The Rudy Report would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Whitney Houston for being sober for well over a year now, which is great, today on "National Dress Up Your Pet Day." As you know, Rudy deeply cares about his readers. So please take good care of yourselves and, of course, always think safety first...
There are rumors that Real Madrid wants to sell star Cristiano Ronaldo and replace him with as many as four well-known players: Neymar, Gareth Bale, David Silva, and Malaga striker Isco. In the Champions League, AC Milan beat Barcelona 2-0. The NBA trade deadline will be tonight with some interesting deals expected. Keep an eye on the Boston Celtics. And, the Knicks got crushed by Indiana, while the Nets beat Milwaukee.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Steve Francis, Ryan Smyth, Brian Rolston, and German javelin throwing sensation Matthias de Zordo. On this day in 1878, the first telephone book was issued in New Haven, Connecticut. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out which state in the US almost had a different name in the Random Fact section!
Big Deal - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. may sign the richest contract in sports history ever with television channel Showtime. Read here.
The Academy Awards will take place this weekend and the Rudy Report has been nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Picture in a Report" (and boy do we have many great pictures), today on "National Love Your Pet Day." When Rudy goes out for dinner to a restaurant, you can probably imagine that he gets treated very well. Being Rudy comes with lots of perks, and several special discounts...
FIFA will finally use goal line technology for the first time at the World Cup next year. In the Champions League, Bayern Munich had an easy 3-1 victory against Arsenal FC in London. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Montreal. And, in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets beat Milwaukee in overtime.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Justin Verlander, Fred Jackson, Stephon Marbury, Charles Barkley, and Indian cricket legend Rohan Gavaskar. On this day in 1998, figure skater Tara Lipinski became the youngest ever gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about samurai warriors that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Not Selling - Despite the passing of owner Jerry Buss, the family has decided not to sell the Los Angeles Lakers in order to continue the legacy. Read here.
Getting Ready - A Brazilian investor has invested heavily into soccer in Orlando, hoping that he can get a franchise in the city soon. Read here.
While there will be a new Pope soon, please stay calm, because Rudy has no intention of ever retiring, so we have many more reports to come, like this one today on "National Chocolate Mint Day." While eating healthy is a good thing, Rudy does not necessarily encourage eating salads. That is just too much to ask for! The guy in the picture below said to his wife, he would only eat one salad a year, and this is what she got him...
Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, died on Monday. Arsenal London will take on favorites Bayern Munich in the Champions League today. The Minnesota Vikings will play two seasons outdoors, while a new stadium is under construction. And, in the NHL, Philadelphia crushed the New York Islanders 7-0.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Whitney, Mike Miller, Dwight Freeney, Steve Cherundolo, and Korean skateboarding legend Daewon Song. On this day in 1998, the US hockey team destroyed their rooms at the Olympic Village in Japan. Those were the days... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something very interesting about a building in Washington that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
No Comment - NBA Commissioner David Stern has not said much about the impending sale and move of the Sacramento Kings other than that the new owners would face a dilemma. Read here.
A new survey has found that 65.2% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over preparing their taxes, which clearly speaks for us, today on "National Drink Wine Day." Are you also tired of having to drink the same thing over and over again? Well, you don't have to do that anymore. In Asia, food experts have developed new drinks that are set to start a whole new global trend. Right here is a prime example...
There are rumors that Dwight Howard may still get traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Chelsea FC has a deal to sign Atletico Madrid striker Falcao for almost $73 million. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington 2-1. And, in the NBA All-Star Game, the East had a fairly close loss against the West. Chris Paul received the MVP award.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Gary Neville, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Chanda Rubin, Alexander Mogilny, and British triathlon legend Chrissie "Muppet" Wellington. On this day in 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft. What an accomplishment! Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about the Internet in the Random Fact section!
Two Months To Go - NBA Commissioner David Stern has said that there will be a decision on the sale of the Sacramento Kings by mid-April, meaning the franchise could move to Seattle. Read here.
You are reading the world-famous Rudy Report and this is our Weekend Edition, which means that you should stretch out this report until Monday morning, starting today on "National Do a Grouch a Favor Day." So today is the 15th, tomorrow is the 16th. There must be a reason to celebrate that day. These guys in the picture below certainly got a little head-start...
Free agents Mike Wallace and Steven Jackson may be options for the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, several trade rumors persist around the NBA All-Star Game Weekend. Manchester City will make a GBP 52 million bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Russell Martin, Jaromir Jagr, Oscar Freire, and Norwegian cross-country skiing legend Ole Ellefsaeter. On this day in 1972, sound recordings were granted US federal copyright protection for the first time. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out who baseball's first millionaire player was in the Random Fact section!
Panthers Racing - NASCAR entrepreneur Bruton Smith is rumored to be interested in making a bid for NFL franchise Carolina Panthers. Read here.
Solid Numbers - Premier League club Manchester United is reporting strong financials and increases in many segments, especially in sponsorships. Read here.