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Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings' Case Keenum (7) escapes the tackle of Carolina Panthers' Captain Munnerlyn (41) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

The offensive line had become the Vikings' most surprising strength. By the end of Sunday, they had one starting lineman playing in his designated position.

'They got it right.' Committee votes Morris into Hall of Fame

Former Twins pitcher Jack Morris in October, 1991

A group of former baseball executives, ex-players and members of the media honored St. Paul native Jack Morris by voting the 1991 Twins' World Series hero into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Craig: How the Panthers 'hit two home runs' on Vikings run defense

Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart falls into the end zone for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The Vikings were vulnerable to a big run in Sunday's loss, although no team until the Panthers had taken advantage of it.

Niederreiter's OT goal vs. Sharks rescues Wild after bad third period

The Wild finished its California road trip with another overtime victory, only after Sunday's finale was nearly ruined when the Wild got sloppy.

Offensive line injuries troubling for Vikings after loss

The Vikings, who had already ruled out right tackle Mike Remmers, deactivated center Pat Elflein for the game. Then, left tackle Riley Reiff limped off in the third quarter.

Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Jimmy Butler's 10-point fourth quarter, and some stingy defense, helped Minnesota open a five-game homestand with a victory.

Sources: Carson Wentz tears ACL, out for the season

The former North Dakota State quarterback and No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of the injury.

Basketball opponents are exposing Gophers defense

Arkansas on Saturday shot 57 percent against the Gophers, who lost for the third time in four games. It's a trend the Gophers might not be able to stop until they become more connected as a team defensively.

Reusse: Jack Morris makes it a St. Paul Hall of Fame trifecta

From left: Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Jack Morris and Joe Mauer threw out ceremonial first pitches during the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field.

Jack Morris' call to Cooperstown means he will join Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as St. Paul players forever donned in bronze.

Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return

Your turn, Aaron Rodgers.

Stafford's 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

With the clock running down in a tie game, the Detroit Lions didn't have any qualms about the ball being in Matthew Stafford's injured throwing hand.

Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre

Wolves guard Tyus Jones checks in with younger brother Tre - who is Duke-bound after this season at Apple Valley - after nearly every game.

Don't assume Carson Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles

The Vikings, of all teams, should know a knee injury to a starting QB doesn’t stop a team from coalescing around its backup.

Five extra points: Keenum is Tarkentonesque, Diggs gets his way

Five takeaways from Sunday's Vikings loss to the Panthers include a rare drop for Kyle Rudolph, Latavius Murray shut down and Case Keenum's elusiveness

Loons add midfielder Harrison Heath, coach Adrian Heath's son

The 21-year-old spent last season with Atlanta United but previously played under his dad with Orlando City.

String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild in win over Sharks

Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) is beaten for a goal on a shot from San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Although the Wild was ultimately able to persevere, pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime, the parade to the penalty box nearly cost the team.

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Craig: How the Panthers 'hit two home runs' on Vikings run defense
Mark Craig

The Vikings were vulnerable to a big run in Sunday's loss, although no team until the Panthers had taken advantage of it.

Don't assume Carson Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles
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The Vikings, of all teams, should know a knee injury to a starting QB doesn’t stop a team from coalescing around its backup.


The Panthers' Kevin Short celebrates a sack of Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last drive of the game.

Streak-snapper: Vikings make too many mistakes in 31-24 loss to Carolina

Craig: How the Panthers 'hit two home runs' on Vikings run defense
Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings
Five extra points: Keenum is Tarkentonesque, Diggs gets his way

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was fouled in the first quarter by Dallas forward Maximilian Kleber

Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now
Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre
Wolves-Dallas game recap

Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22), center, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. Minnesota won 4-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Niederreiter's OT goal vs. Sharks rescues Wild after bad third period

Stalock grateful to Sharks for support through severe injury
String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild in win over Sharks
Wild cap off road trip with overtime win over Sharks

Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. (5) drives past Minnesota's Nate Mason (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Nebraska won 78-68.

Basketball opponents are exposing Gophers defense

Gophers women's basketball loses at San Diego
Gophers add two huge offensive linemen to recruiting class
Gophers-Drake preview

Minnetonka Head Coach Sean Goldsworthy directed his players during practice Tuesday. ] AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com West zone feature on Minnetonka boys' hockey, being coached this year by Sean Goldsworthy, son of former North Star Bill Goldsworthy. We photograph a team practice on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Pagel Activity Center at Minnetonka High School.

Goldsworthy lands right where he belongs as Minnetonka's hockey coach

Lakeville South gymnasts continue their ascent
North St. Paul's medley relay hoping for high finish in state meet
Minnehaha Academy rallies from 16 down for win

Former Twins pitcher Jack Morris in October, 1991

'They got it right.' Committee votes Morris into Hall of Fame

Reusse: Jack Morris makes it a St. Paul Hall of Fame trifecta
Twins have new look, new attitude heading into winter meetings
Results of Modern Baseball Era Ballot

The Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen interviewed the Wolves’ Jimmy Butler for a Fox Sports North telecast. She’ll help call eight games this season.

Whalen gets on other side of mic with Wolves' TV broadcast team

Lynx's Whalen to be a part of 8 Wolves broadcasts
Lynx's Moore named Sports Illustrated's Performer of the Year
WNBA president expects Liberty to stay in New York

Surrounded by a late-autumn formation of ice, a small patch of open water was the final landing place for this retrieved December goose.

Anderson: Narrow scope helps hunters keep fruitful bird fields intact

Merchant retiring after 30 years at Minnesota DNR
Minnesota's skiers need a Plan B. It's in the U.P.
Hunter recounts how some of his best moments afield don't involve a trigger

Tours to eliminate 2-shot scorecard error for reviews

Players no longer will be penalized two shots for an incorrect scorecard if they were not aware of a rules violation when they signed their…


Ravens' defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers

It was a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens.


Shubhankar Sharma wins weather-delayed Joburg Open

Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.


Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats

Ben Roethlisberger's record-setting day finished with a carry just as valuable as any of the franchise-record 66 passes he threw.


ICYMI in NFL Week 14: Savage hit, win-lose for Philly

Jarring as it may have been to see Texans quarterback Tom Savage lying on the ground with his hands twitching after a brutal hit in…