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Swimming back on at North American Indigenous Games

About 100 swimmers will now be able to compete at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina.

The swimming competition was cancelled when there were not enough certified officials for the event. Swimmers can jump back into the pool as the event is back on at the Kinsmen Sportsplex in Moose Jaw.

British Columbia's Aboriginal Sport Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council are now hosting the event. Director Rick Brant says they are not alone in bringing back the swimming competition.

Riders offence remains under construction

For the second straight week, the Riders will deploy a receiver set that includes three slotbacks with little experience.

Chris Getzlaf will once again be out of the line-up this week meaning Brett Swain, Ryan Smith and Eron Rilly will be Darian Durant's slotbacks against the B.C. Lions.

The same group lined up against the Toronto Argonauts last week with little success. Two are in their first year in the CFL with Riley only coming into his sophmore year. Despite their lack of experience, Durant knows chemestry with any receiver just takes time.

Sask. PGA pro raises cash for hospitals

Weyburn-born pro golfer Graham DeLaet made a swing through his home province ahead of the PGA's British Open for the first event of the foundation he started with his wife Ruby.

The Graham Slam was a two-day event held Jul. 8 and 9 at Saskatoon's Riverside Country Club that featured demonstrations, a reception and a tournament.

In total, the event brought in $375,960, with all proceeds raised going to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

DeLaet is taking part in the British Open starting July 17.

Regina cafe full of soccer fans watching semi-final penalty shootout

It was a triumph for Argentina and a crushing defeat for the Netherlands.

The South American nation advanced to the World Cup final on Wednesday afternoon, winning on penalty kicks.
 
Abstractions Cafe in Regina was packed for the game with fans cheering for both sides, although some went home happier than others.
 
"I'm totally gutted," said Christel, sitting at her table at the very front, shaking her head afterwards. "I'm really, really sad, I'm devastated - I don't even know what to say!"
 

Riders wish list includes new leaders

With movement on the Riders' roster, the head coach is hoping to see some new leadership emerge in the locker room.

"I believe with a group of men, they're all men first, they can all lead each other by doing things right and keeping each other accountable," Corey Chamblin told reporters on Wednesday.

Leadership comes in many forms; there's the obvious vocal leader, but there's also leading by example. In order for a team to be successful, you need to have a good mix of both.

Graham DeLaet hosts charity golf tournament ahead of British Open

PGA Tour star Graham DeLaet is back in his home province this week for some R and R, and his own inaugural charity event.

The Weyburn-born golfer was at the Riverside Country Club near Saskatoon Tuesday afternoon to kick off the Graham Slam golf tournament. The event runs until Wednesday, and also features a sponsor reception, golf demonstrations, a live auction, dinner, and gala.

"To give back to charities like that really means a lot to both of us as much as playing good golf does," DeLaet said. "It's super rewarding, and it's really exciting to be back here."

German soccer fans rejoice after team’s performance against Brazil

German fans in Saskatoon rejoiced at their team thumped the World Cup hosts Brazil, 7-1 Tuesday.

“Nobody in their right mind could have predicted this score,” Markus Blumrich said after the game at the German Club. “It’s been on the mind since 2006, this team, these players here, it’s hard to believe, I’m shaking a little bit at this result, I want to make sure I’m not going to wake up from a dream.”

In 2006 Germany faced Italy in the World Cup semi-final, dropping that game to the eventual World Cup champions.

Riders roster going through changes

Changes are coming to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

As the Riders took to the field for their first practice after being stomped by the Argos 48-15, it became clear that running back Anthony Allen was going to have some company this week in the back field with Hugh Charles.

"There's a great chance that Hugh Charles will work in there," said Head Coach Corey Chamblin. "There's a very good chance of that."

Graham DeLaet and wife Ruby launch legacy foundation

Graham DeLaet continues giving back to Saskatchewan.

The PGA Tour star, with his wife, officially launched the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation Monday. It will help support children’s health as well as supporting junior golf.

The first initiative will be the inaugural Graham Slam July 8-9 at Riverside Golf & Country Club just outside of Saskatoon.  The event will raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Dwight Anderson traded to Argos

It didn't last long but the Dwight Anderson era is over in Riderville.

The Riders dealt the outspoken and charismatic defensive back to the Toronto Argonauts on Monday for a conditional pick in the 2015 CFL draft.

Speculation started running wild online immediately following the deal as to why it was made: Were there problems in the locker room? On the sidelines?

At the end of the day, Head Coach Corey Chamblin felt that both the team and Anderson needed a change.

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