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

Viking quarterback Case Keenum was chased down early in the 1st quarter. He picked up 1 yard on this play.

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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Don't assume 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.

Overtime goal rescues Wild from Sharks after blown three-goal lead

Signs of a collapse popped up amid a string of seven penalties by the Wild — a lopsided advantage the Sharks used to generate momentum and rally. Then, Nino Niederreiter rescued his team.

Reiff in walking boot as offensive line issues mount for Vikings

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.

Craig: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon

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)

Carolina had 1,540 pounds of manhood focused on the right side of its line, including an out-of-position Matt Kalil, on the play when Jonathan Stewart ran 60-yards for a touchdown..

Basketball opponents are exposing Gophers defense

Arkansas on Saturday shot 57 percent against the Gophers. 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.

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.

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.

Postgame: String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild

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.

Golf rules changing: Don't bother phoning in a rules violation

According to the video review protocol for tournaments on TV, officials will not monitor or review any calls from viewers at home.

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.

Gophers women's basketball loses at San Diego

The Gophers women's basketball team was held to a season-low point total in a 72-69 loss to San Diego on Sunday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

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

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.

Craig: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon
Mark Craig

Carolina had 1,540 pounds of manhood focused on the right side of its line, including an out-of-position Matt Kalil, on the play when Jonathan Stewart ran 60-yards for a touchdown..


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: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon
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)

Overtime goal rescues Wild from Sharks after blown three-goal lead

Stalock grateful to Sharks for support through severe injury
Postgame: String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild
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, among others, are finding out past success doesn't ensure future fortune

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
Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand

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

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…


Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

Ryan Shazier was everywhere. His helmet rested on the Pittsburgh Steelers' bench. His jersey too. His face and #Shalieve stitched on specially-designed cleats. His familiar No. 50 printed in white in the middle of a gold circle on T-shirts worn by teammates searching for a way to let Shazier know he is never far from their mind as he recovers from a spinal injury that put the linebacker's blossoming career in jeopardy.