The Rudy Report would like to point out that the New York Mets suck so much, Dyson will name its newest vacuum after them, today on "National Face Your Fears Day." Anyways, since we cover the entire world, news can be location specific. For example, Europe's sports news mostly revolve around soccer. Here are some specifically Australian news for you....
The manager of Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he can leave Real Madrid if a club pays 1 billion Euros due to a clause in his contract. On Monday Night Football, San Francisco beat St. Louis. And, in the MLB Playoffs, the game between Baltimore and Kansas City got postponed due to the weather.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joe Girardi, Ryan Church, Floyd Landis, Stacy Keibler, Pat Kelly, Art Shamsky, and Estonian figure skating legend Liina-Grete Lilender. On this day in 1925, the children's book "Winnie the Pooh" was first published. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something interesting about an unwanted Christmas gift in the Random Fact section!
More Than Half - Andrew Barroway is investing $155 million to buy 51% of the Arizona Coyotes, valuing the National Hockey League franchise at over $300 million. Read here.
Huge Deal - There will be a bidding war between traditional broadcasters and new media companies to win the Premier League rights, which could be worth as much as $6.4 billion per year. Read here.
Needing A Miracle - Fox says that it needs a 7-game World Series to make the baseball playoffs worthwhile due to a majority of small-market teams advancing. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to share with you from experience that walking into a vegan restaurant wearing a leather jacket is generally not a good idea, today on "International Skeptics Day." Anyways, sometimes people talk about stubbornness as if it is a bad thing. It can be. But often being stubborn can be good. It shows that you are willing to fight for what you think is right. Don't let anyone tell you anything else!
In the NFL, the New York Giants got crushed by Philadelphia in a very important division game. The New York Jets lost against Denver. Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost at home against Toronto. In the MLB Playoffs, Kansas City has a 2-0 series lead against Baltimore. And, in college football, Mississippi State beat Auburn in the top game, becoming the Number 1 ranked team in the nation.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Paul Pierce, Jermaine O'Neal, David Haye, Nancy Kerrigan, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Rice, and Cuban high jumping legend Javier Sotomayor. On this day in 1884, Greenwich in London was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something fascinating about children in the Random Fact section!
Donald Dis - Billionaire Donald Trump says that he is happy that he did not win the Buffalo Bills auction, because he thinks it is a bad investment anyways. Read here.
The Rudy Report is hoping that we will never get you as bored as whoever figured out that holding a seashell to your ear sounds like the ocean, today on "World Egg Day." With the NBA season about to begin in just a few weeks, the picture below once again reminds us why white guys are a minority in the league....
According to Forbes, LeBron James has the most valuable athlete brand in sports, valued at $37 million, ahead of Tiger Woods ($36 million), and Roger Federer ($32 million). Former AEG President Tim Leiweke is opposing the Premier League's plan to play regular season games in North America. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat St. Louis. And, on Thursday Night Football, Indianapolis beat Houston in a high-scoring game.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Geno Smith, Troy Tulowitzki, Shane Doan, Chris Pronger, and Zimbabwean cricket sensation Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda. On this day in 1961, an expansion draft took place to stock the Houston Astros and the New York Mets. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out a significant difference between men and women in the Random Fact section!
King's Plan - A new report suggests that LeBron James could become an owner of a National Basketball Association franchise in the future. Read here.
Less Is More - Spanish soccer titans Barcelona and Real Madrid have agreed to accept less money from the broadcasting pool in order to benefit the league as a whole. Read here.
Approved - The NFL owners have approved the $1.4 billion acquisition of the Buffalo Bills by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Read here.
The Rudy Report has found out that if you recite the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue, every letter will sound the same, so try it, today on "World Sight Day." Anyways, while Rudy Report readers use their above-average attractiveness to meet people, others now use an app called Tinder. It has become quite a big deal. And some people seem to have figured out pretty effective ways to do well....
Manchester City has expressed interested in Dortmund star Marco Reus, while Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal seems set to join Manchester United this winter. With both No. 1 seeds eliminated from the MLB Playoffs, the Rudy Report thinks that St. Louis will go on to win the World Series. And, the NHL season kicked off with Montreal beating Toronto in the Canadian Classic.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Stephen Gionta, Henrik Zetterberg, Annika Sorenstam, Jimbo Fisher, Mike Singletary, Joe Pepitone, and Armenian tennis sensation Ani Amiraghyan. On this day in 1888, the Washington Monument officially opened to the general public. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something about Albert Einstein that you absolutely did not know before in the Random Fact section!
Seattle-Bound - The new TV deal for the National Basketball Association could open the door for an expansion franchise in Seattle. Read here.
Almost Seattle-Bound - A new report suggests that NHL franchise Arizona Coyotes was on the verge of moving to Seattle last year due to arena lease troubles in Glendale. Read here.
LA Home - Should the Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles, they could play at Dodger Stadium, while a new football stadium is under construction. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that for some reason, we are always right behind the one person at Starbucks that has never seen the menu before, today on "National Pet Obesity Awareness Day." Anyways, there are many lawyers in this country. In order to stand out and get noticed, they need to be creative. Or find a specific niche to represent the snitch....
AS Monaco is said to be preparing an offer for Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. There are rumors that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will join the Oakland Raiders next season. And, in the MLB Playoffs, St. Louis beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the next round in a post-season full of upsets.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Travis Pastrana, Domenik Hixon, Raffi Torres, Neil Harvey, and Japanese hammer throwing legend Koji Murofushi. On this day in 1956, New York Yankees star Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about crows in the Random Fact section!
Thrown Out - Should Catalonia become an independent state, the head of Spanish soccer division La Liga would ban FC Barcelona from participating. Read here.
Holding Out - Time Warner is still holding out for a better deal for its SportsNet LA, which is not available in 70% of local households, as the Dodgers are in the playoffs. Read here.
More Money - Players like LeBron James will get more money in the near future as salaries could increase and maximum contracts could get eliminated as part of a huge new TV deal. Read here.