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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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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.

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Group Studies Iowa Businesses

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A group that seeks to place women in top jobs has announced plans for a first-of-its-kind study of the state's businesses.