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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota sports news from The Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning last night to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair of runs during the surge. Wade Davis pitched a perfect eighth to earn his second straight win.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jake Locker and Matt Cassel might never leave the sidelines tonight with a pair of rookie quarterbacks possibly getting the chance to start. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says his starters won't play for long in the preseason finale if they're in at all. The Titans and Minnesota Vikings are just trying to wrap up the preseason safely.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cameron Botticelli has become the leader of Minnesota's defensive line. The Gophers have a big hole to fill after losing tackle Ra'Shede Hageman to the NFL. But the position group should remain viable with plenty of experience and depth around Botticelli. The Gophers are trying to build off the four wins they had in Big Ten play last season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The newest Minnesota Timberwolves are pitching in to help the Lynx push toward another championship. Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Zach LaVine and Thaddeus Young have purchased a total of 500 tickets for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. The upper level tickets will be available for free to those who call the Lynx ticket office.

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