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Gordon just misses homer off Scherzer

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Alex Gordon gave Tigers starter Max Scherzer a fright with a soaring drive down the right-field line with two runners on base in the fifth inning on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Read More »

Nathan’s pickoff of Dyson looms large in tight race

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Joe Nathan put his veteran savvy and athleticism on display Tuesday night, picking off pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson at second base to help secure the Tigers' 4-2 win over the Royals at Comerica Park. Read More »

Shields trying to play stopper in key Motown finale

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The Tigers and Royals have already flip-flopped twice in this season's race for the American League Central's top spot. The third time could come Wednesday night as Detroit tries to close out a massive September sweep at Comerica Park. Read More »

Vargas’ bumpy start drops Royals into tie with Tigers

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Jason Vargas fell victim to the long ball and a ninth-inning rally stalled as the Royals fell to the Tigers, 4-2, on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Read More »

Holland feels good after bullpen session

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Closer Greg Holland was not going to be used on Tuesday night, manager Ned Yost said after the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Read More »

Pennant race causing schedule tweaks for Royals

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The Royals announced that their Saturday, Sept. 20, game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium will start at 12:05 p.m. CT, instead of the scheduled 6:10 p.m. Read More »

Verlander happy to finally get best of Perez, Butler

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Justin Verlander, in beating the Royals in Monday's series opener, notched the 150th victory of his Tigers career. Read More »

Ricketts chooses Foley to replace Heidemann on ticket (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a veteran of state government as his new running mate. Ricketts chose State Auditor Mike Foley to replace Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, who withdrew from the ticket. “Last night, I received a call from Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, informing me that he was going to be resigning […] Read More »

Severe storms a possibility for eastern Nebraska

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Round one of rain moved through eastern Nebraska just before noon today as predicted. Now get ready for round two. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a stronger warm front to the south and that will have more dynamics including deep moisture and upper level support. While it is too […] Read More »

Lt. Gov. Heidemann resigns in wake of protection order (AUDIO)

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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned a day after his sister received a protection order against him after the two argued over his father’s estate and his mother’s care. Heidemann gave an emotional statement during a news conference today with Gov. Dave Heineman at the Capitol. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the […] Read More »

Political shakeup: Nebraska’s Lt. Gov. Heidemann quits

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The following statement was just issued by the Governor’s office: Today, Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann is resigning from the Office of Lt. Governor. Heidemann offered the following statement at a news conference in the Governor’s Office this morning. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the same time, to receive so much support and […] Read More »

Argument ends with dog bites and knife wounds

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Omaha police continue to investigate an unusual case that started as argument but ended with dog bites and knives. Omaha Police Sgt. Steve Martinez says officers were called to a mid-city home Monday morning to investigate a domestic dispute call. When police arrived they found a man and a woman injured as well as two […] Read More »

Battle over Keystone XL extends well beyond lawsuit (AUDIO)

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A case will be decided by the state Supreme Court, but the battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline extends well beyond a Nebraska court room. Supreme Court justices weigh oral arguments in the case against the state law that authorized the Keystone XL route through Nebraska. But, the author of the bill signed into […] Read More »

Huskers will get Gregory back for Fresno State and Cotton calls his play “bone headed” (AUDIO)

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Good news on the injury front. The Huskers will have their biggest defensive threat back on the field. Bo Pelini said Randy Gregory, who has played just in the opening series of the Florida Atlantic game will play at Fresno State. Pelini said Gregory looked great running on Sunday. The injury situation is a little […] Read More »

Saltdogs headed to the championship series after beating Winnipeg in five

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The Saltdogs are heading to the American Association Championship Series after Joe Bisenius bounced back from a tough game one to deliver a six-hit, 11-strikeout shutout in a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Monday night.  Bisenius (1-1) pitched all nine, walking just one, as the Saltdogs advance to the championship round for the first time […] Read More »