Sporting Digest: Basketball

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The Independent Online
THE National Basketball Association yesterday said that it had filed a suit in a federal district court in Manhattan to continue the terms of its contract with the players' union after their contract expires tomorrow.

THE NBA board of governors yesterday followed the recommendation of the league's relocation committee and voted 25 to one, with one abstention, to reject the proposed pounds 152.2m ( pounds 103m) sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Top Rank group who planned to move the team to New Orleans.

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