Compiled from wire reports
Former Indians outfielder?Otis Nixon faces charges
•?Former Indians outfielder Otis Nixon was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and permitting an unlicensed person to drive. Nixon, 56, was arrested Tuesday night in Atlanta and released from jail Wednesday after posting a $2,500 bond. Police provided no details.
Nixon was arrested on crack cocaine charges in 2013 after a traffic stop in suburban Atlanta. An officer found a pipe for smoking crack cocaine in Nixon’s pants pocket and found suspected crack rock in the driver’s seat.
Nixon collected more than 600 stolen bases in 17 seasons with 10 teams from 1983-99. He played for the Indians from 1984-1987.
Lincoln Tighe is ahead?by 5 shots in Australia
•?Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott struggled to even-par 71s in the hot, windy opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney, leaving them 5 strokes behind leader Lincoln Tighe. With seven birdies and two bogeys, Tighe had a 1-stroke lead after a 66.
•?South Africa’s Christiaan Basson shot an 8-under 64 to top the Alfred Dunhill Championship leaderboard when play was suspended because of lightning in Malelane, South Africa. South African star Charl Schwartzel was tied for second, 3 strokes behind Basson, with one hole left.
Stars call up top prospect?after backup goalie is hurt
•?The Dallas Stars placed goalie Kari Lehtonen on the injured list, clearing the way for prospect Jack Campbell to back up Antti Niemi. Campbell was called up from the Texas Stars of the AHL on Thursday along with defenseman Patrik Nemeth.
•?Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov is expected to miss two to four weeks after spraining his left ankle in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Yakupov was knocked down when linesman Matt MacPherson lost his balance and fell backward after a faceoff in the second period.
‘Phi Slama Jama’ coach?Guy Lewis dies at age 93
•?Former University of Houston men’s basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the “Phi Slama Jama” teams of the 1980s, died Thursday in Kyle, Texas. He was 93. Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years and led them to back-to-back NCAA title games in 1983 and 1984.
•?Washington football coach Chris Petersen signed a two-year contract extension keeping him through the 2020 season. Petersen will be paid $4 million per season in 2019 and 2020, the same as he is scheduled to make in 2018, the final year of his original contract.
•?Austrian tennis player Jurgen Melzer, 34, will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics after shoulder surgery. Melzer, who was the 1999 junior singles champion at Wimbledon, has won 13 career doubles titles, including Wimbledon in 2010 and the U.S. Open in 2011.
— From wire reports