--Three big plays in the third quarter sent the Riders on their way to a 31-20 win over Hamilton. On the first play of the third, Marcus Thigpen took a handoff from Brandon Bridge and ran 80 yards for a touchdown. That was followed by a 32 yard Bridge to Naaman Roosevelt TD and a 61 yard punt return TD by Christion Jones. Saskatchewan is now 3-2 on the season and face Calgary on July 28 at Mosaic.
--19 year old Kade Johnson shot a 6 under 66 on the last day of the Saskatchewan Mens Amateur Golf Championship at Dakota Dunes. The Yorkton product had a three-round total of 207 -- two shots better than Humboldt’s Michael Herperger who also fired 66 in the final round to take second place.
--Kevin Kisner had a 5-under 66 to take the first round lead at the Open Championship. Three others are one shot back. Rory McIlroy is three back and Tiger Woods is five off the pace after shooting a 71. Dustin Johnson had a five over 76
--The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution.
The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.
-- The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract. The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes. He has been with the Jets since they took him in the 2011 draft.
Where are the Jones haters this morning?
What can't you say about Labatte and his toughness! Good on Rod and Luke for naming him the offensive game star.
Two straight weeks Hamilton has handed the Riders a victory. Two against Calgary and one against Edmonton coming up. They will be 3-5 in short order.
Bridge didn't do anything to show me he is a starter. Mitchell and Reilly will eat that secondary alive and the Calgary defence will completely shut down a still less than capable Riders offence.
Koo koo Mulunder bullied RP to agree with that asinine choice of offensive game star it was downright offensive. Marcus Thigpen ignited the Riders offense right out the second half gate, he's the game star of 2 back to back games now ending in victory.
Calgary defense will shut down alright as they are incapable of handling the Riders offence. Bookmark it!
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