LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrested in China for shoplifting

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LiAngelo Ball of Chino Hills High School dribbles the ball down court during the game against Mater Dei High School at the Galen Center on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFPLiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball, was among three college basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting, reports said Tuesday.Ball, who is with the UCLA basketball team ahead of their season-opening game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, was detained with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, ESPN reported.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The shoplifting reports threaten to tarnish that campaign, which has included LaVar Ball’s creation of the “Big Baller Brand” shoe and apparel line “inspired” by his three sons.The brand has promotional events planned for Friday in Shanghai, including an appearance by LaVar with autograph signings, according to the store where it will be held.Eldest brother Lonzo joined the Lakers this year after just one season with UCLA, while youngest brother LaMelo Ball is still in high school but also on the radar as a future professional.LaVar Ball is frequently criticized over his brash claims, and Twitter users wasted little time taking shots at LiAngelo.“Season hasn’t even started and he already leads the nation in steals,” said one posting, while others launched a cheeky #FreeLiAngelo hashtag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A US State Department official told AFP: “We are aware of reports of three US citizens arrested in China and stand ready to assist.” The official declined further comment, citing “privacy considerations”.UCLA had said Tuesday it was “aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes” and was cooperating with local authorities, but otherwise declined comment. Georgia Tech said none of its athletes were involved.The Pac-12 conference to which UCLA belongs issued a Twitter statement saying it was “very disappointed by any situation that detracts” from the China visit.“Whether in the United States or abroad, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest standards,” it said.LiAngelo Ball is one of three basketball-playing siblings who have emerged on the national stage in recent years, fueled in part by father LaVar’s aggressive promotion of his sons as future NBA superstars.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ A Hangzhou government spokesperson confirmed to AFP that three American citizens had been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting but referred further questions to police, who could not immediately be reached.ESPN said the players were arrested Tuesday after around 20 police officers descended on their hotel in Hangzhou near Shanghai, where the team had gone to tour the corporate campus of China e-commerce giant Alibaba, a sponsor of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogESPN had reported that police questioned members of both teams in the hotel before taking away the three UCLA players.The fate of the players on Wednesday, and whether they would face charges, was unclear. Shoplifting can bring a prison term of several years in China. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Amazon-Huawei smartphone deals: Price cuts on Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Lite, Nova 3 and Nova 3i

first_imgHuawei India has announced a two days “Huawei Smartphone Deals sale” on the Amazon India website. The sale is live on September 4 and September 5. The company is giving discounts on phones Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Lite, Nova 3 and Nova 3i. Buyers can purchase these phones at a discounted price during the two-days sale.The sale also includes instant discounts, cashbacks and EMI options on select Huawei phones. There is a 5 per cent cashback on SBI credit card EMI purchase. Please note that these are temporary price cuts and the prices will change back to the original once the sale is over.Huawei P20 Lite Huawei P20 Lite is available at Rs 17,999, instead of its original price of Rs 19,999 during this sale. Customers can also avail 5 per cent discount on EMI purchases using an SBI card. There is also no-cost EMI options available for up to nine months.Talking about the specs, the Huawei sports a 5.84-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. It is powered by an octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei P20 Lite packs a 16MP primary camera on the rear and a 24MP front shooter for selfies. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G and 4G.Huawei P20 Pro Huawei is giving a flat discount of Rs 5000 on the P20 Pro. Buyers can purchase the phone at Rs 59,999 instead of its original price tag of Rs 64,999.advertisementThe Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels. It runs on Android 8.1. The device is powered by Octa-core processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. There is a 4000 mAh battery. It has a triple camera set up on the back comprising of 40MP+20MP+ 8MP and a 24MP selfie camera.Huawei Nova 3i Huawei Nova 3i gets a price cut of Rs 500. The device originally priced costs Rs 20,990 but is available at Rs 20,490 during the sale. SBI credit card offer, no cost EMI options for up to 9 months, and Reliance Jio deal giving extra cashback of Rs 1,200 along with partner vouchers of Rs 3,300 is also available.Huawei Nova 3i sports a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels. It is powered by octa-core processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone packs a 16MP primary camera on the rear and a 24MP front camera. It is backed by a 3340mAh battery.Huawei Nova 3There is no discount on the recently launched Nova 3 but Huawei is giving the SBI offer and EMI options with the phone. There is extra Rs 4000 off on exchange, cashback of Rs 1200 and additional data offer for Jio users along with partner vouchers of Rs 3,300.Huawei Nova 3 sports a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM. There is 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Huawei Nova 3 packs a 16MP primary camera on the rear and a 24MP front camera. The Huawei Nova 3 runs Android 8.1 and is backed by a 3750mAh non removable battery.last_img read more