1. Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams missed a court hearing Friday and faces the threat of arrest if he misses another hearing Monday. Williams faces a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license. Defense attorney John Tompkins said he told Williams he needed to attend Friday’s hearing. Williams was jailed on an initial charge of marijuana possession after a traffic stop this month, but prosecutors dropped that charge [Williams faces arrest if he doesn’t show up for court].
2. The Flyers on Saturday assigned forward Steve Downie to the club’s AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. Downie was suspended Friday by the NHL for 20 games for hitting Ottawa center Dean McAmmond in the head with a flying check during a road game last Tuesday that left McAmmond with a concussion [Suspended Downie to start season in AHL].
3. Florida catcher Miguel Olivo was suspended for five games Sunday and fined for his role in a weekend brawl against the New York Mets. Olivo asked the players’ association to appeal the penalty, meaning any suspension would be served at the start of next season. He was not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s season finale [Marlins’ Olivo will appeal five-game suspension after brawl with Mets].
4. Former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Dexter Reid was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming from a gun charge in Virginia Beach. Police charged the 26-year-old Norfolk native with two felony counts of illegal weapon possession. Reid attracted police attention after parking his car illegally in a handicapped space at a fast food restaurant, said Christi Golden, a Chesapeake police spokeswoman. Police observed a handgun under an envelope in the 2000 Cadillac sedan after Reid gave them permission to move his car to avoid additional fines. Police said they also found a loaded AK semiautomatic pistol in the trunk. A records check later indicated an outstanding warrant from Virginia Beach, police said [Reid charged with two felony counts of illegal weapon possession].