A new survey has found that the Rudy Report is now more popular than Jesus in Iran, which is a true (new) testament to our success, today on "World Communications Day." While the NHL playoffs are still in full swing, people are debating whether all the fighting should be part of the game. Well, the players were asked and this is what they said...
FC Barcelona is interested in signing Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as a free agent. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto, while the Mets had a loss against Cincinnati. And, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers had a tough loss against New Jersey, which means that the series is now tied at 1-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Ryan, Tony Parker, Sugar Ray Leonard, Alex Wright, and Japanese swimming sensation Reiko Nakamura. On this day in 1875, Aristides (the horse, not the philosopher) won the first Kentucky Derby. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out where burping may be acceptable in the Random Fact section!
Here To Stay - NBA commissioner David Stern has confirmed that Paul Allen has no intentions to sell the Portland Trail Blazers, despite contradicting rumors. Read here.
As you know, writing a Rudy Report is more difficult than forming a stable government in Greece, yet we get it done every single day, like today on "National Bike to Work Day" (Note: Rudy does not like bikes). Everyone has to move from time to time. Having reliable movers can really save a lot of headaches. However, not every wise move is necessarily a good move...
The Miami Heat will not have Chris Bosh available for the remainder of the season due to an injury. Manchester City is offering $40 million for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. The New York Mets will be hosting the MLB All-Star Game in 2013. It will be the only interesting game in the ballpark all year... By the way, the Mets lost against Milwaukee, while the Yankees lost against Baltimore.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Corey Perry, Gabriela Sabatini, Thurman Thomas, and Estonian soccer sensation Taavi Raehn. On this day in 1929, the first Academy Awards were handed out in Hollywood. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something important about puppies in the Random Fact section!
Still Selling - Despite broken down negotiations with billionaire Larry Ellison, Michael Heisley still wants to sell the Memphis Grizzlies. Read here.
Record Sum - Premier League champions Manchester City received almost $100 million in broadcasting payments this season, which is a record. Read here.
Suddenly Popular - After years of struggling to sell the San Diego Padres, owner John Moores now says that there is a lot of interest in the team. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to extend belated congratulations to France for electing a socialist president, because finally, the French will have someone fighting for them to get better union laws, more contrast to the rest of the Western world, and, most importantly, more vacation days, today on "National Chocolate Chip Day." In order to make it big in Hollywood, you have to have a breakout performance, playing a role that suits you well. Some have really outdone themselves...
After a crazy finish in the Premier League, everyone will be looking to Munich where the Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC will take place on Saturday. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers had an easy 3-0 win against New Jersey to take a 1-0 series lead. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Baltimore, while the Mets beat Milwaukee.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Josh Beckett, Ryan Leaf, Don Nelson, Ray Lewis, John Smoltz, and Dutch soccer twins Ronald and Frank de Boer. On this day in 1928, Mickey Mouse appeared in his first cartoon. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about Mariah Carey that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Not Moving - A new report suggests that neither the Minnesota Vikings, nor the Oakland Raiders are moving to Los Angeles, which makes it harder to find a franchise for the new stadium. Read here.
New Boss - The former chief executive of Sheffield United and a group of investors have taken over struggling soccer club Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
No need to rush to open this Rudy Report, because there are enough reports for everyone, so nobody will feel left out, today on "National Dance Like a Chicken Day." We are well into May, but we haven't picked our "Shirt of the Month" yet. That changes today! We have a clear winner, and it requires no explanation. Here we go...
"Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011" Mario Balotelli's improbable pass lying down to Sergio Aguero, who scored the 3-2 against Queens Park Rangers in the 94th minute, made Manchester City the Premier League champion in the most thrilling way possible. ManCity had to turn the game with two goals in the last two minutes of the game win the championship, because Manchester United had beaten Sunderland 1-0. Matt Kuchar won the Players Championship. On Saturday, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Washington in Game 7 of the series to advance to the next round. They will face off against the New Jersey Devils. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Seattle, while the Mets had a loss against Miami.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Frank Gore, Eddie House, Tony Siragusa, and Slovenian basketball sensation Uros Slokar. On this day in 1918, Sunday baseball was made legal in Washington, DC. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something somewhat interesting about the Barbie doll in the Random Fact section!
Out Of Boston - The New York Times has sold its remaining stake in the Boston Red Sox for $63 million, expecting a profit of about $38 million. Read here.
Close To The Finish - There are two bidders in very advanced bidding stages for the Glasgow Rangers, meaning that a rescue deal may be imminent. Read here.
It is the eleventh day of May, which Mexicans, of course, call "Eleveno de Mayo", and this is the Rudy Report, which Mexicans call "Rudy Report", today on "National Eat What You Want Day." As you are getting in shape for the summer, you try many traditional approaches: yoga, lifting weights, running, and so on. But that may not do it. Rudy has the ultimate work out for you, that will get you in shape. Just copy this...
At the Players Championship, Ian Poulter and Martin Laird are in the lead at 7 under. The New York Knicks may be interested in signing point guard Steve Nash for next season. In the NBA playoffs, Philadelphia eliminated favorite Chicago Bulls. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Cam Newton, Jeremy Maclin, Andres Iniesta, John Parrott, and Finnish ski jumping legend Janne Ahonen (who, of course, started his career at Lahden Hiihtoseura ski jumping club, but you probably knew that). On this day in 1983, Aberdeen FC beat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what time of the day is best to buy shoes in the Random Fact section!
Two More - After failing to lock in a preferred bidder, there are apparently two new interested parties making a move for the Glasgow Rangers. Read here.