Sport 3 UCLA players return to US after China shoplifting incident

23:02  14 november  2017
23:02  14 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Trump asked Chinese president for help over arrested UCLA basketball players: report

  Trump asked Chinese president for help over arrested UCLA basketball players: report President Trump personally asked his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for help in dealing with the three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, The Washington Post reported on Monday.Trump broached the subject in private during his visit last week to Beijing, according to the Post.

President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called “the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China .” Matthew McConaughey delivers 4,500 free turkeys on his birthday. Latest News. 3 UCLA players return to US after China shoplifting

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . Citing a person close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported that UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident in China .

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LaVar Ball on Trump's role in getting UCLA players released in China: 'Who?'

  LaVar Ball on Trump's role in getting UCLA players released in China: 'Who?' LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China for shoplifting last week, said "who?" when asked about President Trump's role in getting the players released."Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump 's role. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball, the CEO of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand, downplayed Trump's role in securing his son LiAngelo's release.

LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday the matter "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.".

LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . The rest of the UCLA team returned to Los Angeles last Saturday without the three.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting have been allowed to return home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal.

Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were on a plane back to Los Angeles that was due to land late Tuesday afternoon after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities."

The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the 23rd-ranked Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home last Saturday.

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates thank Donald Trump in news conference after shoplifting arrest in China

  LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates thank Donald Trump in news conference after shoplifting arrest in China UCLA men's basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley held an on-campus news conference Wednesday to deliver statements about their recent arrests in China. The three, who returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday, were detained by police on Nov. 7 in Hangzhou, China, over allegations of shoplifting. No questions to the players were allowed."I would like to say sorry for stealing from the store in China," said Ball. "I didn't exercise my best judgement." Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, thanked the Chinese government, and apologized to UCLA and his family.

Los Angeles • Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . The rest of the UCLA team returned to Los Angeles last Saturday without the three.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday the matter "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.".

A person with knowledge of the Pac-12's decision said any discipline involving the trio would be up to UCLA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference doesn't plan any sanctions.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options.

"I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law," he said in a statement. "In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared."

There was no immediate word on the trio's status for the team's home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas.

The school said the three players, along with coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero, will make their first public comments about the matter at a campus news conference Wednesday, but won't take questions.

Report: Ball, UCLA players likely facing house arrest

  Report: Ball, UCLA players likely facing house arrest LiAngelo Ball and his two UCLA teammates accused of shoplifting in China will reportedly avoid the worst punishment for their actions, but could still be punished for their actions. LiAngelo Ball and his two UCLA teammates accused of shoplifting in China will reportedly avoid the worst punishment for their actions, but could still be punished for their actions.

AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China ; team returns to US . VIDEO: 3 UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China released on bond. Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called “the incident with

The rest of the UCLA team returned to Los Angeles last Saturday without the three. President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to

Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called "the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China." He indicated that UCLA made "significant efforts" on behalf of its athletes.

It wasn't clear under what terms the players were freed to return to the U.S.

"We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university," Scott said.

Trump said Tuesday he had a long conversation about the three players' status with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Ball, Hill and Riley were expected to have an immediate impact as part of UCLA's highly touted recruiting class. Instead, they are being talked about solely for their actions off the court.

Ball, a guard whose brother Lonzo is a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged 33.8 points as a high school senior. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the NBA draft.

The Balls' outspoken father, LaVar, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family's Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes with his youngest son, LaMelo, while his middle son was detained.

Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China

  Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country. LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou before their season opener against Georgia Tech.

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . The rest of the UCLA team returned to Los Angeles last Saturday without the three.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles . The rest of the UCLA team returned to Los Angeles last Saturday without the three.

Forwards Hill and Riley, both four-star recruits, figure to bolster 7-foot senior Thomas Welsh in the frontcourt.

The Bruins traveled to China as part of the Pac-12's global initiative that seeks to popularize the league's athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year's edition.

The game is sponsored by Alibaba Group, the Chinese commerce giant that both UCLA and Georgia Tech visited before the shoplifting incident occurred.

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LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill picked a really bad country to get into trouble. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 100x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance The three UCLA Bruins basketball players were arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel in Shanghai. They are in China to face Georgia Tech in their season opener this weekend.Following news of the arrests, Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel did some analysis of the potential legal consequences. He was told the athletes could face 3-10 years if convicted.

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