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UPDATED: Riders snap losing skid, beat B.C. 31-17

After four long weeks, the Riders have ended their losing streak beating the B.C. Lions 31-17 on Friday night.

Unlike the last four weeks, the Green and White actually took advantage of tsome of their opportunities and rode that wave of momentum for the win.

The Lions actually opened the scoring with a field goal, and that's all the scoring that would happen in the opening quarter as the offence seemed to be plagued by a number of the same problems they've been dealing with lately.

Lucky or Unlucky? Game day superstitions for Rider fans

As the Roughriders try to break a four game losing streak it stands to reason that the players are re-examining their actions on the field, but we found plenty of fans who are second-guessing what they do off the field.

Athletes and their superstitions have been well documented. Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg known as the Ice Man on court would grow a beard for Wimbledon. Wade Boggs ate chicken before every ball game. Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher chowed down on two chocolate chip cookies before every game - never more than two and never less.

PREVIEW: Riders looking for their first win in four games against B.C.

A quick turnaround for the Saskatchewan Roughriders will have them in B.C. on Friday trying to end a four game losing skid against the Lions.

A quick turnaround could also be in order on the field, as a win is badly needed to keep the Green and White in the mix not only for first place in the West Division but also for a home playoff game in general.

Blades still looking for a first win

Despite a multi-goal game from Ryan Coghlan, the Saskatoon Blades continue to look for their first win in the new WHL season, falling to Swift Current 5-3.

Wednesday the winless Blades (0-5-0-0) headed south to for a meeting with the (3-1-0-1) Broncos.

Riders quarterback Darian Durant turns off-colour tweet into charity drive

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is trying to spin a bad tweet into some positive public relations.

Durant was fined yesterday by the Canadian Football League for using a curse word to describe a critical fan on social networking web site Twitter. Now Durant is trying to do something good with the attention the incident has brought onto him: on his Twitter feed Thursday morning he wrote that a lot of supporters have been offering to donate money to him to help pay off the fine.

Former Blades' enforcer on the fence about fighting in the NHL

After Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros smacked his face on the ice last night during the NHL season-opener, a former Saskatoon Blades enforcer is coming out saying he'd rather see skilled players, rather than fisticuffs.

"I remember watching Mario Lemieux and I remember watching him skate down the ice carrying the puck and he was literally mobbed, slashed, hooked, everything," Wes George said.

"When I go to a hockey game I want to see players like him perform, not a fight, I want to see guys like Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.

Regina cleaning up its act for Grey Cup fest

Regina will be in Canada’s spotlight next month with the Grey Cup game and festivities taking place. All eyes will be on Mosaic Stadium and the area around it: North Central.

Traditionally, the neighbourhood has had a less-than-desirable reputation. Crime is no stranger to North Central and some parts of the area can also be an eyesore at times with trash, unkempt yards, and graffiti decorating the sides of buildings and fences.

Kory Sheets back in Riders lineup

It looks like the Saskatchewan Roughriders are ready to run the football again.

Not surprisingly that also means Kory Sheets is coming back to the lineup. Head coach Corey Chamblin made it official Wednesday, telling reporters after practice that Sheets will be playing Friday night against the B.C. Lions.

"Nobody more happier than me. It feels so good to be back," said Sheets. "It's hard the last three weeks watching my team go out there without me."

Riders QB Darian Durant fined by CFL for swearing in Twitter message

Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is used to being in the spotlight but not usually for something like this.

On Wednesday he was fined by the Canadian Football League (CFL) for a tweet he sent in reply to a fan that included some inappropriate language. The tweet was sent as a response to a Riders fan who had posted a message critical of Durant's recent in-game performance.

Durant is normally calm cool and collected when in public or interacting with fans and rarely finds himself in any kind of trouble.

Saskatoon Blades drop 4-2 decison to Red Deer Rebels

The Saskatoon Blades couldn’t catch the Red Deer Rebels in WHL action Tuesday night.

The Blades found themselves down a goal when the Rebels’ Conner Bleackley scored at 18:51 in the first.

Saskatoon’s night didn’t improve in the middle frame. Bleackley put a power-play goal past goalie Alex Moodie at 3:22 in the second.  Red Deer followed up with another goal shortly after that with Grayson Pawlenchuk scoring at 3:58. 

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