However, even though both teams got into the win column last week, I was much more impressed with Saskatchewan than Edmonton.
The Roughriders completely dominated the Tiger-Cats in recording a 43-16 victory. The Eskimos have struggled mightily over the last few years in Regina and I expect most the same this weekend.
One thing the Eskimos do have going for them right now is their overall team defense. Edmonton has a chance if they force Darian Durant to be as disorganized as Ricky Ray was last week.
Here are the other events I’ll be watching:
Saturday–Women’s Wimbledon Final–(3) Agnieszka Radwanska–POL vs. (6) Serena Williams–USA–TSN–7am–There is a possibility this tennis match may not even take place at all. Radwanska, according to the Associated Press, has a serious respiratory illness right now and was forced to cancel her press conference today because of her health condition. Williams has the 2-0 advantage head to head, including an easy 6-4, 6-0 win in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Wimbledon. With the win, Radwanska will move into the world’s number one ranking.
Saturday–CFL–Calgary Stampeders @ Toronto Argonauts–TSN–1pm–The Stampeders will look to win their first road game of the season against a Toronto team that is taking time to gel under new quarterback Ricky Ray. Wide receiver Nik Lewis caught 12 passes for 105 yards in the Stampeders romp over Montreal last week, and running back Jon Cornish picked up 114 total yards. The Argonauts meanwhile played strong defensively last week, and will try to reach the .500 mark.
Saturday–Equestrian–Queen Elizabeth Cup–CBC–2pm–In the last most significant race before the 2012 Olympic Games, some of the best equestrian riders will compete at Spruce Meadows for its second major competition of the season. Spectators also receive a royal English breakfast served until 12:30pm. Among the competitors this weekend is Ian Millar of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is set to compete at his record 10th Olympic Games later this month.
Sunday–Men’s Wimbledon Final–(3) Roger Federer–SUI vs. (4) Andy Murray–GB–-TSN–7am–Like Radwanska, Roger Federer can move into number one in the world rankings with a victory. Head-to-head, Murray has the 8-7 advantage, but they have never played at Wimbledon, with so much on the line and Murray dealing with so much pressure. In Dubai earlier this year, Federer beat Murray 7-5, 6-4.
Sunday–Auto Racing–Toronto Honda Indy–TSN2–10:30am–Oakville, Ontario’s James Hinchcliffe will have home track advantage when the Toronto Honda Indy takes place this weekend. Currently in fifth place in the driver standings, Hinchcliffe will try to bounce back after failing to finish the last race in Iowa. American Ryan Hunter-Reay has won the last two races on the IndyCar circuit, and is only three points back of Australian Will Power in the overall standings.
Sunday–LPGA–U.S. Women’s Open–NBC–1pm–Norway’s Suzann Pettersen is looking for her second major title this weekend in Wisconsin. Pettersen, the 2007 LPGA Championship winner leads Americans Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr by a stroke. This is the second time the U.S. Women’s Open has been in Kohler, Wisconsin. In 1998, Se Ri Pak became the youngest golfer ever to win two majors in the same year when she beat American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in a twenty hole playoff.
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