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UAE oil minister says Opec still to decide key output deal terms

A substantial additional cut was unlikely, one OPEC delegate said, "unless Saudi Arabia initiates it with the biggest contribution and is supported by other Gulf members ". Since the US shale oil boom began at the start of this decade, imports have fallen sharply - sometimes to as low as 7 million bpd, from as high as 10 million bpd in the middle of the last decade. Read More »

Ducks take advantage of Rinne's rare off-night in Game 2 win


Forsberg tied the game at one with his goal at the 3:54 mark of the third period. The No. 8 seed in the West, the Predators stole home ice from Anaheim by squeezing out a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 on a goal by James Neal to win their third consecutive series opener on the road and improve to 9-2 in the postseason. Read More »

Sens face familiar foe in Pittsburgh Penguins

The defensive-minded Senators outshot the Penguins 35-28. The Penguins had every reason to be confident. Now they're in the NHL's final four for the first time in a decade and aren't being given much of a chance against the dynamic Cup champions, who played their best game of the postseason in a Game 7 victory over the Capitals. Read More »

Man United stumble into Europa League final

Mourinho hailed his players for the attitude they showed as they came through to seal a spot in a final he feels can be a "perfect" end to the season, with Champions League football on offer for the victor in Stockholm. "When I personally analyse, I don't think that way". We miss a lot of players, also Marcos Rojo , Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw , Ashley Young , but it's a big challenge to win the trophy for these players. Read More »

Hamilton wins drama-filled 2017 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix


Vettel seized the initiative by passing pole-sitter Hamilton into Turn One but Mercedes turned the tables by switching strategies and pitting their driver for the second time under the virtual safety vehicle. Last year's victor in Spain, Max Verstappen, was always unlikely to reprise his heroics this season, but to not make it out of the first lap would have been a bitter disappointment. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez reveals why he's been so frustrated at Arsenal

Arsenal can, however, win the FA Cup for the third time in four years when they face Chelsea in the final on May 27 but Sanchez remains uncertain if that would make the season a success. If they like that I carry on, or they don't. "I think the players have the desire and mentality". The duo have been responsible for 74 of Arsenal's goals this season. Read More »

Milos Raonic advances to 3rd round at Madrid Open

Nadal, though, won their only previous meeting on clay at the Rome Masters a year ago. "Maybe I was lucky the roof closed", Djokovic said. "If we both play well ... Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas recovered from losing the second set 6-0 to beat Benoit Paire and will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev , a 6-4 6-4 victor over Tomas Berdych . Read More »

Preakness Stakes results: Cloud Computing the victor after close finish


It was not until the last sixteenth of a mile that Leparoux realized he had company. Brown was non-committal about the likelihood of Cloud Computing's turning out again for next month's Belmont Stakes . He'd won his first four by a combined 23 1/4 lengths. "Of course", he said. "I think he's going to be tougher to beat than I thought he would be going into the Derby". Read More »

Nadal cruises into Madrid final

Here is how it happened. Nadal held his serve to love in the ensuing game to move ahead at 6-5, and Thiem drove on to the tiebreak despite his opponent's best efforts to avoid any need with a last-ditch break attempt. It's true that some matches are more important than others. Nadal pulled off a running forehand victor, and Djokovic hit wide to concede the break again. Read More »

UEFA Europa League final: Manchester United vs Ajax Preview

This comes in light of Monday's terrorist attack in the city which killed 22 people and injured numerous others. Josh Harrop introduced himself to Old Trafford in some style as the debutant's stunning strike set the youngest Manchester United team in Premier League history on course for victory against Crystal Palace . Read More »

Koscielny to miss FA Cup final after failed appeal

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will serve a three-match ban and miss Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea after the Football Association rejected an appeal of wrongful dismissal. Arsenal are short of defenders after Gabriel sustained a knee injury against Everton and Wenger confirmed the Brazilian would be out for six to eight weeks. Read More »

Arsenal Miss Out On Champions League Spot

The Frenchman, who has yet to reveal if he will sign a new contract to extend his 21-year reign, could still finish the season with silverware as Arsenal face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next Saturday. "Before, we were never in the Champions League , and now we have been there six or seven times in a row". However, it was nothing more than the long-serving defender deserved after all of his loyal service to the club he first joined as a 14-year-old raw talent. Read More »

