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Royals stay in first despite streak-ending loss

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Jeremy Guthrie was tagged with four earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings as the Royals' eight-game win streak was snapped with Tuesday night's 11-3 loss to the A's. Read More »

Willingham ready to be part of Royals’ lineup

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Josh Willingham, a right-handed power hitter, was in the Kansas City lineup for the first time as DH and batted sixth behind Alex Gordon on Tuesday night against Oakland, one of his former clubs. Read More »

Hosmer set to have X-rays on fractured hand

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Stiff neck lands Downs on 15-day DL

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Left-handed pitcher Scott Downs was placed on the Royals' 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, clearing a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Josh Willingham. Read More »

Compromise reached to treat Nikko Jenkins in Lincoln

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A compromise has been reached that will allow Nikko Jenkins to receive mental health treatments while not being housed at the Lincoln Regional Center. Jenkins has been convicted of killing four people in Omaha last summer after being released from prison. Jenkins was found competent to enter a plea of no contest to the murders, […] Read More »

Lawsuit claims state delays food stamp applications

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A lawsuit has been filed, claiming the state has unnecessarily delayed distributing food stamps to needy Nebraska families. Nebraska Appleseed and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice has filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the state agency has continually delayed processing applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, […] Read More »

Mental health expert advises us to share feelings in wake of Robin Williams’ death

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Many people are mourning the apparent suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Even though we didn’t know him personally Williams made us laugh and cry and that is why so many people are shocked at the news. Dr. Hudson Hsieh, director at Alegent Creighton Health’s Lasting Hope Recovery Center in Omaha, encourages those […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 11

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Cheslor Cuthbert doubled home the three runs in the ninth for Omaha. He's batting .385 (10-for-26) with six RBI in six games with the Storm Chasers. Read More »

Nebraska men’s basketball freezes season ticket prices

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The University of Nebraska athletic department is not raising the prices for season ticket holders.  Nebraska, which sold out season tickets some six months before its debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena, averaged a school-record 15,149 fans last season, ranking No. 13 in the nation. The per-game average increase of 5,067 fans from the previous season […] Read More »

Injury bug hits the Huskers offense. Running back out with a broken ankle

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Head Coach Bo Pelini announced that redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor suffered a broken ankle Saturday, giving no timetable on his return. Taylor is from Katy, Texas…during his senior year in high school he ran for a combined 502 yards in the semifinal and state championship games on 70 carries. That’s a 7.1 yards […] Read More »

Both Nebraska and Creighton volleyball start the season nationally ranked

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The Nebraska volleyball team is ranked 7th in the preseason AVCA Coaches’ poll. The Huskers return all but one starter from last year’s team, which finished with a 26-7 record, a trip to the NCAA Regional Final and a No. 7 final ranking.  The Huskers have now been ranked in each of the AVCA’s 462 […] Read More »

Domina and Sasse see economics differently (AUDIO)

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The two main candidates for United States Senate have very different economic outlooks. Democrat Dave Domina says he has big differences with Republican Ben Sasse. “I think the first and foremost one is that Mr. Sasse sees an America that’s dominated by very, very few people. They make the money. They control the business. They […] Read More »

Rapid neck movement may be associated with stroke

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This is a pain in the neck you will not want to ignore. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the NebraskaStrokeCenter at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and he co-authored a report on how neck manipulation may be associated with stroke in those under 50. He says a small tear in the layers […] Read More »

Nebraska’s cattle industry could see a boost from Asian markets

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Nebraska’s cattle industry is among the nation’s largest, worth some $12-billion, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is talking with cattle producers in the region about developing opportunities overseas. Ambassador Froman says he’s cautiously optimistic about the TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership, and about getting Japan to drop its tariffs to zero, although he is unsure […] Read More »

Guthrie faces A’s as KC eyes ninth straight win

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Jon Lester will make his third start for Oakland on Tuesday in just the situation the club envisioned when they acquired his services from Boston at the Trade Deadline: a first-place matchup with the Royals in Kansas City. Read More »