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Sask. athletes compete at Commonwealth Games

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games kicked off Wednesday in Scotland, with more than 6,000 athletes representing 71 different areas.

Saskatoon's Anderson Loran is part of the 250-person Canadian team. This is the 23-year-old gymnast's second appearance at the Games. His mom April said a good performance here could help qualify him for the upcoming summer Olympics.

"The Olympics are coming up, 2016, he'd probably be in line if he sticks with it."

Loran started participating in gymnastics at nine years old.

Riders search for running back continues

The Riders search for a running back is starting to resemble a government led search committee.

The Riders will be playing their fourth game this Saturday against the Toronto Argonauts and they still don't know who will be their running back going forward.

PHOTOS: Under-16 Women's softball at NAIG

The sun beat down on very full bleachers early Wednesday morning at Douglas Park's softball diamonds as Team Saskatchewan played its first game in the North American Indigenous Games under-16 women's softball event.

Parents who didn’t get a seat were lined up along the fences as cheers and shouts of encouragement came from all sides as the girls battled their way through the game.

Culture and sport celebrated at NAIG

It's a unique combination of culture and sport.
The North American Indigenous Games are in full swing, including the cultural village at First Nations University. More than a dozen teepees dot the lawn, with hundreds of people milling about, taking in all there is to offer.
Terrance Littletent is spending his week teaching traditional hoop dance to kids. He's been dancing for over 26 years in Canada, the United States and even overseas. Now he's hoping to give back to young athletes from across the continent.

Tim Bozon to return to the ice after battle with meningitis

A Western Hockey League (WHL) player who spent four weeks in a Saskatoon hospital with a rare form of meningitis will return to competition this month.

Tim Bozon, 20, had to be rushed to Royal University Hospital after his Kootenay Ice beat the Saskatoon Blades on March 1. He spent part of his stay in a medically-induced coma to reduce the swelling around his brain while an outpouring of support came in from the WHL, its players, and its fans.

Riders get fresh start after week off

It was back to work today for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, at least so we've been told.

Only the players and coaches know for sure what happened on the turf at Mosaic Stadium as the doors were sealed shut for their first workout after the week off.

"We're starting as a new season and there's a lot of things that changed. Whether it's the tempo or style of practice," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "Going forward, it gives us time to seclude ourselves, make sure we get everything where we want it to be before it's open and out there."

19 year old from Swift Current swimming English Channel

A 19 year old from Swift Current is swimming across the English Channel on Tuesday to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada.

Meghan Chisholm swam competitively for years growing up and now she is a lifeguard, swimming instructor and helps coach the Swift Current Barracudas swim team.

In previous interviews, Chisholm said she has always had a goal to do a major long-distance swim. On her donation website she writes that teaming up with the JDRF gave her the extra motivation to train for a good cause.

NAIG kicks off with basketball

Thousands of athletes took to venues all across Regina on Monday, for the first full day of competition at the North American Indigenous Games.
Among them was Gullege Isaac, a guard for New Brunswick's U19 men's basketball team who says their time in Regina has been great.
"Best trip I've ever been on so far," he smiled. "These past three days have been amazing."

Blades' forward inks pro-deal with Canadiens

Saskatoon Blades’ forward and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year Nikita Scherbak inked a three-year entry level deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

“It’s amazing and I still can’t believe what has happened in the past month,” said the 18-year-old native of Moscow, Russia.

Regina Balfour Collegiate Redmen to change team name

Saskatoon's Bedford Road Redmen changed their team name name after a complaint from a student about the racial stereotype behind the name and logo, and now apparently a Regina school is following suit.

The Regina Public School Division has confirmed that Balfour Collegiate is looking at changing the name of their sports teams which are currently known as the Redmen.

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