The NBA’s competition committee closely examined the league’s playoff seeding procedures on Monday, potentially paving the way for a change to the rule that currently gives a top-four seed to a division winner regardless of record, league sources told CBSSports.com. As part of the discussion about whether a division winner should automatically qualify for a top-four seed, the committee also examined whether a division winner should get a tiebreak over a non-division winner with a better record . . . The Memphis Grizzlies signed All-Star center Marc Gasol to a multiyear contract, fulfilling the team’s top priority this offseason. The team announced Gasol’s signing Monday. Although the Grizzlies didn’t release terms of the deal, the Associated Press previously reported Gasol had agreed on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.62 blocks last season . . . The Clippers re-signed backup guard Austin Rivers, the son of coach Doc Rivers, and added reserve center Cole Aldrich. Rivers averaged 7.1 points in 41 games after arriving from Boston in a January trade.
Sabres’ O’Reilly arrested
A couple of weeks after signing a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres following a trade from the Colorado Avalanche, forward Ryan O’Reilly was charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident by the Ontario Provincial Police in Middlesex County. ‘‘We are currently in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment until we have spoken with all parties involved,’’ Sabres general manager Tim Murray said. O’Reilly, 24, is due to appear in court in London, Ontario, on Aug. 20.
Rangers’ Perez set to return
Texas Rangers lefthander Martin Perez will complete his return from Tommy John surgery with his first major league start in more than a year Friday in Houston. Perez made six rehab starts, going 0-1 with a 4.56 ERA . . . Scott Lipsky helped get wins in mixed and men’s doubles but the Boston Lobsters (0-2) fell to the Austin Aces, 22-18, in World TeamTennis play at the Manchester Athletic Club . . . Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic beat Illya Marchenko, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, and No. 3-seeded Bernard Tomic was upset by fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith, 6-3, 7-5, in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.