As Rudy's Twitter feud with LLCoolJ is expanding to Lindsay Lohan and Conan O'Brien, the Rudy Report is set to provide you with some friendlier news, today on "National Cowboy Day." It is extremely hot everywhere, except where it's cold, and people need to find places where they can cool down. One way to cool down is to have a cold and refreshing drink. But what do you do if you don't have a fridge? Here's one solution...
Muttiah Muralitharan (which would probably translate into Matt Murray in English) became the first cricketer to take 800 Test wickets. Great achievement. Congratulations (whatever that means)! And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Kansas City, while the Mets missed the Rudy Report deadline once again, but let's be honest, they probably lost.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Maurice Greene, Nomar Garciaparra, Gary Payton, and Italian rugby legend Andrea "Pepe" Scanavacca. On this day in 2009, Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game. Have a perfect weekend, write a Dear Rudy, and check out something about player salaries in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Settled Trade - The Nashville Predators ownership group has purchased the remaining shares that were owned by William del Biaggio, who is in big legal trouble. Read here.
Top Of The Heap - Premier League club Manchester United is rated most valuable sports franchise in the world by Forbes, with an estimated value of GBP 1.2 billion. Read here.
Requesting A Home - Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz has told the city that the NHL franchise requires a new arena for it to be financially viable. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to make you aware that Rudy has started a Twitter feud with LLCoolJ, after Rudy asked him if the "LL" in his name stood for "Lindsay Lohan", today on "National Pi Approximation Day." As you know, the Rudy Report always brings you the best news. But quality isn't everything. There has to be an entertainment factor as well. And, clearly, some headlines are more interesting than others...
Congratulations to Tiger Woods! He once again topped the list of America's Favorite Sports Stars. This time, however, he is tied at No. 1 with Kobe Bryant. Can anyone tell me what Kobe did? Joe Girardi is being linked with the Chicago Cubs. Meanwhile, the Yankees retaliated against the Angels and beat them. The Mets again played too late for anyone to care.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Steven Jackson, Dennis Rommedahl, Keyshawn Johnson, and Shawn Michaels. On this day in 1967, the Atlanta Braves used a record 5 pitchers in the 9th inning. Have a great day, read some vintage Dear Rudys, and learn something important about yawning in the Random Fact section!
Fantastic Four - There are apparently 4 groups of bidders in addition to the Nolan Ryan group interested in making a bid for the Texas Rangers. Read here.
Big Question - A new article discusses whether it would be in the sport's best interest to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers as the owners go through a tough divorce battle. Read here.
Still Undecided - It looks like MLB franchise A's is going to move to a new ballpark in San Jose, but Oakland is making a final effort to keep the team in town. Read here.
Sometimes, when things look bleak and you don't know what to do, you can always have a look at the Rudy Report and find a solution for virtually anything, like today on "National Don't Step on a Bee Day." Obviously, everyone that reads the Rudy Report is part of the global cool crowd of international insiders. The guy in the picture below seems cool at first, but it turns out that he isn't cool at all and not a Rudy Report reader as you can see in the second scene...
The NHL has voided Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year contract with the New Jersey Devils. You simply can't make a deal with the devil... Several European soccer teams have started to ban vuvuzelas from their games. Meanwhile, Didier Drogba might move to Manchester City for GBP 30 million. And, in baseball, the Mets played too late again, while the Yankees lost against the Angels.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to CC Sabathia, Kellen Winslow, and ski jumping hero Jens Weissflog. On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. If you thought Michael Jackson was the first to do it, you were wrong... Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but check out a great baseball comment in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Good Deal - The costs for the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be lower than expected with new estimates of GBP 9.298 billion being GBP 6 million less. Read here.
World Cup Effect - The World Cup in South Africa will push the country's pending interest rate cuts further back due to a positive financial effect. Read here.
Pressure On Monaco - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is asking Monte Carlo to pay more money for the right to host a Grand Prix race. Read here.
