Watch Joe Biden’s 2020 election acceptance speech live

first_imgWhen Biden is sworn into the office on Jan. 20, he will face a number of challenges, including his government’s response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.— CNBC’s Christina Wilkie contributed to this report. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to address the nation from Wilmington, Delaware Saturday at 8 p.m. ET after NBC News projected that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will win the presidential election.He will be joined by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, the Biden campaign said.The call in the race came four days after Election Day, and during close counts in multiple battleground states. President Donald Trump‘s campaign has mounted several legal challenges over how the ballots are being tabulated.- Advertisement – [The stream is slated to start at 8:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]- Advertisement – Biden will carry at least 279 electoral votes, while Trump will get 214 or more, according to NBC. Georgia, Arizona and North Carolina are still too close to call, according to NBC. Alaska is too early to call. The race, decided by narrow margins in a number of swing states, drove record turnout that will see both Biden and Trump garner more than 70 million votes. Biden has a still growing lead of more than 4 million in the nationwide popular vote.“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement Saturday after his projected victory. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Martinez aware of Palace pitfall

first_img Their focus may be at the other end of the table but the Eagles’ third win in a row against Aston Villa at the weekend just about ensured their survival. It is a remarkable achievement given the club looked destined for relegation when Tony Pulis took over as manager in November. Martinez said: “Momentum and confidence, those are the words you can feel in the dressing room, but we know how difficult it’s going to be. “The mind is very much set on the challenges that we have. Two away games and three massive home games, which start on Wednesday with Crystal Palace. “In my eyes they have probably the best defensive set-up in this league, especially since Tony Pulis arrived at the club, they don’t concede many goals, if any, and now they are probably in one of the best runs of their season with three straight wins. “We’re well aware that we need to create a special atmosphere under the floodlights and make sure we are really strong helping the players to face a very difficult fixture.” Palace had picked up only four points from their first 11 games when former Stoke boss Pulis took the job. Since then they have won 10 matches and kept 11 clean sheets, conceding an average of less than a goal a game. Martinez said of his opposite number: “It comes with his experience. “He’s accumulated a very strong method of working. You can see how hard the team works and how well organised they are and the defensive set-up is impressive. “We know what to expect, and the biggest compliment I can pay to Tony Pulis is that, even though you know what to expect, it’s very difficult to compete against it.” Victory over Sunderland was notable not just because of what it meant for Everton’s league position but also because it took them to 66 points, a new Premier League record for the club. They have not won eight consecutive league matches for 29 years, but Martinez is making sure his players’ focus is firmly on the bigger picture. He said: ” I’m really excited that we’ve just broken the highest points tally in the history of the Premier League, and as a club that’s an incredible achievement from the players. “I expect a great welcome at Goodison, and from that point on it has to be a real focus on the tough job in hand. “All we want is to make sure we fight with everything we’ve got for every point available from now until the end of the season. “At the moment we’ve got a very good points tally, which allows us to fight for a footballing dream, and that’s what we’re going to carry on doing. “It’s not about runs or stats, it’s how many points we end up with on May 11.” Martinez will pick from the same squad he had at Sunderland, with captain Phil Jagielka still not quite ready to come back after a hamstring problem. Teenager John Stones has been hugely impressive in Jagielka’s absence, but Martinez insists there will be no selection headache. “He’s our club captain and as soon as he’s ready he’s straight back in the team,” the Spaniard said of Jagielka. “We need him immensely. He’s been very influential even when he hasn’t been on the pitch. He’s always had a real presence in the dressing room with wise words towards the young players in the squad.” Press Association The Toffees moved ahead of Arsenal in the battle to qualify for the Champions League with a seventh victory in a row over Sunderland on Saturday. Another five wins from their remaining matches would guarantee Everton a place in the top four for only the second time in the Premier League era, with Palace the first of those tests, at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening. Everton boss Roberto Martinez is all too aware of the threat Crystal Palace pose to his side’s top-four dreams.last_img read more

