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Corps of Engineers: Missouri River will rise but not flood this summer

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The experts predict higher-than-average runoff into the Missouri River this summer, but they’re quick to add, the waterway should stay well below flood stage and remain within its banks. Kevin Stom an engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water control office in Omaha, says they have adjusted their forecasts. “The 2014 calendar year […] Read More »

Salvy’s jack in ninth stings Rays in rubber game

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All-Star catcher Salvador Perez blasted a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth to lift the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Rays in Wednesday night's rubber game at Tropicana Field. Read More »

Gordon may miss All-Star Game with wrist sprain

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has a sprained right wrist, but manager Ned Yost does not expect him to go on the disabled list. Gordon was scratched from the starting lineup on Wednesday night, but played in the last inning as a defensive replacement ... Read More »

Vargas undergoes successful appendectomy

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent a successful appendectomy on Wednesday night after becoming ill following Tuesday night's start against the Rays. Read More »

KC tabs Guthrie for opener of showdown with Tigers

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The final series of the first half for the Royals and Tigers could go a long way toward determining their trajectories for the second half. The two teams will meet for four games in Kansas City beginning Thursday, when Detroit lefty Drew Smyly opposes ... Read More »

Man dies, girl is critically injured in Cozad mobile home fire

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A 45-year-old man died in a mobile home fire in Cozad. Cozad Police Chief Randy Adams identified the man as Fred Waltermire. Fire burned most of the mobile home early Tuesday morning. Two people responded to the fire and attempted to pull Waltermire to safety. They were able to get a 9-year-old girl out of […] Read More »

Vargas rushed to hospital for appendectomy

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas was scheduled to have an appendectomy on Wednesday night after becoming ill overnight. Vargas was taken to a hospital by Royals head trainer Nick Kenney. Read More »

Jirschele struck in face by ball during BP

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Not even the Royals' coaching staff can avoid checking into the training room. Third-base coach Mike Jirschele was wearing a bandage on the right side of his face after being struck by a ball during early batting practice on Wednesday. Read More »

Shields visits dog named ‘Big Game James’

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James Shields entered the Royals' clubhouse leading a black Labrador retriever which, he said, a Rays fan had named "Big Game James" in his honor and was an American Kennel Club grand champion. He had a framed certificate to prove it. Read More »

Gordon may miss All-Star Game with wrist sprain

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Left fielder Alex Gordon was out of the Royals' lineup with a sprained right wrist on Wednesday night and his All-Star Game availability might be in peril. Read More »

Moustakas sidelined by flu for finale against Rays

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Third baseman Mike Moustakas joined the growing roster of medically afflicted Royals players on Wednesday, as he was bumped from the starting lineup against the Rays because of flu. Read More »

Herrera overcomes tightness in right shoulder

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Reliever Kelvin Herrera avoided the disabled list, overcoming tightness in his right shoulder, and pitched two-thirds of an inning for the Royals in a 5-4 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night. Read More »

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook releases prison plan

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook vows to change how Nebraska administers good time provisions in prison if elected governor. Hassebrook has outlined a plan on prisons. Hassebrook says, as governor, he would prevent prisoners who abuse the rules or attack guards from automatically receiving credit for good time served. “One of the things that seems to be […] Read More »

Four injured, one critically, in Lincoln apartment fire

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Four Lincoln residents suffered injuries this morning, one critical, in an apartment complex fire. Lincoln Battalion Chief Derald Murrell says firefighters arrived just in time to rescue five occupants who were in a panic. “As soon as they threw the ladders up there, there were occupants that were already hanging out of the windows,” Murrell […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 8

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Wilmington is scheduled to play a pair tonight after a rainout on Tuesday. 2013 supplemental pick Sean Manaea will start game one. Fellow lefty and 2014 first-rounder Brandon Finnegan will make his professional debut in the nightcap. Read More »