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Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half. Read More »

D-backs lose replay challenge in ninth vs. Royals

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D-backs manager Kirk Gibson lost a replay challenge in the top of the ninth inning against the Royals on Thursday night. Read More »

Royals take sweep to keep up standings ascent

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By completing a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Thursday night, Kansas City surged to within 2 1/2 games of the American League Central lead and took over the second Wild Card position in the standings. Read More »

Hosmer remains out with fracture in right hand

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It's been a week since first baseman Eric Hosmer was last in the Royals' lineup. He's out with a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the result of being hit by a pitch on July 20 by Jon Lester, then with Boston. Read More »

Royals now second-oldest team in Major Leagues

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Forget that image of the Royals as a fuzzy-cheeked band of youngsters, just trying to make their way in the adult baseball world. In fact, according to STATS.com, the Royals are now the second-oldest team in Major League Baseball at an average of 30 ye... Read More »

Herrera emerging as dependable late-game weapon

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Wade Davis has proven himself as one of the most effective eighth-inning pitchers in the Major Leagues. Closer Greg Holland leads the American League in saves. Now another right-hander, Kelvin Herrera, is establishing himself as a master of the seventh... Read More »

Group opposed to EPA expansion of Clean Water Act grows (AUDIO)

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Some groups more associated with the city than the farm have joined the Nebraska Farm Bureau coalition opposed to an expansion of the Clean Water Act. Farm Bureau officials have assembled what it calls the “Common Sense Nebraska” coalition to protest the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to expand the Clean Water Act beyond […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 6

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Brandon Downes hit his first professional homer for Idaho Falls, a solo shot in the sixth. He was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in June. Read More »

12 year old Bellevue girl takes charge during house fire

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A 12 year old Bellevue, Nebraska girl is being hailed a hero after fire broke out in their home Thursday morning. Elizabeth Mahan says she saw black smoke coming down the basement stairs and left her bedroom to investigate. She says saw flames coming from the laundry room. Mahan says, “I quickly ran up the stairs and […] Read More »

Criminal investigation underway at Department of Corrections

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A number of employees at the Nebraska Department of Corrections were suspended Wednesday as the result of miscalculating sentences of nearly 600 inmates that were released early. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says the issue is far from over. The suspensions stemmed from an independent personnel investigation conducted by the Jackson – Lewis Law Firm and […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer calls Afghan shooting a disturbing event (AUDIO)

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An American general is dead, others wounded, after a person wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opens fire, a disturbing event, according to a Nebraska senator. The shooting earlier this week at the National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan took the life of Major General Harold Greene. Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the […] Read More »

Nebraska football continues fall camp

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The Nebraska football team continued Fall Camp on Wednesday with a two-hour practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Afterward, Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media about the up-tempo speed of practice and was pleased with the way it is going so far. “I like […] Read More »

Huskers womens soccer ranked 13th in preseason poll

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The Nebraska soccer team earned the No. 13 spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Preseason Rankings when the list was announced on Wednesday. Last season, the Huskers posted a 19-4-1 record en route to winning the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. Nebraska finished the 2013 campaign with the No. 13 ranking and will […] Read More »

Creighton men’s soccer receives votes in preseason poll

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The Creighton men’s soccer team received 14 votes from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in the organization’s Preseason Top 25 Poll released Wednesday afternoon. The Bluejays are the sixth team listed in schools also receiving votes, placing them at No. 31 overall in the national rankings. Creighton finished last season unranked with […] Read More »

Jack Hoffman’s brain tumor no longer in remission

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Jack Hoffman, who gained worldwide fame with his connection to the Nebraska Football program received troubling news from doctors yesterday.  Here is the post from the Hoffman family posted to caringbridge.org: Marathon of healing continues … By Andy Hoffman — 13 hours ago Today we were humbly reminded that when your child has an inoperable brain tumor, that […] Read More »