Since nobody really reads the text of the Rudy Report, and everybody is just interested in the funny pictures, it actually doesn't matter at all what Rudy writes here, today on "National Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day." Just kidding, the world is glued to Rudy's words and rightfully so. By the way, Wikileaks has got nothing on the Rudy Report. You want shocking revelations? Here's some exclusive army footage for you...
The LA Angels have acquired A's pitcher Dan Haren. Manchester City overpaid to buy striker Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan for $45 million. The Cincinnati Bengals want to sign Terrell Owens. Matt Garza became the 6th, sorry, I mean, the 5th pitcher this year to throw a no-hitter! And, the Yankees beat Cleveland, while no opportunity was given to the Mets to lose another game.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, British scrabble player and executive Allan Simmons, and, of course, hurling legend Diarmuid O'Sullivan. On this day in 1986, Greg Lemond became the first American to win the Tour de France. Have a great day, send in your Dear Rudy question, and learn something moderately interesting (not gonna lie) in the Random Fact section!
Still His Vision - Real estate developer Ed Roski is still committed to building a stadium and securing an NFL franchise for the city of Los Angeles. Read here.
Too Many Roadblocks - Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has been trying to get a new stadium for years, but the team is facing continued resistance. Read here.
Sole Ruler - National Hockey League franchise Florida Panthers has changed its ownership structure, giving 100% control to Cliff Viner. Read here.
Just like BP's public relations department, the Rudy Report will never cease to amaze you with great news and information, today on "National All or Nothing Day." Let me just throw in that especially today, you should not underestimate the power of the Random Fact section... Anyways, sometimes, things can get lost in translation, but hardly ever has a warning sign be as clear as the one in the picture below. Consider yourself warned!
It looks like Chris Paul could become a New York Knicks player soon. However, next year a move would be more likely. In baseball, the Yankees beat Kansas City, while the Mets lost against the Dodgers. Jamie McMurray became a Mid-West hero by winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400. And, Alberto Contador won the Tour de France for the third time. Congratulations... for not getting caught cheating.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Delonte West, Tanja Szewczenko, Bobby Rousseau, and Danish soccer maestro Martin Laursen. On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state of the United States of America. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy yet, but check out something you need to know about coffee mugs if you want to get a promotion in the Random Fact section!
Tour De Money - An inside look into the finances of the Tour de France reveals that a French family, which owns the event, makes around 30 million Euros per year. Read here.
Public Statement - Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman has said that public financing is a crucial part of building a sports arena in the city. Read here.
Banned - European football governing body UEFA has banned Spanish La Liga club Mallorca from competing in the Europa League due to its ongoing financial troubles. Read here.
In The Game - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been cleared to make a bid for the Texas Rangers, which is a move that could increase the sale price significantly. Read here.
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.