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Middle relief becoming increasingly crucial this Series

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The middle innings are everything in this Series, and those innings have largely been left to the relievers. The Giants' bullpen has accrued 14 2/3 of the 35 innings pitched. Royals relievers have worked 17 2/3 of 35 -- the 12th-most all-time through f... Read More »

Statcast: Dyson wows with incredible diving grab

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Though the Giants eventually ran away with an 11-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park, Statcast tracking technology shows that some more great defense from the Royals might have prevented them from grabbing the lead so... Read More »

Evenly matched clubs keep flipping script

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This is how it had to go, right? The Giants and Royals are simply too evenly matched, too talented and too tenacious for anything less. In that way, this World Series is delivering chills and thrills and spills. Read More »

Amped-up Collins unable to settle down in rocky seventh

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Tim Collins pitched in more games for Triple-A Omaha this season (23) than he did for the Royals (22). And yet here he was, inserted into the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, inheriting runners on first and second for a team tr... Read More »

Momentum changer: Aoki’s DP in sixth stunts KC threat

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Even in one-sided games, there are sometimes what-if moments. Like in the top of the sixth inning of the Giants' 11-4 win over the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park. Read More »

Pendulum swings in opposite direction for Royals’ Finnegan

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Young Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan, who helped secure a Game 3 victory on Friday night, was dealt the loss in Game 4 on Saturday night. Read More »

Rough night for Royals’ bullpen as Giants knot Series

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All even. The San Francisco Giants wiped out a three-run deficit and pummeled the Kansas City Royals, 11-4, on Saturday night to tie up the World Series at two games each. That means the 110th Fall Classic will go at least six games and return to Kansa... Read More »

Abdullah, Bell power Nebraska to victory over Rutgers

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It was a record-setting day for both seniors Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell as Nebraska knocked off Rutgers 42-24 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. However, it was a performance from the 16th-ranked Huskers that left head coach Bo Pelini and others looking for more in the final third of the regular season. “Well, […] Read More »

Herrera’s first MLB at-bat comes in World Series

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Kelvin Herrera was 16 years old the last time he stepped into a batter's box in a competitive baseball game. And yet, there he was on Friday night, called upon to bat in a one-run game in the World Series. He promptly struck out on three pitches, but n... Read More »

Behind Abdullah, Nebraska leads Rutgers 21-7 at halftime

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For the first time in nearly a month, 16th-ranked Nebraska is back at the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium and through 30 minutes, the Huskers are enjoying themselves before another sellout crowd. Heisman candidate Ameer Abdullah leads the powerful Nebraska running game with 16 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskers enjoy […] Read More »

High school football scores from 10/24/14

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Ansley-Litchfield 83, Central Valley 35 Aquinas Catholic 28, Archbishop Bergan 0 Arcadia-Loup City 52, Wood River 6 Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 7 Auburn 13, Syracuse 10 Bancroft-Rosalie 106, Allen 70 Battle Creek 35, Lutheran High Northeast 0 Beatrice 49, Lincoln Pius X 17 Bellevue West 34, Omaha Central 28 Bennington 62, Schuyler 10 Bishop […] Read More »

Huskers and Rutgers ready to meet for first time since 1920

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It will be the 337th consecutive sellout for the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights visit today for an early 11 a.m. kick. This game ends a string of five straight evening/night games for the Huskers and Bo Pelini has stressed to his players to come out ready to go right […] Read More »

Huskers ready to play host to Scarlet Knights

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Ameer Abdullah and the 16th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers will be in action once again this Saturday, as they host Big Ten Conference newcomers Rutgers at Memorial Stadium. Rutgers’ first season in the Big Ten has gone as well as could be expected. The Scarlet Knights own a 5-2 overall record, although they have only managed a […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball alone in first after topping Marquette

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Kelli Browning had 18 kills on .593 hitting and a pair of veteran reserves saved the day as Creighton Volleyball moved into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST Conference with a 3-1 win over Marquette on Friday night. Scores of the match in favor of Creighton were 17-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21. The […] Read More »

High School football scores from Friday Oct 24th

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Ansley-Litchfield 83, Central Valley 35 Aquinas Catholic 28, Archbishop Bergan 0 Arcadia-Loup City 52, Wood River 6 Ashland-Greenwood 48, Douglas County West 7 Auburn 13, Syracuse 10 Bancroft-Rosalie 106, Allen 70 Battle Creek 35, Lutheran High Northeast 0 Beatrice 49, Lincoln Pius X 17 Bellevue West 34, Omaha Central 28 Bennington 62, Schuyler 10 Bishop […] Read More »