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Greg Echlin

City officials in Kansas City estimated that around 800,000 Royals fans gathered for their World Series celebration.  It was especially meaningful to the longest-tenured Royal.

With Game One of the World Series set to start at 7:07 tonight, the question lingers: Is this the last two weeks that former Husker Alex Gordon will be wearing a Kansas City Royals uniform?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska-Omaha hockey team is ranked No. 1 in one of the major polls for the first time in the program's 18-year history.

With a key contribution from former Husker Alex Gordon, the Kansas City Royals move on to the American League Championship Series.  They defeated the Houston Astros, 7-2, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Greg Echlin

Game One of the American League Division Series drew fans from all over in its sellout atmosphere at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  But it wasn’t good news for those pulling for the Kansas City Royals.

At one time, there was a Husker flavor on the Omaha Storm Chasers roster.  Now it’s carrying over to the Kansas City Royals. 

Kansas City Royals All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon was back in the lineup Tuesday night after completing his rehab assignment in Omaha.

American star Serena Williams hopes to complete the Grand Slam of tennis at the U.S. Open next week in Flushing Meadow, New York.  She’s armed with victories this year at Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open. But men’s tennis, on the other hand, has been dominated by players outside America.  There’s a Lincoln native who’d like to do something about that.

The day after suffering a severe groin injury on Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals All-Star outfielder and Husker alum Alex Gordon was on crutches at Kauffman Stadium. He hopes to be playing again in September.

Greg Echlin

Brian O’Connor finally got to enjoy a national championship close to his roots.  The head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers orchestrated a surprising result with a clinching 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt.