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Popcorn giant celebrates 100 years, offers $100,000 to good deed doers

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An international popcorn company based in the Siouxland is celebrating one-hundred years as a family-owned business by giving cash grants to people or organizations who bring joy to others through good deeds. Tracy Boever is spokeswoman for Jolly Time Popcorn in Sioux City, Iowa, which is taking nominations over the next month. “Kernels of Kindness […] Read More »

Memorial Day travel forecast is up, gas prices are down

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After a long, cold winter and a wet, chilly spring, many Nebraskans are eagerly making plans for the first getaway of the summer season. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says they’re forecasting an upturn in the number of Memorial Day travelers nationwide, compared to last year. She says almost nine out of ten vacationers will be […] Read More »

Nebraska softball wins Columbia regional by beating Mizzou twice

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The Huskers (44-16) hit seven home runs on the day to down the Tigers (43-18), 11-4, in game one to force a winner-take-all game two, which Nebraska took 8-1 to win the NCAA Columbia Regional at University Field in Columbia, Mo. Game 6 – Nebraska 11, Mizzou 4 Nebraska hit four home runs in an 11-4 […] Read More »

High school baseball state tournament results from 5/17/14

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Class A Saturday’s games Omaha Westside 7, Millard North 5 Papillion-La Vista South 5, Millard South 4 Grand Island 11, Creighton Prep 3 Millard West 5, Bellevue West 4 Monday’s games Game 5: Millard North (18-13) vs. Millard South (20-10), noon Game 6: Creighton Prep (23-8) vs. Bellevue West (16-10), 2:30 p.m. Game 7: Omaha […] Read More »

Nebraska baseball grabs #2 seed at Big Ten Tournament

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A three-run walk-off home run by Pat Kelly in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (37-18, 18-6 Big Ten) to a 7-4 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini (31-19, 17-7 Big Ten) in front a season-high crowd of 6,354 on Senior Day. The series win for the Huskers […] Read More »

Led by Gordon’s two homers, offense roars to life

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Maybe Alex Gordon and the Royals should wear these Kansas City Monarchs uniforms more often. Gordon blasted a pair of three-run homers on Sunday to lead the Royals/Monarchs to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Black Sox, aka the Orioles, in the annual ... Read More »

Royals aim to carry momentum into set with Sox

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The Royals, trying to build on their recent offensive awakening, will send Jason Vargas to the hill in Monday's opener vs. rookie Scott Carroll and the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Storm Chasers hit six home runs in win over Memphis

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Matt Fields hit two of Omaha’s season-high six home runs and Aaron Brooks was solid through six innings in an 8-2 decision over Memphis Sunday afternoon in the last of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers gained a series split and depart for a five-game set in Nashville with a 19-22 mark. The […] Read More »

Pair of calls overturned in O’s-Royals contest

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A pair of calls were overturned after manager challenges during the Royals' 8-6 victory over the Orioles on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Girls 2014 soccer championship matchups set for Tuesday

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Class A Wednesday’s first round Millard North 1, Lincoln East 0 Kearney 1, Omaha Westside 0, SO (4-2) Omaha Marian 6, Lincoln Southeast 1 Millard West 1, Lincoln Southwest 0 Friday’s semifinals Millard North 1, Kearney 0 Omaha Marian 1, Millard West 0, SO (4-3) Monday’s championship Millard North (18-2) vs. Omaha Marian (17-1), 7:45 […] Read More »

KC supporting youth baseball with equipment drive

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Fans will have a chance to support youth baseball and softball by contributing to the annual Royals Baseball Equipment Drive at Tuesday night's game against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura are the player a... Read More »

Overturned call leads to run for Royals

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The Royals won an instant replay challenge in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. Read More »

Duffy slated to take next turn on Friday

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Just in case there was any doubt, yes, Danny Duffy will be starting again when his turn comes around next Friday against the Angels in Anaheim. Not that he wouldn't have gotten another start after his flirtation with a perfect game in Saturday night's ... Read More »

Infante progressing, but return date in question

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Second baseman Omar Infante is making progress with his back ailment, but there's still no indication of whether he can come off the Royals' disabled list when he is eligible on Thursday's off-day. Read More »

Hayes’ strong defense giving Yost options

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Salvador Perez was back in the Royals' lineup on Sunday, catching James Shields, but backup Brett Hayes was impressive as he guided Danny Duffy to victory on Saturday night. Read More »