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Wake N’ Blog For September 4th: I Guess Microsoft Doesn’t Think Black People Use Computers Anyway

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Pedro Martinez went seven innings, allowing one run and five hits while striking out nine, as the Phillies beat the Giants 2-1. Placido Polanco’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th gave Detroit a 4-3 victory over Cleveland and opened up a five game lead on the Twins in the AL Central. Carlos Torres earned his first Major League victory as the White Sox beat the Cubs 5-0 at Wrigley Field. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

U.S. Open. Andy Roddick soundly beat Marc Gicquel 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in a late night affair. No. 5 seed Ana Jankovic lost to Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, meaning half of the top 20 seeds in the women’s field have been eliminated. Maria Sharapova easily handled American Christian McHale 6-2, 6-1. [US Open.org]

College Football. No. 16 Boise State defeated No. 14 Oregon 19-8 in a sloppy game in Boise. [USA Today]

At least Microsoft didn’t paint some white guy in blackface. That’s…something…I guess. The software giant has been forced to apologize for altering a photo on its website where it replaced a black man with a white man, although they neglected to change the color of the guy’s hand. “We are looking into the details of this situation,” Microsoft spokesperson Lou Gellos said in a statement Tuesday. “We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image.” You think sometimes that we have come so far since Soul Man, but then realize we have a long way to go. Where have you gone, C. Thomas Howell? No, seriously. He was doing some odd-jobs around my house and now my lawnmower is missing. [AOL News]

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