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Paige Hansen and Roughrider Duron Carter pose with the ball he gave the 12-year-old Rider fan on July 29, 2017.
Paige Hansen and Roughrider Duron Carter pose with the ball he gave the 12-year-old Rider fan on July 29, 2017. Twitter/Michelle Hansen

Roughrider Duron Carter singlehandedly makes fan’s day

By Andrew Shepherd
July 31, 2017 - 1:41pm

Over 30,000 Rider fans jumped out of their seats as Duron Carter made a one-handed touchdown catch on Saturday.

But no one was more thrilled than 12-year-old cancer survivor Paige Hansen.

She knew Carter had a promise to keep.

Corey Chamblin spent three and a half seasons as the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders before being fired in August of 2015.
Corey Chamblin spent three and a half seasons as the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders before being fired in August of 2015. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Corey Chamblin returns to Sask. for first time since firing

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 28, 2017 - 5:37pm

Corey Chamblin prefers to look forward instead of back.

For the first time since his axing as the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015, Chamblin has returned to Saskatchewan but this time he’s here as the defensive coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts.

Brendon LaBatte participates in Riders training camp in Saskatoon in May 2017.
Brendon LaBatte participates in Riders training camp in Saskatoon in May 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

‘This is what I love:’ Riders play football despite CTE risks

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 27, 2017 - 2:51pm

Brendon LaBatte is not giving up on his passion.

The Roughriders offensive lineman said his love of football will keep him in the game for as long as he can play it, despite new research that showed 99 per cent of the studied brains of NFLers came back with CTE.

Antwane Grant (centre) will get his first start as a Roughrider in the game against Hamilton on July 8, 2017.
Antwane Grant (centre) will get his first start as a Roughrider in the game against Hamilton on July 8, 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Antwane Grant ready for 1st start as a Rider

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 7, 2017 - 4:22pm

There was no other acceptable option for Antwane Grant but to be a Saskatchewan Roughrider.

“I came with a chip on my shoulder,” he said. “I didn't stick around in the NFL, I knew when I came here I wanted to stick around. I wanted to be here for sure.”

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