After a couple of rough outings, Graham DeLaet has his game back at just the right time.
DeLaet is still alive in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after finishing the opening tournament of the four tournament playoff at 10-under par.
DeLaet entered Sunday's final round at 4-under par, but just about everything went his way in the final round firing one of the best rounds of his PGA Tour career with a 6-under 65, good enough to be tied for 2nd, one shot back of eventual winner Adam Scott.
The Saskatoon Hilltops kept their unbeaten record intact with a 30-15 win over the Regina Thunder at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night.
Running back Chad Braun scored two touchdowns. The first came in the final minute of the first quarter, helping Saskatoon to a 13-0 lead. The second came early in the fourth quarter. Nolan Graham scored his second touchdown in as many weeks with a third quarter run.
In a game filled with bursts of offense it was ultimately the defense that made the difference in the Riders 30-27 win over the Edmonton Eskimos.
Saturday's contest certainly didn't get off to the torrid start we'd see later in the game, as the defenses dominated much of the first half. Neither side got much going offensively outside of a Mike Reilly touchdown pass to Eskimo receiver Fred Stamps. Other than that both sides traded field goals and the Green and White had a 12-10 lead after 30 minutes of play.
Despite losing six starters from last season the University of Saskatchewan Huskies shutdown the UBC T-Birds 28-5 in preseason action Friday.
Rookie linebacker turned defensive lineman Michael Desjarlais led the defence in the game recording five-and-a-half tackles for the green and white. Third-year defensive back Corey Edington added another four-and-a-half for the Huskies, while Dane Bishop recorded two sacks.
For the second time this year the Riders are in Edmonton taking on the Eskimos.
In their previous meeting, which came during week one of the regular season, the Riders had their way with the Eskimos winning 39-18. The 18 points put up by Edmonton was a little flattering as they added most of it late when the game was already out of reach.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos are set to meet for the second time this season on Saturday...but don't expect everything to be the same.
Since that week one blow out the Eskimos have slowly been getting their game together, most notably at the quarterback position.
Last week against the Toronto Argonauts, Mike Reilly nearly out duelled future hall of fame quarterback Ricky Ray in a 36-33 loss at the Rogers Centre. In that game Reilly threw for 511 yards and three touchdowns, and has over 800 yards passing in his last couple of games.
A day after getting the good news, Rob Bagg broke his silence after injuring his knee against the Montreal Alouettes.
Bagg met with reporters for the first time since spraining his knee against the Als on Saturday afternoon. Most assumed the worst when Bagg went down clutching his knee, including Bagg himself.
"Just because of what's happened in the past," said Bagg. "It's just one of those sensitive things."
It hasn't been easy to be Jock Sanders the last couple of weeks.
The Riders return man has had a rough go of it of late. In Calgary he fielded a punt that he probably shouldn't have and wasn't able to get a good return out of it. Then last week at home against Montreal Sanders had another day to forget as he fumbled the ball twice. He didn't finish the game as the kick returner. Luckily for Sanders the defense was able to hold the Als to a field goal both times.
It's been a long time coming, but finally some good news for Roughriders receiver Rob Bagg.
The Kingston, Ontario native has had just about as bad of a run lately as you can get in football, suffering serious knee injuries on both knees over the last few years. Throughout it all Bagg has been working hard to prove the critics wrong and come back from torn ligaments that end the careers of many players before him.
The Saskatoon Blades are getting ready to kick off
a 50th WHL season.
Training camp begins Wednesday with registration and the players hitting the ice Thursday.
For the past five years, the Blades haven't finished worse than second in the East Division. That could all change this year as the team begins a youth movement following last year's Memorial Cup run.
Head coach Dave Struch understands this year may be a little different.