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Royals celebrate, but remain focused on AL Central title

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Not very many people are going to pick the Royals to win it all. But their chances are a lot better than that of a teenage girl from New Zealand winning a Grammy with a song she wrote about a baseball player from Kansas City. Read More »

Five things that changed the Royals’ season

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A lot of things have happened since the Royals last appeared in the postseason in 1985. Here are the top five things that influenced their resurgence this season. Read More »

Royals punch ticket to first postseason since 1985

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The Royals are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 29 seasons after posting a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Shields never stops working

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There once was a time when James Shields' career looked lost. But thanks the guidance of a big league cousin, the right-hander has built a following in Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and is poised to be one of the biggest free agents of the winter. Read More »

White Sox credited with double play following replay

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The White Sox were credited with an inning-ending double play in the fourth inning Friday night when a replay review overturned the initial ruling of a missed tag by second baseman Marcus Semien. Read More »

Brett eager to see Royals back in playoffs

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Hall of Famer George Brett swept into the Royals' clubhouse before Friday night's game against the White Sox, hoping to soon witness something he had not seen since he was a player in 1985: the Royals in the postseason. Read More »

Climate change authors say debate is over, time to prepare

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One of the lead authors of a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln report on climate change says Nebraska farmers and ranchers will face significant weather-related challenges in the coming decades. Climate scientist Don Wilhite says average temperatures will continue to rise with a substantial increase in high-temperature stress days over 100 degrees. And while average annual […] Read More »

Med Center fires 2 workers

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Two employees at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha were fired after being accused of  violating HIPAA regulations. The Med Center audited their electronic medical records and discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the records of Dr. Rick Sacra who was being treated for Ebola. Based on the results of an investigation two employees no […] Read More »

Nebraska Medical Center shares information on how to treat Ebola

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The Ebola patient treated at the Nebraska Medical Center returned home to Massachusetts on Thursday after being released earlier that day. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the Med Center’s biocontainment unit and says extra precautions were taken to treat Dr. Rick Sacra and to insure sure all of the infectious waste was properly […] Read More »

Bicyclist sustains life-threatening injuries in head-on collision

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A collision on a Lincoln bike path has left a 66-year-old Lincoln man clinging to his life. The Lincoln Police Department reports a 15-year-old bicyclist was looking down and hadn’t notice he had veered into the path of the other bicyclist, hitting him head-on. The older bike rider initially stopped breathing, but CPR performed by […] Read More »

Rural Futures Institute building on early success

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The University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute is already impacting residents in the two years it was established. Founding Executive Director Chuck Schroeder says they focus on building relationships with local community leaders who want to see growth. This program supports N-U faculty research and engagement projects and student service programs to build relationships with […] Read More »

Drama of Game 163 looms in Central races

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With the races in the NL and AL Central divisions going down to the wire in the final weekend of the regular season, it is possible that one or both divisions could be decided by a 163rd game on Monday. Read More »

Huskers continue preparations for Big Ten opener with Illini

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The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their Saturday night Big Ten opener with the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday afternoon, as the Huskers completed a 50-minute walk-thru inside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini met with the media afterward, noting that the Huskers have had a good week of […] Read More »

Huskers women’s soccer draws with Rutgers

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Nebraska (4-4-2) and No. 25 Rutgers each scored in the first half, but couldn’t break a 1-1 tie the rest of the way at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Thursday evening. Senior Mayme Conroy scored the Huskers’ lone goal of the game in the 37th minute off an assist from Jourden Casey. The goal marked […] Read More »

Bluejays trounced in women’s soccer Big East opener

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The opening match of BIG EAST play was less than kind to the Creighton women’s soccer team as the Bluejays fell to the two-time defending champion, Marquette, 7-2 on Thursday, Sept. 25. The loss dropped Creighton to 8-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play, wheil Marquette moved to 5-5-1 overall, 1-0-0 in the BIG EAST. […] Read More »