Vile racism raised its ugly head during a boys basketball game near Pittsburgh on Friday when fans of a nearly all-white suburban school ran on the court in banana suits and made monkey noises to taunt the players for their rivals, who play for a school which is predominantly African-American.
As reported by a variety of Pittsburgh media outlets, the Monessen Valley Independent and WPXI prominent among them, the annual basketball rivalry game between Pittsburgh (Pa.) Brentwood High and Monessen (Pa.) High turned extremely ugly when the two teams tried to head to their respective locker rooms for halftime. Before the players could leave the floor, three fans from the visiting Brentwood student section ran onto the court in full-body banana suits.
The fans surrounded the Monessen players and allegedly began making monkey noises and hurling racial epithets at the Monessen players, with no one entering the fray to stop the horribly inappropriate catcalls…
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A spokesman for the Baltimore Orioles says outfielder Luke Scott’s interview with Yahoo! Sports does not reflect the opinion of the organization. Scott told the website’s baseball blog on Tuesday that he believes President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and Obama “does not represent America.”
Team spokesman Greg Bader says Wednesday in an e-mail: “The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States. End of story.”
So-called “birthers” have contended since the 2008 presidential campaign that Obama is ineligible to be president because, they argue, he was actually born in Kenya, his father’s homeland. Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s U.S. citizenship.
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The New York Yankees extended their season last night by defeating the Texas Rangers 7-2. Once again C.C. Sabathia stopped another Yankee losing streak by going six innings and giving up only two runs. The Yankees now trail the Rangers three games to two in the seven game American League Championship Series
Sabathia just good enough to keep Yanks alive – MLB – Yahoo! Sports.