The Sixers received Jeff Ruland and Cliff Robinson in return, marking one of the worst trades in franchise history. Robinson played just two seasons before injuries cut his career short. Ruland, from 1986-92, played just 18 games for the Sixers before his career ended following the 1992-93 season.
Malone returned to the Sixers for one season in 1993-94, before playing 17 games for the Spurs in 1994-95 and retiring.
With a slew of moves and deals, the Cubs have become one of the undisputed favorites to win a World Series title, but before parade planning and celebrations take place, the team has to deal with 162 grueling games over the next six months.
That process starts Monday, and with it our new weekly feature kicks off as we present the Week Ahead.
The Cubs had an interesting final week of camp in Arizona, with Anthony Rizzo belting out Adele tunes and the squad finalizing its roster for Opening Day. Javier Baez isn’t quite ready to return from an injured thumb, and so the shortstop will begin the year on the disabled list, and Matt Szczur will join the team as their 25th man.
The Cubs also had a pretty interesting week in terms of their schedule. After wrapping up their Cactus League slate on Wednesday with an emphatic 10-0 victory (including a Jon Lester home run), they travelled to Las Vegas to play two games against the New York Mets, and then they headed to Los Angeles to play the Angels in an exhibition Sunday while six MLB teams opened their regular seasons.
Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach issued an apology following her arrest for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Porland, Oregon.
Portland police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement Sunday that a sergeant stopped the 35-year-old Saturday night after she reportedly ran a red light in her Range Rover near downtown.
Simpson says Wambach failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He says she also failed a breath test at the police precinct.
Wambach, who lives in Portland, was booked into Multnomah County Jail early Sunday on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) – Alcohol. Jail booking records show she was released Sunday on her own recognizance.
Wambach is the leading career scorer — male or female — in international soccer with 184 career goals. She retired in December after 15-years with the U.S. women’s national team.