If this Rudy Report was a car, you would be going from 0 to 60 mph (or to 100 km/h, if you're European) in less than a second as we jump right in to the news, today on "National Build a Scarecrow Day." If you haven't been to Italy, Rudy recommends that you visit this wonderful country. You will be surprised. It has a lot more to offer than just pizza and pasta....
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in a spectacular deal to make the team a contender for next season. Schalke star Julian Draxler could join Real Madrid. Brazil won the Confederations Cup with a crushing 3-0 victory against Spain. And, in baseball, Washington beat the Mets, while the New York Yankees lost against Baltimore.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Forrest Griffin, Jarome Iginla, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Carl Lewis, Rod Gilbert, and Ecuadorian race walking legend Jefferson Perez. On this day in 1963, ZIP codes were introduced for United States mail. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something very interesting about the history of plastic surgery in the Random Fact section!
Player Owner - New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire may become a part owner of Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem. Read here.
Stable Condition - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that the finances of the New Jersey Devils are in order, despite rumors of financial difficulties. Read here.
The weekend is here and this is already the last Rudy Report in June, which you can print out and read on the beach to impress others, today on "National Carpenter Ant Awareness Day." Believe it or not, but we are actually in the middle of the summer. If you don't have a beach near you, try to seek out a pool. Something fun, like this one right here maybe....
Real Madrid has signed Isco, who is one of Spain's biggest soccer talents. At the NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers chose power forward Anthony Bennett as the number one overall pick. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Texas, while the Mets beat Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mike Skinner, Lars Riedel, John Elway, and Lithuanian hurdles sensation Sonata Tamosaityte. On this day in 1846, the saxophone was patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about a former US President in the Random Fact section!
One Last Chance - There will be one more vote by local politicians next week to save a deal to sell the Phoenix Coyotes, but the sale may fall through again because of the arena lease. Read here.
If you are wondering what the root of the recent riots in Turkey was, it had to do with their servers not delivering the Rudy Report on time, which is often cause of anger, like today on "National Hand Shake Day." Anyways, it is nice to have the whole family at the table. What better occasion than that to take a nice picture with everyone?
The NBA Draft will take place in Brooklyn today, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will have the first pick. Meanwhile, Celtics star Kevin Garnett could join the Nets next season. Wimbledon is losing its star power with Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, and Rafael Nadal getting eliminated in the early rounds. Football player Aaron Hernandez was dropped by the New England Patriots and charged with murder in a mysterious case, becoming an un-free agent. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Texas, while the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Nico Rosberg, Brad Childress, Jim Johnson, Raul, Jim Edmonds, and Ukrainian figure skating legend Viktor Petrenko. On this day in 1979, boxer Muhammad Ali confirmed that his third retirement was final, which it was not... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about Ford in the Random Fact section!
Still Debating - The city of Glendale is still not ready to vote on an arena deal, which could once again destroy a deal to sell the Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
Some people argue that there would have not been a financial crisis had the Rudy Report been in charge of the Federal Reserve, but we just don't have time to deal with small details, like today on "National Canoe Day." In any case, you know that the Rudy Report is a beacon of ethics and manners. When we make a statement, we mean it. And we could not agree more with the plaque in the picture below....
Kobe Bryant has announced that he wants to play professional basketball for another three or four years. Manchester United has entered the race to get striker Edinson Cavani, reportedly offering GBP 50 million. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Texas, while the Mets lost against the Chicago White Sox.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Deron Williams, Raymond Felton, Michael Vick, Chad Pennington, Derek Jeter, Shannon Sharpe, Paolo Maldini, Greg LeMond, and Japanese sumo legend Toyonoshima Daiki. On this day in 1927, the Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about a drink in the Random Fact section!
Strong Start - The new owners of National Basketball Association franchise Sacramento Kings are off to a great start with over 90% of season ticket holders renewing their contracts. Read here.
Just so you know, it is a good idea to quote the Rudy Report in your conversations with colleagues or friends, because it adds a tremendous amount of credibility, like today on "National Swim a Lap Day." Anyways, when you do something wrong, you could go to jail, except for when you are Lance Armstrong. But some people are smarter than others and don't need much time behind bars to realize what they did was not okay....
Besides Arsenal London, striker Wayne Rooney is now being linked with Spanish team FC Barcelona. The Los Angeles Clippers have hired former Boston coach Doc Rivers. And, in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Chicago beat Boston in another thrilling game with two last-minute goals to win the championship. Congratulations!
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Vladimir Kramnik, Jamie Redknapp, Carlos Delgado, Dikembe Mutombo, and Swiss ski jumping legend Simon Ammann. On this day in 1940, France officially surrendered to Germany during World War II. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out where the tallest mountain in the universe is in the Random Fact section!
Same Old Story - A new report draws a comparison between the failed move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle and the Phoenix Coyotes moving prospects. Read here.