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nba rumors The NBA is suspending New York Knicks center Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program, league sources told The Vertical. The NBA plans to announce the suspension on Saturday, league sources said. The Vertical

Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said. Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said. The Vertical

The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part of Fan Appreciation Night at Target Center on Tuesday, April 11. The Wolves will conclude the home portion of their regular season schedule that evening by hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. The logo will be unveiled during a special halftime show and all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative t-shirt with the new identity featured. Inside Hoops

The Gotham Ballers, a new professional basketball team made up of players straight out of the NBA as part of the Champions Basketball League, announced today a partnership with marketing powerhouse Steiner Sports. The partnership will connect a legion of engaged sports fans with the Gotham Ballers and Champions Basketball League, a dynamic professional summer basketball league, to provide unprecedented access and experiences for fans. PR Web

This marketing partnership showcases the “Ultimate Collectable” from Steiner Sports, which is professional sports team ownership, now available for the Gotham Ballers. In addition, Steiner Sports will be a partner for game-used and autographed memorabilia for the 160 athletes in the league, including NBA All-Stars and Hall of Famers, and will work with Champions Basketball League to create exclusive events with the athletes for fans. PR Web

Fox Sports has landed the broadcast rights to the BIG3, the professional 3-on-3, half-court basketball league founded by rapper Ice Cube. Comprised of eight teams of five players each, the league will tip off its 10-week season with four games on June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Teams travel to 10 cities throughout the season, playing all games back-to-back each Sunday in the same venue. Fox Sports presents the games the following night in primetime. The league championship airs Aug. 26 on the Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) broadcast network. BizJournals

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