In Brief


FOOTBALL

Former NFL QB McMahon, two others injured in limo crash

Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 2 p.m. on U.S. 395.

The limo, owned by Bell Limousine of Reno, was heading north when it left the four-lane highway, crashed through a wire fence, over a culvert and into a pasture, Trooper Mike Edgell said.

"Right now he's in a lot of pain," Edgell said of McMahon, 51. He described the injuries as "nonincapacitating," and it wasn't immediately known if McMahon would be admitted to the hospital.

A woman traveling with McMahon also was injured and being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The patrol identified her as Lori Navon, 45, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

The driver, Robert McCoy, 40, of Sparks, also was injured and taken to the Renown Regional Medical Center.

Alcohol was not involved and the cause of the accident was under investigation, Edgell said.

Also: Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Cincinnati.

Court officials said attorney Edward Perry filed the written plea for Jones in Hamilton County Municipal Court. The misdemeanor charges stem from Jones' July 10 arrest in Cincinnati.

Court documents accuse the 27-year-old Jones of being disorderly and shouting profanities at a downtown bar and trying to pull away as officers arrested him.

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jerry Hughes was arrested Sunday in Dallas on a preliminary charge of public intoxication.

Hughes and two former Texas Christian teammates were arrested after an incident was reported about 2:30 a.m. near The Bank nightclub.

The three men were freed from the jail a few hours after the arrests.

Southern California tailback Marc Tyler was suspended from all team activities and the Trojans' season opener for comments he made to TMZ that implied he gets paid to play for USC.

When asked by TMZ whether he could make more money at USC or in the NFL, Tyler said, "USC, they breaking bread," making a gesture indicating a large stack of money.

USC coach Lane Kiffin suspended his leading rusher for the Sept. 3 opener against Minnesota and possibly longer. The fifth-year senior is facing potential discipline what Kiffin said were two alcohol-related problems in April.

UNLV's football team received its first commitment of the 2011-12 recruiting class when Canadian offensive tackle Tom Clarkson (6 feet 6 inches, 290 pounds) said he would join the Rebels.

Clarkson said he chose UNLV over Washington State, Montana, Rice and Eastern Washington. Clarkson, who is from Mission, British Columbia, said Washington State and Montana each offered him a scholarship.

MISCELLANEOUS

Coronado's McInerney in hunt at U.S. Junior Amateur tourney

AJ McInerney of Henderson is two strokes off the lead after shooting a 70 in the first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain Golf Club at Bremerton, Wash.

McInerney, who will be a senior at Coronado High School, trails U.S. Open qualifier Beau Hossler and Will Starke, who shot 4-under 68s.

The field of 156 players will be trimmed to 64 after today's second round of stroke play.

McInerney qualified for the tournament by winning the U.S. Junior Open in June at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Also: Yao Ming is likely to make it official on Wednesday, announcing what is expected to be his retirement from the NBA and a sport that made him a household name in China.

The 7-foot-6 center for the Houston Rockets played eight seasons in the NBA, but has missed 250 regular-season games over the past six years.

His career, including appearances for the Chinese national team at Olympics and world championships, has included leg and foot injuries.

The Rockets cannot comment due to the NBA lockout and the NBA said it has not received official retirement paperwork from Yao.

The Minnesota Timberwolves interviewed Terry Porter for their head coaching vacancy.

Porter has been a head coach twice before, in Milwaukee and Phoenix. He lasted just over half a season with the Suns in 2008-09 before being replaced by Alvin Gentry.

A former Toledo running back pleaded guilty to working with a Detroit gambler accused of placing bets on football and basketball games, the third ex-Rocket to be convicted in a point-shaving probe.

Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. of Cleveland said he accepted more than $5,000 from Ghazi "Gary" Manni in exchange for information about the Rockets in 2004-05. McDougle pleaded guilty to conspiracy to influence sports through bribery.

 

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