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Written by Rudy on January 11, 2017 - 7:18 am -

The Rudy Report is remembering the good old times before Amazon had reviews, when you did not spend eight hours researching for the best toothbrush, like today on "National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day." Anyways, we have readers in virtually every country around the world. You should go on an adventure and check some of these countries and cities out....

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Former Kardashian Lamar Odom has stated that he would like to be a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. FIFA has announced that future World Cups starting in 2026 will feature 48 teams, compared to the current number of 32 teams. Alabama's football program generated $103.9 million in revenues and a profit of $47 million in 2016. And, in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets lost against Atlanta.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ben Crenshaw, Bryan Robson, Tony Allen, Jens Nowotny, Rob Ramage, and Hungarian sprint canoe sensation Danuta Kozák. On this day in 1927, Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something important about surgery in the Random Fact section!

Asian Takeover - A large number of wealthy Asian investors is putting money into European soccer, some choosing to invest indirectly through "Football Finance Notes." Read here.

Big Impact - A new study has found that hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics could lead to an $11 billion economic boost for Los Angeles. Read here.

Small Business Edition

Written by Rudy on January 10, 2017 - 9:53 am -

The Rudy Report would like to thank the person who invented appetizers, because pre-gaming with food before food is a great idea, like today on "National Houseplant Appreciation Day." Anyways, this is our annual Small Business Edition. Local businesses are the backbone of the economy. Please help support small businesses in your community....

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Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are interested in signing Tottenham star Dele Alli who comes with a $80 million price tag. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted FIFA Player of the Year for the fourth time. In the college football championship game, Alabama lost against Clemson in an instant classic. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks were defeated by New Orleans.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to George Foreman, Ian Poulter, Adam Kennedy, Jake Delhomme, Willie McCovey, and Ukrainian weightlifting legend Anatoly Pisarenko. On this day in 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London. Fifty-one nations were represented. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out why you should walk faster in the Random Fact section!

The Future - Intel has introduced virtual reality technology at CES that is said to determine how fans watch sports in the future. Read here.

Sports Ventures - A new report analyzes the first year of venture capital firm Courtside Ventures, which has invested in 14 start-ups so far. Read here.

The First 2017

Written by Rudy on January 09, 2017 - 7:45 am -

The Rudy Report's New Year's resolution is 3840 x 2160 as we enter the age of 4K, while wanting to be the very first to wish you a Happy New Year 2018, today on "National Clean Off Your Work Desk Day." Anyways, signs can help us find the way. If done right, they can be quite precise....

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The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox could be playing a game in London as soon as next year. At the same time, NHL executives are exploring the possibility of playing games in China. In the NFL Playoffs, the New York Giants lost against the Green Bay Packers. And, in the Premier League, Chelsea remains on top despite a loss against Tottenham.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Bart Starr, Chad Johnson, Scott Thornton, Mark Martin, Michael Beasley, Radek Bonk, and South African netball sensation Amanda Mynhardt. On this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco. Have a great year, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about heroin in the Random Fact section!

Spending Controls - The Chinese government has announced that they will implement regulations for player transfer spending amid record fees paid for by clubs. Read here.

The Rudy Report Athlete Of The Year 2016

Written by Rudy on December 23, 2016 - 2:09 am -

We are just one day away from Christmas Eve and the Rudy Report's "Annual Christmas Break" as we welcome our most important edition of the year, today on "National Eggnog Day." Since 2007, the Rudy Report has selected athletes and sports figures in the broader sense based on incredible achievements and outstanding contributions to the world of sports and beyond. This is by far the most important award in the history of the world. This year, we are celebrating our special "10th Anniversary Rudy Report Athlete of the Year Award" making it the longest running award of all awards if you don't count some other awards. The past recipients have been:

- Roger Clemens (2007)

- Michael Vick (2008)

- Phil "The Power" Taylor (2009)

- Paul the Octopus (2010)

- Mario Balotelli (2011)

- Ryan Lochte (2012)

- Alex Rodriguez (2013)

- Ray Rice (2014)

- Sepp Blatter (2015)

For 2016, the Award Selection Committee, consisting of Rudy, has once again unanimously selected someone who will receive this award for his significant contributions to sports and lifestyle. The Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2016 is....

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Hulk Hogan

Hulkamania has taught kids for generations that if you take your vitamins, say your prayers, believe in yourself, get fired for racial slurs, and get caught in a sex tape setup that is illegally leaked on a website, you will succeed in life. This year, he showed his outstanding skills not in the ring, but in the court room with his new manager Peter Thiel, rightfully winning a lawsuit against a largely unknown blog called Gawker. He won $115 million in damages and settled for $31 million. In addition, his show "Hogan Knows Best" was a big hit long before the Kardashians knew what a camera was. Wrestling is a real competition with real storylines and Hogan sits at the top of the sport. Congratulations, brother!

Tom Coughlin is likely to become the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. There are rumors that Ronda Rousey may switch from UFC to WWE next year. In the NBA, the New York Knicks won against Orlando. And, on Thursday Night Football, the New York Giants were defeated by Philadelphia.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Greg Biffle, Scott Gomez, Brad Lidge, Jim Harbaugh, Alge Crumpler, and Japanese javelin throwing legend Yukifumi Murakami. On this day in 1913, the Federal Reserve Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System. Have a great Christmas holiday, see you in the new year, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out what women can do better than men in the Random Fact section!

New Contender - A new report details the strategy of online streaming service DAZN that is poised to become the Netflix of sports. Read here.

Banned - A financial adviser to several sports stars has been banned from joining any broker-dealer due to illegal business practices. Read here.

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Written by Rudy on December 22, 2016 - 1:38 am -

The Rudy Report is urging you to learn from your mistakes, so that you can go on and make bigger and better mistakes, like today on "National Short Story Day." Anyways, we are just days away from many college application deadlines. Rudy hopes you get into your dream school. Otherwise, you may go here....

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Jon Gruden has denied rumors that he may become the next head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook could sign a 5-year, $219 million contract extension. And, Real Madrid is interested in signing Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mike Jackson (not that Mike Jackson, the other Mike Jackson), Lonnie Smith, Ray Guy, Bernd Schuster, Steve Garvey, Steve Carlton, Jerry Koosman, and Estonian windsurfing legend Johannes Ahun. On this day in 1989, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opened after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out how much the US President makes in the Random Fact section!

Ready To Go - Rumors suggest that the Oakland Raiders are ready to move to Las Vegas, regardless of whether billionaire Sheldon Adelson invests or not. Read here.

More Oversight - Executives of the Premier League have met with American owners of clubs to discuss concerns about soccer player agents. Read here.