Compiled from wire reports

FOOTBALL

Ex-NFL star indicted for not paying taxes

•?Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer.

•?Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, his players and former star linebacker Ray Lewis visited two Baltimore schools to help quell tension in the city following days of rioting. In addition to unloading food and toiletries from trailers, members of the contingent spoke to students at Frederick Douglass High School and Matthew A. Henson Elementary School.

•?The Miami Dolphins exercised their fifth-year, $16.2 million option on quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s rookie contract for 2016.

TENNIS

Andy Murray gets easy win on clay

•?Top-seeded Andy Murray began his clay-court season with a routine 6-2, 6-2 victory over local qualifier Mischa Zverev to reach the BMW Open quarterfinals in Munich. Murray, who has never won a title on clay, will next face Lukas Rosol. The Czech beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine for the first time, 7-5, 6-2.

•?Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Prague Open semifinals by beating fellow Czech and wild card Denisa Allertova 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. On Friday, Pliskova will play Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, who rallied from a set down to defeat qualifier Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

•?Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain upset second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round of the Estoril Open in Portugal.

•?Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov eased into the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2.

•?The ATP said world No. 1 and former champion Novak Djokovic withdrew from next week’s Madrid Open without elaborating, and will return to competition the following week in Rome, where he is the defending champion.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Auburn suspends player after arrest

•?Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel was suspended from the football team following his arrest with two other athletes on theft and burglary charges that police said resulted from an investigation into items missing from dormitory rooms after spring break. Coach Gus Malzahn issued a statement saying the 6-foot-2, 282-pound junior from Indianapolis is suspended indefinitely.

•?Will Wade will be paid $1 million per season as the men’s basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth, and his five-year contract has bonus opportunities that could greatly boost his pay.

OTHER SPORTS

Buffalo Sabres have coaching candidates

•?Former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan and minor-league coach Luke Richardson are among the initial candidates being considered by the Buffalo Sabres, two people familiar with the coaching search told the Associated Press.

•?Authorities in Frankfurt, Germany, canceled a traditional May Day international cycling race around Frankfurt following the arrest of a couple and the discovery of bomb-making material in their home near the route. The Hesse state crime office said late Thursday that the race was called off because of “indications of a possible threat to the population.”

— From wire reports