Breach Of Contract - JPMorgan is suing the Texas Rangers for breaching a loan agreement by modifying it with its ballpark lease. Read here.
Final Countdown - Despite differences, George Shinn and Gary Chouest seem ready to finalize the ownership transfer of the New Orleans Hornets. Read here.
It has been almost a year since the Rudy Report posted an issue on July 20th, and so it's about time to change that, today on "National Ugly Truck Contest Day." Obviously, the Rudy Report is always on time, and you can count on it every day, except for vacation breaks, of course. With other things, like flights, you should always check the departure schedule for delays. Who knows, maybe the screen will show some good news, like this one right here...
FC Barcelona has announced to spend another GBP 50 million on player acquisitions. The New York Yankees are interested in Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly. And, in baseball, the Yankees did not play, while the Mets played way too late for anyone to care... They probably either won or lost.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Stephen Strasburg, Pavel Datsyuk, Ray Allen, Peter Forsberg, and German touring car legend Bernd Schneider. On this day in 1976, Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run; the final home run of his career. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy so far, but you can learn something about pizza boxes in the Random Fact section!
New Sheriff In Town - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is showing interest in the Texas Rangers, possibly leading to a bid in the next few weeks. Read here.
British Yankees - The Steinbrenner family is denying rumors that they have offered GBP 450 million to acquire London club Tottenham Hotspur. Read here.
No New Star - The National Hockey League says it is not true that Canadian businessman Bill Gallacher has submitted a $225 million bid for the Dallas Stars. Read here.
Still Bankrupt - English Premier League club Portsmouth FC is still in administration after months of difficult negotiations with various parties. Read here.
The Big Divide - The sale of the New Orleans Hornets, which seemed to be a done deal for a long time, has hit a road block with buyer and seller being millions apart in the sale price. Read here.
Just when you got used to Rudy not bothering you anymore every morning, the Rudy Report returns in full strength, ready to tell you things that you already know, and some you might not, like today on "National Intern Appreciation Day." Clearly, you didn't miss much aside from Paul the Octopus dominating the World Cup, a never-ending Wimbledon tennis match, BP stopping the oil spill, Lindsay Lohan going to jail, Roman Polanski not going to jail (it should be the other way around, people!), and George Steinbrenner joining the Angels. Oh, and LeBron James decided not to come to New York, because he correctly realized that there can only be one king in the city, and that's Rudy. Real big headline news will be back starting today. To start you off properly, here are a few pics from Rudy's summer vacation...
Had a terrible taxi driver when I arrived in Baghdad:
Was forced to buy myself a car after that crash. Rudy only rides in style...
On the way back, long lines at the airport...
Spent the last few days of my vacation in Egypt with an old Russian friend...
Soccer star Ronaldinho might join MLS club LA Galaxy soon. Louis Oosthuizen won the British Open. Commentators were more concerned with the correct pronunciation of his name than with his actual performance... Andy Schleck remains in yellow at the Tour de France. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, while the Mets beat the Giants.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Vitali Klitschko, Ilie Nastase, Adam Morrison, and Rick Ankiel. On this day in 1991, Cal Ripken played his 1,500th consecutive baseball game. That guy must have no social life... Have a great day, send in some new Dear Rudys, and check out a great golf statement in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Mystery Franchise - A team from the English Premier League is apparently interested in bidding for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in Atlanta. Read here.
Looking At Vegas - The Detroit Pistons are denying rumors that the NBA franchise might be moving to Las Vegas, which is said to be an attractive location for the league. Read here.
Cash Flow Management - Spanish top club FC Barcelona has to take out a GBP 130 million loan to finance its ongoing cash flow problems. Read here.
Surprising Winners - The Golden State Warriors have been sold for $450 million to a group led by Peter Guber and Joe Lacob, who were able to beat Larry Ellison and others. Read here.
Off Court Activity - Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal has acquired a stake in Spanish club RCD Mallorca to help the club deal with its dire financial situation. Read here.