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

Madrid snub made Gerrard’s mind up

first_imgDeparting Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pin-pointed his omission against Real Madrid in the Champions League as the moment he decided it was time to leave. Press Association The 35-year-old had already been told by boss Brendan Rodgers his game-time would be managed but the midfielder was desperate to play against the defending European champions at the Bernabeu. However, he had to settle for a 21-minute substitute appearance and it was the pivotal moment in ending his 27-year association with the club. “It was Real Madrid and I wanted to play,” he said in an interview with BT Sport. “When I was told I wasn’t playing for the sake of the team, because of my relationship with Brendan I took it and I accepted it. “But I sat on that bench devastated because I wanted to play. It pushed me into making a decision to move on and try something different.” That turned out to be a new challenge with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, which starts this summer, despite the offer of a contract extension coming from Liverpool – albeit too late to change his mind. Gerrard won every major honour with the Reds except the league title and their near miss two seasons ago and the part he played in it still hangs heavy in his heart. His stumble, which spawned a chant for rival fans, helped Chelsea on the way to a 2-0 win at Anfield which derailed their championship run. “The slip happened at a bad time, it was cruel for me personally,” he added. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about if that hadn’t happened. Would things have been different? Would it have turned out different? Maybe, I don’t know. “You’ve got to be thick-skinned and take a bit of criticism along the way. I’m not scared of any criticism or cruelty. “I understand it and the impact it had it kills me, don’t get me wrong. Inside it kills me and it will do for a long time. “I think to myself ‘If I’d have got that league, it would have been the icing on the cake’. “But what helps me with it is that I’ve got the cake. I’ve achieved a lot of dreams with a team that has never been the favourite. “I’ve got memories – good memories – that will live with me forever but that one moment will always hurt me until the day I go because if I’d have got that moment, I’d have achieved every dream with Liverpool.” last_img read more

