The Rudy Report acknowledges that there has been lots of talk about NBA player Jason Collins coming out, but, at the same time, we are confused, because we thought that the founding of the WNBA was first step of the movement, today on "National No Socks Day." Speaking of coming out, not all confessions and public statements are necessarily well-received...
FC Barcelona seems willing to pay 25 million Euros for Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. In the NBA Playoffs, the Knicks crushed Indiana to tie the series at 1-1. In baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Colorado, while the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox. And, in the NHL Playoffs, the New York Islanders tied the series against Pittsburgh thanks to a 6-4 victory.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adrian Gonzalez, Ray Whitney, Bobby Labonte, Ronnie Lott, Lovie Smith, Mike D'Antoni, and Romanian gymnastics sensation Silvia Stroescu. On this day in 1898, the first games of the Italian soccer league were played. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something noteworthy about celery that you absolutely did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Enemy Territory - Madison Square Garden Co. is apparently interested in running Nassau Coliseum, which needs a new plan after the Islanders leave. Read here.
The Rudy Report is known to always put its readers first and so you can rest assured that we would pick you first in any reader draft, like today on "National Tourism Day." Anyways, as you know, the Rudy Report is widely recognized as the leading sports & lifestyle report in the world. However, not everyone that deserves (facial) recognition seems to get it...
New rumors suggest that German midfielder Andre Schurrle already has signed a pre-contract to join Premier League club Chelsea FC next season. Alex Rodriguez may return to the Yankees soon. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington 4-3. And, in the NBA Playoffs, Miami surprisingly lost against Chicago in the first game of their series.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Alex Smith, Shawn Marion, Randall Cobb, and Italian rugby sensation Andrea Lo Cicero. On this day in 1946, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later named Sony) was founded with around 20 employees. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about the history of a children's toy in the Random Fact section!
Money Down - The group that will keep NBA franchise Kings in Sacramento has supposedly put down a 50% down payment for the team. Read here.
While diversity is something that is always highlighted as a good thing, the Rudy Report does not participate in diversity at all, so love it or leave it, today on "National No Diet Day." Anyways, it's Monday and if you are planning to quit your job today, because you made the decision over the weekend, make sure to leave in style. Like this guy right here...
The Kentucky Derby was won by a horse called Orb. Manchester United wants Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp to take over after Sir Alex Ferguson retires. Meanwhile, in a preview of the Champions League final, Bayern Munich and Dortmund had a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga. In the NBA Playoffs, Brooklyn was eliminated by Chicago. The New York Knicks had their first game of the second round against Indiana and lost. In the NHL Playoffs, Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Oakland, while the Mets lost against Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Martin Brodeur, Willie Mays, Chris Paul, and Scottish soccer coaching legend Graeme Souness. On this day in 1682, Louis XIV of France moved his court to the Palace of Versailles. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about silk stockings that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Unknown Source - A new report suggests that Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung purchased soccer club Birmingham with money from unknown sources. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that tomorrow is once again "Star Wars Day" (4/5) so you can say "May the Fourth be with you", but let's not get ahead of ourselves, today on "International Tuba Day." Anyways, in order to deliver a quality product every single day, Rudy has to be very diligent. Is everyone that diligent and precise? No, most people are not...
The Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend and Rudy's favorite is "Goldencents." In the Europa League, Chelsea will play against Benfica Lisbon in the final in Amsterdam. In the NHL Playoffs, the New York Rangers lost the first game of the series against Washington. And, in the NBA Playoffs, Brooklyn beat Chicago to force a Game 7 somewhere across the East River.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joseph Addai, Lawrence Tynes, Jeff Hornacek, Ron Hextall, and South African snooker legend Silvino "The Silver Fish" Francisco. On this day in 1952, the Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time on CBS. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but discover the name of the Twitter bird in the Random Fact section!
Competing Plans - Two real estate developers are offering competing plans on what to do with Nassau Coliseum after the New York Islanders leave for Brooklyn. Read here.
If this is the first Rudy Report you are ever reading, you will have some catching up to do, so go on and familiarize yourself with the best free thing on the internet that money can buy, today on "National Houseplant Appreciation Day." As you know, America is full of warnings and instructions. For example, you should not put your cat in the washing machine. Not every country has the same strict rules...
Indoor football league team Omaha Beef has offered quarterback Tim Tebow a contract worth $75 per week. In the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich crushed Barcelona once again with a score of 3-0, advancing to an all-German final against Dortmund in London. In the NBA Playoffs, Boston won and forced a game 6 against the New York Knicks, still trailing the series at 3-2. In baseball, the Yankees beat Houston, while the Mets beat Miami. And, in the NHL Playoffs, the New York Islanders were crushed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to David Beckham, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jeff Agoos, and American baseball sensation Jarrod "Salty" Saltalamacchia (His late name is Italian for, I kid you not, "jumping over the shrubbery"). On this day in 2000, President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out where fast food was invented in the Random Fact section!
Closing In - After multiple failed attempts over many years, a group may finally close a deal to buy NHL franchise Phoenix Coyotes soon. Read here.
Not On Sale - The owner of NHL franchise Carolina Hurricanes has denied rumors that the team is for sale, meaning that it will also not move. Read here.