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Ruling in Nebraska could have big overall impact on Keystone XL (AUDIO)

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A ruling by the state Supreme Court on the law that authorized the Keystone XL route through Nebraska could have ramifications well beyond this state. Attorney General Jon Bruning is confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law that set the route. “I think the legislature clearly acted within the bounds of our constitution,” Bruning […] Read More »

Storm Chasers advance to fourth straight PCL Championship

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The Omaha Storm Chasers beat the Memphis Redbirds 6-2 to take the American Conference Championship 3-1 and advanc to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series for a fourth straight year. Omaha becomes the third team in league history to advance to four straight Championship Rounds. Omaha set a franchise record by allowing only six total runs in the […] Read More »

Saltdogs come up big to force a fifth and final game in their playoff series with Winnipeg

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Lincoln starter Nick Green threw seven strong innings to help the Saltdogs (2-2) extend the division series with a 9-2 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Sunday night. The Saltdogs scored with two runs in the second. After Brian Joynt singled and Jeremy Hamilton doubled, Winnipeg starter Matt Jackson balked home a run before Mike Gilmartin […] Read More »

Missouri River levels are rising and will continue climbing

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With all the rain in recent weeks across the Midwest and Northern Plains, water levels are rising along the Missouri River basin — and the water will likely remain high through fall. Dave Becker, operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam, says they’re having to increase the releases from […] Read More »

Royals honored to be part of Jeter Day

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All 48,110 fans stood and cheered on Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon, honoring the longtime Yankees captain during a special pregame ceremony and tribute. Every Royals player and coach did the exact same thing. Read More »

Guthrie gets call for opener of critical series with Tigers

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First place in the American League Central will be on the line this week as the Royals and Tigers meet for a three-game series at Comerica Park beginning Monday afternoon. Read More »

Royals continue playoff push with win over Yanks

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After a stirring pregame ceremony in front of a sellout crowd gathered for "Derek Jeter Day," the Royals, thanks to another fine pitching performance, mostly silenced the fans and the Yankees' bats, dampening New York's celebratory day with a 2-0 victory. Read More »

Omaha in PCL Championship for fourth straight year

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As the Royals make their September playoff push, their Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers, continued their own playoff dominance Saturday night. Omaha became the third franchise in the 111-year history of the Pacific Coast League to advance to... Read More »

Butler nominated for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

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Royals teammates nominated Billy Butler for the 2014 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, an honor given annually by Major League players to pay tribute to those they believe are the best in the game, both on and off the field. Read More »

Pena enjoys trip home, spending time with his dad

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While most of the Royals stayed together in a Manhattan hotel during their weekend series against the Yankees, catcher Francisco Pena had the luxury of sleeping at home. Read More »

Finnegan tosses two perfect innings in MLB debut

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Rookie lefty Brandon Finnegan began his day expecting another relaxing view from the Yankee Stadium bullpen. He ended his day with 100 text messages, two game-used baseballs in his locker and two perfect innings after making his Major League debut. Read More »

Ventura looks to lock up series win for Royals in New York

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The Yankees will celebrate "Derek Jeter Day" at Yankee Stadium before the finale of their three-game series against the Royals on Sunday. First pitch will come after a special ceremony honoring the legendary Yankees shortstop, who remains in the dark r... Read More »

Royals fall to Yanks after losing Duffy to injury

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Left-handed starter Danny Duffy's first pitch Saturday afternoon was also his last, an ominous sign that led to the Royals' disappointing 6-2 loss to the Yankees. Despite the defeat, the first-place Royals remained two games ahead of the Tigers in the ... Read More »

Royals youngsters get first taste of Yankee Stadium

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Right now everything is new for the several Royals September callups, which so far has included learning the ins and outs of their home park, and most recently visiting Yankee Stadium. Read More »

Nebraska Survives Close Call, Defeats McNeese State 31-24

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“Thank God for Ameer Abdullah.” Head coach Bo Pelini may have uttered those words just moments after Nebraska held off McNeese State 31-24 at Memorial Stadium, but those same words were on the minds of another 90,000 plus inside the stadium and thousands more outside of it in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. After all, the […] Read More »