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Sachin appeals to India to back boxer Sarita Devi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday reiterated his support for ace Indian boxer Sarita Devi and also urged the nation to support her. Sachin, who met sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi, said that he had received assurance from the sports minister as well as boxing federation regarding the same. Nov 26, 2014
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Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives his Arjuna Award

New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Boxer Manoj Kumar, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, who was earlier denied the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sports award, received the honour on Wednesday (November 26) after he challenged the decision in court.The Delhi High Court on September 17 had said that a decision was taken in favour of Kumar, who had dragged the Arjuna Award selection committee to court after he failed to appear on the list of nominees for the same. The controversy started when Kumar, with 32 points, the highest score among the boxers who had applied for the honour, was left out of the final list of Arjuna Awardees while Jai Bhagwan, who had two points less than Kumar was shortlisted for the award. Kumar, who received the Arjuna award from Sports Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, expressed his happiness. Nov 26, 2014
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Sachin Tendulkar Urges India to Back Sarita Devi

Sachin Tendulkar has urged India to back boxer L Sarita Devi, who has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after she refused to accept her bronze medal during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Nov 26, 2014

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