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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.


Souhan: Under all that losing is a potential bright future for Wolves

The Wolves right now are a bad team playing as badly as ever. But assuming that their losing ways are predestined ignores the realities of modern sports.


Souhan: More than talk, ex-Lynx guard Montgomery effects change

Renee Montgomery, who played for the Lynx from 2015-17, is part of the three-person team that bought the Atlanta Dream, making her the first WNBA player to move into ownership.


Souhan: They can wear red, but golf at a loss without Tiger on Sundays

The final round of Sunday's tournament brought back memories of a Tiger Woods moment that was all about stars of his magnitude.


Souhan: Cousins is the Vikings' quarterback, for better or for worse

The rumors of Kirk Cousins potentially being traded away from the Vikings are out there. But unlike up to 18 other teams in the NFL this offseason, the Vikings won't be making a change under center.


Souhan: Kaprizov already proving to be best reason to watch Wild

Kirill Kaprizov is not just good. He may be transformative. He may be changing the way the Wild looks and plays.


Souhan: Whether star-crossed Woods golfs again is unimportant

If he never plays again, Tiger Woods will remain the most compelling American athlete of the past 20 years for making golf history while bouncing between heroism and villainy.


Souhan: Timing is bad, but firing Saunders an inevitable decision

Ryan Saunders was hired because of who he was instead of what he had done. Then he was never put in a position to succeed.


Souhan: Even Gophers volleyball can have an off day

Despite losing to Nebraska, watching the Gophers was a reminder of what a dynamic sport volleyball is, and what a pleasant counterpart it is to so many other sports.


Souhan: Championship-caliber Lynx keep doing non-Minnesota sports things

Minnesota sports fans are accustomed to the same pleas from local teams: Rebuild. Patience. Future. But the Lynx have not taken this path.


Souhan: Don't worry about the postseason . . . until the postseason.

Some advice for fans: Pack away those negative thoughts for now and look forward to when we can gather again at Target Field and watch entertaining baseball.