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Saskatchewan fighter sharing recovery story

A Saskatchewan wrestling coach, skateboarder and martial artist is out to prove that a little thing like an amputation can't hold him back.

Regina's Janz Stein said he lived with two years of pain after a dirtbike accident left 18 screws and three plates in his leg.

"I really had to schedule my life because of the pain that I was in every day. I could barely walk in the mornings. At night time it would be just as bad," he said.

Five Riders named CFL All-Stars

The CFL All-Stars were announced on Wednesday.

In all five members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders have been honoured as the best at their position.

Surprising just about one running back, Kory Sheets, was named to the team. Also named were receiver Weston Dressler, offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte, defensive end Alex Hall and safety Tyron Brackenridge.

The full list of All-Stars is as follows:

Hockey refs on the rise despite verbal abuse

Whether it’s a 20,000 seat venue or a local barn-style arena in the middle of nowhere there is likely to be a parent yelling at a referee.

An angry fan or parent berating a referee for a missed call is common enough. Many times the referees on the receiving end of this abuse are only kids themselves and sometimes it's turning them away from the game they love.

Regina Pats learn tough lesson against Raiders

The Regina Pats had an interesting weekend as they returned home for a brief two game home stand.

On paper they did pick up three-of-four possible points on Friday and Saturday night, but when you dig a little deeper they should have picked up all four points.

On Friday night the Queen City Kids held a 6-2 lead against the Prince Albert Raiders heading into the third period, generally a pretty safe situation, that was not the case that evening.

Two Sask. natives invited to Canadian World Junior selection camp

There's a little bit of Saskatchewan flavour to the Team Canada World Junior Hockey Championship selection camp - but not much.

Hockey Canada has announced the 25 players who have been invited to the camp starting Dec. 12 in Toronto. Of those 25 players on two of them hail from Saskatchewan, and neither of them are on a team in the province or even Canada.

Defending WHL Champs outlast Blades, 6-5

The Saskatoon Blades couldn’t muster any significant chances in the final moments of Sunday’s game in Portland after Oliver Bjorkstrand put the home team up 6-5 with 28 seconds to go in the third.

Six Blades’ players combined for all 14 points for the visitors, who were playing in its third game in as many nights touring the United States. Matt Revel and Nathan Burn each had two goals and an assist. Nikita Scherbak had four assists, keeping the team’s points lead with 42.

Major female hockey tournament draws hundreds of players to Regina

One of the largest female hockey tournaments in Western Canada has begun in Regina.

The games started Friday with 52 teams over all age categories competing in rinks around the city.

While tournaments like this happen often in boys leagues, the chance for female teams to get together and compete can be very rare.

“It’s very important for us because, in Prince Albert, we don’t get to play against teams that are in the same calibre as us,” said Michael Alford, who manages the Prince Albert Foxes, and atom-level team.

MMA fighter awaits provincial athletics commission

The Saskatchewan government's creation of an proivincial athletics commission has local mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes in high spirits.

A provincial athletics commission means home-field advantage, a growing professional fight scene and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

For 24-year-old mixed martial artist Jose Rodriguez, professionally-sanctioned fights in Saskatchewan mean less time and money spent traveling.

Chapter in Rider history could be coming to a close

They joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders a year apart but they haven't been apart since.

Neal Hughes and Mike McCullough have been mainstays on the Riders roster since the 2004 season. They've seen their fair share of ups and downs along the way. Despite those peaks and valleys the team has been relatively successful since then, winning two Grey Cups along the way.

Rey Williams would do it all again despite knee injury

2013 was a roller coaster season for Riders linebacker Rey Williams.

Williams started the season as one of the best linebackers in the league and he was the early run away favourite for the team's nominee for defensive player of the year. Through those 10 games Williams had amassed 42 tackles, four special teams tackles, a team leading seven quarterback sacks and one interception.

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