The great thing about reading the Rudy Report is that it has no calories whatsoever, unless you print it out and eat the paper, today on "National Video Games Day." Anyways, good weather can make weekends so much better. According to this forecast right here, however, you do not have much to look forward to this weekend....
On Thursday Night Football, Baltimore beat Pittsburgh. Team USA will take on France or a real country (Serbia) in the final of the FIBA basketball world cup. Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel are tied for the lead at the Tour Championship after Round 1. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay thanks to a walk-off home run by Chris Young, while the Mets had the day off.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Andrew Luck, Yao Ming, Angel Cabrera, and Estonian canoe racing legend Heino Kurvet. On this day in 1933, Leo Szilard, while waiting for a red light to cross the street, conceived the idea of the nuclear chain reaction. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out how complex the game of chess really is in the Random Fact section!
A Lot To Ask - Owner Joe Lewis wants to sell Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, but the asking price of GBP 1 billion could be a road block. Read here.
First Candidate - Former NBA star Dominique Wilkins is said to be assembling a group of investors to make a bid for the Atlanta Hawks. Read here.
Still Looking - David Beckham is still looking for a site to build a stadium in Miami for his Major League Soccer franchise, but there have been some setbacks. Read here.
While you have probably never been to any of these obscure countries, the Rudy Report has readers in Guadeloupe, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, and France, today on "National Read a Book Day." Anyways, our readers are international and have stuck with us for years. Some things, however, shouldn't always stick....
Liverpool FC and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Dani Alves. In golf, the Tour Championship will begin today. Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has launched his line of ties called "Mr. Nice Tie." And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay, while the Mets were victorious against Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Comrie, Ed Reed, Paul Heyman, Franz Beckenbauer, and St. Lucian high jumping sensation Darvin Edwards. On this day in 1941, ground was broken for the construction of the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn the difference between mouthwash and wine in the Random Fact section!
Record Revenues - Despite the team's on-field struggles, Premier League club Manchester United has announced record revenues of almost $700 million. Read here.
Good Losers - After losing the bidding war against Terry Pegula to acquire the Buffalo Bills, other bidders Jon Bon Jovi and Donald Trump have released positive statements. Read here.
The Rudy Report is perfect for people that do not like to talk to others in the morning, because why would you need to talk to anyone if you can read this, today on "National Sewing Machine Day." Anyways, if you have any pressing questions, you can ask Rudy and he will answer in the Dear Rudy section. It's better than asking silly questions in tense situations....
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar may be moved from June/July to January or November of 2022. Team USA will take on Lithuania in the basketball world cup semi-finals tomorrow. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Tampa Bay, while the Mets beat Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jordan Staal, Ben Wallace, Andreas Herzog, Joe Nieuwendyk, Don Muraco, Arnold Palmer, and Syrian heptathlon legend Ghada Shouaa. On this day in 1846, Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how much peace the world has had in history in the Random Fact section!
Big Bills - The owner of NHL franchise Buffalo Sabres, Terry Pegula, is the winning bidder to acquire NFL franchise Buffalo Bills for $1.4 billion. Read here.
Big Money - NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks could sell for more than $750 million, which would make it the second highest sale price after the Clippers. Read here.
Bigger Money - If the National Hockey League allows for a second franchise in Toronto, it could command an expansion fee of as much as $1.2 billion. Read here.
Biggest Money - The National Basketball Association could receive $2 billion annually for its new TV broadcasting rights sale in 2016. Read here.
It is the 9th day of the 9th month and the Rudy Report is here for you to support whatever that may mean to you, today on "National Grandparents Day." Anyways, the Rudy Report is always supportive of educating new generations of readers. That is why we are showcasing some great students from a Texan high school near the Mexican border....
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will run for a 5th term. In the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him knocking out his then-fiance (now wife). As a consequence, the Rudy Report will stop eating brown rice altogether. On Monday Night Football, the New York Giants lost against Detroit. Marin Cilic easily won the US Open in three sets, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees did not play, while the Mets beat Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to JR Smith, Shane Battier, Todd Zeile, Bob Stoops, Joe Theismann, and German luge legend Georg "Hackl-Schorsch" Hackl. On this day in 1999, Sega released the first 128 bit video game console, called the Dreamcast. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about Steven Spielberg in the Random Fact section!
Bigger Picture - The sale of the Atlanta Hawks due to racist remarks by its owner may lead to more team sales and questions about race and society in the United States. Read here.
People from all over the world are reading the Rudy Report and the list of cities and countries keeps growing, like Mecca, Sioux City, and Kampala (in Uganda), today on "World Physical Therapy Day." Anyways, summer is almost over. Time for some final ice cream. There are still tons of ice cream trucks out there. And then there are these....
In the NFL, Denver beat Indianapolis in the top game, while the Jets beat Oakland. The New York Giants will take on Detroit on Monday Night Football. In golf, Billy Horschel won the BMW Championship. Chris Kirk is the leader going into the Tour Championship this week. At the US Open, Serena Williams won the women's title for the 6th time. The men's final between two no-names is taking place today. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Kansas City, while the Mets beat Cincinnati.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sjeng Schalken, Diego Benaglio, Markus Babbel, Latrell Sprewell, and Cypriot soccer legend Marios Agathokleous. On this day in 1892, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in the United States. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about heart attacks in the Random Fact section!
No Hawk - Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson will be selling the team after a racist e-mail from him surfaced, which makes him no longer a viable NBA franchise owner. Read here.
You Bet - National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver is expecting that sports betting will be legalized in more states over time. Read here.
Real Madrid 1 - Soccer club Read Madrid has announced revenues of almost $800 million, which represents the highest revenues ever of any sports team. Read here.
Real Madrid 2 - In order to finance costly stadium renovations, Read Madrid is planning on selling a naming rights sponsorship for its arena. Read here.