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

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“Three UCLA basketball players detained for a week in China flew back home late Tuesday, hours after U . S . President Donald Trump said he had requested assistance on their behalf from his counterpart Xi Jinping.

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.

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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UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, who were detained in China during a shoplifting investigation, are being allowed to return to the U . S . Pudong International Airport, airline staff told The Wall Street Journal, who first reported that the players were heading back to the U . S .

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

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