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Vargas delivers as KC earns fourth straight win

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Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings and Mike Moustakas belted a two-run homer to lead the Royals in a 5-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 18

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Carlos Peguero's homer in the sixth snapped a 2-2 tie as Triple-A Omaha took three of four from Round Rock. Read More »

Chen, Royals look to keep rolling in rematch

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Veteran lefty Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to extend their winning streak to five and secure a series victory against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Maxwell starts with Royals light in outfield

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With Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson absent, Justin Maxwell, who shared a backup role with Dyson, was thrust into the starting lineup. Manager Ned Yost had to decide whether Maxwell or right fielder Nori Aoki would take Cain's spot in center field. Read More »

Yost says Butler needs to find timing at plate

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Billy Butler's season-launching slump caught everyone by surprise, including Royals manager Ned Yost. Before Friday night's game against the Twins, Yost was asked if he'd seen anything like it from Butler. Read More »

Landowner attorney not surprised by State Dept. Keystone XL delay

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State Department officials say they will not move on the Keystone XL oil pipeline due to the legal wrangling over the route through Nebraska. Attorney Dave Domina, who represents the landowners challenging how the state went about authorizing the route, says the latest delay makes sense. “I’m not at all surprised to hear that the […] Read More »

Royals call up Paredes to fill in for Dyson

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Utility man Jimmy Paredes was called up from Triple-A Omaha by the Royals on Friday. Paredes fills the vacancy left when outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 17

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Royals No. 4 prospect Jorge Bonifacio drove in a pair of runs as Double-A Northwest Arkansas scored a season-high 10 runs to snap a 10-game losing streak, and No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi tripled home two runs to lead Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-... Read More »

Omaha’s Benson HS Jr. ROTC heading to France

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Twenty-seven students from Omaha’s Benson High School will get a first hand look at history in June. Members of the Junior ROTC will travel to Normandy, France and take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The cadets raised $91-thousand in the past year. They hosted countless car washes, pancake feeds, sold […] Read More »

MLB Notebook: At his best, Shields has few peers

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When James Shields is on top of his game, few can match his dominance on the mound. Such was the case Thursday, when the Royals right-hander fanned 12, including seven straight, in a 5-1 win over the Astros. Read More »

Chambers extracts his pound of flesh on final day (AUDIO)

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State lawmakers wouldn’t give him what he wanted, so Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha made them pay on the last day of the legislative session. Chambers, angry that twice state legislators failed to give him the votes to overturn a veto of his bill to ban the hunting of mountain lions, slowed legislative work to […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman praises lawmakers on last day (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman praised state lawmakers for their work this legislative session, addressing the Unicameral on the final day of the legislative session. “It’s been a very good year for Nebraska taxpayers,” Heineman stated. “We are providing more than $412 million of tax relief to Nebraskans over the next five years. That is meaningful, responsible, […] Read More »

Nebraska football adds third night game for 2014 season at Fresno State

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The Mountain West Conference announced on Thursday that Nebraska’s Sept. 13 football game at Fresno State will be televised in prime time on CBS Sports Network. The matchup will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Central (7:30 PT in Fresno). The meeting at Fresno State will be the second all-time between the schools, following a 42-29 […] Read More »

Storm Chasers pound out 16 hits in 14-1 drubbing of Express

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (7-7) totaled 16 hits, their second highest output of the 2014 season, as they drubbed the Round Rock Express (8-6) by a score of 14-1. Omaha has the two largest wins in the Pacific Coast League this season with a 13-run win tonight and a 17-run win on April 9 vs […] Read More »

Creighton baseball falls for the first time in Big East play

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The Creighton baseball team dropped its first game as a member of the BIG EAST conference, falling at Villanova 6-3 on Thursday, April 17. The loss dropped the Bluejays to 18-12-1 on the season and 3-1 in BIG EAST action, while Villanova moved to 11-22 overall and 3-4 in conference play. Down 2-0 entering the […] Read More »