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  • Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump shot back at LaVar Ball, who downplayed the president's role in getting his son and two other UCLA basketball players released after they were detained in China for questioning following shoplifting allegations.
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  • Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Breathtaking photos and details are finally leaking out about Serena Williams' celebrity-filled wedding to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.The bride wore a custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ball gown down the aisle Thursday, according to Vogue magazine.Williams, 36, and Ohanian, 34, exchanged vows inside the Big Easy's Contemporary Arts Center. The couple chose French ball-themed nuptials with influence from "Beauty and the Beast." And apparently the groom chose New Orleans as the locale for the couple's highly-anticipated wedding."Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans," Williams told the fashion magazine. "It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe."Guests included A-listers such as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, La La Anthony, Eva Longoria and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.And the wedding date, Nov. 16, was also very special to the groom -- it was his late mother's birthday."Obviously, we wish that she could be here for this, but choosing her birthday as our wedding date was a nice way of making sure she’s still involved and made us feel more connected to her on our day," the tennis star explained.During the wedding reception, which featured a performance by R&B group New Edition, Williams changed into a Versace gown. And during the after-party, an entirely separate affair, she changed yet again to a shorter dress and tennis shoes -- of course! It was easier for the bride to enjoy a carousel that guests, including Beyonce, could ride.The newlyweds became engaged last December with Ohanian announcing the news on Facebook.Four months later, Williams revealed they were expecting their first child, a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., whom they welcomed in September.
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  • Christof Koepsel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her in 2013, according to a new interview with the Portugese newspaper Expresso.
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  • Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(DADE CITY, Fla.) -- Former MLB star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed in a small plane crash off the coast of Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday afternoon.He was "flying his Icon A5, a two-person, single engine amphibian plane when the plane went down" in the Gulf of Mexico, the sheriff's office said.Halladay was the only passenger on the plane at the time, officials said.The sheriff's office said the National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation."The worst-case scenario happened and it breaks our hearts," Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said. "Roy was the most down-to-earth person."PHOTO: Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay pitches during a game between Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, May 23, 2008.Toronto Star via Getty Images, FILEBlue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay pitches during a game between Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, May 23, 2008."He was a good friend to our agency and a charitable member of our community," the sheriff's office said. "We are grateful and blessed to have known this incredible friend."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(SHANGHAI) -- Three freshmen UCLA basketball players have been arrested in China on shoplifting charges, ESPN reported.Among the arrested was LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, a source told ESPN. Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were also arrested, according to ESPN.The UCLA basketball team is in China to play its season opener against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, about 20 police officers went to the Hyatt in Hangzhou to speak to several players from both teams, a source told ESPN. The players were not allowed to speak to any coaches as they were kept in a room for hours, ESPN reported.The Georgia Tech players were later allowed to leave the room, but the UCLA players were seen getting into a police vehicle around 1 p.m., according to ESPN.In a statement, UCLA said it was aware of the situation involving the student-athletes and that it is "cooperating fully" with local authorities.Georgia Tech also told ESPN in a statement that three of its players were questioned at the hotel by local authorities, who determined that they were "not involved in the activities being investigated."ESPN did not immediately reach UCLA head coach Steve Alford or LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball's father, for comment. LaVar Ball previously told ESPN that he was planning on traveling to China for the game.
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