As you know, reading the Rudy Report increases your sex appeal, intelligence, popularity, overall well-being, and the chances of winning the lottery (Disclaimer: May or may not be true), today on "National Swimming Pool Day." Your teeth are important. So make sure you take care of them. How do you do that? Well, you give them into the right hands, of course...
The Dwight Howard saga continues with the Los Angeles Lakers being a potential destination for the player again. Other than that, it was one of the most quiet sports days of the year, with no major sports league having any games. The only things left to watch are WNBA and the Tour de France. Women's basketball or the French. What's worse?
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Brock Lesnar, Christian Vieri, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Indian cricket legend Sanjay Manjrekar. On this day in 1962, the Rolling Stones performed their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London. Have a great day, there is still the new Dear Rudy about Fantasy Football, and learn something interesting about allergies in the Random Fact section!
Cap Talk - The National Basketball Association has left the salary cap unchanged, which gives teams the same conditions as last season. Read here.
A new survey has found that 73.3% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over the iTunes licensing agreement, which is solid news, today on "National Compliment Your Mirror Day." In the summer, it's fun to swim in the ocean or a lake. Some people also love cliff diving. However, when doing so, please be a little more selective about where you will jump...
There are rumors that Mariano Rivera may recover from his injury fast enough to pitch for the Yankees this season. It now looks like the Brooklyn Nets trade for Dwight Howard could involve as many as four teams. And, in the MLB All-Star Game, the National League crushed the American League, and nobody watched it...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Chris Cooley, Caroline Wozniacki, Al McInnis, and Dutch kickboxing sensation Ernesto Hoost. On this day in 1930, Australian cricketer Don Bradman scored a world record of 309 runs in a day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. Nobody actually knows what that means... Have a great day, check out the new Dear Rudy about Fantasy Football, and learn something about Ashton Kutcher that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Not Happening - Despite ongoing rumors, the owner of the Oakland Athletics has stated that the team will not move to Sacramento. Read here.
There is nothing better in the summer than a cool and refreshing Rudy Report that will make you the coolest person in your network, today on "National Do Not Step on a Bee Day." People love animals. They sometimes even keep some at home. Or they name a bar after them. However, when doing so, please make sure you know your fauna (Impressed? Thank you.)....
The Brooklyn Nets appear to be closer than ever to signing star center Dwight Howard. Other than that, it was a quiet day in sports. The MLB All-Star Game will take place tonight. And, the Olympics in London will begin on July 27th.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mario Gomez, Adam Foote, Urban Meyer (brother of Rural Meyer), Tommy Bowden, and American monster truck driving legend Tom Meents (His truck, of course, being "Maximum Destruction"). On this day in 1890, Wyoming was admitted as the 44th US state. Congratulations! Have a great day, there is still the brand-new Dear Rudy about Fantasy Football, and find out which US city sees the sun first every day in the Random Fact section!
Stay Classy, San Diego - Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley has successfully acquired the San Diego Padres for $800 million. Read here.
Being Productive - The National Hockey League and the Players' Association have had good talks, making progress on a new collective bargaining agreement. Read here.
The Rudy Report Fantasy Football League is live now (on Yahoo, password rudy), which some may say is a bit early, but Rudy wants to build up tension and months of smack talk, including the very first 2012 Fantasy Football Dear Rudy, today on "National Intern Appreciation Day." As you know, Fantasy Football can be a fierce competition. No matter how far behind you fall in the first few games, you should never give up. Or should you?!?!
At Wimbledon, Roger Federer beat a pale British guy to win his seventh title. Serena Williams won the women that look like men's competition. The Tour de France has started and nobody is watching. There were also some other sporting events while the Rudy Report was on break, such as Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011 Mario Balotelli single-handedly eliminating Germany from the Euro 2012, and the Miami Heat beating the Seattle SuperSonics to capture the NBA Championship. Bayern Munich is interested in signing Italian star Andrea Pirlo. And, in baseball, the Yankees probably beat Boston again (Note: Check a boring site for the exact score), while the Mets lost against the Chicago Cubs.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Trent Green, Paolo Di Canio, Gianluca Vialli, OJ Simpson, and Dutch long track speed skating legend Jochem Uytdehaage. On this day in 1877, the inaugural Wimbledon Championships were opened. Have a great week, as mentioned, there is a brand-new Dear Rudy about Fantasy Football, and learn something interesting about US beer commercials in the Random Fact section!
Getting In - Two minority owners of the Philadelphia 76ers are becoming co-owners of Major League Soccer franchise DC United. Read here.
Public Criticism - Several shareholders of Premier League club Arsenal London are criticizing majority owner Stan Kroenke over the way he runs the organization. Read here.
Split Eagle - The owner of NFL franchise Philadelphia Eagles is getting divorced, which may have an impact on the team with the Dodgers divorce possibly presenting a precedent. Read here.
Alright folks, as hard as this is going to be, this is the last Rudy Report before the Summer Break, but nothing will happen anyways between now and July 9th as the world stands still without Rudy, but not today on "National Eat an Oreo Day." By the way, in case you're wondering as to why the Summer Break starts now: Rudy will be moving to a new global Rudy Report World Headquarters location. Of course, Rudy is moving in style...
In the Euro, Spain beat Ireland, while Italy just had a draw against Croatia, which may not be enough. At the US Open, Tiger Woods is in second place, three shots behind a guy that nobody has ever heard of. In baseball, the Mets beat Tampa Bay. And, in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Miami beat Oklahoma to tie the series.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tim Lincecum, Derek Anderson, Andy Pettitte, Oliver Kahn, Wade Boggs, Dusty Baker, and Danish soccer legend Michael Laudrup. On this day in 1954, the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) was formed in Basel, Switzerland. Have a great summer break, come back on July 9th, there will be a brand-new Dear Rudy about Fantasy Football when we return, and learn something about donuts in the Random Fact section!
US-Bound - Premier League club Manchester United is now considering an initial public offering in the United States, worth around $500 million. Read here.
Strong Group - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has joined a group that is trying to bring a National Basketball League franchise back to Seattle. Read here.
A New Rival - The president of Russian hockey league KHL has made plans for a European league that could become a real rival to the NHL. Read here.
Huge Deal - The fees paid to broadcast Premier League games domestically have reached a new record with the league making more than GBP 3 billion. Read here.