Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos achieves his dream with help from ‘Madden’

As a foreign exchange student from Brazil, new Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos needed a quick primer on the rules of American football. So before trying out for his high school team in St. Augustine, Fla., he bought a Madden Football video game for his Xbox.

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Crowded race for U.S. Senate in Kansas alters political algebra

Democrat Chad Taylor’s path to upsetting the longtime incumbent Republican, Pat Roberts, is complicated by the well-financed campaign of independent candidate Greg Orman. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Roberts, who was once a prohibitive favorite for re-election and remains a weak favorite despite a less-than-stellar victory in a brutal GOP primary.

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Judging the Royals

What if we didn’t keep stats?

One of my favorite people in the universe is Texas Rangers bench coach Tim Bogar. I met Tim when he was a Double A player for the New York Mets, and we’ve stayed in touch over the years. Monday night after the Royals-Rangers game, we went to Grinders, had a couple of slices of pizza, a couple of cold ones and talked baseball. During that conversation, Tim asked an interesting question: What if we didn’t keep stats?

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