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Royals fizzle after early power surge vs. Tribe

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Mike Moustakas' go-ahead RBI single in the sixth after an early homer wasn't enough as the bullpen gave up a pair of late runs in the Royals' 5-3 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night. Read More »

Dyson shows what speed can do with bunt

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Jarrod Dyson is getting his first chance to see regular duty as the Royals' center fielder with Lorenzo Cain (groin) on the disabled list. Because of Dyson's great speed -- he's one of the fastest players in the game -- the bunt is one of his weapons. Read More »

Kuntz undergoes surgery on broken left arm

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Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz underwent surgery on his broken left arm on Wednesday morning in Cleveland. Kuntz was struck by a Salvador Perez line drive during batting practice on Monday at Progressive Field. Read More »

Gov. Heineman says nurse practitioner bill didn’t require enough training

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he vetoed a nurse practitioner bill passed unanimously by the Unicameral, because it didn’t require enough training. LB 916 would have eliminated a requirement that nurse practitioners have written agreements with doctors. Heineman says the bill’s provision that nurse practitioners have at least 2,000 hours of supervised practice wasn’t enough. “A […] Read More »

State announces mobile job search app, effort to attract veterans (AUDIO)

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State officials have announced the job hunt has gone high-tech in Nebraska and that Nebraska is working even harder to attract veterans to the state. First, State Labor Commissioner Cathy Lang says a new mobile app will make the information on the job search website, NEworks.gov, available on smartphones and tablets. “The job search process […] Read More »

Sand Hills rancher wins accolades for conservation efforts

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A cattle ranch in the Sand Hills area of the state is being awarded the 2014 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Duane and Nancy Pelster represent the third generation managing the Pelster Angus Ranch along the Cedar River near Ericson. Duane Pelster is recognized as a pioneer in the use of rotational grazing. He says that […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 22

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Sugar Ray Marimon led Omaha to a matinee win over the Sounds. The righty struck out seven without a walk, holding Nashville to a run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Read More »

Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura best ‘true’ rookie so far

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It's probably not fair to extrapolate numbers after just three starts, but if Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura keeps his ERA under 3.00 and his K/9 rate over 10, he could very easily give Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka a run for their money in the v... Read More »

Nebraska-Omaha baseball wins fourth straight, getting past Creighton

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Creighton Baseball outhit Nebraska-Omaha 8-5 on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, but the Mavericks came up with timely hitting to notch a 4-1 win over its crosstown rival. Creighton dropped to 20-13-1, while UNO won its fourth consecutive contest to improve to 20-13. Clayton Taylor homered on the sixth pitch of the game, […] Read More »

Two more night games planned for the Husker football schedule

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Two more Nebraska football games have been slated for nighttime starts. The Big Ten Network will air the Huskers September 27th home game against Illinois for 8pm, then October 18th at Northwestern at 6:30. That will make five consecutive night games for Nebraska in 2014. Already set for kicks after sunset are a 9:30 p.m. […] Read More »

Ricketts denies orchestrating negative campaign against Bruning (AUDIO)

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Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts denies he’s behind the attack adds against Attorney General Jon Bruning in their campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. A number of television ads have attacked Bruning as the May 13th primary Election Day draws near. The Bruning campaign accuses Ricketts of secretly funding the negative campaign. Ricketts denies the […] Read More »

Encampment in Washington D.C. protests Keystone XL pipeline

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Leaders of a state advocacy group are joining Native Americans and farmers and ranchers from Nebraska in Washington D.C. this week to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ben Gotschall is spokesman for BOLD Nebraska and says members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rode horses into the nation’s capitol on Tuesday to kick-off […] Read More »

Missouri wins College HOF Classic in Kansas City

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Missouri defeated Wichita State, 5-4, on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in "The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The K." Dillon Everett hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning. Read More »

Shields continues road success in Cleveland

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Since joining the Royals, James Shields has become quite the happy traveling troubadour with a dozen victories away from Kansas City. His latest win came over the Indians, 8-2, with Mike Moustakas pounding a three-run homer on a chilly Tuesday night at... Read More »

Facing Indians, Vargas has been stingy of late

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Left-hander Jason Vargas, in his four starts for the Royals, has been the model of efficiency. He's thrown at least seven innings in each outing and his 1.24 ERA was third in the American League. His mound opponent on Wednesday night, Indians right-han... Read More »