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Royals host distinguished visitor Dempsey

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The Royals had a distinguished visitor on Sunday, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Manager Ned Yost revealed the previously undisclosed visit on Monday. Read More »

Finnegan takes quick trip to big leagues

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Clubhouse leader and pitching ace James Shields good-naturedly made sure the raw rookie knew his place. Left-hander Brandon Finnegan, drafted into pro ball just last June, already had landed with the Royals and was sandwiched in a locker between Shield... Read More »

Peguero heads lists of September callups

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Carlos Peguero finished Triple-A Omaha's rain-delayed game about 1:30 on Monday morning and was called into manager Brian Poldberg's office. Pack your packs and head for Kansas City, he was told. Read More »

Hosmer rejoins KC along with four September callups

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Eric Hosmer is back. The Royals recalled Hosmer, their regular first baseman, from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Monday after just two games with the Storm Chasers. He went 3-for-10 with a home run and three RBIs. Read More »

No day off for Dakota City, recovering from severe storms

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Nebraskans in extreme northeastern Nebraska are spending today not at cook-outs, but at clean ups. Dakota City is recovering the Labor Day after severe thunderstorms with high winds touching 80-miles-per-hour at times took down power lines and did some structural damage throughout the city. Dakota City Mayor Jerry Yecevich says all the destruction is still […] Read More »

Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week

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I-back Ameer Abdullah was honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday, as he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Abdullah earned the award after rushing for a career-high 232 yards on 21 carries in a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. His rushing total was the 15th-most in Nebraska school […] Read More »

Doctor: Don’t crack your back with an overpacked backpack

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With schools back in session across Nebraska there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The weight really adds up considering text books, laptops, notebooks, cell phones and other items. Pain specialist Dr. Douglas Keehn says the kids may not consider it a “cool” look, but they need to use both […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 31

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The Naturals lost a second straight vs. their in-state rivals. Starter Matt Murray yielded five runs, six hits and four walks with a strikeout over four innings. Aaron Crow tossed a scoreless seventh with one hit and one strikeout. Jorge Bonifacio drov... Read More »

Omaha Storm Chasers win their fourth straight division title

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (75-67) clinched a franchise record fourth straight division title, eliminating the Oklahoma City RedHawks with a 13-8 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to win the American Conference North. The Storm Chasers will face the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) in the American Conference Championship at Werner Park. […] Read More »

Husker volleyball will grow from this past weekend’s losses against ranked teams

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The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 3-0, in the final game of the AVCA Showcase on Sunday.  Stanford won the first two sets 25-17 and won 13 of the 17 rallies to go up 19-14 en route to a 25-19 win in the third and final game. Junior Kelsey Fien led the […] Read More »

Husker soccer rallies from two-goal deficit for first road win

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Facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Nebraska soccer team (3-1) rallied with three goals over the final 26 minutes to defeat Marquette, 3-2, at Valley Fields on Sunday afternoon.  Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored a pair of goals, giving her four on the season. Johnson put the Huskers on the board in the […] Read More »

Creighton men’s soccer off to 2-0 start after shutout on Sunday night.

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The Creighton men’s soccer team edged Santa Clara 1-0 at Morrison Stadium Sunday night after a long weather delay between halves. Creighton freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin scored his second career goal and game-winning tally of the season in the 59th minute. SeniorJose Ribas assisted on the score. With the win the Bluejays improve to 2-0-0. It marks […] Read More »

Storms prompt officials to urge disaster preparedness (AUDIO)

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A summer of severe storms has promoted state officials to call on Nebraskans to be prepared in case disaster strikes. Perhaps, the Sunday storms put a punctuation mark on the message by state officials that Nebraskans need to prepare for severe weather. Gov. Dave Heineman declared September Nebraska Preparedness Month. A state hit hard all […] Read More »

Storms sweep through Nebraska

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Stormy weather hit Nebraska on Sunday with straight-line winds clocked at 80 miles per hour in the eastern part of the state. The Panhandle suffered through rain, hail, and wind. A weather spotter in Gordon reported that so much hail fell the ground turned white. The National Weather Service reports the early evening thunderstorm that […] Read More »

Nebraskans warned to be vigilant against new crop of scams

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More new scams and variations of old scams are victimizing people across Nebraska. Consumer advocate Sandy Chalmers says some cons are more common than others, but all involve bad people trying to take advantage of residents by phone or online. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t end,” Chalmers says. “We do everything we can to keep the public […] Read More »