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Saylor homer lifts Manatee

Junior Kara Saylor hit a walk-off two-run homer to left with none out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Manatee High School to a 4-3 season-opening victory against Venice in softball on Wednesday night.

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IMG Academy sends 25 into collegiate football ranks

Twenty-five IMG Academy players expect to play Division I football next year, but only one was in Bradenton to sign Wednesday. Jordan Anthony, a four-star outside linebacker in 247sports.com’s composite rankings, signed with Michigan at IMG Academy after spending two seasons as a running back and linebacker at IMG.

Sights and Sounds from NASCAR Championship Weekend at Homestead

The NASCAR Ford Championship weekend takes place at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, ending with the Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex and Joey Logano are the finalists.