Matt Cullen joined an elite club Sunday, becoming just the third Minnesota-born player to win at least three Stanley Cups. The other two: Bill Nyrop of Edina, who was on three Cup-winning Montreal teams in the 1970s; and St. Paul's Dave Langevin, who won four in a row with the Islanders in the early 1980s.


There are going to be some upcoming days when you're really glad as a TV viewer that the Twins are relevant this season. Tuesday is one of those days. Mariners at Twins, 7 p.m., FSN.


"Value of patience:Four of top 14 picks in 2008 MLB draft (Beckham, Alonso, Smoak, Aaron Hicks) finally enjoying breakout seasons. Nine years later!"

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