Dunkin’ Deuces :: 9/27 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 have silenced doubters so far in playoffs

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – ‎22 hours ago‎
sweep in the best-of-three series; the Lynx won the first game 95-67 on Thursday at the Target Center. “It has been a long road,” McWilliams-Franklin said. “We fought through a lot of adversity. Anywhere from people in the beginning at Minnesota,

Players celebrate behind scenes after Lynx advance to WNBA finals

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – ‎Sep 25, 2011‎
She said as much on Sunday when she appeared before the media after the Lynx’s 103-86 victory over Phoenix. A victory which put the once stumbling and bumbling franchise in the WNBA finals. Was she kidding? Maybe. Was it minor? A more likely scenario.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Vikings‘ Frazier Sticking With McNabb

WJON News – Jay Caldwell – ‎1 hour ago‎
McNabb was 22-36 passing with 211 yards with 1 touchdown and no interceptions Sunday against Detroit. Frazier says rookie Christian Ponder continues to work with the coaches and will be ready if he’s needed. The 0-3 Vikings play at 0-3 Kansas City

Best of the worst

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎4 hours ago‎
Let’s take a spin through football as we know it through week 3: • Take heart, Vikings fans: Your squad might be one of just five teams without a victory this season, but Minnesota does have the best point differential of those five — minus-14,

Only Vikings stopping Peterson

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Mark Craig – ‎4 hours ago‎
The notion that Adrian Peterson can’t or shouldn’t run the ball against eight- or nine-man defensive fronts has been proven faulty at times during the running back’s five seasons with the Vikings. One of them came early in the first quarter of Sunday’s

Frazier, Vikings face a new challenge: 0-3

St. Cloud Times – ‎8 hours ago‎
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier looks on during the first half of Sunday’s game against Detroit at the Metrodome. The Lions won 26-23 in overtime. Frazier has another challenge in front of him: an 0-3 team and a big problem with blown leads

Father: Adrian Peterson unhappy with lack of second-half carries for Vikings

Pioneer Press – Jeremy Fowler – ‎9 hours ago‎
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he wants the ball in his hands more in the second half, even against eight- and nine-man defensive fronts. (PIONEER PRESS: SHERRI LAROSE-CHIGLO) Adrian Peterson has been diplomatic when

MINNESOTA TWINS

Twins lose 7-3, close in on 100 losses

KARE – ‎3 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins now have two options: Win the final two games of the regular season or lose 100 games. After Monday night’s 7-3 loss to Kansas City, the two-time defending AL Central champion Twins fell to 61-99 on the season.

Slowey equals unwanted mark

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Joe Christensen – ‎4 hours ago‎
Kevin Slowey finished something no major league pitcher had done in 60 years Monday night as the Twins lost their 99th game. In his eighth start of the season, Slowey took his eighth loss, marking the first time a pitcher has made at least eight starts

MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

Kill remains at Mayo Clinic for extensive seizure tests

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Phil Miller – ‎4 hours ago‎
The Gophers, 1-3 in Kill’s first season, play at Michigan on Saturday, and Maturi said it’s too early to know whether the coach will make the trip. But a clinical evaluation of a patient with a recurring condition such as Kill’s typically requires five

Coach, heal thyself before attempting to mend Gophers

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Chip Scoggins – ‎12 hours ago‎
Jerry Kill sat behind a table on a dais Saturday night and accepted full responsibility for the Gophers‘ latest embarrassment, a humbling 37-24 loss to North Dakota State. Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill watched his team at TCF Bank Stadium on
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