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Rapid neck movement may be associated with stroke

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This is a pain in the neck you will not want to ignore. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the NebraskaStrokeCenter at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and he co-authored a report on how neck manipulation may be associated with stroke in those under 50. He says a small tear in the layers […] Read More »

Nebraska’s cattle industry could see a boost from Asian markets

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Nebraska’s cattle industry is among the nation’s largest, worth some $12-billion, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is talking with cattle producers in the region about developing opportunities overseas. Ambassador Froman says he’s cautiously optimistic about the TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership, and about getting Japan to drop its tariffs to zero, although he is unsure […] Read More »

Guthrie faces A’s as KC eyes ninth straight win

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Jon Lester will make his third start for Oakland on Tuesday in just the situation the club envisioned when they acquired his services from Boston at the Trade Deadline: a first-place matchup with the Royals in Kansas City. Read More »

Royals’ focus unaffected by Tigers’ woes

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The Royals have won eight in a row and passed the struggling Tigers for first place in the American League Central, but they aren't getting ahead of themselves with 45 games left on the schedule. Read More »

Royals take over first place with eighth straight win

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Kansas City posted its eighth straight victory by defeating the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals have won 16 of their last 19 games and sit in first place in the AL Central for the first time since June 19. Read More »

Korea’s Royals superfan gets boisterous welcome

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SungWoo Lee's Royals Nation celebrity status could be seen on Saturday during his first game at Kauffman Stadium, when the crowd let out a boisterous roar at Lee's first appearance on the stadium video board in the fifth inning of a 0-0 game. The Royal... Read More »

Fans are tuning in for Royals’ playoff push

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The Royals' seventh straight win Sunday, 7-4 over the Giants at Kauffman Stadium, was the team's highest-rated game telecast this season. Read More »

Graterol wins Texas League Player of the Week

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Royals first-base prospect Juan Graterol, who hit .526 with three doubles and a home run last week at Double-A Northwest Arkansas last week, was named the Player of the Week in the Texas League. Read More »

Top-seeded KCK knocked out of RBI World Series

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The Kansas City Kansas (KCK) representative of the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series was knocked out of the tournament on Sunday. Read More »

KC adds pop, acquires Willingham from Twins

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The Royals added some pop to their postseason push on Monday, acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for Minor League pitcher Jason Adam. Read More »

Anti-gambling group pleased Supreme Court will decide horse racing issue

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An anti-gambling group is thrilled the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing. The legislature failed to overcome a gubernatorial veto previously and this year by-passed the governor and placed the issue on the ballot. Gambling with the Good Life first took its objection […] Read More »

Butler did it: Royals slugger wins AL weekly honor

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After helping the Royals to a seven-game winning streak and into a tight race in the American League Central, first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler has been named the AL Player of the Week. Butler hit. 435 (10-for-23) with five doubles, two home... Read More »

Cargill pays nearly $200K in fines for failing to plan properly

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Cargill has paid $187,500 in fines to the federal government for failing to have emergency plans in place for “worst-case” oil spills at its storage facilities in Blair and in Eddyville, IA. The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced the settlement in which Cargill, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, pays a civil penalty. According to the […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 10

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Johnny Giavotella's heroics led Omaha to a road win. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth, delivering a game-tying single, and followed with a go-ahead homer in the 12th. Read More »

Dog days of summer a reminder for pet health care

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Mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creature on earth. They are carriers of a number of deadly diseases ranging from West Nile virus in people to heartworm in dogs, cats and a number of other animals. Dr. Stephen Jones is the president of the American Heartworm Society and wants every dog owner to take preventative […] Read More »