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Tale of the tape: Royals-Angels, Game 2

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A look comparing breakout pitchers Yordano Ventura and Matt Shoemaker -- the starters for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Royals and Angels on Friday. Read More »

Royals to host rally on Friday afternoon

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In preparation for Friday's American League Division Series game versus the Angels, the Royals will host a rally at the American Royal Main Stage. Read More »

Frasor having a blast in first postseason

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Jason Frasor ended up the winning pitcher as the Royals advanced with an 8-7 victory over the A's in the AL Wild Card Game. He also shed the honor of having pitched in more games than any other active player without having been in the postseason. "I'm ... Read More »

Though off roster, Ibanez grateful for chance

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Raul Ibanez is not on the Royals' American League Division Series roster, but he is with the team back at Angel Stadium. Ibanez, 42, began the season with the Angels as their designated hitter but was released on June 21 after 57 games. He was hitting ... Read More »

Lineups breakdown: Royals-Angels, Game 1

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Here's a look at the starting lineups for tonight's Game 1 of the AL Division Series (9 p.m. ET, TBS) between the Angels and Royals at Angels Stadium. Read More »

Domina and Sasse disagree on fate of Obamacare (AUDIO)

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Democrat Dave Domina says flatly the federal health insurance law is here to stay. Republican Ben Sasse says just as earnestly that it must go. The two primary candidates for United States Senate addressed the topic among others during a candidate forum in front of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, gathered in Lincoln. Domina […] Read More »

Royals ALCS tickets will go on sale Friday

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The Royals announced that tickets for the American League Championship Series will go on sale to the general public on Friday. Read More »

Free health and wellness event Oct. 11th at UNMC

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The Nebraska Physiological Society invites the public to attend a free health event on October 11th that focuses on the importance of exercise, healthy eating and living.   President Dr. Carol Fassbinder says this is a change from their annual meeting and decided to turn it into a public outreach event. Author and former Sports Illustrated […] Read More »

Royals add Vargas, Collins to roster for ALDS

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Pitchers Jason Vargas and Tim Collins were added to the Royals' playoff roster for the American League Division Series, and outfielder Raul Ibanez and infielder Jayson Nix were taken off. Read More »

Former Secret Service agent reacts to recent problems

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There have been several recent embarrassing incidents involving those who protect our nation’s president and other dignitaries. One incident happened September 19th when a veteran jumped the fence at the White House and made it inside.  A few days earlier an armed security contractor in Atlanta made it on an elevator with President Obama.  On […] Read More »

MLB personalities make ALDS predictions

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The Wild Card round is in the books, and it's time to turn our attention to the Division Series. But who will win? MLB.com staff members -- including studio analysts, columnists and editors -- shared their predictions for the results of both ALDS. Read More »

Modern factories in search for skilled workers (AUDIO)

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Factories aren’t what they used to be and the modern manufacturer needs workers with modern skills. Manufacturing has bounced back since the great recession and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy says it’s changed. “The manufacturing picture of old, if you will, where people see an assembly line and people just adding […] Read More »

Husker bowling voted number one by coaches

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The Nebraska women’s bowling team was voted the number one nationally rated team by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Wednesday afternoon. NU received 11 of the 23 first-place votes in the poll (664 points), in front of second-place Arkansas State (four first-place votes, 613 total points). Defending NCAA champion Sam Houston State was third […] Read More »

Huskers have struggled against ranked teams under Pelini (AUDIO0

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If history repeats itself on Saturday, this could be a tough one for the Huskers when they travel to Michigan State. After grabbing a victory in its Big Ten opener against Illinois, Nebraska hits the road for the first time in conference action. The Huskers are 1-2 in Big Ten road openers, defeating Purdue last […] Read More »

Sales tax “penalty” for state’s farmers & ranchers vanishes

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A sales tax exemption is now in effect in Nebraska on repair and replacement parts for farm machinery and equipment. The Nebraska Farm Bureau worked with the Unicameral in getting legislation passed that removed that tax burden on farmers and ranchers. Jay Rempe, the bureau’s vice president of government relations, says the savings will bring […] Read More »