleans Saints.

Last week, Riders vice president and general manager Brendan Taman had suggested there was about a 50-50 chance that Peters would return to the CFL this season, adding that he knew there were a couple of NFL teams interested in Peters.

Jennifer Jones claims 5th Scotties title

Manitoba's Jennifer Jones has completed her drive for five, claiming her fifth Scotties Tournament of Hearts' title with a 6-5 win over Alberta's Val Sweeting in Sunday night's final in Moose Jaw.

"It's awesome. To come off our Olympic year and just to come back and win the Scotties and be able to put that maple leaf back on your back is truly an honour. It's something I can't believe we get to do," said Jones.

Sask. third Sherry Anderson proves to be Scotties fan favourite

Stefanie Lawton and Stephanie Schmidt may have been named first and second team all-stars by the Canadian Curling Association at the Scotties, but in the fans eyes, the biggest rock star may have been Saskatchewan third Sherry Anderson.

At no time was that more evident then on Saturday afternoon during the 3-4 page playoff game and the semifinal that followed.

During those back-to-back games for the home team, there were repeated cheers for Anderson, including many proclaiming their love for the 52-year-old.

Jones, Sweeting set to clash in Scotties final

More than a week's worth of curling comes down to this: Alberta versus Manitoba with a Canadian women's curling championship on the line.

The final of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts goes Sunday night at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw. It's a familiar match up as Alberta and Manitoba have played each other twice already, both ending in Manitoba wins including the 1-2 page playoff game on Friday night.

Sask. falls just short of Scotties final

Saskatchewan's hopes of winning the Scotties' title in their home province are over.

Stefanie Lawton and her Saskatoon rink came up short on Saturday afternoon dropping the semifinal 7-6 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.

Lawton reached the semifinal after beating Team Canada's Rachel Homan in the 3-4 page playoff game earlier in the day. But the team couldn't continue the winning momentum. 

"I had one bad end, the fourth end," said Lawton.

Saskatchewan advances to Scotties semifinal

The dream is still alive for Team Saskatchewan and Stefanie Lawton at the Scotties in Moose Jaw thanks to an 8-7 extra end win over Team Canada's Rachel Homan in the 3-4 page playoff game.

Both teams went back-and-forth all morning and into the early afternoon. The moment of the game came in the extra end when second Stephanie Schmidt made an incredible triple-take out completely opening up the front of the house, allowing Lawton a free path to eventually draw on her last shot and the win.

Manitoba's Jennifer Jones books spot in Scotties final

Jennifer Jones moves on to her eighth final at the Scotties Tournament thanks to an 8-6 win over Alberta on Friday night in the 1-2 page playoff game.

The game ended up coming down to the final shot as Jones was forced to draw to the four-foot to seal the victory but it sure didn't look like that early as the Winnipeg rink hung a 4-spot right out of the gate in the first end.

"Yeah (it was) a little bit (surprising)," said Jones after the game.

Riders fill coaching staff void

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have rounded out their coaching staff, again.

After receivers coach Jason Tucker left for the NFL's Tennessee Titans just a few days after head coach Corey Chamblin announced his coaching staff for the 2015 season, the search began to fill the void.

On Friday, Chamblin named former CFLer Jermaine Copeland as the team's new receivers coach.

Andrew Albers has sights set on Blue Jays' bullpen at spring training

North Battleford’s Andrew Albers is in Florida gearing up for spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays.

After a year in South Korea, Albers says he is happy to be back in North America with the goal of playing for Canada’s team.

“You always dream of playing for the Blue Jays so hopefully I find a way to get that opportunity this year to contribute up there. That would be a dream come true,” he said, adding chances are he will start in AAA.

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