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State high school softball scores from 10-15-14

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Class A Wednesday’s results Millard South 13, Millard North 5 Papillion-La Vista South 6, Millard West 5, 8 inn. Omaha Marian 6, Lincoln North Star 1 Papillion-La Vista 12, Lincoln Southwest 6 Millard North 4, x-Millard West 3 Lincoln Southwest 4, x-Lincoln North Star 0 Thursday’s games Game 7–Millard South (28-2) vs. Papillion-La Vista South (24-7), […] Read More »

Former NDEQ Director raises questions about “Waters of US” proposal (AUDIO)

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A former director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality says the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to fix something that isn’t broken in its controversial proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. Former NDEQ Director Mike Linder has analyzed the EPA move to update the Clean Water Act, called “Waters of the United States” […] Read More »

USDA to survey Nebraska farmers on chemical use

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A sample of Nebraska corn growers will soon be asked to report on their use of pesticides and fertilizer. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted on different crops each year and 2014 is a corn year. Greg Thessen, the regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, says once the data is collated and […] Read More »

Fans, Royals feeling the love

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There seems to be something pretty special cooking between the American League-champion Royals and their hometown fans and it was evident during the celebration following Kansas City's win in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals’ front office celebrates with loyal fans

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Royals president Dan Glass sounded the theme for ownership and the club's front office: "We couldn't have done it without the fans. That's where it all starts from. It's time to celebrate." His father, owner David Glass, realizes that Kansas City fans ... Read More »

Royals look forward to tough NL opponent

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The Royals will face either the Cardinals or Giants, who remain embroiled in a hotly contested National League Championship Series, on Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Labor of glove: Royals rack up defensive gems

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The 2014 Royals are making defense cool again. They don't just excel at it; they embrace it, revel in it and salivate at the opportunity to take away hits. They proved it, once again, throughout their American League Championship Series sweep of the Or... Read More »

Five reasons the Royals won the AL pennant

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It has been a magical run, as manager Ned Yost's Royals reeled off their eighth straight victory in this postseason, edging the Orioles, 2-1, on Wednesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the club's first World Series ... Read More »

Royals’ three-headed ‘pen monster devours O’s

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Game 4 of the AL Championship Series was already won in the sixth inning on Wednesday. That's just the way it is with these Royals, when Kelvin Herrera emerges from the bullpen to begin a must-see three-man show that ends with Greg Holland. Wade Davis,... Read More »

Royals come up big again playing small ball

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Within Kansas City's first four hitters in the first, it grabbed a two-run lead on Wednesday in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. The manner in which the runs scored embodied the head-scratching way the Royals managed to produce runs this season: i... Read More »

Loyalty, patience pay off for Gordon, Butler

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As the Royals celebrated the American League pennant, their first since 1985, Alex Gordon and Billy Butler, after spending countless years imagining this moment, couldn't quite believe it. Read More »

Royals revel in club’s return to World Series

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After pulling out yet another nail-biter in Game 4 to sweep the Orioles in the ALCS, the Royals let loose on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium, celebrating the club's first trip to the World Series since 1985. Read More »

Royals ride unprecedented streak into World Series

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The Royals -- on this stage for the first time in 29 years -- are the first team in history to start the postseason with eight straight wins, topping the seven amassed by the 1976 Reds and 2007 Rockies. Read More »

Statcast: Gordon’s incredible off-the-wall grab

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Statcast technology illustrated just how Alex Gordon made an incredible catch in left field during the Royals' 2-1 win against the Orioles in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday. Read More »

Orioles-Royals, ALCS Game 4: Did you know?

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The Royals clinched their first World Series berth in 29 years on Wednesday as they finished off their AL Championship Series sweep of the Orioles with a 2-1 victory. Here is a look at some of the more intriguing facts to come out of Game 4. Read More »