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Gordon’s record day buries Nebraska

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Nebraska held Melvin Gordon mostly in check for one quarter. It was the other two quarters that did in the 16th-ranked Huskers as Gordon and the Badgers ran absolutely wild and into the NCAA record books. Gordon’s 408 rushing yards eclipsed the previous NCAA record of 406 rushing yards by Texas Christian’s LaDanian Tomlinson as […] Read More »

Top performances, prospects from 2014 Arizona Fall League

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The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations. Read More »

Dozier, Starling show power in AFL championship

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Just like they did on the final day of the World Series, Royals players featured prominently at the end of the Arizona Fall League. All seven Kansas City prospects on the Peoria Javelinas roster got into today's 14-7 championship win by the Salt River ... Read More »

Rosario leads Rafters to AFL championship in slugfest

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Redemption came at a perfect time for Eddie Rosario. Rosario, who lost the batting title on the final day of the Arizona Fall League's regular season, found a fitting consolation prize with a 4-for-5 performance in Saturday's title game. Salt River's l... Read More »

Huskers blow early lead, trail Badgers 24-17 at halftime

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Despite three Wisconsin fumbles, the Badgers rallied behind Heisman trophy candidate Melvin Gordon to overcome a 17-3 deficit and lead 16th-ranked Nebraska 24-17 at halftime in Madison. Nebraska jumped to an early 3-0 lead after a 32-yard field goal from Drew Brown in the first quarter after the first Wisconsin turnover, then extended the lead […] Read More »

Guthrie reconnects with family, heritage in Japan

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Participating in the Japan All-Star Series has given Jeremy Guthrie the chance to connect with a side of his family he had never met. "It was very gratifying, rewarding to be able to meet family," Guthrie said. "In my family, everybody that I've ever k... Read More »

What will become of the Sasse RV?

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United States Senator-elect Ben Sasse says the secret to his success was traveling the state. “We had a great experience spending better than a year traveling the 93 counties and listening to Nebraskans,” Sasse, a Republican, says about his successful campaign to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns. Sasse made his trips across Nebraska highly visible, driving […] Read More »

High school football playoff scores from 11/14/14

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Aquinas Catholic 31, Battle Creek 20 Ashland-Greenwood 34, Cozad 7 Boone Central/Newman Grove 34, Kearney Catholic 7 Creighton Preparatory School 28, Papillion-LaVista South 0 Elkhorn 24, McCook 10 Hartington Cedar Catholic 19, Oakland-Craig 0 Omaha No... Read More »

2014 state volleyball semifinal scores

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CLASS A Friday’s semifinals Omaha Marian def. Lincoln Southeast 25-8, 25-18, 23-25, 16-25, 19-17 Papillion-La Vista def. Millard West 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Saturday’s championship At Devaney Sports Center Omaha Marian (36-7) vs. Papillion-La Vista (41-0), 7 p.m. CLASS B Friday’s semifinals Omaha Skutt def. Elkhorn 27-25, 25-19, 25-13 Norris def. Gretna 25-18, 25-20, 31-29 Saturday’s […] Read More »

Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

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You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a nat... Read More »

12-year-old pulled from school swimming pool in Omaha has died

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A 12 year old Omaha boy that was pulled from a school swimming pool Thursday has died. Omaha police have identified him as Demariont’e Brown-Elliot. Police say Brown-Elliot attended Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School and was in the swimming pool for physical education class.  It was toward the end of the period and the children […] Read More »

Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »

Gale disappointed not quite half of Nebraska voters turned out for election

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Secretary of State John Gale says he’s disappointed with the voter turnout for the General Election. Gale says he’s pleased the 47.5% turnout this year beat the 43% turnout in 2010, but still disappointed turnout didn’t reach the 50% mark he had projected. “I deeply appreciate everybody who did vote, don’t mistake me there, but […] Read More »

Nebraska firearm deer hunting season starts Saturday

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This weekend marks the opening of firearm deer hunting season in Nebraska. Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says it is going to be very cold and there is two to four inches of snow in the forecast. He says that combination makes for a hunter’s paradise.  The forecast is calling for two to […] Read More »

Cold weather fire prevention reminders

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Four recent house fires in Omaha could have been prevented. Omaha Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says now that the cold weather is here there are several things you need to do to protect your home. Chief McCaw says if you are using space heaters make sure you do not overload electrical outlets. Be careful with […] Read More »