Sports briefs | Marauders, Hammerheads rained out; twin bill set Aug. 6



Bradenton Marauders Orlando Castro, Bryton Trepagnier and Josh Smith sign autographs Saturday at the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald


Friday's night game between Bradenton and the Jupiter Hammerheads was rained out. The game will be made up during an Aug. 6 doubleheader at McKechnie Field.

Tickets from Friday's game can be exchanged at the McKechnie Field box office Tuesday.

The Marauders head to St. Lucie next to begin a three-game series with the Mets. They return to McKechnie Field on Tuesday to face Fort Myers.

College football: Winston, Thomas are ACC players of the year

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State's Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has been named the ACC men's athlete of the year. Maryland women's basketball player Alyssa Thomas earned the award for the league's women.

Winston led the Seminoles to a national championship in football and was the closer on the baseball team. He was named MVP of the BCS championship game and set NCAA freshman records with 4,057 passing yards and 40 touchdowns.

Motorsports: Keselowski's record earns Kentucky pole

SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski had a track-record speed of 188.791 mph in a Ford to win the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway.

A day in which 23 drivers broke Dale Earnhardt's year-old mark of 183.636 mph in the first round of knockout qualifying alone ended with the 2012 winner of the 400-mile race shattering it by more than 5 mph. Keselowski overtook Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano, who turned a lap of 187.175 after leading the first two rounds.

ELSEWHERE -- Kevin Harvick passed Kyle Busch on the final restart and held off Brad Keselowski to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kentucky Speedway. After failing to pass Busch on an earlier restart, Harvick succeeded with another chance on Lap 196. His Chevy gained enough space from Keselowski, who rallied from 17th following a pass-through penalty with 50 laps left to finish second in a Ford. ... IndyCar overturned an unsafe driving penalty against Sebastien Bourdais because it did not have enough evidence to show he had done anything wrong.

NFL: Manziel won't tone it down

BEREA, Ohio -- Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has no intention of toning down his weekends.

Manziel says he respects the opinions of past NFL All-Pros, but adds that some recent social media reports have been distorted. Manziel says his weekend partying is not affecting him at practice and he's committed to football.

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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