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Royals stun streaking, big-play Jays

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James Shields was tagged for three home runs, but an error helped the Royals tie it in the ninth before Omar Infante's two-run single in the 10th gave them an 8-6 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Read More »

Royals stun streaking, big-play Jays

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James Shields was tagged for three home runs, but an error helped the Royals tie it in the ninth before Omar Infante's two-run single in the 10th gave them an 8-6 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 29

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Omaha won a fourth straight overall, improving to 3-0 in a four-game road set. Mike Moustakas recorded three hits, including a go-ahead three-run double in the third. Read More »

Valencia out of lineup for fifth straight game

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Third baseman Danny Valencia was out of the Royals' starting lineup for the fifth straight game on Thursday night against the Blue Jays. Valencia is recovering from a hand injury sustained while batting at Anaheim last weekend. Read More »

Royals will honor Jeter before finale on June 9

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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will make his final regular-season appearance in Kansas City as a player on Monday, June 9, the finale of a four-game series, and the Royals will recognize his career in a pregame ceremony. Read More »

Sveum familiar with challenge as hitting coach

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Dale Sveum doesn't expect that much will come easy in his new assignment as the Royals' hitting coach. Sveum's immediate take on the Royals is they're not feasting enough on high pitches, instead going after too many low in the zone. Read More »

Royals shuffle duties among coaching staff

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The Royals announced a shuffling of their coaching staff on Thursday, which will be effective immediately. Dale Sveum will now serve as the hitting coach, Pedro Grifol will be the catching instructor and Mike Jirschele will be the third-base coach. Read More »

State Supreme Court Hears Smoking Ban Case

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The issue of special exemptions in regard to the statewide smoking ban is the key issue in a case that went before the Nebraska Supreme Court on Wednesday. While cigar bars and tobacco shops received an exemption to still allow smoking inside their establishments, places like pool halls did not, despite claims that the smoking […] Read More »

Nebraska Farms Decreasing According to Latest Figures

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The number of farms and ranches in Nebraska declined during 2013. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the number of farms and ranches in the state came in at 49,600. That’s down 400 farms from 2012. Jordan Dux is the Director of National Affairs for the Nebraska Farm Bureau. He says the statistics point […] Read More »

Over the years, KC’s enjoyed plenty of Draft success

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If you'd go back to 1969 and try to figure who the Royals' best pick was in each of the first 15 rounds of the First-Year Player Draft, the biggest debate would center on the first round. Here's a look at the club's best selections in each of the first... Read More »

Nebraska Open Carry members denied request

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Nick Crawford of Omaha said all his group wanted to do was go to a restaurant, eat steaks and leave. Crawford is with Nebraska Open Carry, a group that supports not concealing weapons they are carrying. He says he first called the Texas Roadhouse in Papillion to get their permission and was given the green […] Read More »

Edwards twins named softball All-Americans

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It was icing on the cake for Nebraska softball senior twins, Tatum and Taylor Edwards as they capped off their softball careers at Nebraska by each earning All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Taylor was named a first-team All-America catcher, while Tatum was a third-team pitcher/utility selection. Tatum went 24-13 with a […] Read More »

2014 Boys Golf Championship–individual leaderboard

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Class A 1 Clayton Peterson, 12 Lincoln Southeast 11:20 am Tee: 1 -6 66 2 Alex Schaake, 10 Creighton Preparatory School 11:20 am Tee: 1 -5 67 T3 Benjamin Maschka, 12 Creighton Preparatory School 11:10 am Tee: 1 -4 68 T3 Alexander Strom, 12 Norfolk 11:20 am Tee: 1 -4 68 T5 Kort Steele, 9 […] Read More »

2014 Boys Golf Championship–first round team results

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Class A 1 Creighton Preparatory School -9 279 2 Lincoln Southeast +2 290 3 Lincoln Southwest +11 299 4 Papillion-LaVista +15 303 5 Fremont +17 305 T6 Lincoln East +23 311 T6 Norfolk +23 311 8 Bellevue West +24 312 T9 Kearney +27 315 T9 Millard North +27 315 11 Millard West +32 320 12 […] Read More »

People’s growing resistance to antibiotics subject of new study

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A Siouxland hospital is being chosen as one of only nine in the country to take part in a national study on how people develop a resistance to antibiotics. Jim Spencer, vice president of Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, says there’s a growing danger in overprescribing those drugs. “Thirty-percent of the antimicrobials used […] Read More »