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It will take a very long time to resolve Keystone XL legal issues (AUDIO)

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If State Department officials want to wait until Nebraska legal issues are resolved to make a recommendation on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, they will be waiting quite a long time. A lawsuit filed by landowners challenges the constitutionality of a 2012 law that gave Gov. Dave Heineman the authority to approve the Keystone XL […] Read More »

Huskers use big comeback to avoid series sweep by Northwestern

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With the tying run on third base and two down, Nebraska closer Josh Roeder slammed the door on the Wildcats to secure a 10-9 come-from-behind victory for Huskers in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Hawks Field. The Huskers trailed 8-2 after the top of the fourth, but fought back and rallied […] Read More »

Creighton baseball shuts out Villanova in series finale

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Led by seven shutout innings from Matt Warren, Creighton claimed the series from Villanova with a 4-0 win on Saturday, April 19. The win pushed the Bluejays’ 2014 record to 20-12-1 and Creighton’s BIG EAST mark to 5-1. Villanova, meanwhile, fell to 11-24 overall and 3-6 in conference play. The Bluejay offense continued to get […] Read More »

Wild win for Storm Chasers in extra innings

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (9-8) scored their second walk-off win of the 2014 season in unusual fashion, with the winning run coming home on a wild pitch by Nashville Sounds (8-9) reliever Michael Blazek in the tenth inning. The Storm Chasers secured the 7-6 victory despite blowing a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning. Omaha […] Read More »

Rough weekend for Creighton softball against league leading DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell 8-4 to league-leading DePaul at the CU Sports Complex Saturday. Over 600 fans came out to the CU Sports Complex to cheer on Creighton (25-19, 6-8 BIG EAST) on a sunny afternoon, but the Jays fell behind early and could not recoup the lead in a setback to DePaul (33-8, […] Read More »

Nebraska softball sweeps Ohio State

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team completed a three-game series sweep of Ohio State with an 8-0 five-inning victory in game two of a Saturday doubleheader in front of a school-record 2,204 fans at Bowlin Stadium. The win marked Nebraska’s seventh straight win overall and the Huskers’ eighth consecutive Big Ten Conference victory. NU swept a […] Read More »

Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Young boy dies after being run over by loader

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A 9-year-old Ashland boy died this weekend after being run over by a Bobcat loader. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Grant Johnson died after the loader backed over him. According to the sheriff’s office, 35-year-old Augusto Figueroa was clearing brush and debris at a rural Ashland acreage at the time of the accident. The […] Read More »

Yost: Butler may return to cleanup spot

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Billy Butler is showing enough good signs at the plate that he might get back into his usual cleanup spot on Monday night at Cleveland. Read More »

Royals’ streak ends behind shaky Ventura

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Prize rookie Yordano Ventura wanted to make his sixth big league start a sixth straight victory for the Royals. It didn't work out that way. The Minnesota Twins got to Ventura early and ended the Royals' winning streak at five games, 8-3, on Sunday at ... Read More »

Guthrie gets the call for opener in Cleveland

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Beginning Monday, the Indians and Royals will clash for the first time in 2014 in a four-game series at Progressive Field. Jeremy Guthrie gets the start for the Royals, with Zach McAllister taking the mound for the home team. Read More »

The K ready for College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic

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Billed as "The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The K," Missouri and Wichita State will converge at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to represent the Southeastern Conference and Missouri Valley Conference, respectively. Read More »

Duffy feeling at home in bullpen

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This bullpen business seems to suit Danny Duffy pretty well. When he helped preserve Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins with two scoreless innings, it gave him a nice set of statistics for his first foray into relief work. In three games, he has thrown ... Read More »

Aoki on fire at Kauffman Stadium

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Early season statistics can produce some oddities.Take right fielder Nori Aoki's home and away averages as the Royals headed into Sunday's game against the Twins. Aoki was hitting a rousing .448 (13-for-29) in seven games at Kauffman Stadium, as oppose... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 19

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Omaha lost the series opener to the Sounds, with the five hits a season low for a nine-inning game. Johnny Giavotella led the Storm Chasers with two hits, raising his average to .355 (11-for-31). Paulo Orlando added a two-out RBI in the seventh. P.J. W... Read More »