Sports Report: Detained UCLA players en route back to U.S. from China

19:08  14 november  2017
19:08  14 november  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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  LaVar Ball says son LiAngelo's arrest in China 'ain't that big a deal' LaVar Ball addresses his son LiAngelo's arrest on shoplifting charges in China. LiAngelo Ball is a freshman on the UCLA men's basketball team, which will play Georgia Tech in its season-opening game this week.LaVar Ball said Wednesday his son LiAngelo's arrest on shoplifting charges in China "ain't that big a deal," although the elder Ball also said he's lacking "intel" about the situation.

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UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, and Jalen Hill speak at a press conference at UCLA after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting, in Los Angeles , California U . S . November 15, 2017.

Three UCLA basketball players - including LiAngelo Ball - detained last week on suspicion of shoplifting in China are set to fly back to the U.S. Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal's James T. Arredy.

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The trio were seen at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, checking into a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles, per the report.

The news came hours after President Donald Trump, on an Asian tour, said he had asked Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to help resolve the case. ''They're working on it right now,'' Trump said from the Philippines.

Ball and fellow Bruins freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained last Tuesday after a reported theft of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton boutique in the city of Hangzhou. The three did not play in UCLA's exhibition game, and have been ensconced in a hotel since the incident.

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  Report: Trump asked Chinese president to resolve case of UCLA players During his two-day visit to China last week, President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese president Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA basketball players who are accused of shoplifting and being detained in Hangzhou, sources told David Nakamura of the Washington Post.LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested on Nov. 7. The incident was reportedly caught on surveillance.They were released on bail the following day, but have been detained at the team's hotel ever since, amidst an investigation into the incident.

The three UCLA basketball players detained last week in China for shoplifting were set to fly back home on Tuesday, just a day after it was discovered that President Donald Trump requested assistance from China President Xi Jinping. As first reported to the Wall Street Journal, LiAngelo Ball

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were allowed to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement that the players were flying back to Los Angeles . Scott didn't identify the players , but CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports they've been

LiAngelo's father LaVar Ball was scheduled to make a promotional appearance Tuesday in Hong Kong.

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