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Royals’ Senior RBI team tops Astros’ affiliate

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KCK RBI of Kansas City, Kan., came from behind to beat the Houston Astros' RBI team, 15-11, on Friday night at Colleyville, Texas, in the first round, Senior Division, of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 8

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Zane Evans hit a three-run homer in the first, helping Wilmington cruise to a series-opening win at Frederick. Top-ranked Royals prospect Raul Adalberto Mondesi added three RBIs, including a two-run shot in the ninth. Read More »

Holland doesn’t dwell on 100th career save

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On Friday night, just over three years after he tallied his first save, Royals closer Greg Holland recorded the 100th save of his career as he sealed a 4-2 win over the Giants. Read More »

Shields aiming to stay hot against Giants

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James Shields, who has posted a 1.99 ERA over his last six starts, takes the mound Saturday for the Royals, opposed by the Giants' Tim Hudson. Read More »

Royals win fifth straight behind Butler’s bat

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Billy Butler blasted a monster two-run homer and had three RBIs to lead the Royals to a 4-2 Interleague decision over the San Francisco Giants on an enjoyable 75-degree Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Aoki gets two assists in third thanks to replay

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A successful challenge by the Royals hindered a Giants rally and helped right fielder Nori Aoki get two assists in one inning Friday night. Read More »

Gordon gets Heart and Hustle Award from McRae

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Alex Gordon received the Royals' Heart and Hustle Award prior to Friday night's game, presented by former Royals outfielder Brian McRae and given by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Read More »

NU football suspends LeRoy Alexander

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The following statement is from the Nebraska Athletics Department: “Nebraska sophomore defensive back LeRoy Alexander has been suspended from competition for the 2014 football season. Alexander will remain on scholarship as a member of the Nebraska football program and will be allowed to practice with the team. Coach Pelini and the Nebraska Athletics Department will […] Read More »

Surging Royals focused on division title

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Coming off a 5-1 road trip and 12 victories in 15 games not only brought the Royals closer to the top of the American League Central but had them feeling more determined to break the 28-year postseason lapse. Read More »

Bullpen enjoys night off thanks to Guthrie

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Before Jeremy Guthrie finished the Royals' first complete game of the season Thursday night at Phoenix, Greg Holland was limbering up in the bullpen. Not too seriously, though, with the D-backs down 6-2. Read More »

Former prison boss denies worries about overcrowding led to sentencing scandal

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Former state Corrections Director Bob Houston today denied pressure to ease prison overcrowding and avoid building a costly new prison led to the miscalculation of prison sentences. The miscalculation of prison sentences over the past few years led the Department of Correctional Services to release more than 300 inmates prematurely. The new department director has […] Read More »

Senator Johanns reacts to air strikes in Iraq

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President Obama authorized air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and the U-S bombed artillery that fired on U-S personnel and Kurdish fighters. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns says that decision came as no surprise. Senator Johanns says when U-S forces were pulled nearly three years ago the terrorists didn’t go away. He says it […] Read More »

Governor defends decision that State Patrol conduct Corrections investigation

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman ordered the Nebraska State Patrol to conduct a criminal investigation surrounding the Department of Corrections and employees miscalculating the sentences of nearly 600 inmates. Democrats are crying foul saying the investigation should be done by an independent organization and not a state run agency. Governor Heineman disagrees saying the Nebraska State Patrol […] Read More »

Midwest oil refinery problems could impact the price at the pump

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A rare occurrence in the summer months. Gas prices have dropped 35-cents a gallon over the past few weeks in Nebraska. Rose White with Triple-A Nebraska says there is a chance that could come to an end. She says one refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas is out of commission due to a fire and repairs could […] Read More »

Mercurial Royals back on the upswing

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We Kansas City Royals bandwagon passengers have endured a rugged ride this season. Every time you start to expect big things from the Royals, they run into heavy traffic. Every time it appears safe to count them out, they go on cruise control in the op... Read More »