Chiefs’ Cairo Santos keeps steady head, leg through hot start

Dustin Colquitt knew what the record was. The Chiefs' veteran punter had been a part of it, back in 2012, when he served as the holder in then-kicker Ryan Succop's six-field goal in a 27-24 win over New Orleans. So, shortly after Cairo Santos tied Succop's record on Sunday with a 29-yarder with 9:28 left in the fourth quarter, Colquitt did not hesitate to tell Santos that he was on the verge of history — superstition be darned.

Live updates from ALDS Game 1: Royals vs. Astros

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursday night’s Royals-Astros ALDS Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters, photographers and editors. First pitch is set for 6:37 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

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In Depth

Haskell: Survival of an American Indian college

Haskell Indian Nations University has a rich history reflecting the arduous journey of the students’ ancestors

School pride exists on a level far deeper than mascots and pompoms

It’s what has driven generations of students, faculty, alums and university leaders to push on

Bev Vratny, seamstress for the Kansas City Royals, toils away deep inside a tunnel in Kauffman Stadium. With a lot of love and heart she keeps the players patched up and looking good on the field. This week she was also sewing on the postseason patch on the players jerseys. (October 2015 Video by Monty Davis | The Kansas City Star)