It is quite amazing that South Dakota remains the only place in the world that does not have any Rudy Report readers and there are even folks in Nepal, Qatar, Zimbabwe (not making this up), and Panama that read this, today on "National Adopt a Cat Day." We all love sports. That's why (most likely) you are reading the Rudy Report. All of you are fans of certain sports teams. Then, there are people that don't like sports. These folks are called Mets fans...
The US Open are set to begin today. Manchester United has signed striker Alexis Sanchez from Italian club Udinese for $44 million. Inter Milan is offering more than $40 million for Real Madrid star Kaka. In the NHL, the Boston Bruins won Game 7 and captured the Stanley Cup after surprisingly crushing Vancouver 4-0 in a one-sided game. And, in baseball, the Yankees crushed Texas, and the Mets beat Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kerry Wood, Anthony Carter, Phil Mickelson, Rick Adelman, and Czech javelin throwing legend Jan Zelezny. On this day in 1903, Roald Amundsen commenced the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo. East-west through the Northwest?!? Have a great day, there is another brand-new Dear Rudy about the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki by Kewell Kangaroo, and find out what you can do to relax in the Random Fact section!
Closing The Gap - It looks like the owners and the NFL Players' Association are close to agreeing on a deal that would make a 2011 season feasible. Read here.
Immovable Object - The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars has denied rumors that the franchise may move to Los Angelens and be sold to AEG. Read here.
Neverending Discussions - The National Hockey League and investor Matthew Hulsizer are still talking about a potential deal for the Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
By reading this Rudy Report, you agree that everything mentioned herein is correct and absolutely accurate, giving up the right to your own opinion, today on "National Go Fly a Kite Day" (has it already been a year since the last Kite Day?!?!). Disney World is a great place. It is so much fun. And the best part is, that it is something for the entire family. Don't forget to take photos! You can choose from many parks, such as An.... Kingdom...
The New York City Ironman will be the most expensive triathlon with an entrance fee of $895. The governor of Ohio has made the Dallas Mavericks "Honorary Ohioans" after defeating LeBron James. Derek Jeter is just a few hits short of achieving 3,000 hits. It looks like there will be an NFL season now. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Texas, while the Mets beat Atlanta.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Derek Anderson, Mike Holmgren, Jerry Buss, Wade Boggs, Tim Lincecum, Andy Pettitte, Justin Leonard, and German goalkeeping legend Oliver "Titan" Kahn. On this day in 1954, European soccer governing organization UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football de Why Do We Need A French Name) was formed in Basel, Switzerland. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about parachutes that you may not know in the Random Fact section!
There's A Gap - It looks like Frank McCourt is $30 million short of meeting next month's payroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which could jeopardize the franchise. Read here.
The Right Strategy - A new article finds that the prospective buyer of the Philadelphia 76ers needs to have a long-term approach, but the sale won't close this week. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to apologize in advance, because this report will have the hottest news you can possibly have, thus contributing to global warming (the world can handle more than people think, Eskimos don't even have trees), today on "National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance Day." Summer has (partly) arrived and you want to go somewhere where you can jump in the water. There are lots of great lakes and beaches everywhere. At one particular lake, you may be in for a surprise...
After losing in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat may trade one of their star players for Magic center Dwight Howard. Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger has been linked with a move to Italian giant AC Milan. The US Open of golf will begin on Thursday at the Congressional Country Club near Washington, DC. In baseball, the Mets lost against Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh has a baseball team), and the Yankees lost against Cleveland. And, in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Boston beat Vancouver to force an exciting Game 7.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Steffi Graf, Massimo Oddo, Sam Perkins, Don Newcombe, and Russian gymnastics coaching legend Vladislav Rastorotsky. On this day in 1777, the Stars and Stripes were adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States of America. Have a great day, there is still a new Dear Rudy featuring football villains Vick and Burress, and learn something about snow to keep cool in the heat in the Random Fact section!
New Strategy - The owners of Premier League club Manchester United are thinking about listing the team on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Read here.
Positive Feedback - The president of European soccer governing body UEFA has congratulated the Football League Championship in the UK for implementing Financial Fair Play. Read here.
This will probably be one of the best Rudy Reports ever, as you can already tell by the first sentence, which should get you exited despite the end of your weekend, today on "National Magic Day." If you have heard of the butterfly effect, then you know that what you do will have a lasting effect. Now, Rudy does not want to scare you, but you better make sure not to lose your pen...
Premier League champions Manchester United are now interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri for $16 million. The organizers of the Formula One race in Bahrain have canceled the event for this season. Joba Chamberlain will have surgery that will end his season with the Yankees early. The New York Rangers are parting ways with captain Chris Drury. Mike Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. The Dallas Mavericks beat Miami to capture their first NBA Championship thanks to an amazing season by German superstar (not Rudy, not that Rudy is German... maybe) Dirk Nowitzki. And, in baseball, the Yankees crushed Cleveland, while the Mets beat Pittsburgh.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jason Spezza, Florent Malouda, Valeri Bure, Sam Adams (the football player, not the beer), and German soccer coaching legend Erich Ribbeck. On this day in 1937, Joe DiMaggio hit 3 consecutive home runs against the St. Louis Browns. Have a great week, there is still the new Dear Rudy about Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress, and learn something really surprising in the Random Fact section!
Chance For More - Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold could have a chance to acquire an additional 40% of the team from troubled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone. Read here.
Big Offer - A group of investors has offered $500 million for the Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers, and the arena, but it is unlikely to jeopardize the Winnipeg deal. Read here.
Getting Serious - Billionaire Phil Anschutz has spoken to at least five NFL teams about purchasing a franchise and moving it to Los Angeles. Read here.
Giving Hope - National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman has told Research-in-Motion CEO Jim Balsillie that he can still buy a franchise, possibly the Coyotes next year. Read here.
A new survey has found that a whopping 87.4% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over foreclosing on their homes, which once again proves our popularity, today on "National Pest Control Day." Texting is fun and it is becoming increasingly more popular. Just make sure to watch the dreaded auto correct. Someone who made no typing mistake can be seen here...
To acquire striker Neymar, Chelsea would have to pay $67 million in transfer fees to Brazilian club Santos. The Philadelphia Eagles are now saying that they are no longer interested in Plaxico Burress. In baseball, the Yankees decided to lose against the Red Sox for the third time in a row, while the Mets beat Milwaukee. And, in the NBA Finals, Dallas beat Miami to take a 3-2 series lead, one win away from the championship.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Pokey Reese, Tara Lipinski, Martin Harnik, Carlo Ancelotti, and Luxembourg's cycling hero Andy Schleck. On this day in 1829, the first boat race between the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford took place. Have a great weekend, there is the brand-new Dear Rudy about endorsements and villain football stars, and find out something about food that might interest you in the Random Fact section!
Increasing Revenues - A new report finds that soccer in Europe is still popular with revenues increasing to a record 16.3 billion Euros. Read here.
Be Like Winnipeg - Quebec City could also land a National Hockey League franchise if it starts building a proposed $400 million arena. Read here.
Deal Unclear - The final sale price for the Dallas Stars will not be determined until the very end of negotiations as talk are ongoing. Read here.