Europa League final feels unimportant after Manchester tragedy

He also urged people without a ticket for the match between Ajax and Manchester United to "avoid turning up" at the Friends Arena in Solna, just outside of the Swedish capital. Although Ajax go into Wednesday's match as underdogs, coach Peter Bosz says that means the pressure will be off. "I am deeply saddened by the frightful terrorist attack in Manchester last night", Ceferin said. Read More »

Regal Ronaldo puts Real on verge of Champions League final


Atletico have now reached at least the semi-finals of the European Cup in three of the last four seasons, however, and Torres has said that the club "have taken another step in belief" as they bid to finally land the title. Karim Benzema showed great bits of skill to skip the attention of three Atletico defenders before setting up Toni Kroos, whose shot was stopped by Jan Oblak, only for Isco to bundle the ball in from close range. Read More »

Final tough for homegrown United players after Manchester attack

The Red Devils know that winning that game is their last remaining hope of securing Champions League qualification for next season. But which player would not want to stay at Manchester United? The goalkeeper in both finals, Edwin Van der Sar, recently returned to the club as chief executive, while Marc Overmars is also back at the Amsterdam Arena as director of football. Read More »

SHOTS | 3 first half observations from Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics Game 4


If that's the case, the Celtics will need to perform just as well as they did in Game 3, if not better, for Tuesday's contest. The Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers by winning Game 3. Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3. "No message", Lue said. Read More »

Super Bowl LV moved to Tampa after unanimous vote


Instead, it chose to move the game to Tampa, runner-up to Los Angeles in the bidding. But unlike other recent sporting event headlines from Tampa Bay, this week's Super Bowl news did not prompt claims of robust economic impact to the region. Read More »

Arturo Vidal urges Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to join him at Bayern Munich

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is also said to be a top target as he continues to stall on a new deal, but it has been suggested Bayern Munich have already opened talks and are favourites to do a deal. Everyone wants him now because it's easier to pay that money now rather than if he had three years left on his contract. "He is doing a great job at Arsenal ". Read More »

Cavs v Celtics ECF Game 4 Breakdown

At one point, he fell on his ankle and seemed to tweak it in pain, yet played on like a trooper and helped led this team one game closer to the promised land with a spectacular 15 of 22 shooting performance, with 4/7 from deep and 8 of 9 from the charity stripe to go. Read More »

Charles Barkley, Shaq got personal again


TNT's " Inside the NBA " postgame show has won a host of awards over the years, thanks in large part to the entertainment value provided by the cast of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley , Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal. And [Lakers forward] Rick Fox . Then Shaq said people question why Barkley was in the Hall of Fame anyhow, called him a bum, and threatened to "punch [ Barkley ] right in [his] face". Read More »

MI vs RPS Match Prediction & Playing 11: IPL 2017 Qualifier 1


The victor of this game will directly get the way to play in the IPL 2017 final. They are in great form and it should not surprise anyone if they beat Mumbai Indians comprehensively. Lockie Ferguson and Usman Khawaja were two names that Ajinkya Rahane mentioned as possible replacements, but the England cricketer's all-round skills would be sorely missed, unless Dan Christian can step up a notch with the bat. Read More »

Vikings: Bridgewater recovery still unclear despite progress

However, fans will need to be patient for Teddy to return to the team in a full capacity, as the team's general manager Rick Spielman made it very clear that Bridgewater is not cleared to return to practice and needs more time to completely heal from his injury and surgery. Read More »

Vietnamese Gov't issues warnings against WannaCry ransomware ransomware


You can attempt to pay the roughly $300 ransom using Bitcoin , but there's no guarantee you'll get your files back. In some circumstances, one step the UO Information Security Office may be required to take to prevent the spread of malware is to quarantine vulnerable computers, preventing them from using the campus network and putting other computers at risk of infection. Read More »

Britain's threat level raised to 'critical' following Manchester attack Updated

The young man, named by British police as Salman Abedi , exploded a homemade bomb and died inside Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande's performance on Monday night. According to the daily Telegraph , Abedi was "born in Manchester and grew up in tight-knit Libyan community that was known for its strong opposition to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime". Read More »