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Yordano ready to set aside heavy heart in Game 6

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When Yordano Ventura takes the mound in a must-win Game 6 of the World Series tonight, his glove will be the No. 18 and the initials "R.I.P." in memory of countryman Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old Cardinals outfielder who died in a car accident in the ... Read More »

After pair of rough games, ‘pen confident it’ll rebound

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Now the Royals' bullpen is going to have to do something it hasn't had much practice at this season: Bounce back. Going into a must-win Game 6 tonight at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City's relievers are confident they can regain their form. Read More »

Royals’ prospect Zimmer dealing with shoulder issue

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Right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' No. 2 prospect, had his injured pitching shoulder evaluated on Monday by Dr. David W. Altchek in New York. Kansas City remains hopeful that Zimmer will avoid major surgery. Read More »

Like his young players, Yost ‘having a blast’

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There's an old saying that a ballclub takes on the characteristics of its manager. Ned Yost, though, might be reversing that as he assumes the characteristics of his laid-back players. Read More »

Getting Butler, KC crowd back gives Yost confidence

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Between getting designated hitter Billy Butler back in the starting lineup and the remainder of the World Series at home, Royals manager Ned Yost was full of confidence on the eve of a must-win Game 6. Read More »

Home is sweet: All-Star win looms large for Royals

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The Royals are back home with the faithful at Kauffman Stadium to finish their remarkable October saga. For this, they owe a hearty thank you to their American League brethren -- notably Mike Trout, Derek Jeter and Miguel Cabrera. Read More »

Oct. 27 Yordano Ventura workout day interview

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On the eve of his Game 6 start, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura meets with the media. Read More »

Oct. 27 Ned Yost workout day interview

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Royals manager Ned Yost meets the media the day before Game 6 of the World Series. Read More »

Medical expert on dangers of excessive sugar consumption

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Just as kids in Nebraska are getting ready to enjoy a night of trick or treating, a medical expert sends a warning on the dangers of consuming too much sugar. Dr. Gerald Edelman is an oncologist and says on the molecular level sugar damages our cells.  Dr. Edelman says sugar decreases DNA links the same […] Read More »

Sasse: federal government has responsibility to contain Ebola

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A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa and was under mandatory quarantine at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey was released after threats of suing that her human rights had been violated. This brings up the question whether the government can force quarantine if there is a risk to the public. Nebraska […] Read More »

Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

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Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headl... Read More »

One person dead, two injured in south-central Nebraska crash

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One person died, two others suffered injuries in a one vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska this past weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Adam Harrahill of Orleans died in the crash that occurred late Friday night when he lost control of his pick-up while driving east on 721 Road. The truck rolled into a […] Read More »

Jays Qualify for State Cross Country

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On Saturday, October 25, the NCHS Team traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Class 3A Regional Cross Country Meet. On a unseasonably hot day, the Lady Jays were able to finish 2nd overall and qualified as a team for the State Meet. The Boys finished i... Read More »

Ameer Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week. Of course he was

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Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska •           Produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 19 carries for 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns, in Nebraska’s victory over Rutgers •           Added 90 yards on two kickoff returns and 26 yards on two receptions •           Moved into second place on the Big Ten […] Read More »

Illinois’ upset win over Minnesota tightens up Big Ten West race (AUDIO)

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It was quiet week in the Big Ten with several schools on their bye week, but an interesting one nonetheless as it pertains to the division race in the West. The Huskers got a lot of help from Illinois with their upset 28-24 win at Minnesota. The Illini defense scored a late touchdown and had […] Read More »