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Breaking down the Riders and Argonauts

OTTAWA — The third time could be the charm for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A third win of the season over the Toronto Argonauts in Sunday’s East Division final would propel the Riders into the 105th Grey Cup game, slated for Nov. 26 in Ottawa. The Riders swept the regular-season series with the Argonauts — winning 38-27 at Mosaic Stadium on

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Vanstone: Rodgers tackled the challenge in fine fashion

OTTAWA — Revisionist mathematics: 1 157. One yard the Ottawa Redblacks’ Diontae Spencer didn’t gain against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Sunday’s CFL East Division semi-final turned out to be of greater importance than the 157 receiving yards he did amass. Trailing 31-14, Ottawa was in a third-and-five situation on Saskatchewan’s 22-yard line with fewer than five minutes remaining in the

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LaBatte takes step in possible return to active roster

OTTAWA — “Blue” might be on tap for Sunday’s CFL East Division final between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts. An injured left leg forced Brendon LaBatte, nicknamed “Blue,” to miss Saskatchewan’s 31-20 win over the host Ottawa Redblacks in Sunday’s East Division semifinal. He was hurt in the Riders’ 28-13 regular-season loss to the Edmonton Eskimos on Nov. 4. The

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Vanstone: How the Redblacks faded to black

OTTAWA — The latest Leader-Post-Mortem is more applicable, thematically, to the Ottawa Redblacks. The Redblacks’ season is over as a result of Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL’s East Division semi-final. Saskatchewan, which took the crossover route to the playoffs after finishing fourth in the West, proceeds to the East final against the host Toronto

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Roughriders’ veterans are coming through

OTTAWA — Age is just a number for a number of key Saskatchewan Roughriders players. Veterans like quarterback Kevin Glenn, cornerback Jovon Johnson, slotback Chad Owens and tailback Marcus Thigpen are among the reasons why the Riders are to play the Toronto Argonauts in Sunday’s East Division final. The winner advances to the Grey Cup game, Nov. 26 in Ottawa.

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Thigpen helps Riders run over Redblacks

OTTAWA — A friendship between quarterback Kevin Glenn and running back Marcus Thigpen has paid off handsomely for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thigpen had been out of football for nearly two years when he discovered a video on Instagram of Glenn, a former Hamilton Tiger-Cats teammate, surpassing 50,000 career passing yards. The post inspired Thigpen to contact Glenn about the possibility

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