In Brief: Palou wins Detroit Grand Prix

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Palou started and finished first in the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday, winning his second IndyCar race in less than a month and for the sixth time of his career.

The Spaniard won the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May.

He led 74 of 100 laps on Detroit’s new street course and went ahead for the last time on lap 77. He stayed in front after Will Power made a move that didn’t pan out as he made contact with Scott Dixon on lap 91.

Palou pulled away in his Honda with five laps left and Power finished second in his Chevrolet.


PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights host the Florida Panthers at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday in the Stanley Cup Final with a 1-0 lead in the series.

The teams meet Saturday for the fourth time this season. The Golden Knights won the last meeting 5-2.

Vegas is 51-22-9 overall and 32-18-1 at home. The Golden Knights have a 31-12-2 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

Florida has a 42-32-8 record overall and a 27-21-3 record on the road. The Panthers have gone 25-12-4 in games they score at least one power-play goal.


DENVER (AP) — Rick Adelman’s influence is all over this year’s NBA Finals. That makes his being honored during the title series even more fitting.

Adelman was announced Sunday as the 18th recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. That preceded Game 2 of the NBA Finals between Denver and Miami.

Nuggets assistant coach David Adelman is Rick’s son and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is a Portland native who vividly remembers Adelman’s Trail Blazers teams.


DETROIT (AP) — It’s official. Monty Williams is taking over the Detroit Pistons.

The team on Friday announced it reached an agreement with Williams to fill its coaching vacancy.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but a person familiar with the situation told the AP on Wednesday night that it was a six-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced at the time.

The 51-year-old Williams was fired by Phoenix on May 13, two years after reaching the NBA Finals and a year after he won the league’s coach of the year honors.

Williams will be formally introduced at a news conference in Detroit next week.

He said he made the decision to sign on with the Pistons after a series of conversations with Gores, general manager Troy Weaver and other Pistons executives.


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