The Royals designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment following Saturday’s loss in Minnesota. Francoeur is hitting just .208 with three homers and 13 RBI in 59 games this season. The club recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha to fill the roster spot.
Iowa's largest employee union is negotiating health insurance.
Iowans will see more state troopers on the road this weekend.
A University of Nebraska study considers the risks associated with weight and smoking.
Friday's game will continue to honor a hero from each state for acts of courage.