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USDA crop projections show a big harvest but lower prices

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Nebraska farmers are starting to put their combines to good use but some are hitting the fields with mixed emotions. U-S Department of Agriculture statistics shows a projected 4.3 bushel-per-acre increase in corn with an average of 171 bushels per acre. Soybeans should average 46.6 bushels per acre.  Chief Economist Joe Glauber says this much […] Read More »

Odds of Nebraska drivers hitting deer are down

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The odds Nebraska drivers will hit a deer this year are 1 out of 148, a decline of 13% compared to 2013. That is according to State Farm Insurance using claims and information from the Federal Highway Administration on the number of licensed drivers in the state. State Farm ranks Nebraska 23rd in the country […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says Congress needs to okay escalated attacks on ISIL

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President Obama says America will go after Islamic State militants on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, but Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says Congress should vote on whether the U.S. escalates its response to acts of terror by members of the Islamic State, or ISIL. “A number of officials in the administration are saying […] Read More »

Huskers battle heat and hostile environment as Pelini pleased with better effort (AUDIO)

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The Huskers laid an early knockout blow in their 55-19 win at Fresno State, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first three minutes and Bo Pelini talked about how that kind of took the life out of the stadium.  562 total yards including 127 of those in the first three minutes of the […] Read More »

HSUS official rejects Gov. Heineman image of group (AUDIO)

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An official with the Humane Society of the United States fires back after Gov. Dave Heineman calls HSUS anti-agriculture. Heineman made the comments in response to a recent Purdue University study which disclosed many consumers get their view of farming from the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of […] Read More »

Storm Chasers win their second straight PCL Championship

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The Omaha Storm Chasers beat the Reno Aces 4-0 Sunday to win their second straight Pacific Coast League Championship, and third title in the last four seasons. They will face the Pawtucket Red Sox in the 2014 Triple-A National Championship in Charlotte this Tuesday, September 16 at 6:05 p.m. Omaha starter Aaron Brooks tossed a complete […] Read More »

Wingnuts sweep Saltdogs to win A.A. championship

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The Wichita Wingnuts defeated the Saltdogs 8-3 Saturday night to complete the sweep and win the 2014 American Association Championship on Saturday night. Lincoln jumped out to a 3-0 lead, highlighted by a second-inning lead-off homer from Brandon Pinckney.  Wichita tallied a run in the second on a two-out bunt single, and scored  three unearned runs in […] Read More »

Shields, Royals begin final playoff push against AL Central foes

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For the Royals, it's all American League Central from here on out. Kansas City begins a three-game set against the White Sox on Monday, and after dropping 3-of-4 to Boston this weekend the club is done with out-of-division play for the season. James Sh... Read More »

Brooks pitches Triple-A Omaha to PCL title

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Right-hander Aaron Brooks pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Triple-A Omaha beat the Reno Aces, 4-0, on Sunday to win the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, 3-2. Read More »

Bullpen hiccup costs Royals ground in Central race

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Relieving Jason Vargas in a tight spot, Aaron Crow gave up a go-ahead grand slam as the Royals fell to the Red Sox, 8-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Yost sticks with Alcides at top of lineup

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No big surprise that the Royals' revised batting order, which erupted for a 7-1 victory over Boston on Saturday night, remained intact for Sunday's game. Read More »

Owner Glass hosts youth state champs squad

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A group of title-winning 13-year-old baseball players were the guests of Royals owner David Glass on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Duffy on track after successful side session

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Nothing has been decided yet, but the signs are positive for left-hander Danny Duffy returning to the Royals' rotation this week. Read More »

Fast start helps Nebraska sink Fresno State 55-19 to remain unbeaten

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A week after needing a last second touchdown to defeat McNeese State, Nebraska buried their opponent early to move to 3-0 on the season. Head coach Bo Pelini was pleased that his team jumped out to an early lead against Fresno State and never looked back en route to a dominating 55-19 win over the […] Read More »

Nebraska back on track, routs Fresno State 55-19

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A week after needing a last second touchdown to defeat McNeese State, Nebraska buried their opponent early to move to 3-0 on the season. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong led a balanced Huskers offense by throwing for 260 yards and three touchdowns as Nebraska routed Fresno State   on Saturday night. Armstrong connected with Jordan Westerkamp for […] Read More »