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Storm Chasers suspended by rain

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The May 25th game between the Omaha Storm Chasers and Round Rock Express has officially been suspended at a 2-2 tie in the middle of the 7th Inning. The game will resume tomorrow at 10:30am at Werner Park with the gates opening at 10am. The normally scheduled May 26th game will begin 30 minutes after […] Read More »

Nebraska softball season ends at Super Regional

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team saw its season come to an end Friday night, as two more unearned runs cost the Huskers in a 2-1 defeat to No. 2 Alabama, which punched its ticket to the Women’s College World Series by sweeping the Huskers in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional. Alabama relied on four unearned […] Read More »

Stuhr Museum Ready for Memorial Day

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The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island is hosting Military Past and Present on Memorial Day Monday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and primarily takes place in the 1890’s Railroad Town. The Townspeople and visitors to the museum will gather at 11:30 for a flag led quarter mile […] Read More »

USDA research aims to boost Nebraska dairy industry

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Nebraska’s dairy industry is worth about $200-million a year and research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could help dairy producers in the state boost production while reducing costs. USDA research geneticist Tad Sonstegard says the key is understanding the genome, or genetic material, of dairy cows. “We know where the location of the genes […] Read More »

Senator Johanns Grateful on Memorial Day

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With remembrances across the state today, Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says it’s time for all Nebraskans to pay service to those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States. Senator Johanns says now is not the time to take our freedoms for granted and to thank those who served to help protect the […] Read More »

Ventura looks to snap streak with first win at The K

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Coming off his third straight loss, the Royals' Yordano Ventura will take the hill at Kauffman Stadium on Monday, looking for his first win at home. He'll have to get by Astros rookie George Springer, who has been red-hot at the plate lately. Houston w... Read More »

Vargas effective, but ‘pen can’t hold on

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Jason Vargas was charged with one run in 6 1/3 innings, but after he left, the Angels rallied for three runs in the seventh, and Chris Iannetta homered in the eighth, sending the Royals to a 4-3 loss at Angel Stadium on Sunday. Read More »

Yost, Scioscia go 0-for-2 with challenges in finale

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Ned Yost challenged the out ruling of Jarrod Dyson at second base in the first, and Mike Scioscia challenged the out call of Albert Pujols at home plate in the eighth. After review, both calls stood. Read More »

Out call stands on Dyson’s attempted steal vs. Halos

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Royals manager Ned Yost made an early challenge Sunday of an out call made by second-base umpire Andy Fletcher on a first-inning steal attempt by Jarrod Dyson against the Angels. After review, the call on the field stood. Read More »

Aoki, Valencia held out of KC lineup Sunday

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Royals right fielder Nori Aoki (right elbow) and third baseman Danny Valencia (sprained left wrist) were held out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels. Read More »

Royals option Pena, recall righty Mariot

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With No. 1 catcher Salvador Perez (right hand) healthy and starting his second game in a row Sunday, the Royals optioned third catcher Francisco Pena to Triple-A Omaha, and recalled the Storm Chasers' closer, right-hander Michael Mariot. The Royals' bu... Read More »

Shields honors the military every day

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The Royals will mark Memorial Day on Monday by wearing camouflage jerseys and hats against the Astros, and the first 10,000 fans at Kauffman Stadium will receive white jerseys with camouflage lettering. Right-hander James Shields said it's a special da... Read More »

Royals pull away in 13th at Angel Stadium

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Danny Valencia hurt his left wrist while swinging during his 13th-inning at-bat and had to convince manager Ned Yost to keep him in the game. He won the debate and hit a double that opened the door for three runs and a 7-4 victory over the Angels at An... Read More »

Two challenges go Angels’ way vs. Royals

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After review, umpires judged Mike Scioscia's 13th managerial challenge a lucky -- and successful -- one on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Ned Yost's challenge an inning later was not as fortunate, but the Royals wound up 7-4 winners after 13 innings. Read More »

SoCal native Vargas eyes series win at Angel Stadium

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Left-hander Jason Vargas, a California native and former member of the Angels' rotation, will try to lead the Royals to a series victory on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Los Angeles turns to right-hander Garrett Richards, who enters with a 2.90 ERA on the s... Read More »