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Jim Souhan

Souhan: Best news about Buxton is that he's still hurting

Byron Buxton(25) comes in to score in the 5th inning giving the Twins a 3-0 lead.

Byron Buxton went on the disabled list after admitting that he can't push off on his broken toe. Why is this relatively good news?

Souhan: Is Crawford's decision a bad omen for the Wolves?

Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, talks with guard Jamal Crawford during the first half in Game 5 of the playoffs.

This is the first important move of an offseason that could set the Wolves up as winners, or put them on the precipice of regression.

Souhan: Hughes pick shows again Spielman loves spectacular athletes

Central Florida's Mike Hughes, front left, performs a drill during a drill at UCF's Pro Day, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Pro day is int

In some ways, Mike Hughes' journey to the Vikings sounds like the path taken by a selection who turned out to be one of the team's best wide receivers ever.

Souhan: Vikings schedule is challenging, manageable and wise

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19)

Among other things, the NFL made a wise decision by not having the Vikings open the 2018 season with a rematch against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Souhan: Wolves terrible offense makes Barkley look brilliant

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague, center, shoots between Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, left, and Clint Capela during the second half in Game 1 of a

The Wolves' offense isn't just struggling; it looks disjointed. There is too much talent on the floor for that to be the case.

Souhan: The scene from the practice range on Sunday at the Masters

Some playful, some serious. A snapshot of their preparation

Another day of good scoring conditions at the Masters

Patrick Reed reacts after making a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the third round at the Masters

A few notes to start the day

Saturday morning at the Masters

Tiger, Phil, struggling

Midday Masters update

Tiger still has a shot

Souhan: What to watch for on Friday at The Masters

Players lower on the scoreboard could make a move: Justin Rose is even, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson are at one-over.

Souhan: Tiger teeing off and some potental afternoon excitement

Tiger Woods waits to putt on the first hole during the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.

Tiger Woods has started his round and the final foursomes should make for some interesting golf at the end of the day.

Souhan: Who will win the Masters?

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth sign autographs during the par three competition at the Masters on Wednesday

A look at five players who would be the best stories if they won this year's Masters

Souhan: What's ahead at The Masters?

After a perfect, hot day on Tuesday, it's 67 and overcast right now. Thursday and Friday are supposed to be clear with highs around 80.

Souhan: Observations from Tuesday at The Masters

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a chip on the 13th hole during practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Tuesday

The azaleas are in full bloom as we're less than two days away from golf's first major.

Minnesota Twins: Opening Day

A personal note

Jamal James lands big fight

Minneapolis native will fight at The Armory

Souhan: Vikings not good enough again, and this time it hurt

Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) celebrated after recovering a fumble by Vikings quarterback Case Keenum in the second quarter during the NFC Cham

The Vikings weren't good enough to win without help against the Saints. They weren't good enough to compete against the Eagles, giving up 38 unanswered points

Souhan: Re-seeding the Vikings and NFL playoffs

Of the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs, where do the Vikings' fit in?

Souhan: Previous gaffes momentarily diminished after Vikings stunner

The Vikings have a chance to become the first team to paly in their home stadium for a Super Bowl, and for once they may have fortune on their side.

Souhan: If you don't like LaVar Ball, don't listen

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, shakes hands with his father LaVar following an NCAA college basketball game a

ESPN drives me crazy on a lot of fronts but for all of their cutbacks and all of their on-air inanity, the network continues to employ a lot of good reporters and writers.