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Roberson’s three interceptions highlight in Stamps loss

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There was an Artful Dodger-esque light-fingered fluidity, boldness, and sneak-thief timing about Tre Roberson on Saturday.

In such a rich vein of larcenous form, the second-year Calgary Stampeders’ cornerback might’ve sauntered into the Louvre in broad daylight and slipped out toting the Mona Lisa underneath an arm without being spotted.

More’s the pity, then, that the Ottawa REDBLACKS stole the most coveted prize of opening-day.

Those two points on offer.

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“I had a good study week,’’ reckoned Roberson post-game. “A great off-season.

“We’re gonna get back to it next week. We’ve got a bye week, so everybody gonna get some work in, we’ll come back.

“They played pretty good. That was a great team effort and they deserved to win.

“I know the last time we were 0-1 we finished with 15 (wins). So it’s a next-game mentality.”

The three thefts were the most pilfers by a Calgary Stampeder since safety........