Orange blow 2 goal lead in 3rd period, lose to RIT 6-4

first_img Published on November 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Four minutes into the third period, Syracuse (4-8-1, 4-3-0 College Hockey America) was in control. Sophomore forward Emma Polaski had just scored her third goal of the game to give Syracuse a 4-2 lead.RIT (3-6-4, 1-2-0 CHA) then scored four unanswered goals to sink SU, 6-4, in Tennity Ice Pavilion.RIT’s Kendall Cornine put the Tigers on the board first, beating Maddi Welch short side with a wrist shot three minutes into the game.Redshirt junior Lindsay Eastwood responded in the second period by blasting a slapshot from the point past RIT’s Terra Lanteigne. Out of SU’s top-six leading goal scorers, three — Jessica DiGirolamo, Allie Munroe, and Eastwood — are defenders.“The D are jumping into the play, and it’s creating offensive chances and we’re capitalizing on them,” Eastwood said earlier this week. “So that’s definitely huge and, you know, take care of business in the back and go to work up front is always the way we like to put it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEastwood’s third goal of the season came on the power play and began a high-scoring second period.Later in the second, RIT took back the lead with a goal from forward Logan Land, whose wrist shot lasered past Welch’s glove. Then, Polaski took over.It took ten seconds for Polaski to even the game again with her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Then, she finished a three-on-one break to give SU its first lead, at 3-2 15 minutes into the second period.Polaski’s eight goals are four more than SU’s second scoring leader, freshman Lauren Bellefontaine.Polaski wasn’t done, though. To open the third period, she redirected a shot in front of the net to record her first hat trick of her SU career. Her third goal of the game gave SU a 4-2 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the game.RIT forward Claudia Black’s goal with eight minutes left in the game made it 4-3. Then, RIT tied it back up with a flukey goal late in the game. A Tiger forward dumped it into SU’s defensive zone and it looked like Welch collected it. It appeared to be a routine play, but Welch couldn’t find the puck at her skate before Kathryn Kennedy crashed the net and snuck the puck in to tie the game.RIT continued their run by scoring on a deflection 45 seconds later to retake the lead.An empty-netter made it 6-4. Syracuse is now 0-5-1 at home. They travel to the University of Vermont next Friday and don’t play another home game until Dec. 6, when Colgate comes to Syracuse.last_img read more

Jose Castillo, Luis Valbuena die in car crash in Venezuela 2 hours ago

first_imgIn this July 30, 2006, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jose Castillo is greeted in the dugout by teammates after hitting a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth off San Francisco Giants closer Armando Benitez during a baseball game in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash following a winter league game in Venezuela.The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday, according to Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan league.The team said their vehicle overturned as they were heading to the city of Barquisimeto after a game in the capital, Caracas.Third baseman Carlos Rivero was in the car and survived, according to the website beisbolplay. In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena throws out Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier on a sacrifice bunt during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) Valbuena, an 11-year major league veteran, hit .199 with nine homers and 33 RBIs in 96 games this year for the Los Angeles Angels, who released him on Aug. 7.“I will miss Luis’ banter, smile, genuine love for his teammates, and, of course, the bat flips,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said in a statement. “He was a beloved person whether he was on our team or across the field.”Valbuena hit .226 with 114 home runs over 11 big league seasons with the Angels, Seattle, Cleveland, the Chicago Cubs and Houston.“Luis was always smiling and was one of the happiest players in baseball,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement. “He provided joy to his teammates and our fans. He helped our franchise turn a corner in 2015 and provided many cherished memories.”In this May 27, 2006, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Jose Castillo (14) leaps over Houston Astros’ Adam Everett (28) to complete a double play on Astros’ Jason Lee (not shown) at first base to end the 14th inning of baseball game in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)Castillo played five seasons with Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Houston. He had a .254 average with 39 home runs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more