Football is a game of the elements, and this week has been a big test for the Riders.
They've been out every day so far in this blistering heat that has taken over Saskatchewan for the last few days.
The heat is not only tough on those watching, but especially those playing, and even more so the biggest guys on the field, those along the line of scrimmage.
"I prefer late November when it's minus-20 than this real hot stuff," said offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte.
There's a good chance you'll see some old fashioned football at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night.
The Riders and Stampeders are set to take to the field with the two best running backs in the league after week one. The same running backs who finished first and second in rushing last year.
Kory Sheets vs. Jon Cornish.
The battle for the rushing crown is off to a hot start with Cornish running for 172 yards against the B.C. Lions and Sheets going for 131 against the Eskimos.
The City of Regina could be signing its first lease for the new stadium very soon, securing a big part of its funding plan by doing so.
On Wednesday, the city's Executive Committee, which includes the mayor and all City Councillors, voted to endorse a lease agreement between SaskSport and the city. The deal could see SaskSport pay $2.5 million each year for a 30-year lease in the new stadium facility. That would provide the group with 10,000 square feet of office and administrative space like meeting rooms and board rooms.
While lots of attention is on Dwight Anderson, there was another play with some controversy in the Riders win over Edmonton.
It was along the sideline, when Macho Harris jumped in front of a pass from Mike Reilly. At live speed, it certainly didn't look like Harris had made the catch in bounds, but a replay painted a different picture.
"I definitely had it, when I looked back at the film I definitely had the interception," said Harris.
It was the talk around water coolers today...what happened to Dwight Anderson in Edmonton, and what set him off?
Anderson, and the team are still sticking to the line that it was a poor choice of a signal calling.
"That's illegal I guess in the CFL," said Anderson. "So, we went back to the office and changed it."
Anderson was even asked to show whatever the signal he gave was, but wouldn't play along. Anderson however did appear to be playing his own game, as he was rather stand-offish and short when asked a number of questions from reporters.
This week the PGA Tour roams off the beaten path and south of Saskatoon to the Dakota Dunes Golf Links.
“Patience is the biggest thing you have to kind of keep plugging away and you can’t let the wind bother you because it definitely bothers a lot of players,” said Canadian PGA Pro Matt Hoffman, ahead of his second bought at the Dunes.
In its nine-year history, the Dakota Dunes Open will be playing under the PGA Tour of Canada in the courses first PGA Tour sanctioned event.
It's a dream come true for 18 year old Morgan Klimchuk.
The Regina Pats left-winger was selected 28th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft Sunday by the Calgary Flames.
Calgary is Klimchuk's home town.
Pats General Manager, Vice President, and Governor Chad Lang says he knew Calgary was one of the teams checking Klimchuk out.
"I think it's real rewarding for Morgan," Lang says.
"He was a real focussed kid from the day we selected him in the bantam draft. He knew what he wanted to achieve personally and today he was rewarded for his effort."
The Saskatchewan Roughriders started fast and never looked back as they crushed the Eskimos 39-18 in Edmonton.
The Riders opened the game with the ball, and drove it 74 yards for the touchdown, including some 50 yards in combined offence from Kory Sheets alone. That drive would foreshadow what would end up being a career game for Sheets with 131 yards rushing, he added .
Sheets would end the game with a new career high in rushing yards with 135. His previous best was 113 against the Toronto Argonauts last year.
The Subaru Western Triathlon is making its first stop in Saskatoon on Sunday.
"We work really hard to choose venues that are beautiful places to race," said Rachel Macatee with the triathlon, adding how Saskatoon was an easy choice.
It will be the largest triathlon ever held in the history of Saskatchewan with over 700 participants in different events and 500 triathletes set to race.
"They will swim out at Pike Lake and then end up biking into the city through all the country roads," she said.
Althought they wouldn't confirm they're not selling the WHL franchise, Jack Brodsky said in a release the owners are committed to Saskatoon.
In response to several inquiries from media and other who are keenly interested in the future of the Saskatoon Blades, te team owners want to assure all of the fans and the people of Saskatoon that the Blades are eagerly preparing for the 2013-2014.
Although the current owners are considering their options for the future, it is business as usual at the Blades' office.