After much waiting and to great fanfare, President Biden gave his first press conference on Thursday, fielding reporters’ questions for a little over an hour. But what, exactly, was revealed? Michael Isikoff, Dan Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti are joined by national political correspondent at the Washington Post and Yahoo News reporter to break down this presser, discussing the news-breaking moments and artful (and less artful) dodges and to talk about the state of the press corps, post-Trump.
Olivier Knox (), National Political Correspondent and Anchor of the Daily 202, Washington Post
Caitlin Dickson (), Reporter, Yahoo News
Michael Isikoff (), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
Dan Klaidman (), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
Victoria Bassetti (), Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
"" by Caitlin Dickson, Yahoo News (March 25, 2021)
"" by Olivier Knox, Washington Post (March 25, 2021)
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Guardiola delights in Manchester City ‘building history’ in Champions LeagueManager hails team after beating Dortmund in last eight‘I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi‑finals’ Pep Guardiola celebrates with Phil Foden after the England player scored for Manchester City to secure passage into the Champions League semi-finals. Photograph: PA Wire/DPA/PA
Jurgen Klopp rued Liverpool not taking “massive chances” against Real Madrid as the Reds crashed out of the Uefa Champions League. Liverpool headed into Wednesday night’s quarter-final second leg trailing 3-1 on aggregate following a tough defeat in Madrid last time out, and started well at Anfield.
Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side can ‘start to build history’ after finally ending their Champions League quarter-final hoodoo to keep their quadruple dream alive. City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night sealed a 4-2 aggregate triumph and set up a semi-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain. City had never previously reached the last-four in four attempts under Guardiola, being knocked out at the last-16 during his first season in charge, before three successive quarter-final exits, including last season’s disastrous upset against Lyon.
Liverpool exited the Uefa Champions League with a whimper having failed to properly test Real Madrid in a goalless draw at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side paid the price for a disastrous 45 minutes in the Spanish capital last week as that 3-1 quarter-final first-leg defeat essentially put them out. It is almost two years since that famous semi-final second-leg comeback against Barcelona and it was five years to the day since the rousing Europa League recovery against Borussia Dortmund but aside from goals this tie was missing one crucial factor - fans.
Manchester City’s quarter-final hoodoo under Pep Guardiola has finally come to an end after they beat Borussia Dortmund to set up a mouthwatering clash with PSG. City had been knocked out at the quarter-final stage in each of the past three seasons, having not made it past the last-16 in Guardiola’s first season in charge, but goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden ensured the Spaniard will lead them into the last-four at the fifth time of asking.
There was double delight for Kent as Wisden named Darren Stevens and Zak Crawley – who are 21 years apart in age – among its five Cricketers of the Year. The 2021 Wisden Almanack, the 158th edition, is published on Thursday. Reflecting the cricket-light year it was written in, editor Lawrence Booth notes that it is around 20% shorter than last year’s version – although longer than any before 1980.