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Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater enjoyed season despite barely playing

Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater enjoyed season despite barely playing

Sports
Teddy Bridgewater barely played last season, but despite the lack of appearances, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback said it was the most favorite season of his football career. "It was probably my favorite season by far, even though I didn't play much," Bridgewater told ESPN on Monday. "This season challenged my mindset because as bad as I wanted to be out there, playing, being the competitor that I am, I wanted to go to war and go to battle with my guys. I had to be out there in a different aspect. I had to be there for the guys mentally." Bridgewater is still working his way back from a crushing knee injury suffered during the 2016 preseason. His only action last season was attempting two passes without a completion and running out the clock in Minnesota's Week 15 blowout win over the Ci...
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

Technology
Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. But critics say it serves to lure kids into harmful social media use and to hook young people on Facebook as it tries to compete with Snapchat or its own Instagram app. They say kids shouldn't be on such apps at all — although they often are. "It is disturbing that Facebook, in the face of widespread concern, is aggressively marketing Messenger Kids to even more children," the Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood said in a statement t
iPhone sales dip despite record revenues

iPhone sales dip despite record revenues

Business
Apple's latest iPhone range sold about a million fewer handsets in the last three months of 2017 - but the firm still pulled in record revenues of $ 88.3bn (£62bn).The tech giant sold 77.3 million iPhones, down slightly on the same quarter the year before.However, sales of the pricey flagship iPhone X helped boost the company's profits to $ 20bn (£14bn).Experts have expressed doubts over the mainstream appeal of the phone (which starts at £999 in the UK and $ 999 in the US) and whether iPhone sales can continue to grow long term."Once you get past all the enthusiasts who want the iPhone X, you get down to a lot of people who think $ 1,000 is a lot of money for a phone," said analyst Bob O'Donnell of research firm Technalysis."We may be getting near the peak of the smartphone market, and th
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher confesses to drug use at 45 – despite turbulent past

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher confesses to drug use at 45 – despite turbulent past

Entertainment
The Oasis frontman has revealed he doesn't indulge as much as he would like to, but admits to still dabbling with substances at 45.Liam also revealed while he doesn't indulge often, his dabbling means that he is now powerless to prevent his children – Lennon, 18, Molly, 20, Gene, 16 and Gemma, four – from experimenting.The Wonderwall singer revealed: "I ain't got a leg to stand on, I do drugs."So when they come and do drugs I can't say, 'don't do drugs'.GETTYLIAM GALLAGHER: The musician has admitted he still takes drugs at 45Oasis in pictures When Oasis released their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? it went on to sell over 22,000,000 copies worldwide. We look back at the band's turbulent career in pictures.Getty Images Liam and Noel Gallagher from Oasis
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...