Miley, Red Sox end Royals’ 5-game winning streak

kc-royalsBOSTON (AP) — Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs and scored another on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s triple to help the Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City 4-1 Thursday night, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak.

Wade Miley (10-9) left in the eighth inning, allowing just one run. The Red Sox are 5-2 under bench coach Torey Lovullo, who took over last week when manager John Farrell announced that is being treated for cancer. [Read more…]

Speed is Key for Blackshirt Defense

Greg McMullen gets past Nick Gates during practice Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Greg McMullen gets past Nick Gates during practice Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team wrapped up another 2015 Fall Camp practice Thursday morning as the Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for about two and a half hours. NU practiced in full pads again, as the Huskers continue to prepare for their Sept. 5 season opener against BYU. [Read more…]

Nebraska won’t rush Pierson-El back from injury

De’Mornay Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014. (Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

De’Mornay Pierson-El led the nation in punt return yards in 2014. (Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Mike Riley is not setting a timetable for De’Mornay Pierson-El’s return from an injury.

Pierson-El broke his right foot while making a cut during a practice this week, and Riley initially said the wide receiver and return specialist probably would be out six to eight weeks. [Read more…]

MPCC saddles up for fall rodeo

mpcc rodeoThe countdown is on.

Two days of fast-paced, hoof-stompin’, bull-snortin’ action are about to take over the Wild West Arena in North Platte, and only a handful will come out on top.

The 2015 Rail Town U.S.A. College Rodeo is planned for Sept. 18-19. The best athletes in the Great Plains Region will be pitted against some of the rankest steers, broncs and bulls on the circuit. [Read more…]

Huskers Prominent on FWAA 75th Anniversary Team

Ndamukong Suh is one of six Nebraska players on the FWAA 75th Anniversary All-America Team. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Ndamukong Suh is one of six Nebraska players on the FWAA 75th Anniversary All-America Team. (Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations)

Six Nebraska greats were named to the Football Writers Association of America 75th Anniversary All-America Team, the most of any school in the nation.

The FWAA, founded in 1941, has picked an annual All-America team since the 1944 season, making it the second longest continuously selected team in major college football. [Read more…]

Royals complete sweep of Reds with 4-3 win

kc-royalsCINCINNATI (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had a tie-breaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep.

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded and one out. [Read more…]