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Just another challenge for Redskins QB Alex Smith

Just another challenge for Redskins QB Alex Smith

Sports
Few, if any, NFL quarterbacks faced the myriad of challenges confronted by Alexander Douglas Smith, who was under a shroud of controversy even before he entered the league at the very highest level in 2005 as the first overall pick in the draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Now, after overcoming multiple issues to achieve success with three organizations, Smith is facing yet another challenge as he recovers in a Washington hospital following surgery to repair a broken fibula and tibia, the result of a play so gruesome Sunday that even national television had the decency not to replay it more than once. It happened while he was dropping back to pass for the Washington Redskins and was overrun by Houston Texans defenders J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson. It was immediately obvious that the 34-y...
Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

Sports
Veteran free agent acquisitions Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson helped the Washington Redskins to a 24-6 season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Smith passed for 255 yards, and Peterson, playing against his former team, combined with fellow running back Chris Thompson for 294 total yards as the Redskins gave coach Jay Gruden his first Week 1 win in five tries. "You guys kept putting that monkey on me this week," a smiling Gruden said after the win. "As I told our team, we're 1-0. Now, it's time to put back-to-back games together (with a home game against Indianapolis next week)." The Cardinals lost the debut of head coach Steve Wilks' career. Peterson, a late acquisition during the preseason, said about the convincing win: "...
Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour

Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour

Technology
Twitter says it has permanently suspended the accounts of Alex Jones and his Infowars website.It made the move after a number of tweets that violated Twitter's abusive behaviour policy, the company said.A number of tech giants, including YouTube and Facebook, deleted the right-wing conspiracy theorist's content last month, citing hate speech.The radio host is best known for spreading unsubstantiated allegations about tragic events, including 9/11.He is currently being sued for defamation by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which he has repeatedly claimed was a "giant hoax". Twenty children under the age of seven and six adults died in the attack.Twitter said the ban was a resul...
Twitter permanently bans conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Twitter permanently bans conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Technology
Twitter is to permanently ban notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show due to abusive behaviour. The presenter, who has become infamous for his claims the Sandy Hook massacre did not happen, will not be able to create new accounts on the social media platform or take over existing ones.Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday in contravention of the company's policy against "abusive behaviour". Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations. https://t.co/gckzUAV8GL— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) 6 Sep...
Charlotte Crosby admits why she went in 'too hard' over Dr Alex tweets

Charlotte Crosby admits why she went in 'too hard' over Dr Alex tweets

Entertainment
The 28-year-old reality star took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Dr Alex after he received backlash for the way he treated Alexandra on Love Island.She took to Twitter to write: "Dr Alex… Wow. I have no words for your horrendous sunburned skin."AND BAD ATTITUDE, you're bloody lucky to have one girl even take an interest in your wooden plan personality."The way you even thought you could mess poor Alexandra around makes me feel sick. #VilePinkface." INSTAGRAM CHARLOTTEGSHORE DR ALEX: Charlotte hit out at Dr Alex over Alexandra relationship Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby   Charlotte Crosby's now even has her own show, take a look through her sexi...