Category Archives: Sports

Vanstone: Kevin Glenn belongs in the Hall of Fame

Kevin Glenn fielded a Ballsy question with aplomb. “If you never played another down, Kevin Glenn, are you a Hall of Famer?” Michael Ball, of CKRM and The Wolf fame, asked the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ starting quarterback on Tuesday. “Of course. No doubt,” declared Glenn, having fun with the exchange. “Is an elephant heavy? Next question.” Not. So. Fast. The question

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Vanstone: It looked even worse the second time around

Some things, such as a Kristen Wiig movie, should not be watched — let alone viewed a second time. Another case in point: Saturday’s CFL game between the Calgary Stampeders and the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. Calgary won 27-10 and, if anything, the score flattered the Roughriders. Saskatchewan’s only hope was to bore the worthy opposition into unconsciousness. As it was,

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Riders looking for a rare regular-season win in Calgary

CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders safety Josh Bell issued his own statement prior to Saturday’s game against the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. Bell was responding to an inquiry about the CFL contest being a statement game if the Roughriders (1-2) can pull off a rare regular-season victory at McMahon Stadium. The Riders haven’t won a non-playoff game in Calgary since Aug. 1, 2009.

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Vanstone: Victory in Calgary would provide validation

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are excruciatingly aware that there is an “L” in “Calgary.” Saskatchewan has lost its last three games at McMahon Stadium by a combined score/snore of 117-61. Making matters worse, those meanies at CFL headquarters persist in annually scheduling a game between the Roughriders and the host Calgary Stampeders. Oddsmakers expect another lopsided affair, as evidenced by the

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Special teams: A Love story

CALGARY — Glenn Love spreads the love around when it comes to special teams. Heading into Week 5 of the CFL season, Love led the Saskatchewan Roughriders and was tied for the league lead with seven special-teams tackles. “If’ I’m leading the league, it’s because everyone else is doing their very best too,’’ Love said in advance of Saturday’s game

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Dennis looking forward to playing Stampeders

Another accomplished Double-D is about to play against his former CFL team. First, Darian Durant. Now, Derek Dennis. Durant was a Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback for 11 seasons before being traded to the Montreal Alouettes in the off-season. Durant squared off against his former team in the regular-season opener for both squads on June 22. On Saturday, Dennis is to face

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