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Follow live: USC hosts rival UCLA

USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen both grew up in Southern California and are in their third years at their respective schools, but tonight marks the first time they’ll play against each other. It will likely be their only meeting at the college level, but several more down the line figure to occur in the NFL. Kyle Bonagura, ESPN Staff Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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LaVar on Trump's role in UCLA incident: 'Who?'

2:54 AM ET LOS ANGELES — LaVar Ball downplayed his son’s shoplifting incident in China as well as U.S. president Donald Trump’s involvement in getting his son and two other UCLA players back to the United States earlier this week. “Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China for the ...

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Trump to freed UCLA players: 'You're welcome'

7:36 AM ET ESPN news services President Trump had wondered if he’d receive thanks from the UCLA players after he helped secure their release from China following a shoplifting incident. He did. He had a response on Thursday. To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You’re welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2017 ….your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and ...

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Trump hopeful of swift return of UCLA players

7:59 AM ET ESPN.com new services BEIJING — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s hopeful that three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting will be allowed to return home soon. President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested for allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou, a source confirmed to ESPN. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill could remain in Hangzhou, China, for “a week or ...

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Sources: UCLA trio won't fly home with team

2:07 AM ET SHANGHAI — The three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday will remain in Hangzhou and will not be on the team’s flight back to Los Angeles after the Bruins’ season-opening 63-60 win over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, multiple sources told ESPN. The three players — freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins had been staying before leaving for Shanghai ...

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UCLA QB: Football, school 'don't go together'

4:40 PM ET ESPN.com news services UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen discussed the academic challenges involved with being a college football player in a wide-ranging interview with Bleacher Report, saying “football and school don’t go together” and suggesting that Alabama would not be as successful if the Crimson Tide were to raise the SAT requirement. Rosen, who has been outspoken on the issue of amateurism in college sports, told Bleacher Report that “human beings don’t belong in school with our schedules.” When asked about the inherent conflict of being a college ...

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LaVar Ball casts blame on UCLA 'white guys'

12:12 AM ET ESPN.com news services LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, gave two reasons Thursday for why the Bruins were eliminated in the NCAA tournament: Lonzo was saddled by a hamstring injury, and some of his teammates, whom LaVar referred to as “three white guys,” couldn’t pick up the slack. Lonzo Ball did not mention the injury after the Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky, and UCLA coach Steve Alford said he believed his player was fine. LaVar Ball, who stayed in California to tend ...

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