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Sports news briefs — Sept. 23

Compiled from wire reports

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NFL

Cincinnati’s Jones given police citation

• Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was accused by police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop early Monday and was given a disorderly conduct citation.

Jones, who has had a spate of legal troubles, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on a highway in Cincinnati, a state patrol official said.

The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct.

Both charges are misdemeanors.

Jones and the driver were released and have court hearings scheduled for Friday.

• Peyton Manning slapped his hands together five, six, seven times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback’s latest touchdown pass. All part of another impeccably crafted victory for Manning and the Denver Broncos, who rolled over the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night. Denver’s 127 points lead the league and are 31 more than second-place Green Bay. Manning went 32-for-37 for 374 yards and set a few more records while outwitting the overmatched Raiders (1-2). Manning’s 12 touchdown passes are one more than Tom Brady’s old record for the first three games, set in 2011. Manning still has yet to throw an interception, which matches a record held by Michael Vick, who also threw 12 touchdowns before his first pick in 2010.

College Basketball

Wichita State coach gets raise for wins

• Wichita State is rewarding men’s coach Gregg Marshall with a raise for taking the Shockers to the Final Four for the first time since 1965. The school announced Monday that Marshall’s amended contract raises his base salary to $1.6 million on Nov. 9 and $1.75 million in April. The Wichita Eagle reports Marshall’s previous base salary was $1.03 million without incentives. Marshall has a 139-70 record in six years at Wichita State and remains under contract until 2020. He was the Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year the past two seasons.

NBA

League considers nickname on jersey

• So long, James, Allen, Pierce and Garnett. At least for one game, King James, Jesus Shuttlesworth, The Truth and KG might be headed to the backs of some NBA jerseys. Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” in at least one of their four matchups this season. The NBA has not announced the plan, but teams apparently have been aware of the likelihood of it happening for at least several weeks. Players were asked to submit what names they would want on the jerseys. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James is expected to wear “King James.” Heat guard Dwyane Wade would have any number of nicknames to choose from, with “Three” — both his jersey number and his championship-ring total — being his current favorite.

NHL

Blues sign veteran forward Morrow

• The St. Louis Blues added depth at forward, signing veteran Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract. The 34-year-old Morrow had six goals and eight assists in his final 15 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, which had acquired him from Dallas at the trade deadline. The Blues made the announcement Monday on their website. Before playing for the Penguins, Morrow spent his entire 13-year career with the Stars. Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong previously worked in the Dallas front office.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs signed left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old Raymond had 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games for Vancouver last season. He was in Toronto’s training camp for a tryout after going unsigned over the summer.

— From wire reports


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