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PREVIEW: Riders look to remain undefeated against Hamilton

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will try to move their record to 4-0 this afternoon when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium.

It's a game that is filled with intrigue and plenty of story lines; it could be perhaps the most anticipated week four games ever in the CFL.

First and foremost, it's the return of Kent Austin to Saskatchewan; it's the first time he'll be at Mosaic Stadium since winning the Grey Cup in 2007, and then taking off to the NCAA.

Austin isn't exactly a fan of all of the attention that's been thrown in his direction.

Regina Police update game-day traffic plans

In a news release Saturday, the Regina Police Service issued their game day traffic plan for the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Sunday match up against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

They reminded fans that the exit from the Brandt Centre lots onto Elphinstone Street is closed. Apparently, this closure caused some confusion for drivers at the last home game when many had to turn around and find another exit. Police said the preferred exit is at 11th Avenue and Lewvan Drive.

Darian Durant remains a game time decision

The cloak of mystery remains hanging around the Saskatchewan Roughriders and quarterback Darian Durant.

For a third straight day Durant took most of the snaps, as the team held their walk through on Saturday morning ahead of Sunday's game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5 p.m., TSN).

Granted walk through isn't nearly as physically testing as a practice, but it generally gives an indication of who will and won't play.

UPDATE: Damaged Mosaic seats repaired, set to re-open

It turns out not even bad weather can stop Rider fans from taking in a home game.

A storm rolled through Regina Friday and caused the benches on the temporary stands at Mosaic Stadium to dislodge. Saskatchewan Roughriders President Jim Hopson said Saturday that repairs have been completed and the stands will be ready for game day Sunday.

That was confirmed later in the day when the City of Regina signed off on the work that was done, officially clearing the use of the seats.

Riders banged up secondary gives Eddie Russ another chance

As a whole, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are pretty healthy, except in one spot.

The defensive backfield is taking a bit of a beating so far this year as it looks like defensive backs Carlos Thomas, Terrel Maze and Macho Harris won't be playing Sunday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"For secondary guys, receivers, that's the group that gets beat up the most, and you have to overcome and adapt," said defensive backs coach Barron Miles.

DeLaet makes the cut at The Open

After being on the cusp of the cutline, Weyburn's Graham DeLaet finds himself playing into the weeked at the British Open in Muirfield.

DeLaet made the cut rebounding from a disappointing opening round (76) to shoot a one-over 72 Friday.

He was at +6 after two rounds. Among those missing the cut are Rory McIlroy and U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.

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City continues to support Gordie Howe Bowl

Saskatoon city council continues its support of the Friends of the Bowl Foundation by forking over another $200,000 for a capital campaign strategy.

Chair of the Friends Foundation, Bryan Kosteroski says the City has backed his organization since day one, and this week city council proved they will continue to support the project which is estimated to cost around $10 million.

Riders special teams still looking to score big play

When Craig Dickenson left the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers there was a lot of concern about where the Riders special teams were going.

Those questions weren't really answered when the team named former offensive coordinator Bob Dyce as the team's special teams coordinator.

So far those questions are being answered in a big way, as the Riders special teams units are humming at a clip even greater than last year with just about every unit near the top, if not at the top of the leader board so far in 2013.

Darian Durant practices, remains day-to-day

First the walking boot came off, and now it's back to practice for Darian Durant.

The Riders pivot took part in the entire practice on Thursday after sitting out the extra practice on Monday, and the first official practice of the week on Wednesday.

"Coach told me last week don't worry about day one, so that would give me a full seven days to rest it," said Durant. "Here we are and it feels pretty good, so we'll see how it goes."

David Stewart wins Sask. Amateur Golf Championship

Saskatoon's David Stewart put up a solid final round at the Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championship to win his second title.

Stewart carded four birdies along with a double bogey for a round of 70 finishing the tournament at -7.

Saskatoon's Shaun Dunphy had the round of the day shooting a six under 66 to vault into second place at -2. In fact he went 11 under combined on his final two rounds to make the Saskatchewan team.

Rounding out the team is Duck Lake's Dakota Cameron after a final round 69.

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