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October Confidential: Giants

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How do you beat the Giants? Rival players offer an inside look at how to face the NL champions. Read More »

Royals resemble a past surprise team — the Miracle Mets

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You watch the Royals shock reality these days, and you recall 45 years ago, when America featured everything from the dramatic to the improbable. Including the 1969 Miracle Mets. Read More »

World Series position-by-position: Giants-Royals

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Two Wild Card teams enjoying improbable runs will collide when the World Series begins at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET airtime on FOX, first pitch at 8:07). Here's a position-by-position look at what is shaping up to be a hea... Read More »

High school softball championship scores

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Class A Omaha Marian 12, x-Papillion-LV 0, 3 inn. Championship: Millard South 9, Omaha Marian 1, 5 inn. Class B Elkhorn South 5, x-Beatrice 2 Elkhorn South 3, Elkhorn 2, 9 inn. Championship: Elkhorn 5, Elkhorn South 2 Class C Guardian Angels CC 9, x-Wayne 4 Guardian Angels CC 10, Ashland-Greenwood 6 Championship: Guardian Angels CC 4, Ashland-Greenwood […] Read More »

Scouting Royals has been an Art form

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Legendary scout Art Stewart has been with the Royals since 1969, so there's not much he hasn't seen in the game. Stewart had a front-row seat to the club's 1985 World Series championship and is now helping the club prepare for a return trip to the Fall... Read More »

Davis rewrites story, becomes potent force from ‘pen

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A cutter, a sizzling four-seamer and a knee-buckling curve have made starter-turned-setup man Wade Davis one of the game's most dominant relievers. Read More »

Royals: August sweep over Giants ‘doesn’t mean anything’

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The Royals swept the Giants in a three game series on Aug. 8-10, but the set came during a time in which San Francisco was going through a rough stretch. Now, manager Ned Yost and his players acknowledge that the sweep is a thing of the past. Read More »

Yost contemplating Royals’ rotation, bench

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Royals manager Ned Yost has plenty to think about in regard to his starting rotation and his 25-man roster for the World Series. But he does have the luxury of time. Read More »

Sen. Fischer says country must upgrade nuclear weapons

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Sen. Deb Fischer has returned to Washington after touring the three nuclear weapon facilities in the United States. Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, visited the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Fischer says those sites […] Read More »

Braves boast connections to both World Series teams

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At some point within the next two weeks, either the Royals or Giants will clinch the World Series with what will be their 12th postseason win this year. When this happens, Braves fans will be left to choose whether to feel good or disheartened by the f... Read More »

Stock Market showing signs of recovery Friday

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After six straight days of losses the Stock Market is showing signs of recovery Friday.   Darrell Bryant is the owner of D. Bryant Retirement Strategies in Omaha and says what we experienced this week was a correction. Most of the indexes dropped 8% to 12%. Bryant says, “This is not a full fledge bear market. That would […] Read More »

Push for more use of E-85 as ethanol industry faces obstacles

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State and agriculture officials are pushing for the expansion of bio-fuel use in Nebraska even as the industry attempts to weather a couple of obstacles. Oil prices have dropped, bringing the price of gas closer to the break-even point for ethanol profitability. More oil is being produced domestically as well, which hold prices down. Nebraska […] Read More »

Royals superfan SungWoo Lee to return for World Series

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It appears that the return of Korean superfan SungWoo Lee is official. The Seoul native who won the hearts of Kansas Citians this summer will make it to Game 1 of the World Series, according to Sam Kim, a political reporter for Bloomberg News in Korea. Read More »

Gas under $3 a gallon at several Nebraska locations

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Some Nebraskans are getting pretty good deal at the gas pump but Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the further west you go the more you will pay.  She says prices vary across the U-S. Missouri has the lowest price at $2.84 a gallon for self-serve unleaded so those in southeast Nebraska will see lower […] Read More »

Pick-up stopped on I-80 had marijuana wired to frame

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A pick-up stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 in Seward County had nearly 60 pounds of marijuana wired to its frame. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the pick-up for speeding just east of the Beaver Crossing exit. A search of the vehicle discovered 58 pounds of marijuana stuffed in 52 packages wired […] Read More »