Alonso gives champion Chelsea 1-0 win over Southampton

LONDON — Marcos Alonso’s pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. The Spanish full-back curled a stunning 30-yard (meter) effort past goalkeeper Fraser Forster and into the net in first-half stoppage time. The champions could have added to their tally but Pedro Rodriguez hit a post and…

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Arsenal, Chelsea both win 1-0; Benteke ends goal drought

LONDON — With their title hopes relying on a Manchester City implosion, Arsenal and Chelsea are focused on a new objective of securing a top-four place. Arsenal edged past Newcastle 1-0 to end a three-game winless run in the Premier League after a fine strike by Mesut Ozil from the edge of the penalty area.…

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Street food vendors up in arms over possible EU kebab ban

BERLIN — The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire. The European Union’s legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the slabs of meat at the heart of the popular street snack that originated in Turkey. Up-in-arms kebab…

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City beats United 2-1 in Manchester derby, leads EPL by 11

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City capitalized on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open up an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League on Sunday. Both of Lukaku’s mistakes came in United’s penalty area while the forward was defending set pieces, with…

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Winless Cologne wastes 3-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Freiburg

BERLIN — Nils Petersen scored two late penalties — one in the 90th minute and another in injury time — as Freiburg came from three goals down to beat Cologne 4-3 in the Bundesliga on Sunday. “We were patient to the end. Football writes such stories,” Petersen said. “It’s bitter for Cologne. I’m sorry for…

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Calais ferry runs aground with 313 onboard, no injuries

PARIS — Authorities in the French port city of Calais say a ferry with 313 people onboard has run aground, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. The Pas-de-Calais prefecture said the Pride of Kent hit a pebble bank at the Calais port around noon on Sunday because of bad weather conditions and strong winds.…

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Late own goal gives Leicester thrilling 3-2 win at Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, England — Leicester snatched a thriller with Newcastle by 3-2 and a third consecutive English Premier League win on Saturday. Ayoze Perez’s own goal four minutes from the end ensured there were contrasting emotions at St. James’ Park, as Newcastle’s run without a win was extended to seven games. Joselu gave the home side…

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