Manziel suspended for half of opener
• Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half of the Aggies’ season-opener against Rice on Saturday for what the school said was an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules by signing autographs. The school issued a statement Wednesday saying it declared the Heisman Trophy winner ineligible and that the NCAA agreed to reinstate Manziel after he sits out the first half. Manziel was being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly accepting money for signing autographs for memorabilia brokers, which violates NCAA rules and could have led to a much longer suspension. Conditions for reinstatement include Manziel discussing his actions with teammates
Jamison signs deal with the Clippers
• Free-agent forward Antawn Jamison signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The 37-year-old former Cavaliers player moves down the hallway at Staples Center to join the Clippers after starting six of 76 games with the Lakers last season.
• The Houston Rockets signed free-agent swingman Ronnie Brewer. The 6-foot-7 Brewer spent last season with the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds a game.
Broken ribs force Labonte to sit race
• Bobby Labonte broke three ribs in a bike riding accident near his home in Trinity, N.C., and will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race in Atlanta. A spokesman for the driver said Labonte was taken to a hospital by ambulance and will be held overnight for observation. He was scheduled to drive the No. 51 Chevy for Phoenix Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’ll be replaced by Mike Bliss.
• Landon Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club. Donovan, 31, has been with the Galaxy since 2005, winning three of his five career MLS Cup titles in Los Angeles.
• Michael Matthews of Australia won the fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy kept the overall lead ahead of Christopher Horner of the U.S. Matthews, riding for Orica-Greenedge, won in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 22 seconds.
• The U.S. women’s national volleyball team lost to Brazil 25-19, 25-12, 25-10 Wednesday in the opening FIVB World Grand Prix final-round match in Sapporo, Japan.
— From wire reports