The Rudy Report would like to announce that this is the last report before our "Annual Summer Break" and we will return on Monday, July 18th, but not yet today on "National Take Your Dog to Work Day." Anyways, things happen, but they may not always make you worse off. Some unexpected events can make you better off....
The Philadelphia 76ers have chosen Ben Simmons of LSU as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Meanwhile, Serge Ibaka has been traded from Oklahoma City to the Orlando Magic. And, in baseball, the New York Mets lost against Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Phil Hughes, David Alaba, Lionel Messi, J.J. Redick, Jarret Stoll, Robbie McEwen, Uwe Krupp, John Tortorella, and Eritrean long-distance running sensation Teklemariam Medhin. On this day in 2010, John Isner of the United States defeated Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history. Have a great summer, send in your new Dear Rudy questions, and learn something awesome about small animals in the Random Fact section!
Back And Forth - The Oakland Raiders are asking for a record subsidy for a new stadium in Las Vegas, but they are facing opposition, casting doubt on a relocation. Read here.
Obamaball - Outgoing President Barack Obama is considering joining the private sector and working in the real world, exploring NBA ownership. Read here.
Home Search - National Football League franchise Buffalo Bills is reportedly looking into building a new stadium in its hometown. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that texting while driving is dangerous, because you could potentially make so many typos, like today on "National Public Service Day." Anyways, quality work has its price. You don't get good stuff for free. Unless you get really lucky....
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Brandon Stokley, LaDainian Tomlinson, Zinedine Zidane, Colin Montgomerie, and Uzbek gymnastics sensation Luiza Galiulina. On this day in 1917, In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retired 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something somewhat interesting about hugging in the Random Fact section!
The Rudy Report would like to point out that nobody in this world understands the memory function on a calculator, so don't worry, like today on "National Skateboarding Day." Anyways, moms can be quite protective of their children, even when they are unborn. Here is a mom that, rightfully so, is worried about construction noises....
There are rumors that the Golden State Warriors are interested in acquiring Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. Jose Reyes could return to the New York Mets. And, at the Euro, Germany defeated Northern Ireland to win the group and advance to the next round.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kurt Warner, Champ Bailey, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, Randy Couture, Ian Kinsler, Danny Green, and German running legend Margrit Klinger. On this day in 1870, US Congress created the United States Department of Justice. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something very interesting about the music business in the Random Fact section!
In Denial - Ultimate Fighting Championship has told its employees that the organization has in fact not been sold for $4.2 billion as it was previously reported. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to remind you that if we got a nickel every time a Republican called Trump's behavior "unacceptable", but then turned around and sucked up to him, we could build an online for-profit college, like today on "National Daylight Appreciation Day." Anyways, the Euro 2016 is in full swing. Scotland did not qualify, but other British fans are showing some support....
Adidas has extended its kit sponsorship deal with the German national team until 2022. The new deal will be worth $50 million per year (up from $25 million in the prior deal). And, at the Euro, England and Wales advanced to the next round.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Kuchar, Richard Jefferson, Dean Saunders, Michel Platini, Jochen Hecht, and Japanese running and long-jumping legend Nobuharu Asahara. On this day in 2004, SpaceShipOne became the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something very interesting about creativity in the Random Fact section!
Price Increase - A new report argues that the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory should raise the sale price of the franchise to $700 million. Read here.
Ready To Go - Billionaire Ron Burkle has selected the former CEO of MSG to run newly created Independent Sports & Entertainment, which succeeds Relativity Sports. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that nearly half of mariachi bands end up divorciachi after a few years, like today on "National Ice Cream Soda Day." Anyways, selfie sticks have become a thing. You see it in many tourist locations. But not everyone knows how to use one. Here is a tutorial....
The Russian track and field team has been banned from taking part in the Summer Olympics in Rio. Dustin Johnson won the US Open at Oakmont in convincing fashion despite a ridiculous 1-shot penalty. In the NBA, Cleveland stunned Golden State in an epic and unexpected upset to win the championship. France and Switzerland became the first two countries to advance to the next round at the Euro. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Minnesota, while the Mets were defeated by Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Darren Sproles, Charles Howell III, Len Dawson, Terrelle Pryor, and Mexican tennis legend Raul Ramirez. On this day in 1963, the so-called "red telephone" link was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something about temperatures and eating in the Random Fact section!
Heavyweights - A new report examines whether a $4+ billion sale price for Ultimate Fighting Championship is justifiable or not. Read here.
Many Suitors - Premier League club Liverpool FC is rumored to have more suitors than just the one bidder from China. Read here.