SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. The suspension stems from an incident in April 2017 that led to no charges being filed. He was being investigated for assaulting a woman, who then filed an assault complaint. Reed may participate in preseason practices and games, but will not be available to the Seahawks until Oct. 14.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan is back with the San Antonio Spurs, this time as an assistant coach. Duncan won five championships during a 19-year NBA career spent entirely with the Spurs. He averaged 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 1,392 games. The team announced the move Monday, along with the promotion of Will Hardy to assistant coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tommy Sheppard is the Washington Wizards’ new general manager following an organizational restructuring that includes other hires from outside the NBA. Sheppard just oversaw the team’s draft while serving as the Wizard’s interim GM, moving up after president Ernie Grunfeld was fired late in the regular season. Former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown will serve as chief planning and operations officer for Monumental Basketball, the group that runs the Wizards.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2 million deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. The 24-year-old Aston-Reese posted career highs of eight goals and nine assists despite being limited to 43 games because of a hand injury.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) – Katie Ledecky had to withdraw from the 200-meter freestyle and the 1,500 free final at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko said Ledecky hasn’t been feeling well since arriving in South Korea last week. Ledecky was upset by Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 400 free on Sunday.