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Several student-athletes earn All-American honors at D-II national track and field competition

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Wayne State College junior thrower Sara Wells earned All-American honors Saturday night with a second place finish in the shot put on the final day.   It’s the second outdoor All-American honor for Wells, who was fifth in the discus last season, and it marks her third All-American shot put honor after placing sixth in […] Read More »

Johanns Pleased With Water Resources Bill Passage

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Last week, the United States Senate passed a bill aimed to improve governmental oversight on water related projects, both economically and to increase efficiency. The measure, passed on a 91-7 vote Thursday, goes to President Barack Obama’s desk, awaiting his signature. Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns thinks the Water Resources Reform and Development Act will […] Read More »

Local food programs to see benefits from new Farm Bill

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching an effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the demand for local food is growing to between $5- and $7-billion dollars every year and that could be an economic boon for farmers, especially in states like Nebraska. “We know that there […] Read More »

Ventura’s injury exit hangs over Royals’ loss to Astros

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Right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Monday night's 9-2 Royals loss to the Astros in the third inning with what was described as lateral elbow discomfort. Ventura allowed five runs over the first two innings. Read More »

Guthrie, McHugh to match up in middle game in KC

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Collin McHugh has been a pleasant surprise for the Astros this season, and on Tuesday, he'll take the hill opposite Royals veteran Jeremy Guthrie at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Read More »

Infante activated from DL; Coleman optioned

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Second baseman Omar Infante was reinstated from the disabled list and was in the Royals' lineup for Monday night's game against the Astros. Read More »

KC’s Ventura exits with lateral elbow discomfort

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Monday night's game with what was described as lateral elbow discomfort. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 26

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Justin Maxwell drove in a career-high five runs to lead Omaha past Round Rock. He hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth, capping a three-hit day that included a two-run single in the first. Read More »

Royals honor military with Memorial Day tribute

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It was fitting that, as the Royals marked Memorial Day with Armed Forces Night, that the first pitch was thrown by a soldier from one of the U.S. military's most momentous efforts, D-Day. Read More »

Maxwell has big day at dish for Triple-A Omaha

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Outfielder Justin Maxwell, playing his second game since being assigned to Triple-A Omaha, had five RBIs on Monday as the Storm Chasers beat the Round Rock Express, 6-5, at Omaha's Werner Park. Read More »

Royals’ Chen feels ‘really good’ after simulated game

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Left-hander Bruce Chen threw 25 pitches in a simulated game on Monday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium and reported no problems with his ailing back. Read More »

Sprained hand keeps Valencia from Royals’ lineup

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Danny Valencia's opportunity to show what he can do for the Royals at third base is still on hold. Valencia was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Monday night because of a sprained left hand sustained while swinging the bat on ... Read More »

Scam alert: Hang up on robocall offering free home security system

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Nebraskans are being warned about pre-recorded calls that promise a free home security system in exchange for putting a sign in your yard. Consumer advocate Jerad Albrecht says the calls don’t appear to be from a real company and are very likely a scam. “These are unsolicited sales calls, they are illegal and from what […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 25

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Cheslor Cuthbert, ranked 19th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, started the scoring with a solo homer in the second inning of the Naturals' 7-4 win over Corpus Christie on Sunday. Read More »

Before record crowd, Huskers fall in Big Ten title game

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For the second straight year the No. 20 Nebraska baseball team (40-19) fell to the top-seeded No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers (42-13) in the title game at the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers jumped out to a 3-0 lead through two innings, which ended up propelling the Hoosiers to an 8-4 victory over the Huskers. All-Big […] Read More »