Tomorrow will mark the release of the last Rudy Report before the "Second Annual Summer Break of 2012", because the first one was such a huge success, but let's not get distracted, today on "National Stick Your Tongue Out Day." Anyways Rudy wants you to look at life positively and be optimistic. It's a much better way of life! Anyone can do it...
The British Open are set to begin today. Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops the list of highest paid athletes with an annual salary of $85 million, while not making any money from endorsements. He is followed by Phil Mickelson who made $60 million. Thomas Voeckler won the toughest stage of the Tour de France. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto, while the Mets had another loss against Washington.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adam Morrison, Rick Ankiel, Pavel Kuka, and Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase. On this day in 1910, Cy Young registered his 500th victory as a pitcher. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about your lungs in the Random Fact section!
Back To The Future - One of the applicants for future use of the Olympic Stadium in London is Formula One racing, which is planning to have a race at the venue. Read here.
Still Talking - The prospective buyer of MLB franchise San Diego Padres is still in negotiations with the seller as a final deal gets closer to completion. Read here.
A new survey has found that Rudy's current approval rating is 110% (with a 3% margin of error), which is a solid vote of confidence for the Rudy Report, today on "National Ice Cream Day." You know the situation: You get into an elevator going up 20 floors, when someone gets on on the third floor and presses "4". They could have taken the stairs! And you should do it, too...
The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed reality TV star Kris Kardashian.... sorry, Humphries. Jeremy Lin is moving to Houston and nobody will ever hear from him again. The British Open are set to begin tomorrow at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. AC Milan stars Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic may move to Paris Saint-Germain for 65 million Euros. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto, while the Mets lost against Washington.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Deion Branch, Ben Sheets, Penny Hardaway, Joe Torre, and Romanian weightlifting youngster Giuliano Stroe. On this day in 1955, the first Disneyland theme park officially opened to the public in Anaheim. Have a great day, there is still the new Dear Rudy about the Rudy Report Restaurant Guide, and learn something about snake bites in the Random Fact section!
Top Of The List - Premier League club Manchester United tops the list of the world's most valuable sports teams, being valued at more than $2.2 billion. Read here.
A Closer Look - A businessman interested in purchasing NBA franchise Memphis Grizzlies has sent his advisers to perform some due diligence. Read here.
Since the most recent Rudy Report Summer Break was such a huge success, Rudy has kindly agreed to have a second summer break just for you, starting next Monday on July 23rd and extending through Friday, August 20th, but not today on "National Be a Dork Day." After that, the Rudy Report will resume its regular schedule for many months to come. And, while Rudy is on break again, you may want to pick up a book and read something that will make you miss the Rudy Report even more...
Real Madrid is close to signing Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric for 40 million Euros. It looks like Jeremy Lin will be leaving the New York Knicks after Houston made a very high offer. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto, while the Mets did not play.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Miller, Marc Savard, Jaap Stam, Carlos Alberto, and Finnish ski jumping legend Matti Nykaenen. On this day in 1899, NEC Corporation was organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. Have a great day, there is still the new Dear Rudy about the Rudy Report Restaurant Guide, and learn a word you can use to impress others in the Random Fact section!
Tough Talks - There may be a lock-out in the National Hockey League coming up after owners have made some tough demands in the first round of collective bargaining agreement talks. Read here.
Champions Money - Premier League club Chelsea FC has received almost 60 million Euros in fees and bonuses for winning the Champions League. Read here.
Still Selling - The owner of the New Jersey Devils is in talks to sell a stake of the franchise to a hedge fund or private equity investors. Read here.
Rudy would like to point out that if you get offended by reading the Rudy Report, the problem is not us, it is absolutely you, because you don't get it (not you, I mean, the other person reading this not getting it), today on "National Video Games Day." As you know, technology is making our lives easier. However, don't let technology take over. Sometimes, you have to show the gadgets and programs who's boss! Like when you do an online math test...
Wanna hear more about Dwight Howard? Good! Because there is not much else to report. Apparently, the Houston Rockets are now interested in signing the center. Quarterback Drew Brees has signed a 5-year, $100-million contract with the New Orleans Saints. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Anaheim to prove that they are human, while the Mets lost against Atlanta to prove that they are the Mets...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Zach Randolph, Barry Sanders, Phil Hellmuth, and Australian netball legend Kathryn Harby-Williams. On this day in 1935, the world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. Thank you for that invention...not! Have a great week, there is a new Dear Rudy about the restaurant guide, and learn something about Starbucks that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Going Down - Bankrupt Scottish soccer club Glasgow Rangers will emerge under new ownership in the fourth league, which could mean financial trouble for the nation's entire system. Read here.
It is Friday the 13th, but you don't have anything to worry about, because the Rudy Report will make sure that you get through this day safely, today on "International Puzzle Day." What's worse than Friday the 13th? Correct! The French national holiday, Bastille Day, which will take place tomorrow. Wanna know what the rest of the world thinks about that? Here we go...
Bradley Wiggins is in the lead at the Tour de France and could become the first Brit to win the competition. Blake Griffin has left the US Olympic basketball team due to a knee injury and will be replaced by Hornets rookie Anthony Davis. Other than that, in terms of sports, it was as quiet as a shouting match between two mutes.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Yadier Molina, Spud Webb, Tony Kornheiser, and Georgian weightlifting legend Kakhi Khakiashvili (he also invented the khaki pants). On this day in 1934, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run. Have a great weekend, there is a brand-new Dear Rudy about the Rudy Report Restaurant Guide, and learn something interesting about your body in the Random Fact section!
Here To Stay - Barclays has decided to extend its league-wide naming rights sponsorship with the English Premier League until 2016 for $185 million. Read here.