Will Power capped the Belle Isle era with a victory for Team Penske on Sunday, winning the final Detroit Grand Prix at Island Park to reclaim the IndyCar points lead.
Power held off Alexander Rossi in the closing rounds – extending Rossi’s losing streak to almost three years – for his first win of the season. The three Team Penske drivers have won seven IndyCar races this season.
The Aussie’s victory was a redemption from a year ago when Power controlled the first race of the doubles from Belle Isle. A late warning brought out a red flag and Power’s car was unable to start for the finish.
This year’s Belle Isle finale was just an IndyCar race, as the event will return to its original downtown street course layout in 2023.
The Bryant jersey sells for $2.7 million: A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant during his rookie season, which included two playoff games, sold at auction for $2.73 million.
SCP Auctions said on Sunday that the buyer wished to remain anonymous, as did the seller, who had owned the jersey for 25 years. David Kohler of SCP Auctions had estimated that the jersey for the 1996-97 season would fetch between $3 million and $5 million.
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Another of Bryant’s rookie jerseys cost $3.69 million last year. This autographed, game-worn yellow jersey fetched the highest price ever for a basketball jersey.
The winning bidder this time acquired the No. 8 jersey Bryant wore for the Los Angeles Lakers in regular season victories at the Old Forum on April 13, 1997, against Utah and April 17, 1997, against Sacramento. The authenticity of the jersey was verified by independent authenticators, who photo-matched it, Kohler said.
Bergeron wins Selke again: Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward for a record fifth time.
The honor unveiled Sunday before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals could be Bergeron’s last if he decides to retire near his 37th birthday. He doesn’t have a contract for next season and declined to say whether he plans to return for a 19th season.
At 36, Bergeron led the league with 991 game wins and a .619 winning percentage and had the most puck possession among players who skated at least 50 games. He had 65 points in 73 games, trailing longtime teammates Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in points for the Bruins.
Bergeron winning the Selke for the fifth time broke the tie with Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Bob Gainey, who won the award in its first four years.
American boxer Haney now undisputed champion: The American Devin Haney made it official – and unanimous – on Sunday. He is the undisputed lightweight boxing world champion.
Haney retained his WBC lightweight title and added three more in the weight class after his unanimous decision on points against Australian George Kambosos.
Haney, 23, won three of the first four rounds and was well ahead halfway through the 12-round bout to become the undisputed lightweight division champion.
The judges scored the fight 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110 in favor of Haney.
Haney, who proved to be the best technical fighter in front of a crowd of 41,129 at Melbourne’s indoor Marvel Stadium, now has an unbeaten record of 28-0 with 15 knockouts.
Kambosos, 28, held the WBO, WBA and IBF lightweight titles before the fight. These now belong to Haney. Kambosos is now 20-1 with 10 knockouts.