There are five games left in the Sichuan Blue Whales schedule in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and Daniel Orton won’t be released to suit up for Purefoods in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup until he plays out his contract. It will take up to two weeks before Sichuan ends the season. At the moment, the Blue Whales are ranked No.
There is much confusion and debate about the blurred lines between amateur and professional athletes. One controversy revolves around national boxers Mark Barriga and Charly Suarez, who have been declared professional by the Games and Amusements Board.
Only two Asian countries have hosted the FIBA World Cup, known as the FIBA World Championships until last year’s edition. The Philippines was the first in 1978 and Japan the second in 2006.
Midway in the 2014-15 NBA season, the Miami Heat has yet to sway the critics that they can dominate without the services of LeBron James. On January 28, Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton scored 17 points each to propel the Milwaukee Bucks past the Miami Heat, 109 to 102. This puts the Bucks above the .500 mark and at least four games ahead of the seventh seed Heat. Chris Bosh had 26 points, Mario Chalmers had 21, and Hassan Whiteside continued with his rise by finishing with 16 points and 16 boards.