National Basketball Association players will have blood tests for human growth hormone beginning next season.
The league and its players union said in a joint statement Thursday that the testing will begin in the 2015-16 season.
NBA players will be subjected to three random, unannounced tests, two in-season and another during the offseason.
A first positive test would result in a 20-game suspension. A second positive is 45 games, while a third violation results in a player being kicked out of the league.