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Rangers, Royals each lose replay challenge

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Rangers manager Ron Washington lost his fourth straight challenge during the seventh inning of Saturday's game against the Royals. Read More »

No panic: Perez gets night off because of heat

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Stop, don't touch that panic button. Yes, Salvador Perez was not in the Royals' starting lineup on Saturday night against Texas. No, there was nothing wrong with him. Just a day off from the relentless Texas heat. Read More »

Herrera enjoying being on roll

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Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been on quite a roll. After a rescue job in Friday night's 6-3 Royals win over the Rangers, Herrera had pitched 21 straight scoreless innings, dating back to June 27. Much to his surprise. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 22

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The Storm Chasers dropped a second straight at Tacoma, cutting their division lead to one game. Read More »

Willingham homers, adds to great start in KC

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Outfielder Josh Willingham has fit in nicely since being obtained from the Twins on Aug. 11. After hitting a home run in the series-opening 6-3 win on Friday night at Texas, he was 11-for-32 (.344 average) with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs wit... Read More »

Guthrie, first-place Royals look to pad lead in AL Central

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The Royals receive an opportunity to restart an impressive streak Saturday that was snapped in their last series. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie looks to build off the Royals' recent success, as they enter Saturday 23-6 in their last 29 games and lead... Read More »

Royals get their sizzle back, up lead in AL Central

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The Royals restored their sizzle as a ballclub, snapping back after a loss to knock off the Texas Rangers, 6-3, as 26,991 fans soaked up the Friday evening at Globe Life Park. Billy Butler and Josh Willingham each homered for Kansas City and Yordano Ve... Read More »

All-Star Perez returns to lineup

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As anticipated, catcher Salvador Perez was in the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night after clearing his MRI examination on Thursday's off-day. Read More »

Yost concerned about wins, not numbers

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Statistics? By this time in the Royals' run for the postseason, they mean little to manager Ned Yost. The subject at the moment happened to be right fielder Nori Aoki, who was 11-for-29 before a 0-for-10 skid going into the Texas series. Read More »

Willingham fitting in with Royals

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Outfielder Josh Willingham has fit in nicely since being obtained from the Twins on Aug. 11. Going into the series opener at Texas, he was 10-for-29 (.345) with four doubles, one home run and five RBIs. Read More »

Royals renew with four affiliates

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The Royals announced they have extended their association with four of their Minor League clubs. Read More »

Southeast Community College to add more classes to attract more students

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Southeast Community College has decided to take an unconventional route to stem declining enrollment: add new classes. Community colleges throughout the country have had to deal with flat or even declining enrollment. The Southeast campuses at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Milford have seen enrollment grow by less than a percent in the past 10 years. Southeast […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 21

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The Storm Chasers dropped a second straight at Tacoma, cutting their division lead to one game. Read More »

Report: Nebraska is failing in most cancer prevention efforts

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A national report finds Nebraska is making little progress as a state toward preventing cancer. David Holmquist, with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, says the report uses a dozen categories as benchmarks, giving the states a red light for failing to measure up, yellow for being part way there, and green for succeeding. […] Read More »

Former Oxford resident sentenced to 15 years on child pornography charges

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A former Oxford resident has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after being convicted of receiving child pornography. Federal attorneys say 37-year-old David Baumbach will be under supervision for the rest of his life even after he is released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender. Also, Baumbach […] Read More »