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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.

National

It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts.

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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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