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Riders sack attack aided by secondary

All week the Riders defensive line has been praised left, right and centre for the 10 sacks picked up against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

While well deserved, it takes a lot more than just four guys to achieve that number. The Riders secondary deserves credit for coverage sacks they were able to create.

"There was a lot of coverage sacks out there, but there was a lot out there when the d-line pinned down and got after the quarterback," said defensive back Dwight Anderson. "I'd say about half and half."

Prairie climber competes on world's stage

A prairie climber is preparing to represent the country at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championship in Germany.

Jason Holowach lives to climb. As the owner and operator of the Grip-It Climbing gym in Saskatoon he said he recognizes it's a strange passion in the prairies.

"My mom and dad introduced us to it in northern Saskatchewan, climbing up some cliffs in LaRonge," he explained, adding he was only around eight years old when he started climbing.

Riders offensive line still expects more

The Riders offensive line appears to have picked up where it left off in 2013.

The unit made up of Ben Heenan, Chris Best, Dominic Picard, Brendon LaBatte and Xavier Fulton are considered by many to be one of the best in the league; they keep quarterback Darian Durant on his feet and keep most running backs a 100 yard rusher.

They did it again on Sunday night as Anthony Allen rushed for 158 yards in his CFL debut and they keep Darian Durant clean if not for the rain that soaked his jersey.

But they're not satisfied just yet.

Old school football prevails in Riders 31-10 thrashing of Hamilton

On a night when the Saskatchewan Roughriders honoured the past, the team repeated it with a 31-10 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to open the 2014 regular season.

The Riders proved to be too much for the Ti-Cats, just like they were in November when the home team won the Grey Cup. Yet again, the green and white picked up the win with smothering defence and a dominant running game.

When all was said and don,e the defence had recorded 10 sacks, and new running back Anthony Allen ran for 158 yards in his first regular-season CFL game.

Saskatoon soccer fans watch Brazil squeak out a World Cup win

It was a nail-biting game as Brazil defeated Chile in extra time Saturday afternoon.

"Oh my god, it was amazing," Sugandhi Del Canto said after the match.

GAME DAY: New look Riders open regular season against Hamilton

It's time to get going for real.

The 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders regular season opens against the team they beat to win the 101st Grey Cup on home turf: the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

This game will resemble nothing like that game played back in November of last year, it will be much much warmer, there will be fewer fans thanks to removal of the temporary seating and the big shiny trophy won't be handed out at the end of this game.

The biggest changes however come on the field with both teams turning over much of their roster in the off-season.

GAME DAY: Riders vs Ti-Cats depth chart

The Riders are hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats late this afternoon at Mosaic Stadium, a printable version of the depth chart can be found at the bottom of the page.

Chris Getzlaf ready to make 2014 debut

Darian Durant will have one of his favourite targets back on Sunday when the Riders open their regular season against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Receiver Chris Getzlaf will see the field for the first time this weekend after being out for the bulk of training camp and both pre-season games with a nagging quad injury.

"I'm ready to go," Getzlaf told reporters after practice on Friday. "It's been a long road throughout training camp."

Saskatoon Blades name new assistant coach

Head coach and general manager Bob Woods is building his staff with the Saskatoon Blades.

The team announced Friday that they've picked up Dean Brockman to fill the role of assistant coach.

Brockman had been with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)'s Humboldt Broncos as head coach and general manager for the last 10 seasons. Before that, he served as the Broncos' assistant coach and general manager  from 1997 to 2003.

Brockman won the SJHL's Coach of the Year award with the Broncos in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013.

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