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Royals Prep For Playoffs

Kansas City's chance for the AL Central title was erased by Detroit's victory on Sunday, and the Royals went on to a 6-4 comeback win over Chicago in the final game for retiring White Sox captain Paul Konerko.

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Twins Fall To Tigers

Max Scherzer made it through six tough innings and the Detroit Tigers moved closer to another AL Central title with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

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Royals On Playoff Doorstep

Whether it's through a wild card or the AL Central title, Lorenzo Cain doesn't care how the Kansas City Royals reach the playoffs.

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Huskers Open League Play

Ameer Abdullah wants No. 21 Nebraska to keep feeding him the ball when the Cornhuskers open Big Ten play against Illinois on Saturday night.

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Vikings Retool For Falcons

Minnesota Vikings right guard Brandon Fusco will need about four months to recover from his upcoming surgery for his torn pectoral muscle.

Hughes Accepts Fate

Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes turned down a chance to pitch again this weekend, even though one more out would have earned him a $500,000 bonus.

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Hughes In Record Performance

Phil Hughes set a single-season major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio, pitching eight strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wet Wednesday afternoon.

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Season Ends For Plouffe

Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe's season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.

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Royals Lose Ground

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

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Cassel Done For Year

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is out for the season with broken bones in his left foot.

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UNO Adds To Hall

A class of two men and two women will be inducted into the Nebraska-Omaha Athletics Hall of Fame next month.

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Gibson Leads Twins To Win

Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.

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Royals Keep Pressure On

Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

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Zenner Gets National Award

South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named Tuesday to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.

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Big Ten Looking Better

The Big Ten is coming off its best week of non-conference play in six years with wins in 12 out of 13 games.

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GPAC Names Weekly Best

The top performers in soccer and volleyball have been given weekly honors by the Great Plains Athletic Association.

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Twins Lose To D-Backs

Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night.

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Royals Gain Ground

Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central.

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GPAC Tabs Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has named its football Players of the Week.

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MVFC Adds To Poll

Seven Missouri Valley Football Conference schools are ranked in the FCS coaches poll this week, which is a league record.

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New Jobs For Western Iowa

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he Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board last week approved state incentives for a railcar maintenance facility.

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Fischer Tours Nuke Sites

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer has returned to Washington after touring the three nuclear weapon facilities in the United States.

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Radon Testing Encouraged

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This week is National Radon Action Week, and the Cancer Prevention Center is encouraging radon testing to reduce the number of Americans exposed to the gas.