Red Bulls top K.C.; Crew win

Luke Rodgers scored his third goal in three games and the New York Red Bulls won their third straight game to take the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference lead by a point over the Union, beating Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday.

Rodgers scored in the 22d minute, blasting in a low, right-side cross from Dwayne De Rosario.

Rodgers drew a yellow card 10 minutes later when he leaped over Sporting's Jimmy Nielsen as he tried to knock in a short rebound, only to catch the goalkeeper's mouth with his trailing right foot. That touched off a minor altercation, though no punches were exchanged.

Rodgers started in place of 18-year-old Juan Agudelo in Hans Backe's lineup because of his effectiveness working with Thierry Henry. Agudelo replaced Rodgers at the start of the second half.

In other MLS action, Emilio Renteria scored twice in the second half to lift the host Columbus Crew to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Omar Salgado, the 17-year-old selected first overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, scored his first league goal for Vancouver in the 69th minute.

Premier League: Two favorable refereeing decisions gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, keeping the defending champions' title hopes alive and hampering their London rival's bid for Champions League qualification.

Salomon Kalou won the match in the 89th minute by poking the ball into the unguarded net despite appearing to be offside.

Just before halftime, Frank Lampard contentiously equalized, canceling out Sandro's opener in the 19th minute for Spurs with a fierce, dipping 30-yard strike that squirmed through keeper Heurelho Gomes' arms and legs. Gomes stretched to just stop the ball going completely over the line, but officials ruled the goal should stand.

Meanwhile, Simon Davies scored twice as Fulham won, 3-0, at injury-hit Sunderland to secure only its second away victory in the Premier League this season.

La Liga: With forward Cristiano Ronaldo sitting in the Bernabeu Stadium stands with his girlfriend, model Irina Shayk, Real Madrid stumbled to a 3-2 defeat against visiting Zaragoza and missed a chance to stay in the hunt for the Spanish title after league leader Barcelona slipped up in a 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad in San Sebastian.

Real manager Jose Mourinho left Ronaldo out of the squad following the star's criticism of Madrid's playing style in Wednesday's Champions League loss to Barcelona.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund won the German title by beating Nuremberg, 2-0, while second-place Bayer Leverkusen lost, 2-0, at Cologne.

Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bayern Munich won, 4-1, at home against Schalke to move into third and a potential Champions League spot.

Serie A: Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice in injury time for Inter Milan to rally past Cesena, 2-1, and delay rival AC Milan in its bid for the title. Milan will now have to wait at least until next weekend's match at Roma to clinch.

Ligue 1: Lille thrashed Arles-Avignon, 5-0, to take the lead in the French league.