Former Bulls player Orlando Woolridge dies

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Former Bulls player Orlando Woolridge dies

Former NBA player Orlando Woolridge has died after suffering from a long battle with heart disease, according to the Shreveport Times. He was 52.

Woolridge spent 13 years in the NBA and was the No. 6 overall pick by the Bulls in 1981. He spent his first five years in the league with Chicago and averaged 22 points per game in 1985.

Woolridge also played for the Nets, Lakers, Nuggets, Pistons, Bucks, and 76ers. He struggled with substance abuse for much of the 1988-89 season, but returned to the league the following year. After the conclusion of his NBA career in 1994, he spent time playing in Europe.

After his retirement, Woodlridge coached the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA in 1998 and 1999.

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”

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