An announcer by any other name would announce just as sweet.
In what is sure to be a controversial decision, ESPN has decided to pull college football announcer Robert Lee from covering a Virginia football game this season due to the simple fact his name is Robert Lee, the network announced on Tuesday. Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis was the first to report the questionable decision.
Source: ESPN pulls Robert Lee from covering Virginia football due to name – NY Daily News
The rally drew thousands of Trump supporters as well as protesters. Mr. Trump has a strong base locally, polling at 42 percent in Arizona– a higher statistic than his national approval rating of 33 percent. However, at least six protests against the rally were organized, the largest of which could have drawn about 3,000 people.
Source: Trump lashes out during combative speech at campaign-style rally in Phoenix
Market research firm eMarketer on Monday reduced its usage estimates for Facebook users under the age of 25 – an issue that some competing social media platforms aren’t expected to face.
Source: Facebook is losing teens to Instagram and Snapchat
The US University of Texas at Austin removed four Confederate statues on its grounds late on Sunday, local media reported.
Source: US University of Texas Removes Four Confederate Statues Overnight – Reports
The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, disbanded early and the participants were escorted out by police.
The organisers had said they would not give a platform to racism or bigotry.
Tensions are high after violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend turned deadly.
The Boston Herald reported that up to 30,000 people attended the counter-protest. Demonstrators had gathered at a Boston sports centre and then marched en masse to the common.
Source: Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands – BBC News
Is Justin Bieber’s reign at the top of the music charts coming to an end? Taylor Swift’s about to make a comeback!
We wonder if Justin Bieber is shaking in his boots, as Taylor Swift fans think she’s on the brink of releasing new music and reclaiming her throne at the top of the charts! Right now, Justin has the top two spots on iTunes with his new song, “Friends” (#1), and summertime smash,”Despacito” (#2), but after T-Swizzle deleted a lot of her social media activity on Aug. 18 — the three-year anniversary of the release of “Shake It Off” — fans started freaking out and fantasizing about the fall of The Biebs.
Source: #T6IsComing: Taylor Swift Fans Predict She’ll End Justin Bieber With Release Of New Music – Hollywood Life
After the postponement of the controversial March on Google, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the city will hold a unifying event Downtown.
Source: ‘Prayer’ event will help bring city together, Mayor Peduto says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf urged President Donald Trump and some members of Congress on Wednesday to ensure that insurance companies continue to receive the payments that help subsidize health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Source: Gov. Wolf urges Trump to continue insurance subsidies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20 to $50 billion in the U.S. and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals.
Source: Africa’s Richest Man to Invest Up to $50 Billion in U.S., Europe
Investigators are working to determine whether bones found in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, are human remains, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Source: Suspected human remains found in Bullskin Township | WPXI