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Civic Auditorium auction is Friday and Saturday

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The Rolling Stones and President George W. Bush were there. So was Elvis, Kiss, REO Speedwagon, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, Creighton Bluejay Basketball, UNO Hockey and even Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle held a vice-presidential debate there. After more than 60 years the Omaha Civic Auditorium served the state well and will be […] Read More »

American Cancer Society in need of volunteer drivers

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It is estimated at 9,550 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and getting every one of them to scheduled treatment is a big challenge. The American Cancer Society relies on volunteer drivers to help those with no vehicle or friends and family nearby to provide those rides. Mission Delivery Specialist Christine Bleich says […] Read More »

Constructing a winner: Royals

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Here's a look at how the Kansas City Royals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team. Read More »

October Confidential: A’s

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How do you beat the Athletics? Rival players offer an inside look at how to face the AL Wild Card winners. Read More »

Transportation Secretary sees no quick solution to rail car shortage

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx can’t promise any solution this fall to a rail car shortage threatening harvest season. Farmers need rail cars to move crops, but rail has been diverted to hauling oil from the Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. “I don’t think the trend is going to change abruptly any time […] Read More »

Big name corn field concert draws big crowd, big money to protest pipeline

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More than 8,000 people turned out in a corn field north of Neligh on Saturday for a concert and rally in opposition to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The “Harvest the Hope” event was held on Art Tanderup’s farm. Tanderup said the concert, featuring Neil Young and Willie Nelson, grew out of contacts […] Read More »

Harvest time is almost here, use extra caution on rural roads

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Tractors and combines will soon be bringing in the harvest from the fields and lumbering down Nebraska’s rural roads at all hours. Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, is putting out a reminder to those farmers — and to all motorists — to be cautious and courteous. Brunkhorst says “We just want […] Read More »

A’s-Royals Wild Card Game: Did you know?

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The Royals and A's will square off Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a one-game, win-or-go-home AL Wild Card Game. Here's what you ought to know about the matchup: Read More »

Big Game James set for KC’s biggest game in decades

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Following 28 long years without the thrill every team covets every year, Kansas City will host its first postseason game since 1985, an October journey that ended with the only World Series title in 59 years of Major League Baseball there. The Royals w... Read More »

Moore dissects moves carrying KC to postseason

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As the Royals prepare for their first postseason since 1985, GM Dayton Moore chats with MLB.com about his team. Read More »

Position by position breakdown: A’s-Royals

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It's a matchup that was up in the air until late in the afternoon on the final day of the season, and it will be the first playoff action fans are treated to this October. The American League Wild Card game (Tuesday night at 8:07 ET on TBS) is here, re... Read More »

Three keys for Royals to win AL Wild Card Game

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Kansas City makes its first postseason appearance since 1985. Oakland squeaked into the second Wild Card spot on Sunday, securing its third straight trip to the postseason. Here are the three keys to the Royals winning their first playoff game in nearl... Read More »

Royals enjoy 2014 success against A’s, with one exception

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The Royals won five of seven meetings with the A's heading into the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City. The two losses, however, were against Oakland's starter in the game, Jon Lester. Read More »

Creighton volleyball sweeps Xavier, holds top spot in Big East

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The Creighton Volleyball team won its season-high fourth straight match with a 3-0 win over Xavier on Sunday afternoon before 1,281 fans at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha. Scores in favor of the hosts were 25-22, 25-12, 25-16. Creighton improved to 10-6 and is alone in first in the BIG EAST with a 3-0 league […] Read More »

NU soccer gets past Maryland

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Senior Mayme Conroy scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead Nebraska (5-4-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) to a 4-3 overtime victory over Maryland at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. In the 96th minute, senior Jourden Casey crossed the ball to Conroy, who gathered control five yards out and knocked it in to […] Read More »