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Today May 31, 2016

Coffee Break

Written by Rudy on June 01, 2016 - 6:52 am -

The Rudy Report would like to point out that there are few workouts better than trying to pick up an ice cube from the kitchen floor, like today on "Say Something Nice Day." You look great, by the way. Anyways, everyone needs coffee in the morning. But not everyone needs silly warning labels, such as Canadians....

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Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant has given the Boston Celtics a list of players they need to sign if they want him to come on board. The New York Knicks are also interested in the player. Germany will play without injured star Marco Reus in the upcoming Euro. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees won against Toronto, while the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Roman Josi, Ron Dennis, Nick Young, Paul Coffey, Alexi Lalas, Jeff Hackett, Derek Lowe, and Cuban pole vaulting sensation Yarisley Silva. On this day in 1974, the Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published in the journal "Emergency Medicine." Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out why you should be careful when peeing in the Random Fact section!

Failed Process - National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman has stated that there is currently no process in place to sell the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read here.

Room To Breathe - For years, the owners of the New York Mets have had limited funds due to the Bernie Madoff case, but a new ruling is giving them a break. Read here.

Heat Wave

Written by Rudy on May 31, 2016 - 5:49 am -

The Rudy Report is confused as to why fast food chain Popeye's is not serving spinach, like today on "National Save Your Hearing Day." Anyways, it is getting hot. You are lucky if you can find some effective air conditioning. And these guys can be lucky if their plan works....

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In the NBA Playoffs, Golden State defeated Oklahoma City in Game 7 of the conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals, where they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers. In baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox. And, in the Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh beat San Jose to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jake Peavy, Nate Robinson, Chad Campbell, and Ukrainian hammer throwing legend Anatoliy Bondarchuk. On this day in 1879, Gilmores Garden in New York City, was renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and was opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can meet the oldest dog in the world in the Random Fact section!

Taking Out Cash - The National Football League is taking $150 million from its revenue-sharing pool to be prepared to pay a settlement from its concussions case. Read here.

Virtual Reality

Written by Rudy on May 30, 2016 - 3:59 am -

The Rudy Report has been spending a good amount of time wondering if Chinese cities have Americatowns, like today on "National Water a Flower Day." Anyways, virtual reality goggles are a new trend. They offer a whole new gaming experience. It's incredible how you feel. But going back to reality may be tough....

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There are rumors that professional golf could be organized as a team sport in the future. In the Champions League final, Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid after penalties 5-3 to capture their 11th title. In the NBA, Cleveland will play against Golden State or Oklahoma City in the Finals. The other finalist will be determined in Game 7 tonight. In baseball, the New York Yankees defeated Tampa Bay, while the Mets lost against the Dodgers. And, in the 100th running of the Indy 500, rookie Alexander Rossi won the race as he was running out of gas while crossing the finish line.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Billy Donovan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Magnus Norman, Kerry Fraser, P.J. Carlesimo, and Canadian curling legend Randy Ferber. On this day in 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ended with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you should know this interesting law in Canada featured in the Random Fact section!

Unusual Accounting - Chinese corporate giant Alibaba is in trouble over its accounting practices, such as valuing its soccer club Guangzhou Evergrande at over $3 billion. Read here.

Vegas Challenge - A new report outlines the various challenges that the city of Las Vegas faces regarding getting a professional sports team. Read here.

Public Service Announcement

Written by Rudy on May 27, 2016 - 7:03 am -

The Rudy Report would like to complain that there are no cards at all in the "House of Cards" series, like today on "National Sun Screen Day." Anyways, as you know, Rudy is a man of the people. Therefore, we would like to share this important message with you....

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The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will take place in Milan tomorrow. In baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Toronto. In the NBA Playoffs, Golden State defeated Oklahoma, but they are still trailing 3-2 in the series. And, in the NHL Playoffs, Pittsburgh won against Tampa Bay to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they will face San Jose.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Paul Gascoigne, Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell, Jeremy Mayfield, and Swedish bandy legend (yes, that's a sport) Kalle Spjuth. On this day in 1968, Major League Baseball's National League awarded Montreal the first franchise in Canada and the first franchise outside the United States. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out when you are the happiest in the Random Fact section!

The Key Guy - Tim Leiweke is emerging as the key to a successful move of National Football League franchise Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Read here.

Happening In Vegas - There are rumors that the National Hockey League will announce a new Las Vegas expansion franchise before the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Read here.

Relax

Written by Rudy on May 26, 2016 - 3:50 am -

The Rudy Report would like to encourage you to not focus on that one annoying person in the crowd at concerts and let that ruin the entire experience, because there is always one, like today on "National No Socks Day." Anyways, you had a tough week so far, so you deserve to relax a little bit over the weekend. There are new methods that may help....

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Under Armour has signed a sponsorship deal with UCLA worth $280 million. The Euro 2016 is starting in France in two weeks. In the NHL Playoffs, San Jose defeated St. Louis to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. In the NBA Playoffs, Cleveland beat Toronto to take a 3-2 series lead. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets beat Washington.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ben Zobrist, Rob Murphy, Cliff Drysdale, Siri Lindley, and Bulgarian gymnastics legend Neshka Robeva. On this day in 1923, the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race was held and has since been run annually in June. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something you did not know about bread in the Random Fact section!

Moving Forward - The Oakland Raiders have reaffirmed their plans to move to Las Vegas by starting research to study the potential fan base. Read here.

Head Games - The National Football League is in trouble because an official panel found that the league tried to improperly influence a concussion study. Read here.