The players were released on bail last Wednesday and have been staying at hotel in Hangzhou, awaiting a decision from authorities that could range from release to fines to years of detainment.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in an email to the newspaper that Trump raised the issue with Xi. The source also said there is surveillance video that shows the players allegedly shoplifting from three stores. After Trump's entreaties, Jinping reportedly said he would look into it and make sure the players were treated fairly and expeditiously.
Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital
The United Nations says the closure could cause a starvation in Yemen that could kill millions of people if ports are not reopened.
Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach
He can certainly provide a steadying hand, drawing on previous head coaching experience at Ball State, San Diego State and MI . He'll be owed a buyout in excess of $8 million, although he's required to seek comparable employment to mitigate the damages.
US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills
Asked if he could see himself being friends with Kim, Trump said: "That might be a odd thing to happen but it's a possibility". And in a warning directed at young dictator Kim, he said: "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer".
UCLA returned to the United States on Saturday without the three freshmen, sources told Markazi. According to the report, the charges against the players has already been reduced and the case could come to a close in short order.
While a resolution to the legal issues seems to be moving toward a conclusion, they will no doubt still face punishment upon return to the USA, with a lengthy suspension and dismissal from the team as possibilities. Three players were questioned from each team. The players were also not permitted to fly home with the team. As he was leaving the hotel, LaVar Ball downplayed LiAngelo's arrest, telling ESPN: "He'll be fine".
Lonzo Ball said his father LaVar Ball called him Friday night and told him "we are handling it out here, so that's a good sign", ESPN reported. "It ain't that big of a deal".