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More Grey Cup tickets up for grabs

Those that worried they missed out on Regina Grey Cup tickets will be glad to know a "very limited number" of tickets are now on sale.

The announcement was made this morning. By News Talk Radio's count at least 650 were released, ranging in price from $138 to $403. Those few passes are up for purchase on the Grey Cup Festival web site only, according to a news release.

Charleston Hughes not the only challenge to Riders offence

The showdown between the Riders and Stampeders is another day closer and that means Saskatchewan's offense is a day closer to facing off against Charleston Hughes.

When talking about the Stampeders' defence a whole lot is made of the defensive lineman, who is tied for the league lead in quarterback sacks with the Riders' Alex Hall. However, their defence is a lot more than just Hughes, even if he tends to have huge games against the Green and White.

While his pass rush certainly helps the secondary, the Stamps backfield is nothing to sneeze at either.

No headgear at Canadian Boxing Championships in Regina

The Canadian Boxing Championships in Regina will be trying out some new rules this week, not the least of which is a decision to remove protective headgear from the elite men's competition.

Earlier this year, the International Boxing Association, (AIBA; the sport's governing body,) amended their rules. The two biggest changes were the rejection of headgear for elite male athletes, and the introduction of a 10-point scoring system. Both changes will be applied at the Orr Centre in Regina this week.

Sask. 'Ironman' wins world championship triathlon at 72

Starting off in the ocean of Kona, Hawaii, it took Milos Kostic just over 12 hours to swim 3.8 kilometers, bike another 180 kilometers and then run a full marathon.

It's an incredible accomplishment, considering the extreme endurance event is roughly the equivalent of four Olympic-distance triathlons.

Jon Cornish vs the Riders defence: an all Canadian affair

The biggest game of the year so far in the CFL is looming as the Riders will battle the Stampeders Saturday in Calgary.

A lot is being made of the head-to-head match-up between Riders running back Kory Sheets and Stampeders running back Jon Cornish. Sheets comes into the game 134 yards behind Cornish for the league lead in rushing yards.

Grey Cup preparations begin in Regina downtown

Regina's downtown is beginning a transformation to get ready for when Grey Cup week begins November 20.

"Somebody might ask 'Why are you setting up now?' You know what? We're only a month away," said Chris Burrell, vice-chair of the Grey Cup downtown festival events.

Cancer awareness games special for Dominic Picard

It hasn't been an easy road to the CFL for Roughriders centre Dominic Picard.

Picard may be one of the better offensive linemen in the league right now but he had to overcome a lot to get to this point.

In 2004, Picard was a healthy 22-year-old playing for the Laval Rouge et Or working towards his dream of playing professional football. In November of that year everything changed when Picard was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Picard had already lost his father to lung cancer at the age of 48.

Hilltops advance to PFC Final

The Saskatoon Hilltops overcame a slow start to beat the Edmonton Wildcats 41-10 in a PFC semi-final at Gordie Howe Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

The Wildcats dictated play early as running back Levon Hawreliak scored on a 63-yard run in the second quarter to help the visitors to a 10-0 lead.

Blades fall short in Lethbridge, 8-5

The Saskatoon Blades could not complete the comeback at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge Saturday night, falling 8-5 to the Hurricanes.

The Blades found themselves in a hole early as the Canes chased Troy Trombley from the Blades’ net after allowing three goals on 10 shots in the first 20 minutes. Alex Moodie didn’t fare well either allowing four goals on 22 shots.

Taking life by the horns; Tanner Byrne at PBR Canadian Finals

If some bulls are bred to buck then there’s those who are bred to ride them.

Just ask Tanner Byrne, who competed in his third Professional Bull Riding (PBR) championship in Saskatoon this weekend. The 21-year-old from Prince Albert has been down in the dirt with animals since he was 10 years old. He rode his first bull when he was 15 and went professional at 18.

“I grew up going to rodeos all over Saskatchewan in the junior events and then moved up to the bull riding,” he said.

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