Knee injury sends Bagg to nine-game injured list

CALGARY — The Saskatchewan Roughriders were reeling Wednesday after suffering their first loss of the 2012 season.The Roughriders, who at 3-0, are the CFL’s only unbeaten team, placed veteran receiver Rob Bagg on the nine-game injured list on Wednesday. The move was announced after the Riders arrived at McMahon Stadium for Wednesday’s pre-game events in advance of today’s (7 p.m.,

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AIDS deaths worldwide dropping as access to drugs improves

LOS ANGELES/GENEVA – Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday. The United Nations estimates that about 34 million people are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. It said in a report released ahead

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Shomari Williams adjusting to being man in the middle

CALGARY — The switch to middle linebacker from defensive end seemed natural for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Shomari Williams. “To be honest, middle linebacker is my natural position,’’ the third-year Roughrider said in advance of Thursday ’s game against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. “I played it in high school. It’s how I got a scholarship and it’s what I

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Mortality rates for Inuit kids, teens five times higher than other Canadians

OTTAWA — A new study suggests children and teenagers living in four Inuit regions have a mortality rate roughly five times higher than other Canadians. And suicide accounts for 40 per cent of deaths in Inuit Nunangat, versus eight per cent in the rest of Canada. The sobering figures come from a Statistics Canada compilation of data from 2004 to

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Pitbull is going to Alaska because the Internet told him to

Good job, Internet. You’ve successfully forced Pitbull to play at an Alaskan Walmart. If that jumble of words makes little sense to you, here’s some background: In late June, Walmart and something called “Sheets brand Energy Strips” launched a contest giving Americans the chance to have ubiquitous rapper Pitbull appear at their local Walmart. Votes would be collected on Facebook,

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