1. Jarkko Nieminen won the Sydney International for his second ATP title, beating France’s Julien Benneteau 6-2, 7-5.
2. Kenya’s Laban Moiben won the men’s 42 km Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 in a photo finish while Ethiopia’s Netsanet Abeyo emerged on top in the women’s category.
3. Abhinav Bindra clinched the gold medal in 10-meter air rifle event of the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha.
4. Homare Sawa, captain of the Japanese women’s football team, has been awarded the 2011 women’s player of the year title whereas Lionel Messi of Argentina won the FIFA men’s world player of the year 3rd time in a row.
5. The third seed Indo-Serbian pair of Leander Paes and Janko Tipsarevic on Sunday won the doubles title at the Aircel Chennai Open 2012, defeating fourth seed Israeli duo of Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets.
6. Arpinder Singh began his year with a gold medal in triple jump at theall India inter-university athletics meet held in Mangalore, Karnataka.
7. The Kolkata Knight Riders named Trevor Bayliss as the chief coach of their side for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
8. Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly will play for Indian Premier League Franchise Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 5th season replacing Ashish Nehra. South Africa’s former speedster Allan Donald has signed to coach bowlers of PWI.
9. South African Graham Ford has been named Sri Lankan cricket coach in a series of changes aimed at improving the standard of the national cricket team.
10. Rajasthan retained Ranji Trorhy, Robin Bist emerged as highest run getter.