4 Oct 2012

NBA clamps down on 'flopping'

12:39 pm on 4 October 2012

America's National Basketball Association is moving to tackle the scourge of football - diving.

The NBA has introduced a new rule to combat 'flopping' after a perceived rise in the number of players simulating fouls to gain advantage.

The league says they'll introduce an incremental system of penalties, starting with a warning for first offenders then a series of fines.