Dunkin’ Deuces :: 9/26 Edition

Dunkin’ Deuces is your daily morning cup of links to all things MN Sports.  With all the great writers in the area, we bring you the links to one central page.  We are still working on the format of Dunkin’ Deuces so hang with us.  For now check out the links below:

 

Minnesota Lynx

Lynx Sweep, in WNBA Finals

FOX 9 News – Leif Knutson – ‎15 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS – With Sunday night’s win over Phoenix, the Minnesota Lynx have advanced to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. The initial game of the best-of-five WNBA Finals between the Lynx and either

Lynx advance

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – ‎16 hours ago‎
In a season of firsts, the Lynx have another. They are in the WNBA finals. The Lynx beat Phoenix 103-86 on Sunday at the US Airlines Center to win their best-of-three Western Conference finals series 2-0. They got contributions from nearly everybody as

Minnesota Vikings

Against all odds, Vikings tank for the third time

MinnPost.com – Jim Klobuchar – ‎54 minutes ago‎
Donovan McNabb hit Visanthe Shiancoe with an 8-yard touchdown pass, Ryan Longwell kicked two field goals and there it was after two quarters, Vikings leading 20-0. This, against a Detroit organization that hadn’t won a road game in Minnesota for 13

Vikings Blow Another Lead, Drop to 0-3

FOX 9 News – ‎2 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are just the second team in NFL history to lost three straight games after holding double-digits leads in all of them. At halftime Sunday, the 2-0 Detroit Lions looked to be just what the doctor ordered,

Lions stun Vikings for first 3-0 start since 1980

KARE – ‎3 hours ago‎
“Something’s not right.” The numbers behind Minnesota’s tale of two halves this season are stunning. The Vikings have outscored their foes over the first and second quarters 54-7. Their cumulative post-halftime deficit is 67-6, with just one of 15

Call is applauded; result is regretted

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Kent Youngblood – ‎10 hours ago‎
On fourth-and-1, Vikings running back Toby Gerhart got stuffed for no gain by the Lions late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings were clinging to a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field when, on third-and-9 from the

Vikings offense can’t solve riddle known as second half

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Kent Youngblood – ‎10 hours ago‎
The Lions’ Chris Houston (left) brought down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after Peterson gained 43 yards during first-half action. Visanthe Shiancoe took every question, standing in front of his locker as long as it took.

Vikings-Detroit: Five extra points

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Mark Craig – ‎10 hours ago‎
Once again, the Vikings‘ defensive pressure on the quarterback started out strong and finished weak. Matthew Stafford went into the game as the only NFL starting QB that hadn’t been sacked. He was sacked on his first two third-down attempts and fell

Plenty of blame to go around, but few answers

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Chip Scoggins – ‎11 hours ago‎
After another second-half collapse, the Vikings were at a loss for an explanation. And Jared Allen spewed enough frustration for everyone. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen got one of his three sacks on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on a key drive

Vikings-Detroit game replay

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎11 hours ago‎
The result: The Lions drove to the Vikings 32, and Jason Hanson kicked a 50-yard field goal to tie the score. Percy Harvin’s value to the Vikings exceeds his wide receiver title. He has four kickoff return touchdowns in a little more than two seasons,

So what’s the Vikings‘ offensive identity?

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – Mark Craig, Adrian Peterson – ‎12 hours ago‎
But that hasn’t happened because the Vikings haven’t come anywhere near achieving their goal of controlling the game with a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson and a veteran game manager in Donovan McNabb at quarterback. Peterson has been shut down in the

Hartman: Even Vikings players baffled by team’s split personality

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Sid Hartman – ‎13 hours ago‎
It happened again: The Vikings did no wrong in the first half, but the second half was an utterly different story. No doubt the Vikings played their best first half of the season offensively and defensively against Detroit on Sunday, but after the

Minnesota Twins

Nod to Thome’s days at third base

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Joe Christensen – ‎9 hours ago‎
In a moment that stirred memories of Alex Rodriguez pushing Cal Ripken Jr. back over to shortstop during Ripken’s final All-Star Game, the Indians gave Jim Thome a chance to play third base Sunday against the Twins. It lasted one pitch.

Twins have an ugly doubleheader streak going, too

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – Joe Christensen – ‎Sep 24, 2011‎
CLEVELAND — The Twins were swept in their first three doubleheaders this season, and they’ll try to avoid letting it happen again tonight in Game 2 against Cleveland. The Indians won Game 1, 8-2, as Twins hitters combined for 13 strikeouts,

Twins Fall To Indians, 8-2, In First Half Of Doubleheader

SB Nation Minnesota – Christopher Gates – ‎Sep 24, 2011‎
The Minnesota Twins’ bullpen, as has been their propensity for much of the 2011 season, completely fell apart in the opener of their doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after Twins’

Minnesota Golden Gophers

What’s correct? A, B or A and B?

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Phil Miller – ‎10 hours ago‎
The Gophers haven’t made up their minds about QBs MarQueis Gray and Max Shortell. Gophers freshman Max Shortell, splitting time with starter Marqueis Gray, completed four of eight passes against North Dakota State on Saturday night for 71 yards and one

Gophers Coach Jerry Kill Back In Hospital

FOX 9 News – ‎16 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS – A week after returning to coaching for the University of Minnesota, head football coach Jerry Kill is back in the hospital after having another seizure Sunday morning. Coach Kill announced that he’s checking himself into the Mayo Clinic

After false hope, U must face reality

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Sid Hartman – ‎Sep 24, 2011‎
The performance of this team hasn’t been a surprise to new coach Jerry Kill, who predicted an up-and-down season. Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray evaded NDSU’s Bryan Shepherd but only managed to rush for 23 yards in the game.
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