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Kory Sheets ready to earn a spot in Oakland

Kory Sheets is getting his shot in the NFL.

The former Riders running back signed with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday afternoon sending Saskatchewan into a frenzy yet again after another big name free agent left the defending Grey Cup champions.

Of course, this signing is a little different than some of the other departures as Sheets has headed south as he tries to fufill his dream of being a starting running back in the NFL.

"It's a dream come true," Sheets told the Green Zone on Thursday.

Hockey fans celebrate Team Canada's first win after slow start

It was a bit of a slow start for Canada’s men’s hockey team in their game against Norway on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean hockey fans in Regina are lowering their expectations.

The two teams were scoreless after the first period, with the shot count nearly tied up at 9-8 for Canada.
It took until 6 minutes into the second period for Canada score on a shot from Drew Doughty at the point. From there, the Canadians score two more times and allowed one before the end of the game.

End of an Era: Luther Invitational final year in old gym

High school basketball teams from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have arrived in Regina for one the longest continuously running tournaments in Western Canada.

Oakland Raiders sign Kory Sheets

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost another key part of their offence as running back Kory Sheets has signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

 The Raiders confirmed the news to the Green Zone on Wednesday afternoon, the Riders have also confirmed the news on their official twitter account.

Sheets became a free agent on February 11th after two seasons in the CFL that peaked with a Grey Cup MVP performance in the 101st Grey Cup in which he set a Grey Cup record with 197 yards rushing.

Indigenous Games place CEO on paid leave after harassment accusation

A Saskatchewan First Nations leader heading up the North American Indigenous Games, taking place in Regina this summer, has been placed on paid leave after being accused of harassment.

The news emerged Wednesday morning during a Federation Of Saskatchewan Indian Nations meeting in Saskatoon. The NAIG head office issued a news release confirming that former George Gordon First Nation Chief Glen Pratt, the chief executive officer of the 2014 edition of the games, is the subject of a harassment claim that was made late last week.

Riders sign Canadian defensive lineman

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some depth along the defensive line.

Non-import defensive lineman David Lee signed with the Green and White on Wednesday. Terms of the deal, as usual, were not released.

2014 will be Lee's third season in the CFL. He signed with the Argos before the 2012 season where he played in 16 games picking up six tackles and five special teams tackles.

Last season Lee played in 15 games with 14 tackles and two sacks.

Roughriders 2014 schedule released

Fans counting the days until the Riders are playing again now know just how long they'll have to wait: the team's schedule for the 2014 season is out.

The Riders open up the season at home against Hamilton on Sunday, June 29.

In an unusual twist the new Ottawa RedBlacks will be the home team for a pre-season game at Mosaic on June 14. The flip was made because the stadium in Ottawa won't be ready in time.

The Labour Day classic against Winnipeg is set for Sunday, Aug. 31.

The season closes for Saskatchewan with a home game against Edmonton Nov. 8.

Sask.-born cameraman has best seats at Sochi

People around the world are seeing a good chunk of the Winter Olympics through Canadian eyes.

The camera crews supplying the feeds used by every country except the U.S. for hockey, curling and figure skating all hail from the Great White North.

"So there are literally hundreds of T.V. professionals from across the country -- literally from Victoria to Halifax and everywhere in between," said Mark Utley, a Saskatoon-born camera operator who is working the figure skating events in Sochi.

Paralympic skiers from Prince Albert picked for Team Canada

Two Paralympic skiers from Saskatchewan will join Team Canada in Sochi, Russia in March.

Ozzie Sawicki is the chef-de-mission for Team Canada. On Tuesday, they unveiled the athletes who qualified for the para-Nordic and biathlon teams.
Sawicki said the two local athletes are senior competitor and sit-skier Colette Bourgonje and first-time Olympic competitor, stand-skier Brittany Hudak.

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Patrick Marleau looks for hockey repeat

From the kilometres of wide-open, flat prairie landscape to the hustle and bustle of California, NHL star Patrick Marleau is now in Sochi, Russia to once again represent Canada at the Olympics.

The San Jose Sharks forward and Saskatchewan native will try and replicate what he did four years ago in Vancouver by winning a gold medal. Playing hockey at the highest level was a dream for Marleau, a dream that started seemingly in the middle of nowhere: Aneroid.

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