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Taylor Edwards named catcher of the year in Division I

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Taylor Edwards was named the 2014 Diamond Sports Division I Catcher of the Year, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).  Edwards was the first Husker to be named the Catcher of the Year.  The only All-America catcher in school history, Edwards is one of eight multiple All-Americans in the history of Nebraska […] Read More »

Prison reform seen as key to reducing Nebraska prison population (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hopes to avoid building a new prison, and is receiving some help with ideas to reform the corrections system, to reduce the number of inmates, and to keep from having to spend millions on more prison cells. A full-time researcher has been assigned Nebraska by the Council of State Governments as the state works […] Read More »

Mercy Health gets grant to improve care, cut costs

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The Mercy Health Network and its related facilities in Nebraska and Iowa have won a grant of just over $10-million to move to a system called “Value Based Care.” Mercy senior vice president David Swieskowski says the new approach aims to cut costs and improve care by more closely following patients. “This grant will provide funding […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 13

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Omaha went into the PCL All-Star break with a win at Colorado Springs. Joe Saunders made his first start since joining the Royals' organization, holding the Sky Sox to one run on three hits and a walk over three innings. Read More »

Binford fires perfect frame in U.S. Futures win

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Royals prospect Christian Binford proved he belonged with a perfect third inning for the U.S. Team in a 3-2 win over the World Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Read More »

Royals best Verlander with big five-run seventh

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Omar Infante delivered a go-ahead two-run single as the Royals erupted for five in the seventh inning en route to a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Shields, KC hoping to get on second-half roll

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James Shields and the Royals will look to get on another roll after the All-Star break when they battle Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox in Friday's series opener. Read More »

Salvy gets needed break before All-Star start

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Salvador Perez will be the starting catcher for the American League All-Stars on Tuesday night at Target Field and that's just part of the reason that Royals manager Ned Yost held him out of Sunday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Read More »

Holland looking forward to All-Star experience

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Closer Greg Holland, along with left fielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez, was off to represent the Royals in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Target Field. Read More »

Jirschele’s number to be retired by Omaha

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Royals third-base coach Mike Jirschele will have a special moment during the All-Star break. On Thursday night at Triple-A Omaha, his uniform No. 23 will be retired by the Storm Chasers. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 12

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Christian Colon, the Royals' No. 14 prospect, was 2-for-2 with a walk in his first game for Triple-A Omaha since being optioned from Kansas City. Read More »

Royals can’t catch break in race with Tigers

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James Shields logged eight strikeouts in seven strong innings, but the offense managed just one run on a sacrifice fly as the Royals dropped a 5-1 decision to the Tigers on Saturday night. Read More »

Royals turn to veteran Chen in finale before break

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Justin Verlander and the Tigers will bid for a sixth straight victory and a four-game sweep of Bruce Chen and the Royals on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Futures Game to begin All-Star Week in Twin Cities

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The opening event to All-Star Week has grown in stature and excitement, with hundreds of top prospects going from the game to eventually having big league careers. There is little question that the 16th edition of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, ta... Read More »

Ventura available in KC’s ‘pen for Tigers finale

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Rookie Yordano Ventura will be stationed in the Royals' bullpen on Sunday to back up veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, who is making his first start since April 24 and only his third appearance since then. Chen missed two months with a back problem. Read More »