--Duron Carter says he is getting tired of everyone telling him where he should play. Speaking to reporters after Riders practice, Carter says he can't even go out and have a decent meal without people coming up to him giving him his thoughts on the 3-2 football team and where he should be playing. He says it's annoying. The Riders meet the 5-0 Calgary Stampeders Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium.
--The Montreal Alouettes say Johnny Manziel will not start Thursday night against Edmonton, but he will play. It is believed former Rider Vernon Adams Junior will get the start.
--The Los Angeles Rams and Todd Gurley have agreed to a four-year contract extension. The extension keeps Gurley under contract through 2023 but did not disclose financial terms. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the deal is worth $60 million and includes $45 million guaranteed, the largest guarantee given to a running back.
--The Pittsburgh Pirates made it 11 straight wins with a 9-4 win over Cleveland. The Pirates, who are starting to sneak into contention in both the NL Central and wild-card race, have not won 11 straight since 1996.
--Weyburn golfer Graham DeLaet is going to undergo back surgery. It means he will be off the PGA Tour for six months to a year. The 36-year-old underwent stem-cell treatment on his back in January.
He hasn’t played in a PGA Tour event since last October. Though DeLaet has never won on the PGA Tour in 175 career starts, he has flirted with a trophy on numerous occasions, including twice late last year. He stormed up the leaderboard at the PGA Championship last year, finishing tied for 7th.
--A minor trade for the Pats. Forward Tanner Sidaway heads to the Victoria Royals for an 8th round pick in next year's bantam draft. Sidaway is a Victoria native.