BAsketball - Arrested UCLA players arrive in USA from China

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After accusing China of trying to interfere in the upcoming US midterm election, Trump said that Xi 'may not be a friend of mine anymore' (AFP Photo/Fred DUFOUR)

After accusing China of trying to interfere in the upcoming US midterm election, Trump said that Xi 'may not be a friend of mine anymore'

After accusing China of trying to interfere in the upcoming US midterm election, Trump said that Xi 'may not be a friend of mine anymore' (AFP Photo/Fred DUFOUR)

- Three American college basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting landed back in Los Angeles Tuesday evening after US President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf. UCLA freshmen players LiAngelo Ball -- the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball -- and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrived on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles and exited the airport from the departures level, avoiding waiting media. Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pacific-12 Conference, said in a statement the trio were on the flight after being allowed to leave Hangzhou, where they were detained a week ago. "The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities," Scott said. "We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university. We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities."


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