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Three UCLA basketball players returning home from China

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The three UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting in China last week are flying back home to Los Angeles and “the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of Chinese authorities,” Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement Tuesday morning.

“We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university,” Scott said in the statement. “We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities. We also want to acknowledge UCLA’s significant efforts on behalf of their student-athletes. Finally, we want to thank the President, the White House and the U.S. State Department for their efforts towards resolution.”

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, and his two teammates were flying home less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump confirmed to reporters that he had…

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