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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 »

Since promotion, Finnegan making strong impression

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Brandon Finnegan, the Royals' first-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, had retired all eight batters he'd faced since being called up to the Majors this month. But in pitching a scoreless ninth inning to finish up a 7-1 victory over the Re... Read More »

Vargas looks to put Royals atop AL Central

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The Royals will look to maintain their grip on the second American League Wild Card while also attempting to overtake the Tigers in the AL Central standings in Sunday's series finale vs. the Red Sox. Kansas City will start Jason Vargas while Boston wil... Read More »

Huskers dominating Fresno State, Lead 27-5 at halftime

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A big play offense and explosive special teams helps Nebraska take a big lead into halftime against Fresno State. Nebraska opened the scoring just four plays into the contest as Tommy Armstrong hooked up with Jordan Westerkamp for a 70-yard score with less than two minutes off the clock at the 13:14 mark. The Huskers […] Read More »

Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked

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The celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," is on, as Francis Scott Key's memory is honored for his poetic description of the "dawn's early light" of Sept. 14, 1814, at the height of the War of 1812. Wit... Read More »

Storm Chasers force winner-take-all Game 5

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Five home runs by Triple-A Omaha pushed the Storm Chasers to a deciding Game 5 of the Pacific Coast League Championship on Sunday at their Werner Park. Read More »

Revised lineup keeps KC half-game out of first

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Thanks to a new-fangled lineup and a stellar start from Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals cruised to a 7-1 win over the Red Sox to stay a half-game back of the Tigers in the American League Central. Read More »

Holland taking strong hand into pennant chase

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Greg Holland seemed rarin' to go after his successful return to the mound. He pitched one inning against the Red Sox and struck out the side with one walk in Friday night's 4-2 loss. Read More »

Huskers will try to snap Bulldogs long home winning streak

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With Fresno State sporting a 13-game home winning streak, currently the second-longest in the nation behind Northern Illinois’ 27-game streak, this might be the most anticipated home game since 2008 when the 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers rolled into Bulldog Stadium to face No. 21 Fresno State in its home opener. That was the last time the […] Read More »

Storm Chasers lose 2-1 and trail 2-1 in PCL championship

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The Omaha Storm Chasers could not capitalize on their scoring opportunities and the Reno Aces took a pivotal Game 3 of the 2014 Pacific Coast League Championship by a score 2-1 at Werner Park. Omaha must now win Games 4 and 5 this Saturday and Sunday, both 2:05 p.m. starts, to take home a third […] Read More »