The Rudy Report would like to remind you that we are just nine months away from Christmas, which means you better start shopping, today on "National Check Your Batteries Day." Anyways, gender is a hotly discussed topic in our society today. So it's time to make a statement....
Soccer club AS Monaco has rejected a $120 million transfer offer from a Premier League club for their super talent Kylian Mbappe. In the NCAA college basketball tournament, Michigan was defeated by Oregon. European soccer organization UEFA is thinking about introducing a luxury tax comparable to the one in Major League Baseball. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Portland, while the Nets had a win against Phoenix.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Scott Pruett, Chris Bosh, Mike Vanderjagt, Mike Woodson, Doug Jarvis, and German decathlon and bobsledding legend Torsten Voss. On this day in 1896, Russian physicist A. S. Popov made the first radio signal transmission in history. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something incredible about polar bears in the Random Fact section!
Turnaround - A new article details how former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt turned a difficult personal situation into financial success. Read here.
New Angles - Los Angeles Clippers billionaire owner Steve Ballmer says that software can create new camera angles for basketball games. Read here.
The Rudy Report has a business idea called "Uber Silent," where you pay a little more, but your driver will not talk to you the entire time, like today on "International Ask a Question Day." Anyways, looks the border wall to Mexico is slowly taking shape, which means no more Chipotle and no more avocados....
The NCAA college basketball tournament will continue today. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are planning on trading Carmelo Anthony this summer. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against the Islanders. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks had a loss against Utah.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jason Kidd, Roger Bannister, Kyrie Irving, Mark Buehrle, Geno Auriemma, and Somali-British running legend Mo Farah. On this day in 1888, in England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional association football league, met for the first time. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about Olympic gold medals in the Random Fact section!
License To Move - The National Football League has set a range between $325 million and $375 million for the relocation fee should the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas. Read here.
Esports 1 - Esports company Cloud9 has announced a successful Series A round with investors, such as Hunter Pence and Joe Montana. Read here.
Esports 2 - German soccer league Bundesliga has announced a tender for esports rights, but it remains unclear what the rights would entail. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to remind you that all stamps are food stamps as long as you eat stamps, like today on "World Sleep Day." Anyways, when you want to get something done in this world, you have to be smart and decisive. Muscles don't solve problems. Brian does....
Tiger Woods has said that he will try to play in the Masters in two weeks, despite injury problems. Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger will transfer to MLS club Chicago Fire and is expected to start playing in April. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers won against New Jersey, regardless of the score of the game, because New York always wins over New Jersey.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Justin James "J.J." Watt, Shawn Bradley, Dave Keon, Marcus Camby, and Swedish decathlon sensation Björn Barrefors. On this day in 1894, the first playoff game for the Stanley Cup started. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about lemon juice in the Random Fact section!
Lost Cause - A new report finds that Barclays Center has lost more money with the New York Islanders than without the team. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to point out that there should be Lego versions of many more movies, such as "50 Shades of Grey" or "The Godfather," like today on "International Fragrance Day." Anyways, the Rudy Report accepts all readers, no matter who you are, who you love, or where you are from, as long as you're not French. Always remember that....
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been recovered in Mexico. The jersey was stolen and sold by a member of the international media. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo apparently turned down a very good job offer for a media position in case he chose to retire. Manchester City is still interested in signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Callahan, Adrian Peterson, Lothar Matthäus, Ronald Koeman, and Hungarian hammer throwing legend Balázs Kiss. On this day in 1980, US President Jimmy Carter announced a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about coffee in the Random Fact section!
More Sponsors - Premier League club Manchester City is becoming the first soccer team in the European major leagues to sell a sleeve sponsorship. Read here.
Seattle Calling - Tim Leiweke is working on bringing an NBA and NHL franchise to Seattle as he is talking to multiple groups. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that if your name is Simon, you should always speak in the third person, like today on "World Sleep Day." Anyways, names define people. If you have an unusual name, you will end up spelling it out to the Starbucks barista forever. Then there are names that make a real statement....
It looks like the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will take place at some point. In the Champions League quarterfinals, Bayern Munich will take on Real Madrid. The Seattle Seahawks may trade star cornerback Richard Sherman. In the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament, several favorites, including Villanova and Louisville, have been eliminated. And, in the NHL, the New Jersey Devils lost against Columbus.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Bobby Orr, Pat Riley, Rickey Jackson, Mookie Blaylock, Geoff Brabham, and Jamaican jumping and hurdling sensation Lacena Golding-Clarke. On this day in 1985, Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about your brain in the Random Fact section!
The Italian Job - The Chinese group trying to buy Italian soccer team AC Milan has lost the backing of a state-owned company, which further complicates the deal. Read here.
Deep Dive - A new report explores Amazon's intentions regarding esports as the online giant continues to invest money in the sector. Read here.