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Vikings
January 6
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph celebrated a score in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Saints on Sunday.

Souhan: Vikings' playoff path is fascinating

Now that the Patriots appear to finally be in decline, are there any teams left in the NFL that scare you?
Vikings
January 5

Souhan postgame reaction: Why were the Saints such a mess?

Two takeaways from Sunday's game.
Blogs
January 5

Vikings-Saints: What I'm watching for

Pregame post from the stadium
Vikings
December 23, 2019
Vikings running back Mike Boone

Souhan: It's Boone's big chance tonight against Green Bay

He may not be as talented as Dalvin Cook or even Alexander Mattison, but Mike Boone is an explosive athlete with fresh legs.Will he have a big game?
Blogs
December 15, 2019

On Woog, Vikings, Chargers and sunshine

Vikings-Chargers today
Blogs
December 8, 2019

Vikings vs. Lions: Sloter and the receivers

What I'm watching for today at U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings
December 2, 2019
Everson Griffen sacked Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson during the 2015 playoff game that the Seahawks won 10-9.

Souhan: Vikings need to contain Wilson, minimize Seattle's big plays

My guess is that the Vikings will try to play Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson the way they did in the 2015 playoff game at TCF Bank Stadium, which worked well until the fourth quarter.
Blogs
November 17, 2019

What I'm watching for: Minnesota Vikings vs. Denver Broncos

Vikings could be 8-3 heading into the bye
Vikings
November 10, 2019
Linval Joseph (98)

Souhan: Can the Vikings do without prime players tonight at Dallas?

Without nose tackle Linval Joseph, can a Vikings defensive line otherwise built for speed handle the power rushing of the Cowboys? And how will it be without Adam Thielen catching passes?
Vikings
October 24, 2019
Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin catches a pass for a touchdown against the Dolphins on Oct. 13

Souhan pregame: Washington rookie McLaurin will be a handful for Vikings defense

In six games with a dysfunctional offense Terry McLaurin has caught 24 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns. Only two receivers have more touchdowns - Adam Thielen and Chris Godwin.
Blogs
October 20, 2019

Vikings at Lions: What I'm watching for

The Star Tribune team is covering Vikings-Lions at Ford Field today
Blogs
October 13, 2019

Vikings-Eagles: What I'm watching for

Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium
Blogs
October 6, 2019

Souhan: Diggs, Cousins and a must-win vs. the Giants

StribSports coverage from MetLife Stadium
Twins
October 5, 2019

Souhan pregame: Lingering second guesses from Game 1

As the Twins and Yankees prepare for Game 2 in the Bronx, some left over questions remain from Friday night's Game 1.
Blogs
September 22, 2019

Minnesota Vikings-Oakland Raiders: Barr out, trouble ahead?

Barr is inactive; what to watch for
Blogs
September 15, 2019

Vikings-Packers from Lambeau: What 2 watch 4

Favre, Rodgers, Kearse, et al
Vikings
September 8, 2019

Souhan: Will the Vikings defensive backs play big?

What I'm watching for today at U.S. Bank Stadium with the Star Tribune team
Golf
May 16, 2019
Tiger Woods, left, and Brooks Koepka walk to the 14th fairway during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, 2019,

Souhan: Much to love about the PGA's Bethpage Black course

It's big, and beautiful.
Golf
April 14, 2019

Souhan: Shuffling patrons early on Sunday at the Masters

Prepping for a big Sunday
Golf
April 13, 2019
Zach Johnson hits on the 18th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

Souhan: Iowa's Zach Johnson hits a clunker of a shot, but no harm, no foul

He took a practice swing on the 13th tee Friday and accidentally hit his ball. It clanged off a the tee marker to his right and caromed forward.
Golf
April 12, 2019

Souhan: A rainy weekend ahead at the Masters

Who's promising, who's out
Blogs
April 11, 2019

Former Gopher at The Masters

Wilhelm Schauman is working for a Swedish TV station
Golf
April 11, 2019
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his putt on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in

Souhan: At the Masters. A favorite, a sleeper, a (big name) long shot

Favorites and sleepers
Golf
April 10, 2019
Brandt Snedeker talked to six-year-old fan Caleb Daniel during a rainy practice round before the Masters at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., on Monda

Souhan: The good, the bad and the muddy from the Masters

Here's something you might not know: When it rains, the "patron''' walkways turn into a swamp. The course? The course is perfect.
Sports
April 8, 2019
Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti, left, is consoled by a teammate after losing to Virginia.

Souhan: Virginia made Texas Tech pay for late lapse

What evolved into a great championship battle spilled into overtime after an uncharacteristic defensive slip by Texas Tech.