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Valois family heads to Sochi to cheer on bobsledder sister

The Saskatchewan contingent in Sochi continues to grow as the family of an Olympic bobsledder makes their way to the games.

Three of first-time Olympian Chelsea Valois' five siblings took off for Sochi Sunday morning to support their sister.

"Unbelievable actually for her first year of being in bobsleigh. It was pretty amazing she made it on the team," brother Marc said, adding he's excited to represent Canada from the sidelines.

"It's just exciting to be there for her and support her."

Broncos edge Pats 4-3 in shootout

First place in the East Division was on the line Saturday night as the Regina Pats hosted the Swift Current Broncos.

The Pats finally got over the hump and took the division lead on Friday night thanks to a 5-4 win over the Prince Albert Raiders after a number of chances throughout the course of the season to do so. The Broncos however closed the gap on the Pats with a 4-3 shootout win.

Mark McMorris returns to Regina from Sochi

Canada snowboarding star and Regina native Mark McMorris has arrived home greeted by fans and media alike.
 
It's his first trip back to Regina since capturing a bronze medal in Men's Slopestyle. In fact, that medal was Canada's first of the Olympic Games.
 
As you might expect, getting to step on the podium on the biggest stage in sports has changed his life.
 

Canada’s Morrison wins bronze in 1,500-metre long-track speed skating

Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison has won a bronze medal in the men’s 1,500 metres at the Sochi Olympics.

It’s the Fort St. John, B.C., native’s second medal of the Games after he won silver in the 1,000.

Morrison finished in one minute 45.22 seconds while Poland’s Zbigniew Brodka won gold in 1:45.006. Koen Verweij of the Netherlands missed the silver by a hair, finishing in 1:45.009.

Both medals were a surprise for Morrison, who wasn’t expected to contend for the podium in the individual events.

McMorris family still celebrating after Olympic win

Don McMorris is back in Regina after following his son to Sochi.

McMorris, a cabinet minister with the provincial government, is also the father of Mark McMorris, a world-renowned snowboarder who won a bronze medal in slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics last week.

"It's been a bit of whirlwind," Don McMorris told John Gormley Live on Friday morning. "But to end up on the podium after all he's been through over the last two to three weeks is a dream come true."

Kory Sheets ready to earn a spot in Oakland

Kory Sheets is getting his shot in the NFL.

The former Riders running back signed with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday afternoon sending Saskatchewan into a frenzy yet again after another big name free agent left the defending Grey Cup champions.

Of course, this signing is a little different than some of the other departures as Sheets has headed south as he tries to fufill his dream of being a starting running back in the NFL.

"It's a dream come true," Sheets told the Green Zone on Thursday.

Hockey fans celebrate Team Canada's first win after slow start

It was a bit of a slow start for Canada’s men’s hockey team in their game against Norway on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean hockey fans in Regina are lowering their expectations.

The two teams were scoreless after the first period, with the shot count nearly tied up at 9-8 for Canada.
It took until 6 minutes into the second period for Canada score on a shot from Drew Doughty at the point. From there, the Canadians score two more times and allowed one before the end of the game.

End of an Era: Luther Invitational final year in old gym

High school basketball teams from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have arrived in Regina for one the longest continuously running tournaments in Western Canada.

Oakland Raiders sign Kory Sheets

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost another key part of their offence as running back Kory Sheets has signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

 The Raiders confirmed the news to the Green Zone on Wednesday afternoon, the Riders have also confirmed the news on their official twitter account.

Sheets became a free agent on February 11th after two seasons in the CFL that peaked with a Grey Cup MVP performance in the 101st Grey Cup in which he set a Grey Cup record with 197 yards rushing.

Indigenous Games place CEO on paid leave after harassment accusation

A Saskatchewan First Nations leader heading up the North American Indigenous Games, taking place in Regina this summer, has been placed on paid leave after being accused of harassment.

The news emerged Wednesday morning during a Federation Of Saskatchewan Indian Nations meeting in Saskatoon. The NAIG head office issued a news release confirming that former George Gordon First Nation Chief Glen Pratt, the chief executive officer of the 2014 edition of the games, is the subject of a harassment claim that was made late last week.

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