Martin sees his baby boy born before delivering draw for Norwich at Liverpool

first_img It emerged after the final whistle of the 1-1 draw at Anfield that Martin had made an overnight dash from Liverpool to Norwich, and had been at the birth this morning before catching a flight back north to score for the Canaries. Martin’s brother, actor Jamie Martin, wrote on Twitter: ” My bro is my hero today. No sleep. And he still scores! Go Russ” Ings’ style has been referred to as ‘Suarez-lite’ and while he may have a long way to go to match the brilliance of the Uruguay international’s time at Anfield he is at least on the road to matching one record of the South American, who scored 12 times in just six appearances against the Canaries – including three hat-tricks. Ings took his goal well and could have won it late on but could not quite get his foot around the ball having squeezed through a couple of tackles. The 23-year-old arrived at Anfield in the summer – for a fee still to be decided by a tribunal – as fourth-choice forward but has already overtaken £10million Divock Origi and if he can form anything like the devastating partnership Sturridge had with Suarez then there could be further promotion to follow. Rodgers jettisoned his 4-3-3 formation in favour of 3-4-1-2 a full three months earlier than he made the change last season which sparked a marked upturn in results. Now, as then, it did not get off to the best start with a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United but if it is a way to get two strikers into the team then Rodgers may have to persevere with it. It also brought the best out of Alberto Moreno, starting his first league match of the season, who was a bundle of pace and energy from left wing-back. But familiar frailties were exposed as Martin punished a weakness at set-pieces and Philippe Coutinho, who squandered a one-on-one with John Ruddy, and Ings could not retrieve the situation. Mignolet partly redeemed himself with a good save from Jarvis but it was another two points dropped at home after being beaten 3-0 by West Ham on their last outing here. Norwich played a compact game and did not create much but having been presented with a gift they gratefully accepted. TWEET OF THE MATCH @chazaustin9 “Congratulations @IngsDanny first of many lad” – QPR striker Charlie Austin is pleased for his former Burnley team-mate. PLAYER RATINGS Liverpool SIMON MIGNOLET: 5 NATHANIEL CLYNE: 6 MARTIN SKRTEL: 6 MAMADOU SAKHO: 6 ALBERTO MORENO: 7 LUCAS LEIVA: 6 JAME MILNER: 5 EMRE CAN: 5 PHILIPPE COUTINHHO: 5 CHRISTIAN BENTEKE: 5 DANIEL STURRIDGE: 5 Substitutes ROBERTO FIRMINO (on for Lucas, 72): 5 ADAM LALLANA (on for Sturridge, 63): 5 DANNY INGS (on for Benteke, 46): 8 Norwich JOHN RUDDY: 6 STEVEN WHITTAKER: 6 RUSSELL MARTIN: 7 SEBASTIEN BASSONG: 6 JONNY HOWSON: 6 ALEXANDER TETTEY: 5 GRAHAM DORRENS: 6 CAMERON JEROME: 6 ROBBIE BRADY: 5 MATT JARVIS: 6 NATHAN REDMOND: 6 Substitutes LEWIS GRABBAN (on for Jerome, 71): 6 GARY O’NEIL (on for Dorrans, 85) 5 STAR PLAYER Danny Ings: Injected some much-needed attacking bite at half-time. Took his goal well and his constant running and pestering were a constant problem for Norwich. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Simon Mignolet’s weak punch at a 61st-minute corner presented Norwich with their equaliser. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Brendan Rodgers changed his formation for the game, tinkered with it during the game but his most influential substitution – that of Ings – was enforced because of Christian Benteke’s tight hamstring. MOAN OF THE MATCH Another shot-shy performance from a team with ambitions of rejoining the top four. Set-up of the Liverpool side looked more balanced but they still struggled to break down Norwich. WHO’S UP NEXT Liverpool v Carlisle (Capital One Cup, Wednesday September 23) Norwich v West Brom (Capital One Cup, Wednesday September 23) Liverpool striker Danny Ings eclipsed the return of Daniel Sturridge by coming off the bench to score against Norwich – but Russell Martin trumped both with the equaliser just hours after the birth of his son. The heroics put the efforts of others into perspective, although it remained a day to remember for half-time substitute Ings who needed just three minutes to coolly slot home his first goal for Liverpool in front of the Kop. However, when Simon Mignolet flapped at a corner, Martin flicked home to make it 1-1. It was a familiar story of not being able to hold onto a lead – a much-changed side did exactly the same in the Europa League against Bordeaux in midweek – and while goals are still at a premium it is proving costly. After seven points from their opening three matches Liverpool have taken one from the last three and are 13th in the table, seven adrift of leaders Manchester City. It may have been premature for Norwich fans to sing ‘Getting sacked in the morning’ to Brendan Rodgers but there is no doubt the Reds boss is coming under increasing scrutiny. Sturridge’s return, having not appeared since April 8 after hip surgery, was supposed to provide some relief from that but he will take time to rediscover his old self, although an hour’s play will have helped. But it was his fellow striker Ings who injected some much-needed dynamism into an attack which had scored just three times in five previous league matches. His busy play and relentless running is rapidly winning him plenty of admirers and if he can ally regular goals to that there will be greater adulation to follow. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cross River, Ebonyi, Rivers Dominate Eastern Conference

first_imgMILO B’BALLReinhold International Secondary School Abiriba, Abia State was in scintillating form when it defeated Queens College Enugu 18-9, in the opening match of the Eastern Conference of the ongoing Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship which dunked off at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu last weekend.The match took off in a frenzy but the Abia State representatives soon took over the initiative with their playmaker Favour Orji shouldering most of the task. In the second match, Holy Rosary International School Owerri squared against the Twelve Apostles College, Ndiaborishagu, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The tie was a demonstration of grit and tenacity on the part of the Ebonyi State team. Their counterparts from Owerri led throughout the first quarter, but the girls from Abakaliki fought back and tied the scores at 9-9 mid way into the second quarter from where they took the lead and finished the match 21-11.In the boys’ category, Bayelsa State represented by BDGS outscored their Imo state counterparts 22-14. But coach Tony Nelson said he was not happy in victory.“I don’t think we played better than the Imo team. They were clearly the better side but we won through our technical superiority,” the youthful coach said.“It was a very tough match. They came out to play but the technical bench failed to notice that their most dangerous man had committed enough offenses that saw him sent off. The moment he was out of the way, we had a leeway and that gave us the victory,” Nelson recalled.In other results, Cross River State boys defeated their Enugu State counterparts 36-23, while their (CRS) girls saw off Akwa Ibom 0-9. Rivers State girls saw off Anambra 25-6 in another one-sided matchEdison Sofate Beauty of Rivers State who played so well noted that the Anambra representatives were not playing like a side determined to achieve a result. “Their minds were not in the game. I believe they could have done better if they concentrated on the game.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more