You have almost made it to the weekend, and you only have to read one more Rudy Report before you get a well-deserved two-day break, after today on "National Used Car Dealership Day." Logic is a fine thing. It's almost like art for the brain. The Rudy Report is full of logic. But not everyone is...
French club Lille is asking $63 million for Belgian player Eden Hazard from anyone who is interested. This proves that the French are crazy... Talks in the NBA have once again broken down between players and owners. And, in the World Series, there was another close game between St. Louis and Texas. How close? Well, very close.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Shelden Williams, Ricky Rubio, Zack Greinke, Lou Lamoriello, Whitey Ford, and Norwegian curling legend Thomas Ulsrud. On this day in 1973, Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams became the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about the Declaration of Independence that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Expensive Move - The new owner of the Houston Astros is exploring the possibility of moving the team from the National to the American League, which could affect the franchise's value. Read here.
Varying Results - The outcome of the divorce battle could have effects on the Los Angeles Dodgers payroll, but the budget has not been set yet. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to endorse nobody in the 2012 Presidential Race, because we don't have time for child play like that, today on "National Fruit Day." New financial rules are aimed at avoiding mistakes from the past. They also attempt to make financial institutions more transparent. The newest draft calls for sharing more than just information. At Citi, they reacted and already became more transparent...
The Tennessee Titans are considering signing wide receiver Terrell Owens. In the Champions League, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Barcelona all won their games. And, in the first game of the World Series, Texas played against St. Louis. Since the Yankees aren't in it, who cares about the result...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Willis McGahee, Juan Gonzalez, Jose Veras, and Barbadian soccer legend Paul Ifill. On this day in 1992, the first World Series baseball game outside of the US took place when Toronto beat Atlanta. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out where the world's crookedest street is located in the Random Fact section!
Big Opportunity - With the NBA season in limbo, NHL franchise Los Angeles Kings has a rare opportunity to steal the marketing spotlight from the Lakers. Read here.
Crushing Recap - A new article describes former Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt as a selfish executive that did nothing for the franchise. Read here.
The Rudy Report is now probably available in the "cloud" (whatever that means), so enjoy it and don't let that cloud block the sun, today on "National Evaluate Your Life Day." As you know, there is no NBA basketball as of right now, because millionaires have been fighting with billionaires over more money. Well, there is a solution for all you fans! Pick up some basketball yourself...
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard would like to play for a large market team, like the Lakers or the Knicks. In the NHL, the Rangers played against Vancouver way past everyone's bedtime. Look up the result somewhere else where some journalist actually stayed up that late... Rudy needs his beauty sleep... And, the World Series between the Rangers and the Cardinals is set to start today! Rudy thinks Texas will win in 5 games.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Keith Foulke, Louis Oosthuizen, Evander Holyfield, and Finnish racing sensation Heikki Kovalainen. On this day in 1959, the first discothŤque opened. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about the Civil War in the Random Fact section!
Time Line - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has time until next spring to pay $130 million to his ex-wife, and has to sell the team if he fails to do so by then. Read here.
Same Old Teams - Some of the foreign owners of Premier League clubs have discussed the possibility of eliminating the concept of relegation. Read here.
All For - The NBA board has fully approved the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers to investor Joshua Harris in a deal worth about $280 million. Read here.
Getting Help - Shareholders of Italian soccer club Juventus Turin have agreed to sell more shares to raise 120 million Euros to cover record losses from last season. Read here.
Unlike the Mets or the Yankees, the Rudy Report is still here for you in mid-October, going the distance all month, like today on "National No Beard Day." As you know, the Rudy Report always delivers, every single day. However, there are some news reports out there that can't live up to their expectations. They overpromise. Kind of like that guy right here...
The Raiders are trying to sign quarterback Carson Palmer. The first game of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals is set to take place tomorrow. And, on Monday Night Football, the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Martina NavrŠtilovŠ, Lindsey Vonn, Mike Ditka, and Welsh football sensation Robbie Savage. On this day in 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System was released. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about a famous person that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Dodgers Settlement - Frank and Jamie McCourt have settled their divorce case, giving $130 million to Jamie, while Frank will keep the troubled Los Angeles Dodgers for now. Read here.
Home Search - The new American owner of Italian soccer club AS Roma has said that they identified a location for a new stadium. Read here.
More Demand - An executive at the New Orleans Hornets is saying that there are several serious parties interested in bidding for the franchise. Read here.
Staying Out - The owners of the New York Mets would like to avoid a trial regarding their Madoff case, because it may costs them hundreds of millions. Read here.
This Rudy Report is of historic proportions, because we are already breaking the color barrier, allowing black people to read this report for the first time, but only up to here (Let's not get ahead of ourselves, progress takes some time. Are you still there? If you are, click here now.), today on "National Adjust Your Chair Day." By the way, the Rudy Report website will be 3 years old in November! Can you believe it? You can be sure that we'll be on fire and celebrate in style...
Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon crashed and died on Sunday in a race in Las Vegas. In the NFL, the Giants beat Buffalo in an exciting game. The Jets will face Miami in a most likely less exciting Monday Night Football match-up. The New York Yankees have now been linked with slugger Prince Fielder. Meanwhile, the World Series-bound Texas Rangers apparently want CC Sabathia. In the NHL, the Rangers lost against the Islanders 4-2 on Saturday. And, in the English Premier League, Arsenal, ManCity, and Chelsea all won their respective games, while Liverpool had a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Next Sunday, Manchester United will play against Manchester City in an epic top match.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ernie Els, Kimi RšikkŲnen, John Rocker, and Russian volleyball legend Yekaterina Gamova. On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Have a great day, there is no Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about size in the Random Fact section!
New Guy - A new minority investor for the Carolina Hurricanes has emerged, paying $20 million for a stake valuing the franchise at $240 million. Read here.
Risking Everything - A sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers in bankruptcy court could leave owner Frank McCourt with no profit at all. Read here.
Selling Soon - The sale of the Philadelphia 76ers to a group of local investors is expected to be completed within the next few days. Read here.
Nice Profit - The organizers of the Olympic Games in Russian city Sochi say that they may generate profits of as much as $300 million. Read here.