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MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

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Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as t... Read More »

Carfit checks for senior drivers on Friday

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Triple-A Nebraska is holding a free CarFit Inspection to help seniors drive safer and longer. Spokesman Gene LaDoucer the program is designed to make sure the senior driver “fits” into their vehicle by going through a 12-point checklist. Trained technicians from Creighton School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform the checks that include making […] Read More »

New Lt. Governor could be in place in a couple of weeks

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Gov. Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned. Heineman says it will take time to react to the unusual circumstances that led to a vacancy in the office. “First of all, it was unexpected. Secondly, you have a unique […] Read More »

Huskers ready to renew an old rivarly (AUDIO)

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The Huskers are 24th in this week’s AP poll, and they host an old rival of sorts in Miami this Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be the renewal of one of college football’s most significant non-conference rivalries where the two schools are 5-5 in the all-time series. The two programs have combined for […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman says he’s ready to help lead smooth transition (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says his administration is ready to help with the transition of a new governor, whoever that might be. Heineman says he wants Nebraska to experience the best transition the state has ever had. Heineman, ten years on the job, says his experience in state government, including as Lt. Governor, prepared him for […] Read More »

Omaha receives federal grant for new rapid bus service

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U-S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Nebraska on Monday. He was in Omaha to announce a $15-million federal grant that will be used for a new rapid-bus service line in the city. Fox says Omaha will continue to see population growth. In many cities the infrastructure can’t keep up with that growth […] Read More »

Hendriks aims to help Royals in their playoff chase

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Liam Hendriks and the Royals will continue the playoff chase when they try to make it back-to-back wins over Chris Bassitt and the White Sox on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Aoki on top of his game to spark Royals’ win

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Royals outfielder Nori Aoki, who was brought in to infuse his speed and on-base abilities at the top of the order, reached base five times in sparking the Royals' thrilling 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night. Read More »

Royals showing grit, determination down the stretch

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And so on Monday night, the Royals played one of those games in which an entire season of hope flashed before their eyes. They began the day having lost five of seven to slip to 1 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. With the Tig... Read More »

Zimmer shining in relief role with Triple-A Omaha

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Kyle Zimmer has thrown four scoreless innings for the Storm Chasers, helping them win the Pacific League and reach Tuesday's Triple-A National Championship Game against Pawtucket, the International League champions. Read More »

Royals’ running men spark wild walk-off victory

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Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored the tying and winning runs as Lorenzo Cain's infield single capped the Royals' wild 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night. Read More »

PawSox between Omaha and back-to-back titles

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Down to its last strike in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup on Friday at Durham, Pawtucket rallied. Newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game and Pawtucket went on to win in 13 innings. It won again the next day in Gam... Read More »

Duffy healthy, slated to throw simulated game

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Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who was aiming to pitch on Tuesday against the White Sox, will instead throw a four-inning simulated game, while Liam Hendriks makes a second straight spot start. Assuming the simulated game goes well, Duffy will pitch next Mo... Read More »

Butler returns to DH in opener vs. White Sox

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Billy Butler, absent from the Royals' lineup in seven of their previous nine games, returned to his familiar designated hitter role in Monday night's 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox. Butler, who went 0-for-3, has just one hit in his last 29 at-bats. Read More »

Gov. Heineman says Corrections must restore public trust

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Governor Dave Heineman says state government is moving forward to restore trust after the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The Department of Correctional Services released the investigation of the scandal by the Lincoln law firm Jackson Lewis. A failure to follow a state Supreme Court decision led to the premature release of hundreds of state inmates. […] Read More »