Peters pulls away for Truck Series win, while Sauter retains series point lead

Timothy Peters took the lead late, then pulled away to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Clermont, Ind.

Peters, who made contact with another truck and forced a caution near the midpoint of the race, pushed into second place during the final 20 laps, then passed James Buescher in Lap 194. Buescher finished second, his ninth straight top-10 finish.

Johnny Sauter, the series points leader, finished 23rd but remained at the top of the standings.


NHL: New Jersey reached an agreement with high-scoring left wing Zach Parise on a one-year-contract.

Lou Lamoriello, team president and general manager, said the two sides were continuing to work on a multiyear deal. The Devils had filed for arbitration with Parise in June. He would have become an unrestricted free agent in 2012 had he not reached a new deal.

Parise earned $5 million last season when he was limited to 13 games and three goals by a knee injury that required surgery. He had 146 goals in the previous four seasons.


NBA: The Detroit Pistons hired Lawrence Frank as their new head coach.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the Pistons agreed to a three-year deal with Frank to replace John Kuester, who was fired in June after Detroit missed the playoffs in both of his two seasons.

Frank was an assistant coach with Boston last season.

WNBA: Shannon Bobbitt made a layup at the buzzer to give the visiting Indiana Fever a 61-59 victory over the Washington Mystics.

Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins each scored 16 points as the Minnesota Lynx cruised to a 92-67 victory over Seattle at Minneapolis.


CROATIA OPEN: Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic defeated seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 to reach the semifinals at Umag, Croatia.

SWISS OPEN: Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro defeated Jarkko Nieminen 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a rain-delayed, second-round match, then advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 7-5 win against Feliciano Lopez at Gstaad, Switzerland.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Sabine Lisicki knocked off her second straight seeded opponent, beating fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals at Stanford, Calif.

FARMERS CLASSIC: Top-seeded Mardy Fish beat No. 8 seed Igor Kunitsyn 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at Los Angeles.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ryan Lochte won two more gold medals at Shanghai, raising his victory total to four with at least one more event to go.

Lochte led from start to finish in the 200-meter backstroke, then rallied the U.S. past France in the anchor leg to win the 800 freestyle relay. 

– From news service reports