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Okazaki Overhead Kick Sees Leader Leicester Beat Newcastle

Shinji Okazaki's overhead kick gave leader Leicester a 1-0 victory over Rafa Benitez's Newcastle on Monday, a goal as spectacular as his team's improbable Premier League title challenge.

As Leicester restored its five-point lead at the summit over Tottenham with eight games remaining, former Real Madrid and Liverpool coach Benitez made a losing start to his reign as Newcastle manager.

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NFL Exec Admits to CTE-Football Head Trauma Link

An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.

Jeff Miller, the NFL's senior vice president for health and safety, spoke about the connection during an appearance Monday at a congressional committee's roundtable discussion about concussions.

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Nadal Plans To Sue France's Ex-Sports Minister

Rafael Nadal stepped up his attack Sunday on those who label him a drugs cheat, threatening to sue the French ex-sports minister who said the Spanish tennis star failed a drug test.

Nadal said he is seeking "justice" and will have his day in court to silence critics like former French minister Roselyne Bachelot.

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Formula One: Five Talking Points for the 2016 F1 Season

Five talking points ahead of the start of the 2016 Formula One season in Melbourne on March 20:

- Can Ferrari muscle in on the Mercedes show?

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Feuding Rossi, Marquez Fired up for 2016

Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez renew their bitter rivalry as the 2016 world motorcycling championship gets underway in Qatar on Sunday with accusations of betrayal and intimidation still dominating the paddock.

Nine-time world champion Rossi was within touching distance of a 10th title on his Yamaha last season only for an ill-judged kick at Honda rival Marquez at the penultimate race in Malaysia.

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Wenger Braces for Barcelona after FA Cup Exit

Arsene Wenger admitted that he faces a tough job lifting his Arsenal players for this week's trip to Barcelona following his side's FA Cup elimination at the hands of Watford.

Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Quique Sanchez Flores's side in the quarter-finals ended Arsenal's two-year hold on the competition and they will now focus on attempting to overturn a 2-0 deficit when they visit Camp Nou for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second-leg match.

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Atletico's Dogged Defense Drives European Dream

Often overshadowed by the glitz and glamor of Real Madrid's galacticos and collective brilliance of Barcelona's attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Atletico Madrid have carved out their own golden era on a historically great defense.

PSV Eindhoven travel to the Vicente Calderon for the second-leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday, with the tie finely balanced at 0-0, tasked with one of the most difficult challenges in European football: breaching the Atletico backline.

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Van Gaal Hails United Spirit after Forcing Replay

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal praised the spirit of his side as they scored a late goal to earn an FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham and potentially save their season.

United trailed to a stunning Dimitri Payet strike before Anthony Martial equalized in the 83rd minute to give Van Gaal’s side renewed hope of ending the season with a trophy and potentially keeping the Dutchman in a job.

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Ibra Nets Four as PSG Seal French Title in Record Time

French giants Paris Saint-Germain, inspired by four stunning Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals, turned on the style Sunday to beat Troyes 9-0 and clinch a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 crown in record time.

Just four days after advancing to the Champions League quarter-finals, PSG wrapped up the club's sixth French title with eight games to spare by beating a Troyes side destined for an immediate return to the second tier.

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Zidane 'Worried' by Directionless Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admitted he is concerned by his side's form after squeezing past Las Palmas 2-1 on Sunday thanks to Casemiro's injury-time winner.

Zidane's men were outplayed by Las Palmas for large spells on their first visit to the Canary Islands in 15 years, but made the hosts pay for poor marking at set-pieces as Sergio Ramos and Casemiro both netted from corners.

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