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Canada West football season is a sprint

In many cases, the three-game mark of a football season is not a time for urgency. The saying “it’s a marathon, not a sprint” can be applied in the CFL, for example, because each team plays 18 regular-season games. But a Canada West team is in a different spot. The University of Regina Rams, winners of two of their first

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Black hat suits Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell

Move over, Henry Burris. There is a new villain in the sights of Rider Nation. Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has filled the void that was created by the recent retirement of Burris. Burris was the target of Saskatchewan Roughriders fans after leaving the team for the Calgary Stampeders in 2005. The fans’ animosity toward Burris extended long past

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Bouka adjusting to role with the Roughriders

Elie Bouka isn’t just adjusting to the CFL after more than a two-year absence from the Canadian game. He is also adapting to a new position with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who announced his signing on Wednesday. The Riders selected Bouka in the third round (24th overall) of the 2016 CFL draft even though he had already signed a free-agent contract

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Time off pays off for Roughriders’ injured players

Some extra time off was just what the doctor ordered for the injury-ravaged Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Riders emerged from Friday’s 27-19 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with as many as 10 players dealing with injuries. On Wednesday, the Riders practised for the first time since improving their CFL record to 6-5 and the injury situation wasn’t nearly as dire. That’s

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Paul gives his all for the Thunder

At times, it seems like Levi Paul is Levi-tating. If required to go flat-out for a pass, to the extent that he is parallel to the ground, the Regina Thunder receiver will do what is necessary. Paul’s ability to make spectacular catches was on display Saturday, when the Thunder rallied to defeat the visiting Winnipeg Rifles 29-24. On the Thunder’s

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Vanstone: CFL must address ridiculous ratio rule

Robservations … • Confidential memo to the CFL: Somehow, some way, amend the roster rules so that a team can be rewarded for starting (or even playing) a Canadian quarterback. The flaws in the system were underlined Friday, when Mississauga-born Brandon Bridge was behind centre for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Roughriders started a Canadian at football’s most important position without

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