Burn Notice to kill off main, longtime character

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hot news for “Burn Notice” fans: Jeffrey Donovan, who plays the CIA operative Michael Westen, says one of the main characters dies in the show’s sixth season premiering Thursday on the USA Network. As for who is killed off — Donovan isn’t saying. Last season ended with Donovan’s character devastated as he watched girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle

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Saskatchewan Roughriders move on after pre-season thumping

REGINA — Corey Chamblin didn’t have any excuses for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ performance in their pre-season opener. The Roughriders’ rookie head listed reasons why his team was hammered 44-10 by the host B.C. Lions — the defending Grey Cup champion — in CFL exhibition action Wednesday “We’re not looking for any excuses because any time you line up, you expect

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Evaluating backup QBs work in progress for Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA — The backup plan remains in effect for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Roughriders stayed with their strategy to evaluate their trio of backup rookie quarterbacks in Wednesday’s 44-10 CFL pre-season loss to the BC Lions even though starter Darian Durant struggled in the first quarter after appearing in three series. Durant didn’t complete a pass in three attempts or

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Pure ecstasy can be ‘safe’ if consumed responsibly: B.C. health officer

VANCOUVER – B.C.’s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be “safe” when consumed responsibly by adults, despite warnings by police in Alberta and British Columbia about the dangers of the street drug after a rash of deaths. Dr. Perry Kendall asserts the risks of MDMA — the pure substance originally synonymous with ecstasy — are overblown, and that

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Blog: Thoughts on the Riders’ 44-10 loss in Vancouver

First (worst?) impressions of the 2012 Saskatchewan Roughriders (pre-season edition): — The Roughriders’ offence is already performing at a consistent level — registering a trademark two-and-out on each of the team’s first four futile possessions during Wednesday’s CFL pre-season game against the host B.C. Lions, who won 44-10. — I can’t say that the outcome surprises me. The Lions, defending

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