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Dempsey sparks Tottenham past Man City 3-1

American midfielder Clint Dempsey tied the game in the 75th minute with the first of three Tottenham goals in a seven-minute span, and Spurs rallied past Manchester City 3-1 Sunday to move the defending Premier League champions to the brink of elimination.

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LONDON —

American midfielder Clint Dempsey tied the game in the 75th minute with the first of three Tottenham goals in a seven-minute span, and Spurs rallied past Manchester City 3-1 Sunday to move the defending Premier League champions to the brink of elimination.

Manchester United (26-4-3) can clinch a record 20th English league title when it hosts Aston Villa on Monday night. City (20-5-8), which led after Samir Nasri's fifth-minute goal, trails by 13 points and has five games remaining.

Dempsey slid to poke in Gareth Bale's cross with his left leg from 2 yards, beating goalkeeper Joe Hart. In his first season with Spurs, Dempsey has six league goals and 11 overall. Jermain Defoe put Tottenham ahead in the 79th, and Bale scored in the 82nd.

Arsenal (18-7-9) is third with 63 points, one ahead of Chelsea (18-7-8), which allowed Luis Suarez's goal in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time in a 2-2 draw at Liverpool. Trying to finish among the top four and earn a berth in next season's Champions League, Tottenham (18-8-7) is fifth with 61.

In the latest chapter of Luis Suarez's controversial career, the Uruguayan bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday's game at Anfield, then apologized a few hours later.

Suarez, who served a seven-game suspension for a bite during a Dutch league match in 2010, was foiled by Ivanovic as he attempted to kick the ball between the center back's legs in the penalty area. As the ball rebounded toward the edge of the area, Suarez turned to his opponent, and television images clearly showed him biting into Ivanovic's jersey at the top of the right arm.

Ivanovic shrugged off Suarez and immediately complained to referee Kevin Friend, who didn't see the incident and didn't speak to Suarez.

"I'm sad for what happened this afternoon," Suarez wrote on his Twitter account. "I apologize (to) Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I'm so sorry about it!!"

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ROME (AP) - First-place Juventus defeated visiting AC Milan 1-0 on Arturo Vidal's 57th-minute penalty kick after goalkeeper Marco Amelia tripped Kwadwo Asamoah. Amelia entered in the 15th minute after starting goalkeeper

Christian Abbiati was injured.

Closing in on its second straight Italian title and 29th overall, Juventus (24-4-5) opened an 11-point lead over second-place Napoli (19-5-8) with five games left.

AC Milan (17-8-8) has a one-point lead over Fiorentina (17-9-7) for the last Champions League berth. Fiorentina beat Torino 4-3 behind Romulo's tiebreaking goal in the 86th minute.

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PARIS (AP) - Paris Saint-Germain increased its French league lead to nine points with a 3-0 victory over Nice.

Jeremy Menez scored from close range in the third minute, Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick in the 65th and Clement Chantome scored in the 88th. Ibrahimovic has a league-leading 27 goals and 32 overall.

Seeking its first league title since 1994, PSG (21-5-7) has 70 points with five games left. Second-place Marseille (18-8-7) defeated Brest 1-0 on Saturday.

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