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GAME DAY: Plenty on the line in Labour Day Classic

A decade of dominance, that's what the Riders are hoping to accomplish in this year's edition of the Labour Day Classic.

Needless to say things have gone the green and white's way for the last nine years as that's how many times in a row they've beaten their rivals from the East, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

GAME DAY: Labour Day Classic depth charts

The Riders are set to host the Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.

A win would be the Riders 10th straight over the Bombers in the annual end of summer clasic. Attached are the the depth chart for the game with printable versions found at the bottom of the page.

Riders running game continues to chug along

The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not be at the top of the league - or the division - but the Green and White has been one of the best teams running the football this season.

Believe it or not the Riders run game actually appears to be stronger this year without Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets. Last year, the Riders averaged 128.8 yards per game rushing and, if they keep up their current pace, the Green and White will pick up 271 more yards rushing this year than last.

Dressler's father happy Weston back in Riderville

As Rider fans continue to celebrate the return of Weston Dressler, his biggest fan is celebrating along with them.

Dressler's father Rick says it was a fun few days as Weston included his family in negotiations.

"Just the way the fans and the organization has treated him. These people took him in like one of their own."

Saskatoon fans scour Rider Store for Dressler swag

Liam Jensen was one of many fans to walk into Saskatoon's Rider Store Thursday looking to snap up something with the word "Dressler" on it.

Like the others, he left empty-handed. But that hasn't dampened Jensen's excitement for the slotback's return.

"We actually know that he wants to be here," he said, "he's not exploring his options; he wants to be in Saskatchewan. He had a more lucrative offer in Ontario, but he decided to take less money and come back to Saskatchewan, which is nice."

Regina Sports Hall of Fame adding six more inductees

Six more Regina sports icons will be enshrined in the Regina Sports Hall of Fame.

This year's inductees into the hall of fame are: George Watson (builder; multi-sport), the 1987-88 Regina Pat Canadians (team; hockey), Sully Glasser (athlete; football), Karen Howard (builder; figure skating), Carol LaFayette-Boyd (athlete; track and field) and Milos Kostic (athlete; triathlon and road running).

Watson is a long time volunteer in the hockey, baseball, curling and community organizations.

UPDATE: Weston Dressler officially back with the Riders

The wait is over and Rider Nation is celebrating the news that Weston Dressler is returning to the Green and White.

The Riders announced on Thursday morning that the receiver had officially signed back with the team. Dressler then took to the field and practice with teammates for the first time in Saskatchewan since November's Grey Cup.

Dressler was reported to have a few different offers from different teams across the CFL but, ultimately, Saskatchewan is where he wanted to be.

Riders mum on Darian Durant's status

Rider Nation is no closer to knowing how badly hurt Darian Durant's throwing hand is.

The Riders returned to practice on Wednesday as preparations began for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.

When the team took to the field, Durant was part of the opening offensive walk through but did not do much for the rest of practice, especially when it came to throwing the football.

Weston Dressler clears NFL waivers

Weston Dressler is officially a free man.

Dressler was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday and, as expected, cleared NFL waivers on Tuesday.

Under NFL rules, teams have 24 hours after a player is released to pick up said player and their contract. No team tried to claim Dressler so now he is free to sign anywhere he wants in the CFL or the NFL.

It's expected that Dresser will draw attention from much of the CFL.

Tad Kornegay officially retires

Former Roughriders defensive back Tad Kornegay has retired.

Kornegay played eight seasons in the CFL appearing in 116 regular season games, six playoff games and four Grey Cups. Kornegay finished his career with 288 tackles, seven interceptions, three sacks, six fumble recoveries, and 55 special teams tackles.

The Trenton, New Jersey native played for the Riders from 2007 through 2011. Kornegay piled up 174 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two sacks and 20 special teams tackles in 61 games in green and white.

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