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Tad Kornegay officially retires

Former Roughriders defensive back Tad Kornegay has retired.

Kornegay played eight seasons in the CFL appearing in 116 regular season games, six playoff games and four Grey Cups. Kornegay finished his career with 288 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks, six fumble recoveries, and 55 special teams tackles.

The Trenton, New Jersey native played for the Riders from 2007 through 2011. Kornegay piled up 174 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two sacks and 20 special teams tackles in 61 games in green and white.

Scott McHenry out with an injured neck

There’s good and bad news when it comes to the status of Riders fullback Scott McHenry.

The team announced on Monday that McHenry suffered a neck injury during Sunday’s game against the B.C. Lions. McHenry was hurt covering a kick-return in the second half. He was able to walk off on his own but did not return.

Weston Dressler released by Kansas City Chiefs

Weston Dressler has officially been released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFL team announced the first round of roster cuts on Monday, with the former Roughrider star receiver among those on the list.

Dressler has the option of waiting to see if another NFL team picks him up. Otherwise he could be returning to the Green and White very soon.

Riders grind out 20-16 win in B.C.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have once again found a way to grind out a win, with a 20-16 victory over the B.C. Lions.

The team was all smiles after the game and making plenty of 'guarantee' jokes; the Riders spoiled what was supposed to be the Lions guaranteed win night. Instead it was another win for the guys in green.

GAME DAY: Riders at Lions depth charts

The Riders and Lions will do battle at B.C. Place after a week filled with talk both and off the field.

Attached at the team's depth charts with printable versions at the bottom of the page.

The Green Zone Game Day begins at Noon on News Talk Radio with Game Day with Wray followed by the Green Zone Pre-Game show. During the game stay connected with the Fan Zone with Scotty and the King and after the game it's the Green Zone Post-Game show featuring thoughts from the guys, the players and you at 1-877-300-7275 and by text at 306306.

GAME DAY: Riders ready for showdown with Lions

Enough talk, it's time for football.

A huge Western Division showdown in the CFL this week as the Riders and Lions are set to battle Sunday afternoon at B.C. Place in Vancouver.

Coming into the week there was certainly plenty of storylines; the Riders defence looking to bounce back against the team that gashed them a number of weeks ago in a game that featured two of the top teams in the division (which is basically all five teams) with plenty of playoff ramifications.

UPDATED: Kory Sheets suffers season ending injury

Kory Sheets won't be playing football in 2014, not in the NFL or the CFL.

Sheets suffered a torn Achilles during the Oakland Raiders pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. The Raiders quickly ruled him out with an ankle injury and eventually confirmed the news.

After the game, Sheets took to Twitter to also confirm that his 2014 season was over.

"A dream deferred...out for the year," tweeted Sheets,who went on to thank both Raider and Rider fans for their support as he chased his dream of making an NFL roster.

Riders unfazed by Lions guarantee

Sunday's game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. Lions promises to be dramatic thanks to a guarantee that resonated across the provinces.

After the Riders were done practicing on Thursday, B.C. Lions President Dennis Skulsky took to the airwaves on Vancouver's sports radio station The Team 1040 and declared Sunday's game a guaranteed win night.

"That's good, I think it makes the game exciting," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "We know what their mindset is and he's supposed to think like that, but like anything else, actions speak louder than words."

Photos: Workers make progress in revamp of Gordie Howe Park

The turf is down, the scoreboard is up and the lights are ready at the Saskatoon Minor Football Field in Gordie Howe Park.

Previously known as the Gordon Howe Bowl, the newly upgraded field is steadily coming together for its grand opening on Sept. 6.

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