Sports Briefs for Saturday, Aug. 23

Race due tonight at Grays Harbor Raceway

With the annual World of Outlaws appearance barely a week away, the racing season continues tonight at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Tonight’s competition will be in the modified, 360 sprint car, hornet and dwarf car classifications. The first race is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The World of Outlaws national sprint-car tour will make its annual Elma appearance on Labor Day, Sept. 1. The Summer Thunder Sprint Series is scheduled for Aug. 31.

Manziel fined $12,000 for flipping bird

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for directing a middle-finger salute at Washington’s bench Monday night in a preseason game, a source familiar with the situation confirmed for the Beacon Journal on Friday.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the NFL has yet to announce the fine. ESPN and NFL Network first reported the fine Friday morning.

Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is still contemplating whether he will appeal the fine, according to NFL Network’s report. The fine, which is more than the league’s $11,025 minimum for the offense, could be reduced to 25 percent of Manziel’s weekly check, or about $6,000, if he were to win an appeal.

Daily World staff &wire reports


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