It is the 9th day of the 9th month and the Rudy Report is here for you to support whatever that may mean to you, today on "National Grandparents Day." Anyways, the Rudy Report is always supportive of educating new generations of readers. That is why we are showcasing some great students from a Texan high school near the Mexican border....
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will run for a 5th term. In the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him knocking out his then-fiance (now wife). As a consequence, the Rudy Report will stop eating brown rice altogether. On Monday Night Football, the New York Giants lost against Detroit. Marin Cilic easily won the US Open in three sets, defeating Kei Nishikori in the final. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees did not play, while the Mets beat Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to JR Smith, Shane Battier, Todd Zeile, Bob Stoops, Joe Theismann, and German luge legend Georg "Hackl-Schorsch" Hackl. On this day in 1999, Sega released the first 128 bit video game console, called the Dreamcast. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about Steven Spielberg in the Random Fact section!
Bigger Picture - The sale of the Atlanta Hawks due to racist remarks by its owner may lead to more team sales and questions about race and society in the United States. Read here.
People from all over the world are reading the Rudy Report and the list of cities and countries keeps growing, like Mecca, Sioux City, and Kampala (in Uganda), today on "World Physical Therapy Day." Anyways, summer is almost over. Time for some final ice cream. There are still tons of ice cream trucks out there. And then there are these....
In the NFL, Denver beat Indianapolis in the top game, while the Jets beat Oakland. The New York Giants will take on Detroit on Monday Night Football. In golf, Billy Horschel won the BMW Championship. Chris Kirk is the leader going into the Tour Championship this week. At the US Open, Serena Williams won the women's title for the 6th time. The men's final between two no-names is taking place today. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Kansas City, while the Mets beat Cincinnati.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sjeng Schalken, Diego Benaglio, Markus Babbel, Latrell Sprewell, and Cypriot soccer legend Marios Agathokleous. On this day in 1892, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in the United States. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about heart attacks in the Random Fact section!
No Hawk - Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson will be selling the team after a racist e-mail from him surfaced, which makes him no longer a viable NBA franchise owner. Read here.
You Bet - National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver is expecting that sports betting will be legalized in more states over time. Read here.
Real Madrid 1 - Soccer club Read Madrid has announced revenues of almost $800 million, which represents the highest revenues ever of any sports team. Read here.
Real Madrid 2 - In order to finance costly stadium renovations, Read Madrid is planning on selling a naming rights sponsorship for its arena. Read here.
As you know the Rudy Report is not a fan of untouched nature and camping, but man-made nature and golf are fine this weekend, and today on "National Bring Your Manners to Work Day." Anyways, if you ever feel like you have a shortage of sports knowledge. Do not panic! The Rudy Report will inform you every day. In other news, an electronics firm may have every reason to panic....
In the NFL, Super Bowl champions Seattle beat Green Bay at home. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wants to return to play for Manchester United at some point in his career. The next surprise at the US Open is Croatian Marin Cilic who advanced to the semi-finals as the No. 14 seed. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Boston or so it looked until the 9th inning when the Yankees came back to actually win the game 5-4, while the Mets had the day off.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lance Stephenson, Nuri Sahin, Colt McCoy, Matthias Sammer, Paul Breitner, and Hungarian tennis sensation Szabina Szlavikovics (she can't even spell her name herself). On this day in 1882, the first United States Labor Day parade was held in New York City. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out why guns are better than swimming pools in the Random Fact section!
Future Home - National Football League franchise Oakland Raiders has secured free land to build a new stadium with the support of the city. Read here.
The Rudy Report dares you to throw a small paper ball at your colleague or random person to your right without any explanation, today on "National Newspaper Carrier Day." Anyways, the Rudy Report is very exclusive. You don't need an invitation, but you need to be in the know. While you may not be welcome at the swaray, you are definitely welcome here....
In the NFL, Michael Sam is joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Germany lost a friendly game against Argentina 4-2, but that does not really matter. The surprise of the US Open so far is Kei Nishikori of Japan, who reached the men's semi-finals by defeating Stan Wawrinka in five sets. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Boston, while the Mets were victorious against Miami.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Maxim Afinogenov, Jason David Frank, Mike Piazza, Eddy Merckx, Sergio Momesso, Tom Watson, and Estonian javelin throwing, high jumping, and shot putting legend Sirly Tiik. On this day in 1995, WCW Monday Nitro made its debut on TNT. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out how wealthy you are in the Random Fact section!
Unfair Fair Play - The president of soccer club Paris Saint-Germain had called the UEFA Financial Fair Play program "unfair." Read here.
The Rudy Report never uses autocorrect and therefore, we mean every single word that you see written here, today on "National Square Dancing Day." Finally, the new NFL season will kick off tomorrow. Jersey sales, especially for new stars on their respective teams, are always a big deal. But then again, there are also some throwback jerseys worth mentioning....
The NFL will feature Green Bay taking on Super Bowl champs Seattle tomorrow. Meanwhile, star defender JJ Watt will stay with the Houston Texans, signing a 6-year, $100 million deal. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Boston all but crushing their playoff aspirations, while the Mets beat Miami.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jerome Boateng, Shaun White, Jennie Finch, Michael Rozsival, Jevon Kearse, and Estonian triple jump legend Jaak Uudmae. On this day in 1971, Qatar became an independent state. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something incredible about suicides in England in the Random Fact section!
Strong Leadership - As the new NFL season begins, a new report examines Commissioner Roger Goodell's work and the league's significant revenue growth. Read here.