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Chiefs begin big sports week in KC with resounding victory over Patriots

In a week in which Kansas City will be showcased on national television in three different sports — football, baseball and auto racing — the Chiefs dominated the vaunted New England Patriots 41-14 in front of a crowd of 76,613 at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs

The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.

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Kansas City cheers Royal blue while also rooting in Chiefs red

Monday was one of the biggest days in the memory of local sports fans. Arrowhead’s first chance to host Monday Night Football since 2011 went back to back with the Royals’ appearance Tuesday in postseason play for the first time in more than a generation.

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Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone

The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Whether it was for the religious part of his celebration is unclear. Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) of the NFL rulebook states that “players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.”

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Kansas City’s lost generation of baseball fans to witness first playoff game

From the fall of 1985 to the final days of 1986, a group of children were born into Kansas City baseball, resigned to a life of errant cutoff throws and the longest postseason drought in North America. Today, they are homeowners and entrepreneurs, lawyers and architects, college basketball coaches and high school history teachers. And on Tuesday night, they will witness playoff baseball for the first time.

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Jovan Belcher’s brain showed signs of CTE, according to post-mortem exam

A post-mortem analysis of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs linebacker who killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in a Dec. 1, 2012, murder-suicide, found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found among people who’ve suffered repeated head trauma, including football players.

Kansas City’s lost generation of baseball fans to witness first playoff game

From the fall of 1985 to the final days of 1986, a group of children were born into Kansas City baseball, resigned to a life of errant cutoff throws and the longest postseason drought in North America. Today, they are homeowners and entrepreneurs, lawyers and architects, college basketball coaches and high school history teachers. And on Tuesday night, they will witness playoff baseball for the first time.

Kansas City’s lost generation of baseball fans to witness first playoff game

From the fall of 1985 to the final days of 1986, a group of children were born into Kansas City baseball, resigned to a life of errant cutoff throws and the longest postseason drought in North America. Today, they are homeowners and entrepreneurs, lawyers and architects, college basketball coaches and high school history teachers. And on Tuesday night, they will witness playoff baseball for the first time.

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K-State’s Tyler Lockett wins weekly Big 12 special teams award

Kansas State senior receiver Tyler Lockett won Big 12 special-teams player of the week honors Monday following his big game against Texas-El Paso. Lockett returned five punts for 143 yards and a touchdown against UTEP, adding 29 yards on two kick returns and 84 yards on four catches.

K-State’s Tyler Lockett wins weekly Big 12 special teams award

Kansas State senior receiver Tyler Lockett won Big 12 special-teams player of the week honors Monday following his big game against Texas-El Paso. Lockett returned five punts for 143 yards and a touchdown against UTEP, adding 29 yards on two kick returns and 84 yards on four catches.

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Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs

The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.

Wichita State basketball team lands second KC-area recruit

Point guard Tyrone Taylor of Grandview gave the Wichita State basketball team a non-binding commitment on Sunday morning. Taylor is the second guard to commit to Wichita State, joining Landry Shamet of Park Hill. Both plan to sign in November. Rivals.com ranks Taylor a three-star prospect. Shamet, who committed earlier this month, is ranked No. 87 nationally by Rivals.com.

Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs

The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.

Wichita State basketball team lands second KC-area recruit

Point guard Tyrone Taylor of Grandview gave the Wichita State basketball team a non-binding commitment on Sunday morning. Taylor is the second guard to commit to Wichita State, joining Landry Shamet of Park Hill. Both plan to sign in November. Rivals.com ranks Taylor a three-star prospect. Shamet, who committed earlier this month, is ranked No. 87 nationally by Rivals.com.

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Fishing Tournament Trail for Sept. 30

Reports of upcoming events or results can be made by emailing bfrazee@kcstar.com or by calling 816-234-4319 by noon Monday. Results should include spellings of names and hometowns of the first two places and the big-fish winner. Upcoming events should include the lake, sanctioning body of the tournament, time, date, takeoff site, entry fee and a contact number for more information.

Fishing Tournament Trail for Sept. 30

Reports of upcoming events or results can be made by emailing bfrazee@kcstar.com or by calling 816-234-4319 by noon Monday. Results should include spellings of names and hometowns of the first two places and the big-fish winner. Upcoming events should include the lake, sanctioning body of the tournament, time, date, takeoff site, entry fee and a contact number for more information.

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Share your #PaperChiefs photos and win prizes

Look for our Chiefs Extra print section in The Kansas City Star each Friday before the Chiefs play for a new action figure. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to sports@kcstar.com for a chance to win two lower-level seats for Monday night’s game against the Patriots, plus a parking pass and admission to a tailgate party. Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:

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