The Canadian Football League has released the official list of pending free agents — those whose contracts will expire with their respective clubs in February, unless new deals are negotiated before then. If management's preference is to keep as much of the team intact as possible, the front office will have a lot of work to do between now and Feb. 13. Twenty-two Riders are down to the last few months of their contracts. The list includes Duron Carter, who will likely attract NFL interest.
CFL playoff time is here and for the first time since 2014, Saskatchewan is one of the six teams in contention for the Grey Cup. The Roughriders will face the Redblacks in Ottawa this Sunday in the east semi-final. It's also a time when paranoia spikes through the roof — in this case, the Riders indoor practice field roof, otherwise known as the Regina soccer facility. On Wednesday, fans found themselves locked out from the Riders' first playoff practice in three years.
All last week the Saskatchewan Roughriders, to a man, played up the importance of having momentum going into the playoffs. So much for that. The Riders killed any notion of riding 'Big Mo' into the post-season with a 28-13 loss to the Eskimos on a frigid night at Mosaic Stadium. Coupled with an Argos victory in B.C, the Riders loss means they will play in Ottawa in the eastern semi-final next Sunday. Now, the Riders will spend all this week playing down the importance of having momentum.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".