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LIVERPOOL, England -- Manchester City hurdled its last big obstacle en route to the English Premier League title by winning 3-2 at Everton, while heavy defeats condemned Fulham and Cardiff to relegation on Saturday. Alex Okafor Super Bowl Jersey . Two home wins, against Aston Villa on Wednesday and West Ham on Sunday, separate City from a second championship in three years after coming from behind to win at Goodison Park -- a stadium where it has traditionally struggled with just one victory from its last 15 visits. Sergio Agueros goal cancelled out Ross Barkleys brilliant 11th-minute opener for Everton, then Edin Dzeko scored twice in a five-minute span bridging halftime to help City go top -- for a day at least -- on goal difference from Liverpool, and two points clear of Chelsea. All three teams have two games left, with Chelsea playing Norwich on Sunday and Liverpool at Crystal Palace on Monday. "Three points is a huge step for us," City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. "Its a decisive moment, but we havent finished yet." Aguero gave City a scare by limping off in the 28th minute -- soon after scoring his equalizer -- but said on Twitter that he came off as a precaution and he was "fine." Evertons defeat dealt a major blow to the title hopes of neighbour Liverpool, and ensured Arsenal clinched fourth spot and Champions League qualification for the 17th straight season. Resurgent Sunderlands surprise 1-0 win at Manchester United pulled the team three points clear of third-from-bottom Norwich, gave interim United manager Ryan Giggs a reality check, and also consigned Fulham and Cardiff to the second tier. Fulham lost 4-1 at Stoke, and Cardiff was defeated 3-0 at Newcastle, leaving both sides unable to climb out of the relegation zone. "I have to apologize for not managing the situation. The club asked me to come -- I tried," said Fulham manager Felix Magath, who was hired in February in an attempt to keep the club in the top division for a 14th straight season. "You can never say any player would like to see relegation, but they didnt fight enough, especially today." Cardiff goes down after spending just one year in the Premier League, having also changed managers midway through the season in a bid to prevent the drop. "I knew what I was coming into," Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. "I didnt make the impact I hoped for and I believed in." Sunderland has taken seven points from trips to Man City, Chelsea and United in the past three weeks, with Sebastian Larssons 30th-minute goal clinching a first league victory at Old Trafford since 1968. United turned in a performance reminiscent of David Moyes woeful 10-month tenure that was brought to an end last month, puncturing the optimism created by the teams 4-0 win over Norwich last Saturday in Giggs first match in interim control. "I feel flat," Giggs said. "The players were flat and I dont know why. . We were putting five- or 10-yard passes astray and if you do that in the Premier League you get punished. Weve had a problem at home all season -- its not been good enough." Already out of contention to qualify for the Champions League, United is also struggling to make the Europa League as it is six points behind sixth-place Tottenham, which lost 2-0 at West Ham. Spurs went down to 10 men in the 25th minute when Younes Kaboul was given a straight red card for a professional foul, before an own goal by Harry Kane and Stewart Downings free kick secured a victory that preserved West Hams Premier League status for another season. Aston Villa moved six points clear of Norwich after beating Hull 3-1 thanks to Ashley Westwoods goal after 58 seconds and a pair of headers from Andreas Weimann just before halftime. Hull, a point behind Villa, was also unlikely to be hauled in by Norwich but its three-game winless run bodes ill for the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 17. Regardless of that result, however, Hull will get the Europa League spot offered by the FA Cup courtesy of Arsenal securing fourth place in the league. Southampton beat Swansea 1-0 away thanks to Rickie Lamberts injury-time goal. Juan Thornhill Super Bowl Jersey . Malone will become an unrestricted free-agent and as per the collective bargaining agreement, the Lightning will be responsible for two-thirds of the remainder of his contract over twice the length of the rest of the deal. Emmanuel Ogbah Super Bowl Jersey . Louis Blues, having added Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo, remain the No. .A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky.SACRAMENTO, Calif. - This time, the Orlando Magic didnt fall apart down the stretch.Four days after blowing an 11-point lead in the final 4 minutes of a loss to NBA-leading Golden State, the Magic almost let another big advantage slip away.A little composure and a big 3-pointer from Channing Frye made sure it didnt happen.Tobias Harris scored a season-high 27 points, Frye made a game-changing 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter and Orlando beat the Sacramento Kings 105-96 on Saturday night.Without a doubt, the great word is poise, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. We didnt panic at all and we continued to trust each other. Im pretty impressed with that. We are understanding that we need each other.Victor Oladipo added 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Evan Fournier had 15 points and Kyle OQuinn scored 13 to help the Magic to their second straight win following back-to-back losses to the Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers.Like most things with Orlando this season, it wasnt easy.The Magic (9-14) led most of the game and were up by 16 early in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Sacramento push to end a four-game losing streak to the Kings.Darren Collison scored 22 points while Jason Thompson added 18 for Sacramento. The Kings have dropped five of six.We just were not ready to play, Kings coach Michael Malone said. When we defend like that, when we dont defend at all, we get beat. Defence wins in the NBA, and tonight we didnt defend anybody.Ben Gordon made consecutive baskets to put Orlando up 82-66 early in the fourth quarter before Sacramento made its run.Collison made a pair of 3-pointers and Derrick Williams added 14 points off the bench — all in the final 11 minutes — including a layup that tied the game at 90-all with 4 minutes remaining.The Magic pulled away after that.Elfrid Payyton made a layup, Frye hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock buzzer sounded, and Oladipo sank an 18-foot jumper to put Orlando up 97-90. Reggie Ragland Super Bowl Jersey. Officials later reviewed and confirmed the shot by Frye.We realized it was getting close and we realized that we have to close the game out, Oladipo said. Weve been in that situation before and the biggest thing is to get stops and make shots. (Frye) hits a huge, crazy shot for us and it was big.Both teams were playing on the second half of back-to-backs. Sacramento edged Indiana in overtime, while Orlando beat Utah.The Magic looked much fresher coming out than the Kings.Orlando led by 11 midway through the second quarter before Sacramento pulled within 52-49 at halftime. Harris had 14 points while OQuinn added eight.The Kings were fortunate to be that close.With its starting five on the bench to begin the second quarter, Sacramento missed 13 of its first 14 shots. The Kings scored 22 in the quarter, 10 on free throws.Orlando held Sacramento scoreless for more than four minutes in the third quarter to extend its lead to 77-66.TIP-INSMagic: Center Nikola Vucevic continues to be sidelined by a lower back strain. The 7-footer has not played since Nov. 30. ... OQuinn made his first four shots but went to the bench after picking up his third foul early in the second quarter.Kings: DeMarcus Cousins missed his fifth straight game because of a viral infection. Cousins was hospitalized on Tuesday but has since returned home and could rejoin the team next week. ... Sacramento has lost 17 of its last 18 games when Cousins doesnt play.PRODUCTIVE MINUTESOQuinn made a big contribution in a short amount of time. He played just 18 minutes, finishing with four assists to go with his 13 points.NEXT UPMagic: Host Washington on Wednesday.Kings: Host Utah on Monday. ' ' '

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